• Hello, I'm Marge Nearpass. I grew up in Great Falls, MT, where I graduated from Great Falls High in 1980. I attended college in Billings, MT, at Eastern Montana College, now called MSU-Billings. I earned an AA degree in Psychology and a BS degree in Education with a reading endorsement. My career in Red Lodge began with nine years teaching kindergarten. I have been teaching second grade since 1999. The things I enjoy most about second graders is their enthusiasm and energy! One of my goals is to make second grade their most memorable year in school. I look forward to a terrific year getting to know you and your child.

    I've been married to Brent since 1987 and our children are Austin and Laura. Austin graduated from Red Lodge High in 2010 and graduated from Carroll College with a BS degree in biology in 2014. He is currently enrolled in the nursing program at MSU-Bozeman. Laura graduated from Red Lodge High in 2015 and now attends college at MSU-Bozeman, too.   She is majoring in Community Health.

    Yes, I now have an empty nest, but once a parent always a parent-the most important role of a life. I enjoy reading, gardening, hunting, hiking, kayaking, and caring for my family and home. I think Red Lodge is a great place to live, raise a family, and work. I feel very fortunate to work for the Red Lodge School District.