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


·        Enrichment classes for adults and youth

·        GED preparation

·        English Language Learner classes

·        Parent Education classes

·        Youth and adult aquatics classes

·        Senior activities and dining program

·        Adventure Connection school-aged child care program

·        Community gardens

·        And more!


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!


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.

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 1, 2014 and returned to: EXCEL Awards, ISD 622 Community Education, 2520 E. 12th Avenue, North St. Paul, MN 55109.

Nomination Form (PDF) Nomination Form (Word)
For questions, call 651-748-7631.

"Reach New Heights" by taking Adult Enrichment Classes
Adult Enrichment classes and activities beginning in late-January can be found on the first 35 pages of the winter/spring Community Education catalog. Full class descriptions, dates, time, locations and fees can be found here. To register on-line, or to access the general online registration program, follow this link. Type AE in the search box and scroll through the complete listing of fall offerings or type the specific class title to register for that class.
Register for 2013 - 2014 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: Chuck Ericksen, 651-748-7632


Administrative Support

Executive Assistant: Jeannie Lanz, 651-748-7631

Accountant: Kris Pfaff, 651-748-7635

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 CoordinatorDevon 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 Chris Smith, 651-748-7445
Fax: 651-748-7497

Coordinator: Linda Napoli, 651-748-7436

Clerk:Kristen Crouse 651-748-7434 

Clerk: Dawn Wheeler, 651-748-7439

Fax: 651-748-7497

ECFE Programs/Stepping Stones Preschool

Coordinator Tracy Tessier, 651-748-7286

Clerk Lynn Johnson, 651-748-7286

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: Chris Smith, 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

Clerk: Kristen Crouse 651-748-7434 
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: Gigi Fitzpatrick, 651-748-7250

Clerk: Lydwine Sisson, 651-748-7251

Fax: 651-748-7497


Staff Directory

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(Check back soon for an updated directory!)