Change.Org Petition

Eastern Carver County Schools is aware of a petition circulating that makes strong allegations against our new assistant superintendent, Erin Rathke. Minneapolis Public Schools conducted an investigation and found the claims without merit. Below is their statement summarizing that investigation. We take very seriously our responsibility as educators to safeguard our students, and thoroughly vetted her before her hire. We look forward to her work in our district to improve outcomes for all our students. Statement from Minneapolis Public Schools We are aware of the petition demanding Principal Rathke’s resignation for events that occurred at Edison High School when she was an assistant principal five years ago. After a thorough investigation, we have determined there was no violation of MPS policy, and in fact, Principal Rathke was not actively involved in this situation. We did not request Principal Rathke’s resignation, and the only reason we accepted it is because she has... Continue reading Change.Org Petition

Nate Gibbs named next principal of Chaska Middle School West

Eastern Carver County School District is excited to name Nate Gibbs as the next principal of Chaska Middle School West. Gibbs will start his role in early July, and follows Sheryl Hough who announced her retirement earlier this year. Gibbs has almost a decade of diverse experiences in education, serving most recently as Assistant Principal at Minnetonka High School. Prior to that position, he held the same role in St. Paul Public Schools’ American Indian Magnet School. During his time with St. Paul Public Schools he also served as Project Coordinator in the Office of Talent Development and Acceleration Services and as a cultural specialist and teaching assistant at Capitol Hill Magnet School, whose primary focus is gifted and talented students. He received his bachelor of arts in political science with a minor in African American Studies from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and a master of arts in educational leadership from Minnesota State University-Mankato. Gibbs earned... Continue reading Nate Gibbs named next principal of Chaska Middle School West