Welcome to Sunrise Park Middle School
Sunrise Park Middle School strives to empower active learners in an emotionally supportive and engaging educational environment.
Sunrise Park Middle School serves approximately 900 students in grades 6-8. Students experience a comprehensive curriculum that includes a visual art, world language, band, choir and orchestra as well as family and consumer science, manufacturing and engineering courses.
The mission of Sunrise Park Middle School, a diverse community of students, staff and families, is to empower active learners who shape their futures by developing strong academic skills and discovering their individual strengths in an emotionally supportive and engaging educational environment distinguished by:
- Caring school community that fosters meaningful relationships and emotional well-being
- Variety of challenging and student-influenced learning opportunities
- Effective use of learning strategies that support student success
- Safe, innovative and inspiring environments
- Collaboration among students, staff, families and communities
I love the energy, enthusiasm and open-mindedness of middle school students. I enjoy spending time in classrooms, meeting with students, and collaborating with parents and teachers. During middle school, students become capable of learning more complex material. They also become increasingly independent and self-reliant. Middle school is an exciting and important time for students! I've worked in the White Bear Lake School District since 1994. I taught mathematics in the middle school and high school, then served as an associate principal at both campuses of the high school. I believe schools are most effective when school leaders work together with parents and teachers to help students succeed.
Sunrise Park Middle School is an incredible place to teach and learn. As the Associate Principal at Sunrise Park Middle School my purpose is to ensure all students are safe, all students belong, and all students learn. I have been an instructional leader for White Bear Lake Area Schools since 2016. My teaching background is in Physical Education, Adapted Physical Education, and Health. I am a Google Certified Educator, Trainer, and Innovator. I am committed to continual improvement and I believe in aligning initiatives to a shared strategic vision. This is going to be an incredible school year. I look forward to seeing you in the hallways. Go Bears!
Middle school is such a pivotal time in the lives of students and their families. I am beyond excited to serve during the process. As the Dean of Sunrise Park middle school I am committed to upholding the school's values around creating a safe and equitable learning environment for all students. I have served as an educator for over 12 years and most recently as the district wide MTSS coordinator (Multi-tiered System of Supports) here in the WBLAS. My background is in equity and PBIS work (Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports). I believe in proactive solutions that allow students the ability to maintain their dignity and unique characteristics! I look forward to the coming school year and being a part of the Sunrise Park Middle School family. Go Bears!!