November 30, 2023


Through Education Matters

Crosslake Group School’s director resigns director of on-line studying no for a longer time utilized there

Crosslake Local community School’s government director resigned Friday, March 12, and the school’s director of on the web learning also is no for a longer period with the charter university.

Cliff Skagen, executive director since January 2020, reported Tuesday, March 16, in an emailed assertion: “After prolonged consideration, I resolved to resign from Crosslake Neighborhood College on March 12 to go after other skilled possibilities. I am happy of my accomplishments at CCS, which include escalating enrollment by 34 p.c and bringing in approximately $1 million in new earnings. My family and I have arrive to enjoy the Brainerd lakes space and I glimpse forward to continuing remaining an active participant in the local community.”

Stacy Bender, the school’s director of online understanding considering the fact that August 2014, stated in a messaged assertion: “I love Crosslake Neighborhood School and exclusively its on the net software that I worked pretty tough to generate together with co-workers who even now serve learners. With the addition of the kindergarten-fourth grade learners in second semester, it is now arguably the ideal unbiased constitution on the net college serving all grades in the point out of Minnesota.”

No additional facts was offered Tuesday on the departures. Attempts to achieve school board members, such as Board Chair Cinda Jensen, ended up unsuccessful.

The faculty board met in a distinctive session Friday, March 12, to take into consideration action with regard to work of workers, in accordance to the agenda on the school’s site.

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The board will satisfy in one more particular session at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 18, to system for a long term interim Crosslake Community College leadership plan, in accordance to the agenda on the school’s web page.

Skagen succeeded Todd Lyscio, who retired at the stop of 2019 soon after serving for six years as the school’s director from 2013-2019.

Skagen beforehand was head principal and director of curriculum and instruction at Twin Cities Academy Charter University in St. Paul before joining Crosslake Community School. The other two finalists for the director place at that time were Jill Arendt, director of student everyday living at Crosslake University, and Annette Klang, a grades 1-2 teacher at Crosslake University.

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