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Isis (Roper) Buchanan

Isis (Roper) Buchanan (MN '06)

Assistant Director Learning & Achievement

Osseo Area Schools

Subject(s) taught:
Grade(s): Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

At the time of the Award, Isis (Roper) Buchanan was:

Crossroads Science Elementary School
Saint Paul, MN

Subject(s) taught: General Elementary, Science
Grade(s): K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6


Biographical Information

Isis Buchanan is currently working as the Assistant Director of the department of Learning and Achievement in Osseo Area School District 279.  ​She has had multiple years of experience working as a school administrator at the elementary and middle school level.  As a school leader, Isis was able to build school sites that focused on developing collective teacher efficacy and increased student achievement.  Carver Elementary and Gideon Pond Elementary were diverse schools Isis led that outperformed other schools in the Twin Cities metro area. ​Isis is still a teacher at heart and continues to model lifelong learning in her work as an educator who is focused on learning and growing.  

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Additional Information


2012 NAESP (National Association of Elementary School Principals)

2012 Minnesota Principals Academy-National Institute for School Leadership

ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)

MESPA (Minnesota Elementary Principals' Association)

NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)


2010 K-12 Administrative License

Urban Education, Racial Equity, Culturally Relevant Teaching