Cluster Groups

The Cluster groups were formed based out of the schools that feed the five mainstream high schools.  Clusters were formed to communicate contract and union information to their area members and to gather member concerns or questions.  They are also available to welcome new members and encourage paraeducators in their area to join.

The goal for each cluster is to have 7 members to represent different categories of paraeducators: 4 Special Education, 1 Health, 1 Technology, and 1 Secondary Paraeducator. The Transportation (Bus) Paraeducators also have two representatives.

Each cluster elects one representative from their group to be the lead.  This lead attends Executive Board meetings and is responsible to represent their cluster by voting on important matters.  The rest of the members attend cluster representative meetings four times a year.  They will also vote on matters brought before them.  The goal of each cluster is to form a community for their members, plan social events, share information and encourage membership while maintaining an awareness of concerns within their cluster.

If you are interested in helping our Association grow, this is a role that enables you to make a  difference.  Please contact your cluster representatives if you are interested in serving in this capacity.  The term for a cluster representative is two years.

* Denotes Magnet School

Andover

Schools:

Andover HS

Oak View MS

Andover
Crooked Lake
Rum River

Bridges
TEAM

Cluster Representatives:

Jeremy Swanson – LEAD
Bridges (SpEd)

Betty Mortensen
Oak View MS (SpEd)

Tracy Burman
Bridges (Health)

Anoka

Schools:

Anoka HS
StepAhead Online HS

Anoka MS for the Arts *
Washington MS

Brookside
Franklin
Lincoln *
Ramsey
Wilson

Secondary Technical Education Program (STEP)

Anoka-Henn Technical HS

RTLC at Verndale

ESC Special Education District Office

Sandburg Education Center

Cluster Representatives:

Anna Aragon – LEAD
Lincoln (Technology)

Lynnette Bauers
Wilson (SpEd)

Natalie Juell
RTLC (SpEd)

Cindy Hiatt
STEP (Health Para)

Blaine

Schools:

Blaine HS

Roosevelt MS
Northdale MS

Jefferson
Johnsville
Madison
McKinley
Sand Creek
Sunrise
University Ave *

Cluster Representatives:

Lori Vorderbruggen – LEAD
University Ave (Elementary)

Jacquelyn Dombek
Blaine HS (SpEd)

Cheryl Kringle
Blaine HS (Secondary)

Champlin

Schools:

Champlin Park HS

Jackson MS *

CPBA *
Riverview ECC
Dayton
Evergreen Park *
Monroe
Oxbow Creek

Cluster Representatives:

Rachael Smith – LEAD
Monroe (SpEd)

Pamela Winkelmann
CPHS (SpEd)

Victoria Ekbom
Oxbow (SpEd)

Tammi Josephs
Monroe (SpEd)

Maria Horbal
CPHS (SpEd)

Nadine Waxler
RECC (Health)

Coon Rapids

Schools:

Coon Rapids HS
Anoka-Henn Regional HS

Coon Rapids MS

Adams
Eisenhower
Hamilton
Hoover *
Mississippi
Morris Bye

Compass
Pathways
RTLC
Sorteberg ECC
Foley ECC

Cluster Representatives:

Jonah Aragon – LEAD
Compass (Technology)

Cindy Sarff
CRHS (SpEd)

Karen Ouellette
Adams (SpEd)

Kimberly Gustafson
SECC/Sorteberg (SpEd)

Shelby Zimmel
RTLC (SpEd)

Natalie Juell
RTLC (SpEd)

Sarah Castrodale
Adams (Health)

Transportation

Cluster Representatives: