Specialized Academic Programming Districtwide Action Team

CHARGE

(includes Secondary Gifted/Talented articulation, language immersion and Montessori)

  • Clarify articulation of specialized programs to ensure consistent and equitable access
  • Identify areas where specialized academic programs are not aligned with managed instruction practices; propose solutions to address
  • Monitor how programs meet learner needs; propose solutions when they do not

TEAM PROFILE

The Specialized Academic Programming Districtwide Action Team has a total of 25 members; 13 are staff (including the District Facilitator, staff (including the District Facilitator, staff content leads and notetaker) and 11 are community members (including the Community Co-Chair). The staff include individuals from various central office departments (Division of Schools, College and Career Readiness, ELL, REA) as well as principals, teachers and/or other instructional personnel from the following schools: L'Etoile du Nord (LNFI), Capitol Hill, Crossroads, Central, JJ Hill. The community members include alumni, parents and representatives of the following schools, groups and/or organizations: Obama, JJ Hill, Highland Elem. and Sr., LNFI, AALC, St. Paul Youth Services, and Wilder Foundation.

The racial composition of the team (including Board Directors) is as follows*: 8 African-American, 2 Asian, 13 Caucasian, 2 Hispanic, and 1 Multi-racial.

* Unless self-identified as multi-racial, individuals who selected more than one race were counted in each racial category.

MEETING DATES AND TIMES+

All meetings will take place at the SPPS Administration Building located at 360 Colborne Street, St. Paul, MN 55102, unless otherwise noted .

Please click on the dates listed below to view meeting notes.

TEAM MEMBERS

  • Sharon Freeman, Staff Facilitator
  • Roberta Cordano, Community Co-Chair
  • Andrew Collins, Staff Resource Lead
  • Darlene Fry, Staff Resource Lead
  • Heidi Bernal, Staff Resource Lead
  • Kathleen Wilson, Staff Note-Taker
  • John Brodrick, Member (Director, Board of Education)
  • Anne Carroll, Member (Treasurer, Board of Education)
  • Carol Gronfor, Member
  • Nancy Hall, Member
  • Mar Her, Member
  • Amy Hinrichs, Member
  • Renee Jensen, Member
  • Stacey Kappes, Member
  • Katherine Kwong, Member
  • Fatima Lawson, Member
  • Mary de Leon-Denton, Member
  • Glynda Rutledge, Member
  • M. Lynn Shellenberger, Member
  • Katie Sterns, Member
  • Pangjua Xiong, Member

 

Please contact Joe Munnich, joe.munnich@spps.org or (651) 767-8109, with any questions.

 

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