Dr. Scott Wallner's passion for lifelong learning is rooted in his own experiences where was largely self-taught in a number of interests, hobbies, and causes. He has applied this background with a higher purpose throughout his career as a teacher, adult basic education coordinator, and community education administrator.
Since 2011, Scott has served as the Assistant Director of Community Education. In this role, he leads and oversees a variety of programs including the district Welcome Center, the Central Minnesota adult basic education consortium, youth enrichment, youth development/youth service, Kids’ Connection (before school childcare program), K-12 volunteers, aquatics, facilities scheduling, and Project Challenge (adults with disabilities program). Scott also leads the district’s Community Education Advisory Council.
Scott has a B.A. in History from the University of Minnesota, an M.A. in Community Education Administration from the University of St. Thomas, a Sixth-Year Certificate from St. Cloud State University, and a Ph. D in Educational Leadership from the University of North Dakota. The Minnesota Community Education Association (MCEA) presented Scott with a Regional Community Educator of Excellence Award in 2015.
I am excited to introduce myself as the new Director of Early Childhood Education. I am a life-long St. Cloud Area School District resident. I am passionate about early childhood education and life-long learning. I hope that you have found time during the summer months to relax and enjoy watching your children grow and develop during these crucial years.
Early Childhood Family Education is excited to provide a wide range of classes and programs for parents and young children from birth to kindergarten entrance. We welcome families living in the St. Cloud Area and surrounding communities to participate in the opportunities that are provided through our Early Childhood Education programs. You and your child will enjoy learning and growing together. From “Itsy Bitsy Yoga” to “Super Saturdays” you will be able to find a class that best fits your family.
Preschool classes will also be offered at several locations for 3 and 4 year old children this fall. There are still openings in some of these classes so be sure to call if you are interested in a preschool opportunity for your 3 and 4 year old children. A child’s early years are full of wonder, growth and learning. Children grow and change quickly from birth to age five. Some babies and young children need extra help to learn and develop. If you have questions or concerns about your child’s development, please give us a call at 320-253-5828.
We look forward to your involvement in our Early Childhood Education programs.