Whether it's been teaching and supporting students in our schools and classrooms, keeping our buildings clean and maintained, or providing daily administrative support, this year's retirees have made a difference in the lives of children and families in the district every day.
Pioneer Ridge Middle School
Eastern Carver County Schools students learn at their own pace — it’s part of personalized learning. Students can easily work above grade level in reading and math, and in a few cases some students have gone to a middle school or high school for what they need.
Thanks to a partnership with A Better Society, Bountiful Basket Food Shelf, and Carver County Public Health, ECCS families will have the opportunity to shop at multiple "pick and pack" events throughout the summer.
On behalf of Special Education Work Coordinators, we would like to give a HUGE THANK YOU to the local businesses that provided our students from Chanhassen High School, Chaska High School, Integrated Arts Academy, and the STAR program an opportunity to gain valuable work experience this school year.
Eastern Carver County School District is excited to name Karen DeVet as the next Director of Finance and Operations and Khrisslyn Goodman as the Director of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
Eastern Carver County School District is excited to name Givonna Koné as the next Director of Human Resources. She will start her role July 1, and follows Dr. Jim O’Connell, who is retiring from the district after more than 25 years of service.
The District 112 Foundation is pleased to announce the five finalists for the 2022 Excellence in Education (Teacher of the Year) Award. In alphabetical order, the finalists are as follows:
- Mary Ann Hallgren (Carver Elementary, K-5 Special Education)
- Kelly Motta (La Academia, 1st grade)
- Scott Prescott (Pioneer Ridge Middle School, Band/Choir)
- Erin Puk (Carver Elementary, 1st grade)
- Laura Tessmer (Clover Ridge Elementary, 5th grade)
The Foundation received 56 total nominations for 43 teachers across the school district. Historically, most nominations are submitted by parents, but this year a record number of students nominated teachers.
Eastern Carver County Schools was awarded a two-year Youth Skills Training Grant from the MN Department of Labor & Industry to help change the narrative about careers in these fields.
Teachers in Eastern Carver County Schools not only lead instruction but also facilitate learning for each student. They teach by guiding students towards mastery of content and instilling 21st century skills. Students have access to a variety of resources and tools, and teachers connect student learning beyond the classroom.
Engagement with Learning Tools
With teachers as facilitators, students use a variety of educational tools and resources to maximize learning. While technology will never replace the role of the teacher, it will shape the future careers of our students. Our goal is to prepare students for success beyond high school, wherever their aspirations take them.
Most living and working environments have changed dramatically over the last several decades. Design of spaces and their furnishings reflect purpose: how we live, how we work, and how we learn. We are redefining learning spaces with a variety of furniture, layouts and technology that facilitate collaboration, creativity, comfort, and safety. They also convey a sense of belonging and purpose. School should be a place where students feel welcomed and empowered to learn.
Learner Voice & Choice
Students have the freedom to design the way they showcase their learning based on individual styles, experiences, passions, and needs. Respected as capable co-designers, learner agency is cultivated throughout all learning experiences. As learners become increasingly self-aware they grow into their own best advocates: showcasing their learning based on their individual styles, experiences, passions, needs, and knowing “what’s next” for their ongoing development.