Three-Year Review Process

Approved Online Learning Provider review team members (July 2013 - September 2014)

The Center for Postsecondary Success at the Minnesota department of Education, renamed the Office of College and Career Success, sought volunteer review teams to assist in evaluating the self-studies submitted to the Department for review by 12 online providers on August 1, 2013. The review teams were made up of specialists in education, curriculum, program planning, special education, charter schools, technology, finance, organizational development, standards, well as individuals with other kinds of expertise appropriate to a review of online providers.

The volunteer review teams were led by the department’s Online and Digital Learning Specialist. Individuals wishing to become Review Team Members completed an interest form, attended training, and then completed the review which began on August 1, 2013 and ended on September 30, 2013. View the public call to volunteer.

The volunteer review team work, results, and recommendations were compiled and underwent a final review. Prior to results letters being disseminated to the online learning providers, the compiled results underwent a final review by select individuals from the department’s executive team, management team, and the supervisor from the Office of College and Career Success.

The department values and appreciates the time and energy reviewers spent in this continuous improvement process connected to quality public online programs in Minnesota. In recognition of this work, the reviewers will receive a letter of commendation for valuable public service and be recognized on this published list of review team members on the Online Learning web pages maintained by the Department.

Online Learning Provider Review Team Members

Tracy Quarnstrom, Director

TRIO Wolf Creek Distance Learning Charter School


Curt Tryggestad, Superintendent

Eden Prairie Schools


Nick Falde, Coordinator - Online Learning / Technology Integration

Roseville Area Schools


Ned Zimmerman-Bence, Implementation Manager

The National Repository of Online Courses (NROC) Project


Terry Hamm, MCIS Coordinator

Minnesota Department of Education


Mary Mehsikomer, Technology Integration Development & Outreach Facilitator

Technology and Information Education Services (TIES)


Cindy Shevlin-Woodcock, Special Education Program Specialist

Minnesota Department of Education


Shawn Hoffman-Bram, Community Education Director

St Cloud Area Schools


Emily McDonald, PK-12 Teaching & Learning Coordinator

Teaching & Learning


Susan Wygant, Mathematics Specialist

Minnesota Department of Education


Rosalie (Rosie ) Dehli, Education Specialist

No Child Left Behind, Minnesota Department of Education


Katherine Anthony-Wigle, STAR Specialist/Content Manager Educator Licensing

MDE/ Educator Licensing