Karner Blue Education Center
Students Served: Kindergarten - 8
Disabilities: Students with Autism, emotional and behavioral disorders, and cognitive disabilities.
Parents/Guardians: Please work with your school district as they will be responsible for completing the referral process.
3764 95th Avenue NE
Circle Pines, MN 55014
Val Rae Boe, Manager
Tammy Bednar, Assistant Manager
Naomi Lepore, Assistant Manager
Karner Blue Education Center was designed to address the specific needs of students with Autism, emotional and behavioral disorders, and cognitive disabilities. The environmental supports provided by the building design create a controlled space for students in which to learn, play, and relax. The focus on nature provides a calming atmosphere, and educational philosophies tied to nature and place build student's connections to their world. Karner Blue Education Center utilizes the Compassionate School model, which supports both physical and emotional health by helping students build relationships, self-regulate and achieve success in both academic and non-academic areas.
The educational planning process involves a team of school district staff parents, agency professionals and Northeast Metro 916 staff.