Karner Blue Education Center

Karner Blue Education Center serves students in grades K-8 who have emotional behavioral disorders (EBD), autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and developmental cognitive disabilities (DCD). Environmental supports create a controlled space for students in which to learn, play and relax.

The focus on nature provides a calming atmosphere, and educational philosophies tied to nature build a student's connection to their world. Karner Blue Education Center utilizes the Compassionate School model, which supports both physical and emotional health by helping students build relationships, self-regulate and achieve success in both academic and non-academic areas.

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Karner Blue Education Center
3764 95th Ave NE
Circle Pines, MN 55014 (map)

(p): 651-415-6200
(f): 651-415-6275
(e): kboffice@916schools.org

Staff directory

School hours

Monday - Friday
8:50 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

School leaders

Naomi Lepore
Principal/Manager
(p): 651-415-6202
(e): nlepore@916schools.org

​Jasmine Smith
Assistant Principal/Manager
(p): 651-415-6203
(e): jsmith@916schools.org

Kate Krzenski
Program Facilitator
(p): 651-415-6205
(e): kakrzens@916schools.org