South school briefs: Inver Grove Heights PE teacher honored by Heart Association

  • Article by: ERIN ADLER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 25, 2013 - 1:25 PM

Inver Grove Heights

PE teacher honored by Heart Association

Kelly Darrow, a physical education teacher at Pine Bend Elementary School, was honored last Thursday by the American Heart Association as a Volunteer of the Year.

Darrow was recognized by for her ongoing contributions to Jump Rope for Heart, an American Heart Association fundraiser. This year, Pine Bend students raised more than $20,000 for the program, the second highest amount in school history.

Pine Bend is consistently among the top Jump Rope for Heart fundraisers in Minnesota.


New director of teaching and learning

District 720 has named Nancy Thul as the new director of teaching and learning.

Thul has served as the secondary teaching and learning supervisor at Eastern Carver County Schools for six years. She’s also been an assistant principal and professional development coordinator in that district and served in other roles in the Minnetonka and St. Louis Park districts.

In addition, she’s served as an adjunct professor and taught graduate courses in education at Minnesota State University.

She will start her new job in July.

Rosemount- Apple Valley-Eagan

Meeting for potential school board members

Residents of District 196 who are interested in running for one of three open school board positions this fall may attend an informational meeting with the superintendent Tuesday, July 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the district office, 3455 153rd St. W. in Rosemount.

Superintendent Jane Berenz will explain the role of board members, share information about the district and answer questions at the meeting. ­Candidates must be 21 years old by January 2014, reside in the district for a month before the election, and they cannot be registered as a sex offender.

Residents must file their candidacy between Tuesday, July 30, and Tuesday, Aug. 13. All positions are for four-year terms. For more information, call 651-423-7736.

Burnsville- Eagan-Savage

District selects its employees of the year

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