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The mission of the ISD 728 music program is to educate students to grow as listeners, performers, and creators; inspire continued appreciation for music; and empower students to become life-long musicians.

Belief Statements

We believe music...

  • promotes a sense of community and belonging through active music making 
  • develops the whole child socially, physically, emotionally, and academically
  • encourages personal self-esteem through creating and performing
  • inspires a growth mindset by developing and refining musicianship and music literacy
  • develops problem solving, cognitive and critical thinking skills 
  • encourages communication and collaboration
  • promotes music as a universal language 
  • fosters cultural competency
  • engages and stimulates the complete brain in both individual and collective settings
  • uses an eclectic approach to teaching, learning and assessment through Orff, Kodaly, differentiation, and other current best practices



Jamie Nord
Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services - Elementary

Kari Rock
Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services - Secondary

Kelly Corbett
Director of Teaching & Learning   
763-241-3400 x1205

Kristin Reiser
Sr Administrative Asst - Teaching & Learning   
763-241-3400 x5000

Kristin Hall
Curriculum Specialist (E-5 English & Social Studies, MTSS Elem Literacy), Achievement & Integration
763-241-3400 x5029

Becky Herbert
Curriculum Specialist (E-5 Math & Science, MTSS Elem Math), Gifted & Talented, K-12 Media Literacy
763-241-3400 x5002

Nicole Abernathy
Curriculum Specialist
763-241-3400 x 5004

Kimberly Boyer
Curriculum Specialist
763-241-3400 x 5005

Rachel Drapeau
Curriculum Specialist
763-241-3400 x 5006

Leah Sams
Curriculum Specialist
763-241-3400 x 5013