Dr. Joan

/Joan Arbisi Little

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

Award winning Youthbuild recipient shares his story.


This senior participated in Youthbuild last year.  Not only did he learn about the building trades by working on construction sites all of last year, he received this award for his commitment and hard work. Youthbuild is a program with the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development that strives to teach youth about the building

Our First Day of School is Wed. Sept. 6


We are here to help.  Let us know if you have any questions about busing or schedule - please call the office: 651-400-1781 Fadlan noo soo sheeg haddii aad u baahan tahay in lagaa caawiyo turjumaanta fariintan. Mahadsanid. Yog koj xav tau kev pab, peb muaj txhais lus Hmoob. Thov hais rau kuv paub. Ua

Open House and Enrollment Fair


Our Open House and Enrollment Fair is this Thursday, Aug. 31, from 5 to 7:30pm at Career Pathways, 1355 W Pierce Butler Route. You will be able to: Visit with teachers and meet your advisor. See the clean modern facility. Check out the new drinking fountain and have some yummy refreshments. Get school bus information and

Returning and New Student Ice Cream Social


Career Pathways Returning and New Families,  We are having a Sneak Peek and Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, August 16th from 6:30 to 7:30PM at our NEW SCHOOL - 1355 W Pierce Butler Rt, St. Paul 55104 Bring your family and a friend, enjoy ice cream treats, and be the first to see the new



CPATH Press Release Aug 7 2017  

Important Update for our Community


Looking forward to another great year! Follow this Link: Update to our Community

Midsummer Ice Cream Social


Please join Career Pathways School Community for a Midsummer Ice Cream Social on Monday, July 17th at 6pm!   Free ice cream for every Career Pathways student and if you bring a friend who enrolls, they will get a treat too! The address is: The Minnesota Guild, 681 17th  Avenue NE, Suite 101, Minneapolis, MN

Enrolling for Fall


We still have space in every grade - 6th through 12th.  Bring a friend and start your career paths together!

Congratulations Class of 2017!


Boys and Girls Soccer and Basketball Teams


We are partnering with Lincoln and Higher Ground to create co-op teams for boys and girls soccer and basketball.  Registration will start in May. Let us know if you would like to help with the teams.

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