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Great Expectations School Director Rachael Lehman - Photo by Rhonda Silence
After 16 years as director of Great Expectations School, Peter James will be retiring at the end of June. During the month of June, he has been meeting with the new GES director, Rachael Lehman, who has visited the school...
School District 166 welcome wall - Photo by Rhonda Silence
In the last year the School District 166 school board has made a concerted effort to include a report from the Local Indian Education Committee (LIEC) on its agenda, in part at the request of the LIEC parent committee members.

Hear from LIEC members ...
Christopher Lindholm, formerly Pequot Lakes superintendent, is coming to School District 166. Submitted photo
In May, the superintendent position for School District 166 was offered to Christopher Lindholm of Pequot Lakes and he accepted. He will be starting as the new superintendent here in Cook County on July 1.

Since then, some community members have discovered press reports about...
Peter James of GES will be retiring at the end of June. Photo courtesy of GES.
Great Expectations School has seen a lot of changes since its founding in 2003. A major change is happening at the end of June. After 16 years at the helm of Great Expectations School, Peter James is retiring as director.

A new director, Rachael Lehman, has been hired and has already...
School District 166 - Eagle entrance
After voting to hire Christopher Lindholm at a special meeting on May 19, the school board of ISD 166 had a regular monthly meeting on May 20. See the related WTIP report here: School District...

Christopher Lindholm at Pequot Lakes Schools is the next ISD 166 superintendent - Submitted photo
At the regular school board meeting on May 20, it was announced that negotiations were complete and School District 166 officially has its new superintendent, Christopher Lindholm. 
According to the Pequot Lakes Public Schools webpage, Lindholm has been...

School District 166 welcome wall - Photo by Rhonda Silence
If he accepts an offer in the coming days, Christopher Lindholm will be the next superintendent at ISD 166. 

In April 2021, the school board of School District 166 began the process of finding a new superintendent. The process started by seeking stakeholder input...

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I.S.D. 166 School Information

Cook County Schools
101 West Fifth Street
Grand Marais, MN 55604
Phone: (218)387-2271

Superintendent: Dr. William Crandall
Phone: (218)387-2271, ext. 612

The members of the Cook County School Board are:

District 1 - Debra White

District 2 - Carrie Jansen

District 3 - Rena Rogers

District 4 - Stephanie Radloff

District 5 – Dan Shirley

Great Expectations Charter School
Mail: PO Box 310 • Grand Marais, MN 55604
Phone: 218.387.9322

Director: Peter James
Birch Grove Community School
P.O. Box 2383
Tofte, MN 55615
Phone: 218-663-0170

Director: Diane Blanchette
218-663-0170 ext. 20
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