Mission Statement: Promoting community and connection within STRIDE Academy for the purpose of supporting our students. PATHS does this through active and purposeful engagement with parents, teachers, and staff.

PATHS (Parents and Teachers Helping Students) is a group that meets to discuss a variety of issues pertaining to the school, including fundraising and authorizing funding requests such as paying for buses for student field trips. PATHS organizes a fall coffee fundraiser, a mid-winter artwork fundraiser, and works with PAC (Panther Activities Club) to have a silent auction during the annual STRIDE Academy 5K in May.

PATHS meetings are open to any STRIDE Academy parent, teacher, or staff member, and will be held virtually via ZOOM. To receive a ZOOM link to join a meeting, please email Michele Kockler.

If the meeting time coincides with a student vacation day, the meeting will be moved up one week. Upcoming 2021-2022 meeting dates:


P.A.T.H.S. Leadership

President: Alexa Sandbakken

Vice President: Meghan Luebesmier

Principal: Gwen Anderson

Teacher: Michele Kockler