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

NIKKI PERKINS
Paraprofessional
(612) 353-7767

SARA PETERSON
Paraprofessional
(612) 666-8382

CLAIRE RADOMSKI
Paraprofessional
(218) 330-7900

BECKY REICHEL
Social Worker
(763) 670-8184

SARAH REISDORF
7th Grade Math
(612) 564-2847

TIANE ROBINSON
Paraprofessional
(612) 978-6054

CHRIS ROGERS
Paraprofessional
(612) 999-3021

JAMIE SCHERLE
Principal
(612) 850-7721

SIMONE SCHNEIDER
5th and 6th Grade Special Education
(612) 314-5661

SARAH SCHUPANITZ
6th Grade Reading
(612) 280-7280

KATELYN SWYGMAN
6th Grade Special Education
(218) 779-5638

ALIVIA TISON
5th Grade Reading
(515) 681-3887

DANIEL WALDECKER
7th Grade Special Education
(612) 356-3621

KELSEY WATERS
8th Grade Special Education
(917) 805-5712

AL WEPSALA
8th Grade Math
(651) 343-3647

CAMILLE WHEATON
Assistant Principal
(612) 513-0466

 

ANDREA BELLINGHAUSEN
Paraprofessional
(832) 341-9770

JULIA BENDER
5th and 8th Grade Science
(716) 374-1942

LYNZIE BIGGS
8th Grade Reading
(412) 973-4010

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
6th Grade Math
(612) 819-7991

RACHEL GOHEEN
5th Grade Special Education
(513) 680-9669

AARON HEIT
7th Grade Science
(612) 226-7634

EMILY JAVORE
6th Grade Science
(612) 889-0231

MICHAEL LAW
Literacy Interventionist
(440) 935-4588

KATE MAZUREK
Director of Instruction
(773) 619-5499

VENISHIA MORGAN
5th Grade Math
(769) 300-1011

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

LIZA NICKLIN
7th and 8th Grade Special Education
(952) 923-0273