The White Bear Lake Area School District is pleased to announce that Dr. Martina Wagner has been chosen to serve as the district’s Director of Educational Equity and Achievement. She will begin her role with the district on July 1, 2022.
Dr. Wagner currently serves as the Educational Equity Coordinator at Owatonna Public Schools, coordinating initiatives related to diversity and inclusion and coordinating equitable learning outcomes that align with the district’s equity action plan and strategic plan. Additionally, she is a highly sought-after consultant who has worked extensively both nationally and internationally to increase awareness of educational best practice and systems restructure.
Serving in a variety of roles throughout her career in education, Wagner began as a mainstream teacher before moving into English Learner Teacher and Coordinator roles at Lakeville Public Schools. Her role expanded to include oversight of English Language Learner (ELL) services, Targeted Services, the ALC, Credit Recovery and summer programming when she served as Student Services Supervisor at North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale Public Schools. She has also worked in roles of consultant, specialist and director of E-12 services with Metro ECSU, a nonprofit educational cooperative that provides high quality education services and programs.
“With her years of experience working with students from pre-K to adult education, and her passion for supporting teachers and leaders so that they can positively influence student learning, Dr. Wagner will be a terrific fit for this reimagined role in White Bear Lake Area Schools,” said Superintendent Wayne Kazmierczak. “I am confident that under her leadership in educational equity and achievement, our work will be both purposeful and transformational. We will help each of our students find academic success in a welcoming, supportive environment.”