Position title: PreK Literacy Tutor – Minnesota Reading Corps

Join us as we head back to school! Zanewood Community School is looking for caring adults to serve with Minnesota Reading Corps and help kids become successful readers. You’ll work directly with students every school day, during school hours, August - June. We’re looking to fill these positions:

-PreK Literacy Tutor


Tutors come from many backgrounds and include recent high school and college grads, career changers, stay-at-home parents and retirees. With training, support from onsite coaches and evidence-based strategies, Reading Corps tutors are well-equipped to change lives. No previous teaching experience necessary!

Tutors earn a living allowance, education award (up to $5,920) to repay student loans or pay tuition, and federal student loan forbearance. Tutors may be eligible for health insurance and child care assistance. To learn how you can join our team as a Reading Corps tutor, visit

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Remember: Applicants MUST apply via the Reading Corps website.


zanewood student holding magnetsHalfway through the second year of its schoolwide focus on STEAM integration, Zanewood Community School is offering more opportunities and greater support to students—thanks in part to a thriving collaboration with Boston Scientific in Maple Grove.

Since 2016, Boston Scientific has helped champion Zanewood’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) efforts. The support has been far-reaching and includes donations of $1,500 per year for the past two years. This has allowed Zanewood staff to develop a variety of STEAM integration classroom kits; enhance their STEAM library; and create a textiles lab and virtual reality lab within the school’s Makerspace.

“Boston Scientific is an amazing community partner that supports our STEAM program through donations of supplies, equipment and time,” said Kathryn Clingan, STEAM program coordinator at Zanewood Community School. “They believe in us.”

In addition to monetary support, donations from Boston Scientific employees come in the form of guiding Zanewood’s Lego Robotics League teams and leading courses during the Scholars’ Choice Days that take place throughout the year. Last year, the organization even sponsored a trip for Zanewood fifth-graders to attend the movie “Hidden Figures.”

“With the support from Boston Scientific, the opportunities for our students are endless!” added Chelsea Savino, fifth-grade teacher at Zanewood. “As a result, Zanewood students see themselves as scientists and are developing a sense of confidence in their ability to succeed at anything.”

PHOTO: Zanewood second-grader Axel Assogbda learns with magnets in the school's Makerspace.

Published on Sep 26, 2017
Brooklyn Park's Zanewood Community School has that shiny, new look and feel this school year. Facility renovations added up to $4 million. It transformed this 1960's era elementary school in the Osseo School District into a modern space for 425 students in prekindergarten through fifth grade. "The kids were so excited to see the building this year," said Zanewood Principal Mike Savage during a recent tour of the school with CCX News. "This is unrecognizable from last year: new lockers, new tiling, bright colors in the hallway." There's a level of excitement at this school that stretches beyond building improvements. Zanewood is picking up steam, and you can feel it. "The word that pops into my mind right away is innovation," said Savage. "Innovative, hardworking, passionate, and I'm not just talking about the staff, I'm talking about the kids as well." Two years ago, the school changed its direction after struggling with lagging test scores that teachers knew didn't reflect their students' ability. "The reason we were doing this was to grow our students because the other methods weren't working," said Kathryn Clingan, Zanewood's STEAM Program Coordinator. The school decided to develop a STEAM program, infusing science, technology, engineering, arts, and math into the everyday with hands-on lessons and problem-based learning. Even before the school introduced the STEAM program, Zanewood Community School already had good things going for it. "I always felt like this was the place for my kids," said Yosha Scott, a mother of three. Scott and her husband, Deandre have two kids currently at Zanewood, and their oldest daughter already went through the school. "Zanewood has great teachers, great staff," said Yosha Scott. Students at Zanewood represent a wide variety of different cultures, and those backgrounds are celebrated at school assemblies each month, where good leadership and character is also rewarded. "This is a gold ticket," said Savage, showing and explaining to our news crew an incentive program the school uses with students. "A gold ticket is something we give our kids and the kids collect them through the school year. It's an identification for when they do something good in our building." So now back to a progress report on the school's new STEAM program, two years in. Spoiler alert: the news is encouraging. "We took a look at our test scores, our high stakes test scores, [they're] on the rise," said Clingan. "We have made transformational growth in a number of our categories, so that told us, what we're doing is working and we want to continue." As part of the STEAM program, Zanewood also has a community partnership with Boston Scientific that provides some funding and includes local professionals visiting the school from the medical technology industry. Alexandra Renslo reporting Learn about our mobile app - CCX Media is on Comcast xfinity and CenturyLink prism in the Northwest Suburbs of Minneapolis and includes the cities Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Golden Valley, Maple Grove, New Hope, Osseo, Plymouth and Robbinsdale.
Published on Oct 9, 2017
Zanewood Community School in Brooklyn Park challenged its students to get creative and engineer a design made primarily out of cardboard. Young students came through with some impressive results.


zw art dayBright colors and an array of paintings, sculptures and artwork adorned the hallways of Zanewood Community School as students displayed their work during the World Art Day Expo on April 13.

With families and community members in attendance, all Zanewood students from pre-kindergarten through fifth grade presented their artwork in three different formats: digital, visual and performing art.

“Our number one initiative with World Art Day was to introduce kids to the wide world of art,” said Kathryn Clingan, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) program coordinator at Zanewood. “We also wanted students to explore different art mediums so they think of art as more than just crayons and markers.”

To prepare for the expo, Clingan said Zanewood teachers planned art projects that integrated curriculum and standards. As a result, the artwork highlighted a number of topics and themes, ranging from music to history to literature.

World Art Day was another example of how Zanewood is infusing STEAM initiatives into student learning this school year. The school also held a cardboard engineering challenge last fall before hosting Scholars’ Choice Day earlier this spring.

“Our art expo was a team effort, but teachers Sara Welu and Emily James—along with our entire STEAM team—have been instrumental in planning and coordinating events this year,” Clingan noted.

In addition to hosting these same STEAM events next school year, Clingan said Zanewood students and staff will also focus on a yearlong theme of water—looking at it locally, globally, and through scientific and economic lenses.

“We’ve seen great results with our STEAM efforts this year, including increased joy and excitement for learning among students,” she added. “We feel really proud of the grassroots efforts that we’ve been able to do this year, but we are definitely on track to grow this [STEAM] program next year.”

View more photos from World Art Day

School Info

Zanewood Community School
7000 Zane Ave N
Brooklyn Park MN  55429

School Hours
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Office Hours
8:00 am - 4:30 pm


Phone & Fax

School Office

General Fax 


School Leadership

Adrain Pendelton

Assistant Principal
Courtney Gulyard