Dr. Joan

/Joan Arbisi Little

About Joan Arbisi Little

Dr. 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 27 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 an adjunct 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 in St. Paul, Joan supports a diverse and creative teacher-led staff. Please contact Dr. Joan for more information joan@cpathmn.org

TUESDAY MARCH 6 – CPATH SNOW DAY!

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No school today. Career Pathways is CLOSED today. Conferences postponed until Thursday. Read a book, work online, help your family, and stay safe! Miss Katie and Dr. Joan are sending text and robo call messages to families. 

MONDAY MARCH 5 – CPATH SNOW DAY!

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No school today. Enjoy the beautiful Minnesota weather. Miss Katie and Dr. Joan are sending text and robo call messages to families. 

March Conferences

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Your voice matters! Conferences Thursday March 1, Tuesday March 6, Thursday March 8 - 3:00 to 7:00 PM. Please contact us to make an appointment with your students' advisor.

Forced Fun Fridays “action shot”

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Mr. Akin and students in a game of non-dominate handed baseball. Each Friday afternoon advisories come together for an afternoon of special activities.  Teachers call it "Forced Fun" because some students are hesitant to engage in all-school activities. By calling it Forced Fun, staff acknowledge that students are hesitant (some staff are too!). Activities have

Teacher In-Service Days Jan 29th and Feb 5th – No Classes

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TUESDAY JAN 23 – CPATH SNOW DAY!

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No school again today. Enjoy the beautiful Minnesota weather. Mss Katie and Dr. Joan are sending text and robo call messages to families. 

MONDAY JAN 22 – CPATH SNOW DAY!

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In Honor of MLK

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This is a quick reminder that we are closed in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday on Monday. School resumes Tuesday January 16th at 8:20 am.   Have a safe long weekend!  

Advisory Based Support

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Students at Career Pathways begin and end each day in their advisory.  Our mixed age advisories are led by a CPath teacher and support students with day-to-day needs, career exploration, and their personal learning and graduation plans.

Boys and Girls Basketball Teams

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We are partnering with Lincoln International High School and Higher Ground Academy to create co-op teams for boys and girls basketball.  Registration forms are available in the office and at this link. Let us know if your parent would like to help with the teams.

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