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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 Aaron Harder
School Board Member
Mike Kohls, McKinley Charter Board Member Laurie Klinkhammer School Board Member
Melissa Greer, Elementary Teacher Amy Traynor
Secondary Teacher
  Gail Halmstad, 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