Welcome!Big Lake Community Education provides quality lifelong learning opportunities for every member of our community. What better time to learn a new skill and broaden your life than the present? You will meet new people, learn something you didn’t know before and make your world a more interesting place.
I have been a part of Big Lake Schools since 1984, serving in a variety of positions.Personally, I believe strongly in the community education philosophy and am an avid lifelong learner.If you are an individual, local organization or business that is interested in bettering our community through education, let’s talk! We are always looking for new class offerings for the Big Lake community.-Brad Schnitzler
What Exactly is Community Education?Programs & Services
- Youth and Adult Classes
- Adult Basic Education
- Adults with Disabilities
- Early Childhood Education Classes
- Early Childhood Screening
- Extended Day & Daytime Child Care
Meet your Community Education Team
Teresa Scott, CE Program Secretary 763-262-7187 firstname.lastname@example.org
Paula Jelen, Facilities Program Secretary 763-262-7188 email@example.com
Jeanne Freichels, Early Childhood Program Secretary 763-262-8182 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kelly Kazeck, Early Childhood Programs Coordinator 763-262-8128 email@example.com
Allen Berg, Program Coordinator 763-262-8107 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mission StatementBig Lake Community Education is dedicated to building a strong community by offering life-long learning experiences through cultural educational and recreational opportunities.
HistoryBig Lake Community Education was created in the fall of 1977 under the direction of Darrel Esterly, who was currently serving as the Assistant Principal of Big Lake High School. In the beginning years, Community Education offered 10-15 recreational classes each quarter during the school year.Throughout the years new programs have been added ranging from summer recreational classes to child care services. Today, more than 100 classes are offered year-round in recreation, enrichment, camps, fitness and trips.Additionally, more than 20 early childhood classes are offered during the school year, along with numerous other programs and services.