General Education Department

Copper Country Intermediate School District provides a variety of programs and services to effectively meet the needs of school districts in Houghton, Baraga and Keweenaw counties. Programs and services are designed and implemented to assist teachers and administrators in providing meaningful learning experiences to K-12 students and improving student achievement.

Programs and Services of the General Education Department

Professional Development for Teachers and Administrators

  • Content Area, Pedagogy and Technology Workshops and Institutes
  • New Teacher Mentoring Program
  • State board Continuing Education Credits
  • Comprehensive School Health and Safe and Druge Free Schools

Support for State and Federal Mandates

  • School Improvement Assistance
  • Data Analysis of Student Achievement Data (MEAP)
  • Education Standards and Content Expectations
  • No Child Left Behind, Annual Yearly Progress and Education YES
  • High School Reform

Student Services

  • After-school, Family and Enrichment Activities
  • Gifted and Talented Programs
  • Student Leadership Committee


  • Coordinate general educational activities between the districts in CCISD
  • Foster partnerships with Universities, community and state organization, and businesses
  • Pursue grant funds for new programs and initiatives

Lending Resource Library

  • Curriculum and Activity Guides
  • Children’s Literature
  • Classroom Kits and Scientific Equipment
  • Teacher Reference Material

Staff of the General Education Department

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Director, Western U.P. Center for Math/Science & Environmental Education
Shawn Opplinger

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CCISD Curriculum Consultant
Carla Strome

Taryn Mack staff photo

Comprehensive School Health and Safe and Drug Free Schools
Taryn Mack

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General Education Secretary
Loret Roberts

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Joan Chadde

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Early Literacy Coach
Angela Elmblad

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