Principal – Nate Slinde

I am honored and humbled to serve as your next Principal at Clover Ridge Elementary. I began my teaching career in 1998 at Bluff Creek Elementary and moved to Clover Ridge when it opened in 2001. I have taught 3 rd , 4 th , and 5 th  grades as well as a variety of other classes including technology. I served as Lead Teacher at Clover Ridge while completing my Specialist Degree from the University of St. Thomas and obtaining my K-12 Principal’s License.  For the past 3 years, I have served as the Assistant Principal at Chaska Middle School East until accepting this position.

In addition to my work in education, I have a wonderful family. My wife and I have 3 children who all attend Eastern Carver County Schools. When not running the kids to a variety of activities, we enjoy sporting events, boating and being outside. Clover Ridge Elementary is a special place thanks to the wonderful students, staff, and families. I am thrilled to be back in this unique building and hope to continue the great tradition of academic and social excellence!

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Principal - Nate Slinde

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Administrative Dean – Mrs. Doran

Administrative Dean - Mrs. Doran

Debi Doran


Welcome to Clover Ridge Elementary School where we help students SOAR to success by doing their personal best!

My name is Debi Doran and I serve as the administrative dean at Clover Ridge Elementary.  In this role, I support teacher instruction through staff development, aid in student intervention plans,  help personalize learning and student instruction as well as  other administrative duties.  Students may see me out in the bus loop during arrival and dismissal, teaching a lesson in their classroom, helping out in the main office or working with teachers.

One of my most important roles is to foster the partnerships between home and school. Working with students, staff and parents at Clover Ridge Elementary is truly enjoyable, and like many of our students, I am very excited for a great school year at Clover Ridge!