A Bottineau, ND native, Iris graduated from Bottineau High School in 1976. She received her Associates of Liberal Arts Degree from NDSU- Bottineau School of Forestry, and then transferred to Valley City State University to earn her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications with a Library Science Minor. She taught for Bottineau Public Schools and then moved to Glenfield. Iris has a Master of Education in Counseling from NDSU and has worked as the 7-12 Guidance Counselor for Midkota and Griggs County Central for 17 years. She enjoys playing with her grand-children, traveling, reading, playing cards and word games, especially Scrabble.