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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 Drug 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

Director of General Education
Carla Strome

Kelly Kalcich

General Education Secretary
Kelly Kalcich

Director of MiSTEM Western Upper Peninsula Region
Emily Geiger

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Mathematics Coach
Angela Elmblad

Literacy Coach / MTSS Co-Coordinator
Kristen Kariainen


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Attendance Outreach Specialist
Cody Kumpula

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3P Learning/Continuous Improvement Consultant
Jennifer Lynn

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Mental Health Services Coordinator
Natalie Morgan

Eric Arundel

Mental Health Professional
Eric Arundel

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Mental Health Professional
Amber Bennett

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Project Aware Manager
Dayna Browning

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Mental Health Professional
Jen Harris

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Mental Health Professional/School Social Worker

Andy Kalcich

Mental Health Professional Karina Koenig

Mental Health Professional
Karina Koenig

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Mental Health Professional
Allie Richmond


Margo Santti

Mental Health Professional
Margo Santti

David Sim

Public Engagement Specialist
David Sim

Comprehensive School Health and Safe and Drug Free Schools Taryn Mason

Comprehensive School Health and Safe and Drug Free Schools
Taryn Mason

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