Intercultural Specialists

Intercultural Specialists connect multicultural and under-served families and students with community and school programs, resources, and events to ensure academic success.

Intercultural Specialists specialize in:

  • Promoting academic success with multicultural students
  • Educating multicultural families how to navigate the Eastern Carver County Schools educational system
  • Mediating concerns between multicultural students and schools
  • Building the bridge between diverse families and the school community
  • Promoting cultural awareness
  • Being a resource for questions and concerns for multicultural parents and students
intercultural specialists photo

Front row, Left to Right: Madeleine Arenas, Lucia Seeman, Maria Johnson.
Back row, Left to Right: Ramla Abdi, Khambay Sivongsay, Nadaa Hassan, Joe Johnston, Virma Behnke, Nayely Becerra-Balbuena, and Andrew Gilbertson.

Intercultural Specialists – 2017-18 school year

Contact Andrew Gilbertson, ICS supervisor, for more information.

Bluff Creek Elementary
Virma Behnke — 612-282-4867

Carver Elementary
Ramla Abdi — 952-687-7918

Chanhassen Elementary
Joe Johnston — 612-282-4768

Chanhassen High School
Khambay Sivongsay — 612-383-4130

Chaska High School
Madeleine Arenas — 612-559-7121

Chaska Middle School East
Nayely Becerra-Balbuena — 612-930-6376
Maria Johnson — 612-282-1842

Chaska Middle School West
Nayely Becerra-Balbuena — 612-930-6376

Clover Ridge Elementary
Nadaa Hassan — 952-679-9753

East Union Elementary
Joe Johnston — 612-282-4768

Family Learning Center
Lucia Seeman — 952-679-0605

Integrated Arts Academy
Joe Johnston — 612-282-4768

Jonathan Elementary
Khambay Sivongsay — 612-388-4130

Lucia Seeman — 952-679-0605

Pioneer Ridge Middle School
Maria Johnson — 612-282-1842

Victoria Elementary
Joe Johnston — 612-282-4768