Events and Services
Community Education hosts events, provides resources, and connects community members with opportunities to serve. We value the partnerships and relationships we are building across the community.
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
Bluff Creek Elementary, Pioneer Ridge Middle School, Integrated Arts Academy
Virma Behnke — 612-282-4867
Carver, East Union and Jonathan Elementary
Terrell Webb — 612-460-0802
Chanhassen Elementary, La Academia and Family Learning Center
Maria Johnson – 612-282-1842
Clover Ridge Elementary & Victoria Elementary
Nadaa Hassan — 952-679-9753
Chaska Middle School East and West
Lucia Seeman – 952-679-0605
Chanhassen High School and Chaska High School
Nayely Becerra-Balbuena – 612-930-6376
Volunteers bring fresh perspectives, enthusiasm and unique skills into our schools while assisting teachers, staff and students. They encourage students and inspire them to reach their full potential. Our volunteers have discovered that spending time and sharing talents with students and staff is an energizing and worthwhile experience. Whether you have an hour a day, a week or month, we have students, classrooms and schools that can use your help.
Here are just some of the ways you can get involved and make a difference:
- Read with elementary students
- Help students master basic skills in reading or math
- Work behind the scenes in a school office, media center or on school projects and events
- Bring real world experiences to the classroom by sharing your career, travel or ethnic heritage
- Serve on a district advisory committee
Many of our district teachers offer private tutoring for our families. Parents may use this list of tutors to review and request tutoring options within our school district. Please use the contact information included to contact tutors you are interested in working with. Scheduling, payment and room reservation (if using a district space) will be managed directly with the tutor you select. All tutors on this list are currently employed licensed teacher within our school district. They have passed all district-required background checks. Community Education is only providing this list as a resource to families and cannot guarantee the quality of any listed tutor beyond confirmation of their current teaching license and passed district background check.
Plato Online Tutoring
Online learning is available through Community Education in a wide variety of specific subject areas. PLATO Titles enable students to review and practice content from relevant course work at their own speed and using a variety of learning approaches. PLATO Titles is an excellent option for students who are self-motivated but could use some additional practice in a specific subject area.
Accucess testing is also available in Language Arts, Math and Reading Comprehension. Accucess will evaluate a student’s areas for growth and create a custom course to help student’s bridge gaps in understanding of course content. ACT Prep courses are also available through PLATO. All PLATO courses can be done at any computer with internet access.
12 weeks of online access to 1 course/title – $38
To register your student for this tutoring option, please contact Katie Johnson at email@example.com or 952-556-6435
Becoming a Tutor
If you are a current District 112 teacher and would like to be added to the comprehensive tutor list OR you are a community business and are interested in advertising with us, please contact Community Education by sending an email to Katie Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, address, phone number and refer to your interest in tutoring in your request.
The Community Education Advisory Council (CEAC) helps Community Education staff determine the needs of the community. The Council advises in areas of budget, programming, marketing, and services. Consisting of representatives from Eastern Carver County cities and schools, the committee meets monthly, ten times per year.
Purpose of Community Education Advisory Councils:
- Determine the needs of people in the community
- Advise professional staff in planning programs and services by Community Education for the Community
- Assist/advise in budget development
- Encourage cooperation with community agencies so that needs can be fully met with the least amount of duplication
- Serve as forums for discussion of community issues and concerns
Serve as communication linkage between the School Board and the community.
2019 Advisory Council Members
Cindy Walters, Emily Mattran, Holly Kaufhold, Jim Manders, Sri Ganti, Ronald Meyer, Laki Omr, Madina Abshir, Jay Woller, Mary Blazanin, Isis Alejandre, Sharon Edison, Al Norby, John Wilson, Jodi Edstrom, Jon Grau
Meetings are held from 5:00-6:30 at the District Education Center, Lake Susan Room, 11 Peavey Road
Light dinner provided.
Director of Community Education
Over 17% of our district students qualify for educational benefits. Community Education works with community partners, District 112 Foundation and all of the district schools to provide weekend food options for children and families who are in need. Last year we provided over 10,000 meals. If you have a need for weekend food or would like to contribute, please contact Lesley Wyman.