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ROCORI Spotlight


Cold Spring Elementary is the district center for Elementary English Language Learners and Special Education DCD programming.

School of Excellence

Cold Spring Elementary was awarded MESPA's Minnesota School of Excellence in the 2015-2016 school year.

Exploratory Classes

Cold Spring Elementary provides exploratory classes in grades 3-5 that emphasize wellness, hobby, career and performance.

News and Announcements

Photo of Principal Eric Skanson

Principal Skanson has been name Minnesota’s 2019 MESPA (Principal Association) National Distinguished Principal of the Year! 

Eric was up against principals from out of state as well as the big metropolitan districts.  To be chosen from all those schools and their principals is quite an accomplishment!

Thank you Eric for your hard work and dedication to the students and staff of ROCORI!

During this week, we honor a particular group of support staff each day that help make our buildings a great place for students and select an honoree from this group.


Thursday: Paraprofessionals/Health Service/Multicultural Liaison

Julie Sabo receiving her support staff award.


Congratulations to Julie Sabo! RHS/RMS Health Technician!! Julie serves a very large student population every day. Seizures, asthma attacks, medication administration and emergency situations make her office always busy and the beds full!! This is her 6th year in the health office, she worked in ROCORI food service before that.


Wednesday: Secretaries & Clerical/Program Managers/Tech Support

Jane Wahlin receiving her support staff award.

Congrats to Jane Wahlin for being recognized for the ROCORI Support Staff Award of Excellence for Administrative Assistants!  She does an amazing job everyday for ROCORI Activities.  Thanks for all that you do Jane! 


Tuesday: Buildings and Grounds Staff

Peter Nierengarten receiving his support staff award.

The district honoree in buildings and grounds for this year’s Support Staff Award is Peter Nierengarten. Peter comes to work every day with a fresh pail of good ol’ fashioned ‘can do attitude’ in tow while he’s humming to the oldies on the radio Congrats Peter!


Monday: Food Service Staff

Jonelle Phillippit receiving her support staff award.

The district honoree in food service for this year’s Support Staff Award is Jonelle Philippi. Jonelle has been with the district for seventeen years. She comes to work each day with a warm friendly smile and positive attitude. Jonelle’s number one ingredient in all her recipes is love!  Congratulations Jonelle!

Cartoon child flying with a book in their outstretched arms. Minnesota Reading Corps.

Make a difference in your community and join our team as a reading tutor. Brandon Elementary is looking for reading tutors to give their time and talent to help our kids become successful readers and learners.

Tutors work one-on-one or in small groups with students during school hours throughout the school year. No matter if you’re a recent grad, career changer, stay-at-home parent or retiree, you can make a great tutor. No experience? No problem. Minnesota Reading Corps provides comprehensive training in strategies proven to help students learn, so tutors are well equipped to help students grow.

Perks as A Tutor

  • Receive a stipend every two weeks
  • Earn up to $4,200 for college tuition or student loans. Tutors 55 and older may gift the award to their child, grandchild, stepchild or foster child.
  • Free health insurance and child care assistance for those who qualify.

Ready to be the change for struggling students? Learn more at Questions can be sent to or call 866.859.2825.