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Our Team

Rachel Hilyar, MEd

Director of Prevention, Safety & Grants

Rachel Hilyar has led the work of the ISD 728 Prevention and Safety Department since 2017. In this role, she works with a dynamic team of district leaders, including the Prevention & Safety, Educational Services teams and building principals, to embed powerful prevention strategies that foster resiliency and ensure a safe learning environment for all. Some of the initiatives included to achieve this are: Social Emotional Learning (SEL), Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse Prevention, Emergency Response and Crisis Management Protocols, Bullying Prevention and so much more! Rachel earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Family Social Science and a Masters of Education Degree both from the University of Minnesota.

To learn more visit the Prevention & Safety webpage.

Sheila Dokken, J.D.

Coordinator of Prevention & Safety

Sheila Dokken is a licensed attorney with over 20 years of experience litigating discrimination and harassment claims. Her experience in handling issues of racial, gender, sexual orientation and other forms of discrimination led her to a passion for preventive work. In addition to litigation, Sheila trained corporations and organizations on diversity issues and has been a restorative practices mediator for 20 years. Sheila accepted a position as an Equity Specialist with ISD 728 back in 2013 and has been developing programming and curriculum for classrooms, as well as training staff and administration on equity issues, including implicit bias, stereotypes, and more. She received intensive training on conducting restorative circles in June of 2018 and has been actively implementing and instituting this practice in her district. She accepted the position of Coordinator of Prevention & Safety in July 2019 where she focuses on district strategies and initiatives on social and emotional learning, mindfulness, restorative practices, gen ed behavior interventions, counselor support, flight team response and more. 

Dr. Nicole Stottlemyre

Coordinator of Prevention & Safety

Nicole served as a licensed deputy for the Sherburne County Sheriff's Department for 15 years. She currently is an online criminal justice instructor for Liberty University.  Nicole has a PhD in Public Safety from Capella University with her dissertation focused on facilitation practices in authentic restorative processes. In addition, she has a Masters of Science in Criminal Justice from St. Cloud State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Law Enforcement from Minnesota State University, Mankato.  Nicole joined our team in July 2020. She uses her experience and expertise to focus on developing and supporting district safety initiatives (i.e. ALiCE, Crisis teams, reunification planning, SRO support, etc.).