Digital Learning Team

Mr. Troy Anderson

Phone: 763-241-3400 x 5007

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Mr. Troy Anderson

Assistant Director Instructional Technology

Troy joined the Elk River School District in 2012. Troy has previous experience as an elementary school teacher and held the position of Technology Integration Specialist in the Osseo School District for 13 years. Troy provides leadership to our Online and Digital Learning Specialists in the areas of coordinating professional development and online learning initiatives. He earned his Associate in Arts from Bemidji State University, Bachelor of Arts from Winona State University and Master's Degree in Instructional Technology from St. Cloud State University.


 Paul Beckermann

Phone: 763-241-3400 x5011

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Paul Beckermann

Digital Learning Specialist

Paul has been a Digital Learning Specialist at ISD728 since 2015. Before that, he spent 18 years as an English teacher and 9 years as a Media Specialist in the Dassel-Cokato School District. He has a BA from St. John's University and a MA from Saint Cloud State University as well as a K-12 Media Specialist Licensure. Paul supports multiple schools in the district with technology integration and teaching and learning strategies. 




 Pamela Beckermann

Phone: 763/241/3400 x

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Pamela Beckermann

Digital Learning Specialist

Pam joined ISD 728 and the Digital Learning Team in 2015. She has a Bachelor's degree in Business Education and a Master's degree in Information Media from St. Cloud State University. Prior to joining ISD 728, Pam served for 20 years at Dassel-Cokato Middle School as a Media Specialist, Digital Learning Specialist and Gifted & Talented facilitator. Pam supports staff in the following schools in leveraging technology and pedagogical best practices to make teaching and learning more effective, efficient and engaging: Meadowvale Elementary, Prairie Elementary & Middle School, Westwood Elementary, Zimmerman Elementary, Zimmerman Middle & High School. 




 Kevin Jost

Phone: 763-241-3400 x 5009

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Kevin Jost

Kevin was hired on by ISD 728 in 2008 as a Special Education Teacher at Zimmerman High School where he spent the first four years coaching football, basketball and baseball in addition to teaching. During the 2013-14 school year, Kevin was part of the development team for the Online Learning Program, which became licensed with the state in June of 2014. For the past six years, Kevin has worked in the capacity of Online Coordinator for the online program that serves students in grades 9-12 district wide. Kevin earned his BA in Elective Studies from St. Cloud State University, Master's Degree in Special Education from St. Cloud State, K12 Administrative License from Hamline University, and Work Program Coordinator's License from Bethel University. 

Online Coordinator / Digital Learning Specialist




 Tyrone Schmidt

Phone: 763-241-3400 x 5010

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Tyrone Schmidt

Tyrone has a Bachelor's degree in Business Education from Concordia College, a Master's degree in Educational Leadership from Southwest Minnesota State University, and a Principal license from Minnesota State University Moorhead. Prior to joining ISD 728, Tyrone served for 13 years in the St. Francis Area School District as a Technology Integration Specialist while also teaching classes in Business, Computer Technology, and Economics. Tyrone will be supporting staff in the following schools to leverage technology in creating the most impactful learning experiences for students: Rogers High School, Rogers Elementary, Otsego Elementary, Hassan Elementary, Salk Middle School, and Ivan Sand Community High School.