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Austin Public Schools

401 3rd Street NW
Austin, MN  55912
507-460-1900

District Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
7:30AM - 4:30PM

World's Best Workforce

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The World’s Best Workforce bill, passed in 2013, strives to ensure every school district in the state is making strides to increase student performance.

Each district must develop a plan that addresses the following five goals below. Please click below to expand our plans for each goal identified.

Our Committee

The World's Best Workforce 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, staff, teachers, administrators, and school board members.

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 the Office of Teaching and Learning at 460-1912 for further information.

World's Best Workforce Committee Members

John Alberts, Executive Director of Organizational Development
Katie Baskin, Executive Director of Teaching and Learning
Kristi Beckman, Equity Coordinator
Lynn Hemann, EL Coordinator
Andrea Malo, GT and Mentorship Coordinator
Jill Rollie, Woodson Principal
Ron Kelly, Community Member
Jim Leask, Community Member
Matt Schmit, AHS Assistant Principal
Kim Potter, ECFE Teacher
Katie Tharp, Neveln Teacher
Karla Carroll, Southgate Teacher
Eric Kossoris, Neveln Instructional Coach
Christine Hulsebus, Ellis Special Education Teacher
Erin Schumacher, Woodson Teacher
Varinh Van Vugt, Parent
Natalie Bunnell, Parent
CeCe Kroc, School Board Member
Robin Garcia, AHS Success Coach
Jen Lawhead, Director of Community Education
Katie Ulwelling, School Board Member
Nikki Tolde, Teacher
Don Leathers, School Board Member
Ashley McLaren, Parent