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Christopher Lindholm, formerly Pequot Lakes superintendent, is coming to School District 166. Submitted photo
In May, the superintendent position for School District 166 was offered to Christopher Lindholm of Pequot Lakes and he accepted. He will be starting as the new superintendent here in Cook County on July 1.

Since then, some community members have discovered press reports about...
Peter James of GES will be retiring at the end of June. Photo courtesy of GES.jpg
Great Expectations School has seen a lot of changes since its founding in 2003. A major change is happening at the end of June. After 16 years at the helm of Great Expectations School, Peter James is retiring as director.

A new director, Rachael Lehman, has been hired and has already...
School District 166 - Eagle entrance
After voting to hire Christopher Lindholm at a special meeting on May 19, the school board of ISD 166 had a regular monthly meeting on May 20. See the related WTIP report here: School District...

Christopher Lindholm at Pequot Lakes Schools is the next ISD 166 superintendent - Submitted photo
At the regular school board meeting on May 20, it was announced that negotiations were complete and School District 166 officially has its new superintendent, Christopher Lindholm. 
According to the Pequot Lakes Public Schools webpage, Lindholm has been...

School District 166 welcome wall - Photo by Rhonda Silence
If he accepts an offer in the coming days, Christopher Lindholm will be the next superintendent at ISD 166. 

In April 2021, the school board of School District 166 began the process of finding a new superintendent. The process started by seeking stakeholder input...

School Respect banner - Photo Rhonda Silence
The School District 166 School Board has been meeting a lot lately to talk about the hiring of a new superintendent for the 2021-2022 school year. However, there is still a lot of regular business for the board to consider and that is what took place at the April 15 school board...

School District 166 has reminders of COVID-19 cautions throughout the school. Photo by Rhonda Silence
Cook County School District 166 has announced its second confirmed case of COVID-19 which has affected our student body. This case is not related to the first case announced on April 8. The school district is in close communication with public health professionals and has, or will be,...

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I.S.D. 166 School Information

Cook County Schools
101 West Fifth Street
Grand Marais, MN 55604
Phone: (218)387-2271

Superintendent: Dr. William Crandall
Phone: (218)387-2271, ext. 612

The members of the Cook County School Board are:

District 1 - Debra White

District 2 - Carrie Jansen

District 3 - Rena Rogers

District 4 - Stephanie Radloff

District 5 – Dan Shirley

Great Expectations Charter School
Mail: PO Box 310 • Grand Marais, MN 55604
Phone: 218.387.9322

Director: Peter James
Birch Grove Community School
P.O. Box 2383
Tofte, MN 55615
Phone: 218-663-0170

Director: Diane Blanchette
218-663-0170 ext. 20
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