Learning & Innovation

The experiences of students today are not the same as when we were growing up. Our schools shouldn’t be the same either!

We’re committed to changing how students learn to prepare them for success in an ever-changing world. Our Bridge to Excellence plan is guiding our work:

  • It’s about designing a unique pathway to graduation for each student based on his/her individual needs.
  • It’s about giving students what they need, when they need it - without constraints of traditional schedules or structures.
  • It’s about encouraging our youngest learners to explore their world through the study of art design, world language and culture.
  • It’s about updating what and how we teach to make it more relevant in today’s world.
  • It’s about ensuring the best teachers are in front of our students every day.
  • It’s about providing every one of our learners the experiences and knowledge they will need to successfully navigate an ever-changing world.

It’s about bridging the traditions of the past with the needs of the future. 

Dr. Bob McDowell, Executive Director of Learning and Innovation
   Email:  mcdowellb@stillwaterschools.org
   Phone:  651.351.8391

Patti Pratt, Administrative Assistant for Learning and Innovation
   Email:  prattp@stillwaterschools.org
   Phone:  651.351.8405

Shae Green, Program Assistant for Learning and Innovation
   Email:  greens@stillwaterschools.org
   Phone:  651.351.8439

Rachel Larson, Director of Learning and Student Engagement
   Email:  larsonr@stillwaterschools.org
   Phone:  651.351.8317

Dr. George Nolan, Director of Personalized Learning
   Email:  nolang@stillwaterschools.org
   Phone:  651.351.8318

John Perry, Director of Learning Technology and System Design
   Email:  perryj@stillwaterschools.org
   Phone:  651.351.8414

Paul Lee, Director of Student Support Services
   Email:  leep@stillwaterschools.org
   Phone:  651.351.8629

Learning & Innovation Staff List

Meet the Learning & Innovation staff.

Learning & Innovation Areas of Oversight (pdf, 38 KB)

View the functions and structure of the Learning & Innovation department.