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Educational Services

Welcome to the Office of Educational Services for the Austin Public Schools. We act as a resource for staff, students, and parents.

The Educational Services Department oversees curriculum, instruction, staff development, and Federal Title programs for the district.

For information on district and school performance, please visit the Minnesota Department of Education's data analytics page here.

World's Best Work Force Committee

The World's Best Work Force committee is established by Minnesota law to provide parents and community members' involvement and input in respect to school programs and curricular offerings. This committee consists of parents, community members, teachers and administrators. Meetings occur on the first Tuesday of each month from 3:30-4:30 in the School Board Conference Room, located on the north end of Austin High School. World's Best Work Force is the primary link in involving the community in the systems accountability process. Persons interested in serving as a member on this committee may contact Educational Services, 460-1912, for further information.

Distict Staff Development Committee

The District Staff Development Committee meets the third Tuesday of each month in the District Office Conference Room. The Committee meets from 3:30 to 4:30.

Contact Information

John Alberts
Executive Director of Educational Services
john.alberts@austin.k12.mn.us
Phone: 507-460-1912
http://twitter.com/alberts_john

Barb Spurling
Assistant to the Executive Director of Educational Services
barb.spurling@austin.k12.mn.us
Phone: 507-460-1912

Lynn Hemann
Principal on Special Assignment
EL Coordinator
lynn.hemann@austin.k12.mn.us
Phone: 507-460-1923

Edwina Harder
Principal on Special Assignment
Gifted Services for Talent Development
Mentorship Coordinator
edwina.harder@austin.k12.mn.us
Phone: 507-460-1924

Kristi Beckman
Council for Educational Equity Integration Collaboration Coordinator
kristi.beckman@austin.k12.mn.us
Phone: 507-460-1107