August 2015

Dear Colvill Family Center Families and Students,

I am looking forward to another wonderful year as director of Colvill Family Center!
I began working with Red Wing Public Schools in 1990 as an early childhood special education teacher and worked at Colvill until 2010. This background has helped me to understand and appreciate the extraordinary staff we are fortunate to have in this building. In addition to my work at Colvill, I have also worked for the Austin, MN Public Schools and have taught at Sunnyside Elementary.  My husband and I have lived in Red Wing since 1992 and have four grown children.
Colvill Family Center offers preschool classes for 3 – 5 year olds, early childhood special education services, early childhood family education services, early childhood screening, school readiness services, a WIC clinic and a Headstart center. Our curriculum is evidence based and aligned with Red Wing Public Schools K-12 curriculum. We use the Pyramid Model (formerly TACSEI) throughout our center to reduce challenging behaviors and to help children develop strong, positive social-emotional–behavioral skills.
My plan is that each child and family have a positive educational experience at Colvill.  Please feel free to contact me with questions or comments about the center or the programs we have here. Colvill Family Center is truly a treasure to this wonderful community and I am pleased to continue to serve as its director.

Hug the kids!
Best Regards,


Min MartinOakes                                                                                                                                                                       
Colvill Family Center Director                                                                                                                                                   

The mission of Colvill Family Center is to welcome and support all, inspire learning and build a bright future.