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 Erik Erie This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
6-12  Principal Megan Anderson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
K-5 Principal Anne 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.
Clerk Rochelle Sjoberg This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Treasurer Tom Omerza 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 Tony Colarich     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

District Support Staff

Name Assignment Extension Email
Anderson, Dawn Indian Education Liaison 1796 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Aune, Spencer                 Business Manager     1798 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Braun, Christine Early Childhood Family Education Classroom Assistant   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.
Erickson, Robin 6-12 Secretary 1792 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.
Hartleben, Jackie     Bookkeeper 1745 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Hartman, Chris  Community Education     218-235-2189 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Johnson, Kim Purchasing Clerk 1776 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Leeson, Tim Transportation/Facilities Director 1747 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lekatz, Michele K-5 Secretary 1799 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ojala, Connie     Payroll/Benefits Coordinator 1774 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.
Stouffer, Jennifer

Early Childhood Family Education Classroom Assistant

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Wognum, Mary     Superintendent's Assistant 1727     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Zollar, Michelle Noon Supervisor   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Transportation

Name Assignment Extension Email
Baltich, Joe Bus Driver    

Brown, David

Bus Driver    
Burger, Sarah Bus Driver    
Huntbatch, Janelle Bus Driver    
Kari, Ryan   Bus Driver    
Lahtonen, John Bus Driver       
Lekatz, Mitch Bus Driver    
Mills, Mary Bus Driver    
Mills, John Bus Driver    

Palcher, Bernie

Bus Driver  

 

 

Custodial/Maintenance

Name Assignment Extension Email
Carlson, Warren   Custodial   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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.
       

 

Cafeteria

Name Assignment Extension Email
Angus, Sheila Cafeteria Aide/Assistant Cook    
Hall, Jane Cafeteria Aide    
Kerntz, Kim Cafeteria Aide    
Maxwell, Holly 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/Cashier 1735          This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.