Community Education

SchoolDistrict 622


ISD 622 Community Education provides lifelong learning experiences for people of all ages, abilities and cultures through community-based programs and services. 

For adult and youth classes, swim lessons, water fitness classes and to make payments or access your Adventure Connection account.

We have programs available for families, preschoolers, children, youth, adults and senior citizens.

Adult Basic Education provides free educational programs and services for students who wish to received their GED or brush up on basic skills. For more information or to register call 651-748-6225 or 651-748-6208.
Adult Enrichment provides learning opportunities for adults who want to learn a new skill, explore a new interest area, or enrich their personal or professional lives. For more information or to register call 651-748-7445 or 651-747-7437.
Adventure Connection offers before and after-school, non-school day, and summer child care in the elementary schools. Students from kindergarten through fifth grade are welcome. For more information or to register call 651-748-7431 or 651-748-7432
Aquatics offers all levels of swimming instruction, water safety instructor and lifeguard training, water exercise activities and recreation for preschool age children through adult. For more information or to register call 651-748-7434.
Community Bridge provides community inclusion for adults with disabilities and provides support and accommodations to facilitate their participation in a variety of community education programs. For more information call 651-748-7434.
Drivers Education Program for the district serves over 300 students each year. Sessions are offered at both North and Tartan High Schools. For information call 651-748-7434.
Early Childhood Family Education/School Readiness  is a program for families with children birth to kindergarten age. Classes include parent discussion, parent-child activities, and preschool classes. For more information or to register call 651-748-7280.
Early Childhood Screening is required by the State of Minnesota for all children prior to kindergarten entrance. Children are screened beginning at age 3. Families are notified by mail of screening dates and times. Call 651-702-8468.
English as a Second Language (ESL) provides English lessons for foreign born adults with limited English ability. Call 651-748-7493.
Facility Use provides a space in school district buildings for a variety of activities by groups, organizations, and individuals. For more information or to register call 651-748-7439 or 651-748-7436.
Parent and Family Education focuses on the needs of parents with children in grades K-12 by providing classes, workshops, support groups and resource information. Call 651-748-7280.
Senior Programs offers older adults educational, recreational, social, and heath/wellness activities as well as Senior Dining Club and Meals on Wheels. Information about community resources is also available to older adults and their families. Call 651-748-7251.
Summer Theatre is a joint effort of the theatre staff from both North and Tartan HS and is open to the entire community to produce family friendly quality theatre.
Youth Enrichment from crafts to karate, a variety of fun enrichment activities are offered to children and youth after school, during evening hours, Saturdays, non-school days and summer. For more information or to register call 651-748-7445.
Youth Service Learning is a form of experiential education in which youth apply knowledge, critical thinking and good judgement to address genuine community needs. Young people learn and are involved in the planning and direction of the project as much as possible, reflect and evaluate the experience. For more information or to register call 651-748-7442 or 651-748-7445.
Volunteer Resource Services For adults and youth recruits: screens and trains volunteers to work in the schools and district educaton programs and provides community resources and educational programs to schools. Call 651-748-7251.
 We encourage community involvement in the planning and delivery of our programs. we also work to develop leadership skills among our students and community members. 
Please explore our website to find out more about all of the Community Education happenings in District 622! 



Nominate someone for an EXCEL award
Each year the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale Community Education Advisory Council honors individuals and groups who have demonstrated a commitment to lifelong learning with Excellence in Community Education Leadership (EXCEL) Awards. The council invites you to make a nomination recognizing the outstanding work and achievements of someone in any of the following categories:
• Community Contribution Award
• Lifelong Learner Award
• Community Educator Award
• Community Educator Youth Award
• Senior Friend Award
Nominations must be received by April 6, 2015. Return the completed form to:
EXCEL Awards
ISD 622 Community Education
2520 E. 12th Avenue
North St. Paul, MN 55109
Community Education Winter/Spring catalog
Community education provides lifelong learning experiences for people of all ages, abilities and cultures through community-based programs and services.  Programming is available for families, preschoolers, children, youth, adults, and senior citizens. 
Opportunities range from enrichment classes to GED preparation to English Language Learner classes to parent education classes to community involvement and leadership.

Adult Enrichment
Adult Enrichment classes and activities beginning the week of January 19th  can be found on the first 33 pages of the winter/spring Community Education catalog. To see the full class descriptions, dates, time, locations, fees and instructor biographies, as well as to register online, follow this link: Type AE in the search box and scroll through the complete listing of class offerings or type the specific class title into the search box.  

Register for 2014-2015 Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)

Families with children birth to five (before kindergarten) are invited to register for ECFE parent-child classes. Register on-line at or in person at Gladstone Center, 1945 Manton Street, Maplewood, MN, 651-748-7280.

 Stepping Stones Preschool Registration
Stepping Stones Preschool is a Community Education preschool program for 3 to 5 year olds. Classes are offered mornings and afternoons.  Stepping Stones Preschool meets at Beaver Lake and Gladstone Center.  Some openings are still available.  
Call 651-748-7280 or check the web at for more information.


Contact Us

Community Education

2520 East 12th Avenue

North St. Paul, MN 55109

Office Hours:
7:30 am - 4:30 pm (Monday - Friday)
Director: Terri Johnson, 651-748-7632

Administrative Support

Executive Assistant: Jeannie Lanz, 651-748-7631

Adult Basic Education – GED/ESL

ABE Coordinator: Scott Helland, 651-748-6202

ABE FacilitatorAdam Major, 651-748-6208

Fax: 651-748-6261

Adventure Connection

SAC Coordinator Devon Smith, 651-748-7634

Clerk Denise Knutson, 651-748-7431

Clerk Roxanne Koons, 651-748-7432

Fax: 651-748-7497

Adult Enrichment/Community Bridge

Coordinator Cheryl Gysbers, 748-7437

Clerk Jodi Nichols, 651-748-7445
Fax: 651-748-7497

Coordinator: Linda Napoli, 651-748-7436

Clerk:  651-748-7434 

Clerk: Dawn Wheeler, 651-748-7439

Fax: 651-748-7497

ECFE Programs/Stepping Stones Preschool

Coordinator Tracy Tessier, 651-748-7284

Clerk Lynn Johnson, 651-748-7280

Main Office: 651-748-7280

Fax: 651-748-7292

Youth Programs

Coordinator: Angelica Torralba-Olague, 651-748-7446

Youth Facilitator: John Hayes, 651-748-7442

Clerk: Jodi Nichols, 651-748-7445

24-Hour Youth Registration Line, 651-748-7435

Fax: 651-748-7497

Facility Use
Coordinator: Linda Napoli, 651-748-7436

Clerk: Dawn Wheeler, 651-748-7439

Fax: 651-748-7497
Non-Public/Home School

Non-Public Nurse: Michelle Noha, 651-748-7557

Executive Assistant: Jeannie Lanz, 651-748-7631

Fax: 651-748-7637

Senior Programs

Coordinator:  651-748-7250

Clerk:  651-748-7251

Fax: 651-748-7497


Staff Directory

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