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Mr. Lance Kragness, Special Education Teacher/Case Manager
Lance Kragness

Mr. Lance,

Hello, my name is Lance Kragness.  I was born and raised in North Minneapolis and attended Minneapolis Public Schools, Kindergarten through 12th grade.  I graduated in 2001 from North Community High School.  After graduation I first attended North Hennepin Community College majoring in Business.  As an adult after realizing that working youth is my passion, I continued my education at Metro State University with an Individualized Studies degree in Community Leadership and Youth Advocacy. In 2018 graduated from the University of St. Thomas and received my Master’s degree and Teaching Licensure as Academic Behavioral Strategist as part of the Minneapolis Public School/University of St. Thomas Special Education Cohort 2018.  Most recently in May of 2021 I graduated from Minnesota State University Mankato completing an Educational Specialist K-12 Principal Licensure program.  

I started my career with Minneapolis Public Schools, working in after-school programs and also for the YMCA Beacons program in 2003.  In 2006, I was given an opportunity to travel the world as a business manager in the music industry, but my passion for helping youth and seeing our children succeed brought me back into the education field in 2013 which I served as Special Education Assistant before becoming an Academic/Behavior Dean at Edison High School until starting my teaching career in 2017. 

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family. I am happily married with 4 children of my own at home.  I also enjoy being a leader in my community and spending time with friends.  I love all sports (especially football) and traveling.  I have a passion to serve people and help them be successful. 

2021-22 Schedule

2nd Period Race and Identity Room 105

3rd Period Race and Identity Room 229 

5th Period Strategies for Success Room 229 

7th Period Strategies for Success Room 229/Gym Lobby

Advisory Room 117


Lance Kragness, Special Education Teacher  
612-668-1300 Ext. 34032

Google Voice 612-321-8522 Call/Text

Room 117

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