Welcome to the Recruitment & Retention Department of Saint Paul Public Schools

  • MISSION AND VISION

    Our mission is to recruit, support and retain educators, especially educators of color, for Saint Paul Public Schools.


Phone: (651) 802-6994

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Degrees and Certifications:

Danaya Franke

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION

Assist in designing, implementing, measuring and directing educator recruitment and retention efforts across the district, especially for our teachers of color. This effort focuses on:
  • Recruitment 
  • Retention
  • Pre-service work with our 21 university partners
  • Licensure support
  • Grow Your Own teacher preparation programming

 

Phone: (612) 368-6984

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mary Yang

TRACKS TO LICENSURE, RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION

Contact me about :

     • MN tiered licensure system support

            - 1st Wednesdays of the month

                 (Google Meet code: SPPSLICENSE)

            - Schoology support group

                 (access code: 979H-W2VF-M46N5)

     • SPPS Pre-Service partnerships with higher education institutions

            - Student teacher practicum and field experience placements

Phone: (612) 394-3720

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Lyle Dandridge

RETENTION SPECIALIST, RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION

Contact me about :

     • Check-in Interviews with new teachers

     • Stay interviews with veteran teachers

     • Affinity groups

     • General teacher support opportunities

Phone: (612) 214-4290

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Daveanna Tarpeh

RECRUITMENT AND DIVERSITY SPECIALIST, HUMAN RESOURCES

Contact me about :

     • Creating strategic partnerships within our local community to support educators

     • Creating national partnerships with our local community to support educators

     • Current and future career opportunities within SPPS

Phone: (612) 364-6938

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Anny Xiong

RECRUITMENT AND DIVERSITY SPECIALIST, HUMAN RESOURCES

Contact me about :

     • Available career opportunities within the district

     • Questions related to applications for open positions

     • Recruitment partnerships

Phone: (651) 666-8554

Email:

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Dawn Ransom

SUPERVISOR, OFFICE OF TEACHING AND LEARNING

Oversight Areas :

     • Teacher Development and Evaluation (TD&E)

     • Induction supports for new educators

     • Learning leads

Phone: (651) 744-7090

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Casey Ulrich

NEW EDUCATOR INDUCTION SUPPORT, OFFICE OF TEACHING AND LEARNING

Contact me about :

     • Mentor-Mentee Program

     • Educator Support Pathway / Tenure Requirements

     • General New Educator Support Queries

Phone: (651) 767-8315

Email:

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Sandra Smith

TEACHER DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION, OFFICE OF TEACHING AND LEARNING

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Phone: (651) 262-8100

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Cha Txab Yang

SUTR ELEMENTARY SPECIALIST, RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION

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Phone: (612) 476-5928

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Woang Lao

SAINT PAUL URBAN TEACHER RESIDENCY (SUTR) SUPERVISOR, RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION

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Phone: (651) 744-1382

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Kristi Ebert

SUTR SPECIAL ED SPECIALIST, RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION

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Alex Molina

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Ka-Ying Lao

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Lilly Pha