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Leadership Life Skills

class at Creek Valley Elementary

Leader in Me was first developed by a principal and teachers who wanted to teach students life skills alongside academics. With this in mind, Principal Muriel Summers of A.B. Combs Elementary in Raleigh, N.C. turned her failing school into the #1 magnet school in America by implementing FranklinCovey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, along with several other educational practices, into a leadership model for her school. Read more about Leadership Life Skills

Education Options

The Goddard School

Alexandra and Isaac Kruege are parents of a 2-year-old daughter enrolled in the toddler room at the Goddard School in Edina. “Our daughter comes home happy and tells us all sorts of different stories each day that she is there. The teachers care and are always smiling and happy to see the children. We cannot say enough about how happy we are to have our daughter at this school,” the Krueges say. Read more about Education Options

Local Educator Leads Growing Charter School

It is not uncommon to hear students and parents alike question why they need to know something when they can just look it up. In a world of Google, knowledge has lost its appeal. But Miranda Morton understands knowledge is power. Morton is the executive director of Agamim Classical Academy in Hopkins. Agamim is a charter school in its third year and currently serves students in kindergarten through sixth grade. 

Edina Teacher Nominated for Award

Amazing teachers often provide incredible opportunities but don’t always receive the recognition they deserve. For example, Mrs. Kobany, who attended Edina public schools, graduated from St. Olaf College and began teaching at Southview Middle School (SVMS) in 2008, chose this career because she likes to connect with others through humor, creativity, and planning to bring learning to life.

Creating a Lasting Impact

Edina’s Highlands Elementary School said farewell to three influential educators who retired this spring. Judy Scanlon, Katie Oberle and Michael Seaman have shared their passions in the classroom, ranging from helping reduce world hunger to creativity and design to work-flow efficiency.

Seaman, who was Highlands’ Continuous Progress Program educator for 23 years, is an Edina Chamber of Commerce teacher of the year, and for good reason. Read more about Creating a Lasting Impact

Books on the Breakfast Menu for Edina High School Book Club

Claire Little, a junior at Edina High School, didn’t like to read. That is, until she joined the Breakfast Book Club at school this year. “The Breakfast Book Club got me more pumped about reading. I really like reading now,” Little says. In fact, she read the second assigned book, The Art Forger, in one day.

The book club has changed the way Edina High School senior Abas Farah reads books for classes. “I feel like I can now read books and enjoy them for what they are, as opposed to reading them because I have to,” says Farah. Read more about Books on the Breakfast Menu for Edina High School Book Club

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