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Meet Our Team


Cory Franson

Director of Community Engagement

Cory Franson has been a part of the ISD 728 family since 2008 working as the Program Manager for Community Education.  In 2016, Cory started the role as Director of Community Engagement and Community Education.  Cory has been in the field of Community Education since 2005, working in Winona, MN prior to joining ISD 728.  Cory received his Bachelor of Arts in Music from Winona State, and his Community Education Director’s License and Masters Degree from St. Cloud State University.

Cory provides leadership to the Community Education department and to numerous District programs including Early Education, communications, legislative involvement and community engagement opportunities.

Mike Schoemer

communications specialist: content creator, social media & photography

Mike has served the District since 2015 and is a familiar face around the community. A former writer and photographer, Mike has been taking photos and videos at school events around the area for more than 16 years. Mike graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a Bachelor's in Mass Communications and has served on multiple boards for his expertise in communications and marketing. 

Mike and his three children reside in Albertville, where he has coached soccer for more than a decade.  

Mel McAlpine

communications specialist: graphic design, website & photography

Mel's Bio Coming Soon!