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.
Hello wonderful students and families of Sunrise Park. My name is Norman Bell and this is my first year as an Associate Principal at Sunrise. I have worked in the field of Education for the last 11 years with many different titles such as Teaching Assistant, Cultural Specialist, District Level Positive Behavior Intervention Specialist, License School Counselor, Administrative Intern, and most recently, Assistant Principal. I have an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from North Dakota State College of Science, a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Arkansas State University, a Masters degree in Educational Counseling from the University of Wisconsin River Falls, and my Educational specialist Degree and Principal License from Minnesota State Mankato. I’m currently a Doctoral Candidate at Hamline University in Educational Leadership. I’m excited to be working with middle school students. Middle School is a very important piece of a child's educational journey and I want to guide students through this amazing experience. One of my main focuses is equity and inclusion for all students and building strong connections that lead to success academically. In my spare time, when I’m not working or studying, I like to exercise, fish, and eat wonderful, flavorful new food. I truly believe in having an open door policy, so please feel free to reach out to me at any time if you have any questions or concerns.
Sunrise Park Middle School is an incredible place to teach and learn. As the Dean of Students 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. I look forward to seeing you in the hallways. Go Bears!