Pankalo Education Center

Photo of Pankalo studentPankalo Education Center serves students in grades K-8 who have emotional behavioral disorders (EBD), autism spectrum disorders (ASD), developmental cognitive disabilities (DCD), and certain low-incidence disabilities.

Our approach

Pankalo has an integrated arts theme; the goal is to provide a compassionate, creative, safe, and child centered learning environment, where our students grow academically, socially, and personally, while tapping into their creativity.

Students enjoy a palette of activities that:

  • Allows our unique learners to access core content academics in creative ways

  • Provides a calming and creative atmosphere

  • Connects educational philosophies to the arts, helping our students build relationships between their inner and outer worlds

  • Gives our students tools for communication, appropriate emotional release, and self-regulation

  • Treats students with respect, dignity and compassion

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Pankalo Education Center
8568 Eagle Point Blvd
Lake Elmo, MN 55042 (map)

(p): 651-415-6300
(f): 651-415-6310
Attendance: 651-415-6311

Staff directory

School hours

Monday - Friday
8:50 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

School leaders

Amy Johncox
(p): 651-415-6302

Abigail Clay Assistant Principal/Manager (p):651-415-6307 (e)

Laura Leslie Assistant Principal/Manager (p):651-415-6301 (e)


Samantha Shopbell
Program Facilitator 
(p): 651-415-630