District honors 2017 staff and Friends of Education for dedicated service

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Educating Lakeville Area Public Schools’ 11,000 students wouldn’t be possible without hard work and dedication of the district’s staff. Lakeville Area Public Schools presented its awards May 24 to its Friends of Education, employees reaching service milestones and staff members retiring during the 2016-17 academic year. All told, the 152 staff members receiving service milestone … Continue reading

Zilge named a finalist for Minnesota Teacher of the Year

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For Cherry View music teacher Mary Zilge, music is an opportunity to bring everyone together and to make them feel welcome and included. “Everyone has a place at the table when they come here,” Zilge said of her class, where enthusiasm and willingness to learn are more important than natural talent. From bringing in music … Continue reading

Education Minnesota-Lakeville president earns Outstanding Leadership Award

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Education Minnesota (EM) — the state’s teachers union — presented the Peterson-Shaubach Outstanding Leadership Award to Education Minnesota-Lakeville President Don Sinner for his firm commitment to learners and the community; to Education Minnesota members, the organization and the profession; to equity and social justice; and to public education and the labor movement. Sinner received the … Continue reading

Superintendent Dr. Lisa Snyder Named Administrator of Excellence

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The Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) has named Dr. Lisa Snyder, Superintendent at Lakeville Area Public Schools, as a 2017 Administrator of Excellence. Dr. Snyder has received this award in recognition of her leadership, concern for students, and active involvement in professional and community affairs. She was honored at a statewide recognition ceremony during the MASA/MASE Spring Conference, March 10, 2017, at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest … Continue reading

Langford Quality Learning Seminar for ISD 194 staff


This intensive Langford Quality Learning Seminar with David P. Langford introduces Lakeville Area Public School teaching staff to Quality Learning principles, history, tools, and applications to learning. Gain the vision, purpose and capacity for quality implementation in your classroom and organization. This seminar will teach tools and strategies to help you build “future ready” students … Continue reading

MMSA Summer Institute featuring Willow Sweeney


Lakeville Area staff members are invited to the annual MMSA Summer Institute featuring Willow Sweeney  Date: Thursday, June 22 Location: Lakeville South High School Theme: Creating a Top 20, Effective Workplace Culture from the Inside Out; The Power of Choice To register, please contact: Margaret Porter – or 952-892-3816 Cost: ISD 194 will provide scholarships to the … Continue reading

Accepting nominations for the 2017 Friends of Education Awards

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Accepting nominations for the 2017 Friends of Education Awards  LAKEVILLE, Minn. — Each year the Lakeville Area Public Schools present Friends of Education Awards to honor outstanding individual contributions to Lakeville Area Public Schools. The awards recognize people whose service has been on-going in one of these categories: Volunteer Service, Business Partnerships, Distinguished Service, and … Continue reading

Pathways High School alternative education program to remain downtown

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Work to continue to implement high quality interventions and services for students Lakeville Area Public Schools’ Pathways High School, Pathways Adult Education and COMPASS (formerly known as Lakeville Area Learning Center or ALC) will remain in its current location as the district works to improve social emotional and academic supports for students at risk of … Continue reading

Educators present at national conference

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Five Lakeville educators took the national stage Jan. 28 to help other teachers learn how to drive innovation in education.   Leah Johnson, Michelle Johnson, Julene Oxton, Allison Thoen and Superintendent Dr. Lisa Snyder presented at the Teacher-Powered Schools National Conference. Their goal was to share their journey as they worked with the district to … Continue reading

Filmmaker shares refugees’ story on MLK Day

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A renowned filmmaker is challenging staff and students to consider how well we welcome newcomers and those in need.   About 300 district staff members attended a screening of “Salam Neighbor” as part of teacher workshop on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The film, by Zach Ingrasci and Chris Temple, follows Syrian refugees including a … Continue reading

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