What our Staff Say

Our school community works extremely hard and is very committed to creating the best learning experience for all of our students. I strive to build a positive classroom community that teaches students to feel comfortable being independent learners.– Lina Mraz, Woodcrest Spanish Immersion, Teacher

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I am #SLPPantherProud when I see the sense of community, wealth of support and passion from all the staff. They show their dedication to education daily and it motivates me to do as much as I can do to uphold that standard.–Hoang Truong, Northpoint Elementary, Speech Language Pathologist

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I am #SLPPantherProud because our talented staff works extremely hard every day to bring out the best in our students. It's amazing to watch our schools continuously evolve and flourish. – Wes Skogman, Spring Lake Park High School, Custodian

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At SLP, everyone in the community is welcomed. I feel pride in sharing my culture and language here. My role gives me the opportunity to get to know all students, parents and staff. Each person symbolizes a unique piece of the puzzle that makes our community whole.– Kenia Alfaro, Centerview Elementary, Office Paraprofessional

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We are always making decisions to move toward creating a learning community that will be successful in today’s and tomorrow’s world. We are pushing students to think more deeply, get engaged in their learning, and create meaningful connections.– Lindsay Leet, Westwood Intermediate and Middle School, Teacher

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I am #SLPPantherProud to work alongside people that I consider family. It’s beyond amazing that we are able to come together, care for each child and help all students succeed.– Caridad Ott, Woodcrest Spanish Immersion, Nutrition Services

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School and so much more

In a few short weeks, homemade drones will fill the air and the high school gym will come alive with the sounds of indoor Pickleball thanks to new programs available through Community Education. There are many engaging and enriching youth, family and adult offerings for the whole family to get involved. Browse and register today.

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Building the Future – in our parking lot

A house is rising from the Spring Lake Park High School parking lot off 81st Ave. This is where students in our new construction trades course are building a single-family home that will move into our community next summer. It’s the latest example of community partnership and how our career and college pathways are preparing students for their futures.

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Award-winning, again

For the 16th year running, Spring Lake Park Schools has received the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) International’s Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting award.

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First Weeks Focus

The first days and weeks of school set the tone for the year to come. After two years of disrupted, pandemic learning, the focus on creating community, building routines, and establishing expectations has never been more important.

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Spring highlights: Panther athletics and activities

With four spring girls' sports, five spring boys' sports and 46 student-based interest clubs and co-curricular activities at Spring Lake Park High School, our students found opportunities to connect and compete. Exploring common interests and passions outside the classroom helps students discover themselves and prepare for their next steps.

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All Wrapped Up

Despite years of pandemic living, SLP Schools have continued to advance work aligned to the district’s vision and strategic plan. This year’s district operational plan included intentional work to engage and support learners emerging from the pandemic, strengthen connections in our community and capitalize on the creativity of staff. Now, it’s time to reflect on the progress.

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Honoring our 2021-2022 retirees

Congratulations to the 13 staff members who were honored and recognized at the May 17 retirement event. As a learning community, we gather to recognize their tremendous contributions to our schools and community. 

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Class of 2022 Senior Spotlight

It's time to shine a light on members of the Class of 2022. These students have been an invaluable part of our Panther community and we're cheering them on as they pursue further education, a career or trade, take a role with the military or do something else altogether.

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