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 – 2018-19 school year

Bluff Creek Elementary
Maria Johnson — 612-282-1842

Carver Elementary
Ramla Abdi — 952-687-7918

Chanhassen Elementary
Maria Johnson – 612-282-1842

Chanhassen High School
Khambay Sivongsay — 612-383-4130

Chaska High School
Madeleine Arenas — 612-559-7121

Chaska Middle School East
Joe Johnston – 612-282-4768

Chaska Middle School West
Lucia Seeman – 952-679-0605

Clover Ridge Elementary
Nadaa Hassan — 952-679-9753

East Union Elementary
Lucia Seeman – 952-679-0605

Family Learning Center
Virma Behnke – 612-282-4867

Integrated Arts Academy
Joe Johnston — 612-282-4768

Jonathan Elementary
Khambay Sivongsay — 612-388-4130

La Academia
Virma Behnke – 612-282-4867

Pioneer Ridge Middle School
Nayely Becerra-Balbuena – 612-930-6376

Victoria Elementary
Joe Johnston — 612-282-4768