School: KIPP North Star Academy
Address: 5034 N. Oliver Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55430
Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8
Founded: 2008
Principal: Ms. Jamie Scherle


OUR VISION

Rigorous academic preparation and holistic character development have been the focus of KIPP's middle schools since the first KIPP launched in Houston in 1994.  This dual purpose drives all aspects of our schools, shaping our college-going culture, extended school day and year, and curriculum.  It explains why our school leaders and all of our teachers ask so much of our students, yet also provide joyful experiences in exchange for commitment and hard work. 

KIPP North Star Academy's goal is to prepare students for success in college and life. To do that, we are focused on ensuring our students develop both the academic skills and the character necessary to help them define what they stand for. Through a culture of high expectations, we seek to instill in our students the values of zest, curiosity, grit and optimism.

Our teachers are unified in doing what's best for students. Our teachers share best practices and collaborate as a school and with a powerful network of over 3,000 teachers nationally

PRINCIPAL

Jamie Scherle is incredibly excited to be leading the team at KIPP North Star Academy. Jamie began her career in education as a Teach For America corps member teaching in Mississippi. In the fall of 2008, Jamie joined KIPP Minnesota as a founding staff member and helped start the middle school program at KIPP Stand Academy. She returned to KIPP Minnesota in 2014 as an assistant principal and is now the principal of our 5-8 grade middle school, KIPP North Star Academy.

 

OUR TEAM

STEPHANIE MILLAR
Special Education Coordinator &
Literacy Intervention Teacher
(612) 845-9847

LIZA NICKLIN
Eighth Grade Special Education
(952) 923-0273

SHARIN PARK
Sixth Grade Math
(612) 460-1667

NIKKI PERKINS
Paraprofessional
(612) 353-7767

SARA PETERSON
Paraprofessional
(612) 666-8382

BECKY REICHEL
Social Worker
(763) 670-8184

SARAH REISDORF
Seventh Grade Math
(612) 414-5661

CHRIS ROGERS
Paraprofessional
(612) 999-3021

JAMIE SCHERLE
Principal
(612) 850-7721

SIMONE SCHNEIDER
Seventh Grade Special Education
(612) 314-5661

ALIVIA TISON
Special Education Teacher
(515) 681-3887

DANIEL WALDECKER
Sixth Grade ELA
(612) 356-6846

AL WEPSALA
Dean of Students
(612) 356-3167

CAMILLE WHEATON
Sixth Grade ELA Teacher
(612) 361-7961

CALVIN WHITE
Paraprofessional
(612) 356-3523

JULIA BENDER
Fifth Grade Science/Math
(716) 374-1942

LYNZIE BIGGS
Eighth Grade Reading
(612) 367-6597

ANDREA BELLINGHAUSEN
Paraprofessional
(612) 587-2355

ALEX BURCHFIELD
Fifth Grade Reading
(406) 546-1167

AMANDA CANEFF
Seventh Grade Reading
(608) 445-6875

MARYANN EICH
Nurse
(612) 356-9191

PETER EVERETT
Paraprofessional
(612) 868-5185

LAMONT GILBERT
Physical Education
(763) 267-2568

TRACIE GILLUND
Sixth Grade Special Education
(612) 819-7991

RACHEL GOHEEN
Fifth Grade Special Education
(513) 680-9669

AARON HEIT
Seventh Grade Science
(612) 226-7634

VINCENT IVORY
Paraprofessional
(612) 868-5185

GAIL JACKSON
Office Manager
(612) 345-0408

EMILY JAVORE
Sixth Grade Science Teacher
(612) 889-0231

MICHAEL LAW
Paraprofessional
(612) 666-8382