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BAHS teacher selected as WCCO-TV Excellent Educator

A WCCO-TV reporter and a cameraperson surprised Kim Durand in her classroom at Burnsville Alternative High School last week with the news that she’d been selected as an Excellent Educator.

Kim Johnson, a morning and noon anchor person, said the recognition honors teachers who do outstanding work.

Durand is an English Language teacher who supports students who are new to the USA in being successful.

BHS teachers selected to share expertise at national conference

Two Burnsville High School teachers were selected to give a presentation at a national conference attended by educators from K-12 school districts and colleges/universities this summer.

Kristina Aars (at left) and Colleen Coleman shared their expertise at the 5th Annual Schoology User Conference with their presentation: “Hacking the Achievement Gap: 10 Schoology Tips to Make Every Student More Successful.” Schoology is the online learning management system used in secondary schools in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191.

‘Externships’ pair teachers with businesses, connect classroom to workplace

Local businesses opened their doors to teachers from Burnsville High School this summer for an externship pilot project that connects classrooms to workplaces.  

This was a chance for teachers to spend time in local businesses and learn through direct experience about trends, skills requirements and the wide array of job opportunities in local industries.

Staff Impact Statements at Sky Oaks

All staff members at Sky Oaks Elementary spent time writing "Impact Statements" at the beginning of this school year. These clear statements of commitment to students, each other & the entire Sky Oaks community are now displayed prominently inside the front door so that students, staff & parents are reminded every time they enter the school.