2023-2024 School Year:

In the 2023-2024 school year, grade 6 will move into the Secondary program. This will provide these tweens with a unique middle school experience at the Secondary Campus, where they will have their own suite of classrooms in a separate wing of the building. This opportunity gives them some independence with a soft transition to our Secondary program.

Elementary: Building a Foundation

At PACT, we partner with parents to educate the whole child, especially during the formative years. Teachers challenge each student to grow intellectually and believe they learn best by having the opportunity to explore in our safe and nurturing environment, highlighted by small class sizes and a focus on character development. Our dedicated team of teachers, combined with a robust curriculum to challenge minds, allows our students to develop a life-long love of learning.


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What Makes PACT Special?

Instructional Methods and Curriculum

The goals of PACT's teaching methods and curriculum are to promote higher-level thinking in students, meet students at their ability level, and help them to reach their full potential. We accomplish this in various ways, including:

  • Incorporating multiple intelligences: logical, intrapersonal, musical, kinesthetic, spatial, linguistic, naturalistic, interpersonal
  • Focusing on multi-sensory learning as much as possible
  • Teaching students how to research using a variety of resources
  • Integrating subjects and cross-curricular projects when appropriate
  • Providing an emotionally and physically safe, positive learning environment
  • Working Collaboratively
  • Training students in decision-making (Love and Logic)
  • Differentiating instruction
  • Focus on student engagement and high-level questioning techniques

According to the 2022 Climate Survey

95% of Elementary families are satisfied with PACT Charter School.

86% of parents feel PACT encourages them to be active partners in educating their students.

88% of Elementary parents acknowledge their student’s mastery of grade level learning.

89% of Elementary parents agree PACT meets the academic needs of their student.

Academic Standards

The Minnesota K-12 Academic Standards are the statewide expectations for student learning in K-12 public schools. Charter schools determine how their students will meet the standards and benchmarks by developing courses, curricula, and instruction. Learn how to understand the K-12 standards here.

Standards approved by the Minnesota Department of Education and the Legislature are listed here:

To learn more about academic standards, visit the Minnesota Department of Education website.

Core Classes and Curriculum

 Character Strong fosters the Whole Child with vertically-aligned lessons that teach SEL and character side-by-side. Character education involves developing thoughtful, healthy, and kind human beings. Our character is informed by our personal values and choices.

Visit Character Strong Weekly and engage with the weekly videos. 

Special Programming

Library and Media
The Library Media Center provides a dynamic learning environment for students and offers a place to promote literacy in both print and digital formats. In this collaborative space, students learn cultural awareness, curiosity, imagination, and character while processing information and solving problems.

Classroom Management

Love and Logic

The Love and Logic approach is a behavior management program that has been very effective in dealing with issues in the classroom. It neutralizes arguing, offers delayed consequences, shows empathy, and develops a positive teacher-student relationship. It’s a way to set enforceable limits that prevents power struggles and guide students to own and solve their problems. It has been a valuable tool for PACT’s teachers that allows them to enjoy time with their students!

Classroom Support

WIN Time

Elementary students receive differentiated instruction based on their needs. In reading and math, differentiated instruction is provided during daily What I Need (WIN) Time. Students in need of additional help may receive small group assistance from licensed teachers. This also provides time for the homeroom teacher to meet with small groups of students to provide extra support and enrichment.

Elementary Administration

Image - Paul Scanlon

Executive Director of Elementary Education

Paul Scanlon
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Image - Jenelle Moehn

Assistant Director of Education

Jenelle Moehn
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Image - Kasie Peters

Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Coordinator

Kasie Peters
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Elementary Faculty

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Kindergarten Teacher

Emily Kurtz
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Image - Brooke Lenneman

Kindergarten Teacher

Brooke Lenneman
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Image - Rochelle Hale

Grade 1 Teacher

Rochelle Hale
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Image - Jena Jankobiec

Grade 1 Teacher

Jena Jakubiec
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Grade 2 Teacher

Halle Lidstone
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Grade 2 Teacher

Brooke Thoennes
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Grade 3 Teacher

Jennifer McDevitt
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Grade 3 Teacher

Kasey Olson
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Grade 4 Teacher

Elise Hills
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Image - Miranda Schoen

Grade 4 Teacher

Miranda Schoen
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Grade 5 Teacher

Kristina Belonovich 
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Grade 5 Teacher

Anna Kate Murphy
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Image - Pam Backowski

Grade 6 Teacher

Pam Backowski
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Image - Samantha Peltier

Grade 6 Teacher

Samantha Peltier
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Image - Danae Heckmann

Art Teacher

Danae Heckmann
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Image - Marcia Aas

Media/Technology Integration Specialist

Marcia Aas
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Image - Emma Silber

Music/Band Teacher

Emma Silber
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Image - Ann Ostendorf

Music/Choir Teacher

Ann Ostendorf
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PE Teacher

Scott Miller 
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Contact Us

PACT Charter School
7250 East Ramsey Parkway NW
Ramsey, MN 55303 

Phone: 763-712-4200
Absence: attendance@pactcharter.org
Email: news@pactcharter.org
Fax: 763-712-4201


School Hours (2023-2024)

Elementary Campus
8:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. 

Secondary Campus
8:00 a.m. - 3:05 p.m. 

Office Hours

School Year
7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
Teachers leave @ 3:30 p.m. 

Non-School Fridays
7:30 a.m. - Noon

School Breaks | Summer
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Closed Holidays and Fridays

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