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About Joan Arbisi Little

Joan Arbisi Little surrounds herself with art, children and civic work. After careers in graphic design and small business, Joan became an educator to pursue her love of teaching and learning. Her career as an educator spans 29 years as a teacher, program director, and administrator in district, charter and private schools. She is licensed by the state of Minnesota as a K-12 Administrator and K-6 Teacher. She has experience teaching inventing and science fair at the elementary and middle school levels, and change leadership at the graduate level. As an educator, Joan promotes experiential and project based learning, and assessments that include portfolio, standard-based, qualitative and narrative methodology. An experienced project manager and evaluator, Joan provides technical support to urban and outstate business and community leaders. Joan is a Professor of Practice faculty member at Concordia University St. Paul in the principal and superintendent licensure program where she serves on dissertation committees for Concordia’s Doctorate of Education candidates. As the executive director at Career Pathways public charter secondary school, Joan supports a diverse and creative teacher-led staff, who serve urban youth preparing for college and career. Joan is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities College of Design and the University of St. Thomas School of Education. joan@cpathmn.org

Building Community / Exploring Careers

2020-07-05T16:02:10-05:00News|

On Friday 10/4 we hosted speakers at our Career Assembly who shared personal stories that included incarceration, duty, and creativity. Thank you Ms. Larue, Mr. Garnier, and Mr. Garcia. You not only talked about your work in Human Resources, Social Work, and Mechanical Engineering, you also talked about the arts, peace making and social justice.

Transportation Information and the 19-20 School Calendar

2019-08-13T11:09:08-05:00News|

Families will be receiving transportation information based on where they live. If you live in St. Paul, the district will be contacting you. Parents can call 651-696-9600 for updates. If you live in North or Northeast MPLS, CSTMN Transportation Co. will be contacting you. Parents can call 612-808-8868 for updates. Follow the prompts on the