Media Center

Welcome to the Learning Center

at Chaska Middle School East!

The library is never totally closed.
Want to find free eBooks, book recommendations, project help, book clubs to join?
Find out how here.

Stop back here for fun things like Maker challenges, online WIN sessions, and more!
Do you have a virtual WIN you would like to lead?  Fill out this form and Mrs. Dierks will email you with details.

Find these links here.

CMSE Library Policy


  • Students may check out materials for 3 weeks.
  • Students may check out only 2 books at a time…
  • Students may renew materials 2 times if no one else is waiting for the book.
  • If students need longer or needs more books for Language Arts, research projects, etc., they can contact Mrs. Dierks for special permission.



Linda Dierks
Information Innovation Learning Specialist

Laura Thom
Media Paraprofessional

Andrew Kothenbeutel
Digital Learning Coach

Sara Laska
Technology Associate


About the CMSE Information Team

Linda Dierks
I am so excited to be the Information Innovation Learning Specialist at Chaska Middle School East and love talking about all things Media!

Previously I was at East Union Elementary for 7 years as the part-time Media Specialist.  Before that I taught as a classroom teacher in the Minnetonka Public schools for 13 years.  My very first teaching position straight out of college was as a fourth grade teacher in Tracy, MN.  I earned my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education with a Kindergarten license from the University of Minnesota – Southwest, my Masters Degree in Education from St. Mary’s University, and my Media Licensure from the College of St. Scholastica.

Laura Thom
My name is Laura Thom, the Registrar and the Media Para at Chaska Middle School East.

Sara Laska
My name is Sara Laska.  I am the Technology Associate at Chaska Middle School East.  This is my 15th year in this district.  It is my 5th year working as the Tech Associate.  Prior to that, I was the Media Para at Chaska Middle School West.  I love working with staff and students and their technology needs.  When I’m not at work, I enjoy walking, knitting, reading on my Kindle Fire, and hanging out with my sweet husband.  I have one son who has graduated from college.