Interruption in Phone Service

Phone service is unavailable due to cabling and phone system replacement at Rice Lake Elementary, Golden Lake Elementary, Blue Heron Elementary, and Centennial Middle School. If you need to reach one of these schools, please communicate by email. If you have an urgent request, please call the District Office at 763.792.6000.

Teaching & Learning Staff

Scott Johnson

Executive Director of Teaching and Learning
Scott Johnson

Margaret Kindle

Administrative Assistant (Teaching & Learning)
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John Bergeland

Literacy Coordinator, District
  • ELA Standards Alignment K – 12
  • Content Area Literacy
  • CERF, Title 1, Read Well by Third Grade
  • Staff Development
  • Alternate Delivery Gran (CERF, AIMSWeb)
  • Curriculum Reviews (Language Arts, Social Studies, Science) and others as needed
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Pat Christiansen

Gifted Services Coordinator
  • District Gifted Services Programming operations
    • Coordinate and support the services delivered by resource teachers
    • Set meeting schedules and agendas
    • Facilitate monthly staff meetings
    • Facilitate the process for identifying students’ needs for services
    • Manage the Gifted Services budget
    • Attend or present at meetings as requested
  • Curriculum and Programming
    • Represent or appoint a person to represent Gifted Services on curriculum and/or task force studies
    • Coordinate applicable curriculum, assessment, and staff development efforts
    • Coordinate staff development opportunities with Teaching and Learning Staff
    • Facilitate task force studies as needed
    • Work collaboratively with building and district administrators to ensure that students’ needs for programming are met
  • Centennial High School
    • Coordinate Honors, Advanced Placement, and College in the Schools Programs
    • Develop and facilitate the assessment processes for PLAN, PSAT, Accuplacer, and Advanced Placement tests
    • Consult with the high school counselors and teachers regarding the individual needs of gifted and high achieving students
  • Community at Large
    • Serve as an advocate for Gifted Services Programming
    • Prepare reports or articles for publication as requested
    • Connect with region, state, and national organizations focused on the needs of gifted students
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Jane McDonald

Professional Learning and Curriculum Coordinator
  • Mentorship
    • Meeting agendas and meeting facilitation
    • Design program components and evaluation in collaboration with T&L team
  • Systems accountability
    • Meeting agendas and meeting facilitation
  • Staff development
    • Design and coordinate district days in collaboration with T&L team
    • Review and help integrate building level activities
    • Meet with district committee
    • Attend building level committee meetings as available
    • Complete annual staff development report per state reporting requirements
    • Provide small group professional learning opportunities for staff in the areas of science and STEM related fields
  • Curriculum
    • Coordinate ordering and distribution of materials
    • Coordinate and facilitate review of Social Studies standards and curriculum
    • Coordinate and facilitate review of Technology standards and curriculum
    • Coordinate and facilitate review of science programs grade K-12
    • Facilitate curriculum writing activities and professional learning to improve instruction
    • Complete annual curriculum, assessment and instruction report per state reporting requirements
    • Provide continuing support of Elementary Science curriculum implementation
      • STEM(STEAM)
    • Provide instructional support to science, math and technology teachers in grades 6-12 in design and implementation of integrated STEM units and/or project-based learning experiences
  • Homeschool program
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Jessica Speed

Math Facilitator
  • Design and lead staff development and networking around mathematics for teachers and principals.
  • Organize and lead mathematics transition meetings with selected elementary, middle and high school teachers.
  • Meet with teachers and administrators surrounding resources and best practices in mathematics instruction through both formal and informal curriculum review.
  • Organize and lead on-going curriculum mapping in mathematics including writing, sharing and continuous review of grade level documents.
  • Assist in the collection and disaggregation of mathematics common assessment and standardized assessment data in support of district efforts to improve learning for all students.
  • Organize and lead staff development surrounding teacher and student readiness regarding accountability assessments and their implications.
  • Participate in metro area and state level staff development opportunities regarding mathematics instruction, standards and best practices.


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Nancy Oberg

Secretary of Teaching and Learning
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