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Two staff members hired in BCCS

November 29, 2018 – Brooklyn Center Community Schools recently filled two district-level positions. Jena Carlson was hired as the director of curriculum and instruction and Miamon Queeglay was hired as the community schools manager.

I am incredibly excited and honored to step into this role,” Carlson said. “Brooklyn Center is my first home and, as a proud graduate of Brooklyn Center High School, it is a privilege for me to work each day in service of the schools and community that fostered my love of education as a child.

Carlson has served in the district for 16 years and is currently the continuous improvement and English learner coordinator. Prior to that, she was an instructional education assistant at Earle Brown Elementary STEAM, a dance and cheerleading coach at BCS, a middle school social studies teacher and a Q-Comp instructional coach. She will start her new role on December 3.

“Having worked with Jena in a variety of roles over the years, I have been deeply impressed with her knowledge of curricular design and instructional delivery practices,” said Dr. Carly Baker, superintendent. “She has a truly remarkable ability to meet each teacher, leader and team where they are and coach toward making our practice more effective for all students and families.”

Queeglay was hired to supervise community schools staff throughout the district and perform site-level community schools duties at Earle Brown Elementary STEAM and the Early College Academy. Queeglay most recently worked as a community liaison with the Brooklyn Center Police Department. She started her position on November 26.

“Miamon’s leadership, background and passion for children will help us further our community schools work,” Baker said. “I am excited for Miamon to also help us strengthen our connection with the city of Brooklyn Center and the many other partnerships we have with the community.”

Queeglay graduated with a B.S. in Public Health from St. Catherine University and previously worked as a Senior Planning Analyst for Hennepin County.

"I'm excited to be part of the BC community and help support the academic, social and emotional, and physical development of our students and families," Queeglay said.

Jena Carlson    Miamon Queeglay

Photos: Jena Carlson (left) was hired as the director of curriculum and instruction and Miamon Queeglay (right) was hired as the community schools manager. Click here for more information.