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Learning Environments and Partnerships Committee (LEAP)

The Learning Environments and Partnerships Committee is a standing committee of the ECASD School Board. It was established to “…encourage innovation, which could increase our ability to provide diverse programming and methodologies.” The committee created a three step process for our teachers to have the opportunity to imagine, develop, implement, and interpret an educational program which may not be associated with conventional educational programs. Those programs become part of our District’s Innovation Zone.

ECASD Innovation Zones

Memorial Documentary Theatre

Northstar ARCTIC Zone

Sam Davey In-Tech-Great



Pete Riley, McKinley Head of Instruction


Todd Johnson, Chippewa Valley Montessori (CVM) Principal

Kim Koller, District Office Administrator Michelle Radtke, Director of Assessment
Aaron Harder, Board Member
Laurie Klinkhammer, Board Member
Tracy Bush, Ad Hoc Member
Mike Kohls, McKinley Charter  Board Member Kristen Gundry, Montessori Charter Board Member
Melissa Greer, Elementary Teacher Derick Black, SecondaryTeacher
Jeremy Harrison, CVM Teacher Amy Traynor, Secondary Teacher
Gail Halmstad, Community Member Katherine Rhoades, Community Member

Innovation Zone Proposal Process

The Innovation Zone Three Step Process consists of "fillable" forms that allow you to complete, save and email to Kim Koller at: klauterbachkoller@ecasd.us.

Step 1: Imagination Narrative

Step 2: Program Structure

Step 3: Performance Agreement