Welcome to Independent School District 696, comprised of Ely Memorial High School and Washington Elementary and located at the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Our 500 students truly get the best of all educational worlds: dedicated teachers who know every student, a variety of state-caliber sports and extracurricular activities in which to excel, and a safe environment and supportive community in which to learn.

Though our beautiful buildings are historic, students have access to the latest technologies; they learn using Smartboards in numerous classes, while three computer labs are open for their research assignments or creative impulses. We are proud of our schools...and our students!

Administration
Superintendent Kevin D. Abrahamson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
6-12  Principal Megan L. Anderson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
K-5 Principal Anne M. Oelke This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
     
School Board
Chairperson Ray Marsnik This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Treasurer Rochelle Sjoberg This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Clerk Scott C. Kellerman This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Director Heidi Mann This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Director James Pointer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Director Tom Omerza This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

District Support Staff

Name Assignment Extension Email
Deyak, Kim Indian Education Liaison 1796 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Erickson, Betty, RW. BS. School Health Coordinator 1741 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Gibney, Patsy Noon Supervisor   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Graves, Matt ADAPT – Range Mental Health 1752 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Podominick, Kari ADAPT – Range Mental Health 1746 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Townsend, Katie

Early Childhood Family Education
Classroom Assistant

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Zollar, Michelle Noon Supervisor   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Transportation

Name Assignment Extension Email
Burger, Sarah Bus Driver    
Janssen, Morris Bus Driver    
Kari, Ryan Bus Driver    
Lahtonen, John Bus Driver    
Leeson, Tim     Transportation/Facilities Director 1747     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lekatz, Mitch Bus Driver    
Mills, Mary Bus Driver    
Mills, John Bus Driver    
Palcher, Bernie Bus Driver    
Peters, Gail Bus Driver    
Riikola, Ron Bus Driver    

 

Custodial/Maintenance

Name Assignment Extension Email
Carlson, Warren   Custodial    
Hartshorn, Kirt Maintenance   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Kelley, Jason Custodial   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Krunkkala, Jim Custodial   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Leeson, Tim Custodial   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Cafeteria

Name Assignment Extension Email
Angus, Sheila Cafeteria Aide/Assistant Cook    
Hall, Jane Cafeteria Aide    
Johnson, Kristy Cafeteria Aide/Cashier   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Kovall, Richard Cafeteria Aide    
Puzel, Kim Food Service Coordinator/Head Cook 1735 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Winkleman, Kris Cafeteria Aide