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Did you know? Staff can now specify a preferred name.

Preferred name(04/19/2024) Anoka-Hennepin staff members can request a preferred name. A preferred or chosen name is any name you choose to use other than your legal name

What it impacts: Changing your preferred name will impact your district email address, staff login and Google account and your staff ID badge. 

How to make a change: The process will take approximately one week.

  • Log in to A-H Connect with your staff login/password.

  • Select “Skyward” from the menu of applications.

  • When browsing employee access, select “Preferred Name.”

  • Read the instructions and click “start.”

  • Enter your preferred first and last name.

  • Select “complete and review” and “submit form.”

What’s next: Stay alert to your email. Labor Relations and Applications and Connection Services will review your request and send you an email from with details about navigating the change. You will receive the email when your request has been processed along with your new credentials and effective date.

Questions? Contact or 763-506-HELP (4357).

This is not the process to follow to request a legal name change. If you have a legal name change to report for payroll, insurance or tax purposes, contact Employee Services at 763-506-1100.