Tara Wainio

I teach first grade here at Merritt Elementary. I have been employed by the Mountain Iron-Buhl School District for over twenty years! That seems like such a long time when I put it in writing, but it seems as if I just started! I graduated from the Mountain Iron High School just before they consolidated with Buhl to become MIB. I am proud to have come back and teach in the school district that I consider "home". Teaching has been my passion my entire life. I always knew that I wanted to be an elementary educator.

I reside in the city of Mountain Iron with my husband Craig. We have three boys: Bryce, Blayne, and Brayden. They certainly keep us busy with all of their activities and interests. I am very excited about having the high school attached to the Merritt Elementary as I feel that we are all one big family here at MIB. It is awesome to have the opportunity to share resources with the teachers and students in the new building.

I love working with your children and with you. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. 

Contact Tara Wainio
Phone: (218) 735-8271 Ext. 2813
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