Paul Kinsley

Executive Director

About Paul Kinsley

What I love about Nasha Shkola…

It provides me with the opportunity to learn, not only about cultural differences but also how we are all basically the same.  The staff is extremely competent, well versed and enthusiastic.  They work diligently with your students to help them grow and mature.

The part of teaching that is the most rewarding for me…

Since I no longer teach in the classroom, I am only able to watch the hard work put in by staff to assist children in their learning.  New initiatives are developed and introduced into the classrooms to allow staff to better support the students.  I am blessed to have an extremely competent Lead Teacher that works tirelessly with staff, students and support teams to initiate growth and development for all.

For me, fun is…

Facing challenging situations.  When I get a chance to turn a negative situation into a positive one, I roll up my sleeves and get to work.  It is not always the easiest task, but the rewards of success are very satisfying.

Education & Professional Training:

In my early life, I worked in finance with Fortune 1000 companies in the U.S. and abroad.  Since the mid 90’s I have been heavily involved in the education system.  I have 6 years of experience as a school leader and have led financially troubled institutions back to health while increasing student growth.

Hello and welcome to all from our new website.  As you may already be aware, Nasha Shkola has moved to its new location at 6717 85th Avenue North, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443.  We have spent this past summer painting and cleaning up the inside of the facility and getting ready for our opening on the 5th of September.

We are excited about this new location, as it provides us with an opportunity to grow.  We struggled with this aspect in our former site, but we have been getting numerous inquiries since changing locations.  We will continue to provide a standards based curriculum with the infusion of Russian Art, History and Language. Many familiar faces are returning and we invite you to meet with our new staff at our open house on August 31, 2017.

It is imperative for the success and growth of our school that parents become more actively involved in the vision and advancement of the school for the benefit of all the students.  We need parent participation on the Board, in the development of our new Wellness Policy and committee, and with our leadership team.  There are many additional opportunities to volunteer within the school and I would encourage you to become active.

I am looking forward to seeing you all again and beginning this new chapter in “Our School’s” journey toward student success.

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Exterior photo pf Nasha Shkola facilities.

Nasha Shkola — Russian for Our School — is an academically rigorous K-8 charter school, providing a highly-structured learning environment for students interested in Russian language and culture.

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School Info

Nasha Shkola
6717 85th Avenue North
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445

Phone: 763-496-5550
Fax: 763-432-5435

School Hours
Monday – Friday:
8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Office Hours
Monday – Friday:
8 am – 4 pm