• I am thrilled to be part of the Anoka family and believe STEAM is a fantastic opportunity for our Anoka High students! 

    About Me

     I enjoy reading, travel, concerts, HGTV and taking tandem bike rides. My husband and I have a son, a daughter and two little dogs.  I love to organize!

    Previous Work Experience

    ISD 728 Elk River, MN

    ISD 728 Regional Center Director;Perpich Center for Arts Education

    art educator/fine arts department chairperson/ gifted and talented resource coordinator

    Concordia College St.Paul, MN; adjunct instructor

    St. Cloud State University St. Cloud, MN; adjunct instructor

    Barstow Unified School District Barstow, CA; art educator, fine arts department chairperson


    Administrative license (K-12 principal); Hamline University

    Masters in Curriculum & Instruction; St. Cloud State University

    Bachelor of Science in art education; St. Cloud State University 

    Recent Awards

    2019 Minnesota Art Administrator of the Year; Art Educators of MN

    2019 Educator of the Year; Art Educators of MN




  • Contact info:

    Rana Nestrud
    STEAM Coordinator
    Anoka High School
    contact info