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Board of Directors

About the Board

The Board of Directors (BOD) sets the direction for the school and the staff takes us there. The director and staff run the school's day-to-day operations. The BOD sets policies and curriculum and ensures that MSA meets the requirements of MSA’s authorizer and its charter . The BOD is composed of MSA teachers, parents, community members, a high school student, the director, and a contracted financial manager.  NOTE:  The Parent Team is no longer part of the BOD and is now its own PTO. For more information, go to the MSA PTO webpage.

Current Members

Lisa Anderson (Chair)

Phone: (651) 578-7507, ext. 3005
Representing: Teachers
Expiration: June 2020

Jeffrey Eng (Vice Chair)

Phone: (651) 321-8177
Representing: Parents
Expiration: June 2021

Noah Langseth (Treasurer)

Phone: (651) 578-7507, ext. 2203 
Representing: Teachers
Expiration: June 2020

Judy Seeberger (Secretary)

Phone: (651) 578-7507, ext. 2204
Representing: Teachers
Expiration: June 2021

Ramesh Aki

Phone: 763-218-5370
Representing: Parents
Expiration: June 2020

Cody Schniepp

Phone: 651-283-5352
Representing: Community
Expiration: June 2022

Dan Ellingson

Representing: Parents
Expiration: June 2022

Adam Bartz

Representing: Community
Expiration: June 2021

Michelle Kurkoski 

Phone: (651) 578-7507, ext. 4004
Representing: Teachers
Expiration: June 2022

Emily Wong

Representing: Students

Expiration: June 2020
(Non-voting ex officio Member) 

John Gawarecki, Director

Phone: (651) 308-2017
Representing: School District
(Ex-Officio Member)

Judith Darling
Contracted Financial Manager 

Phone: (651) 463-2233, ext. 202 
Representing: School District
(Ex-Officio Member BKDA) 

2019 - 2020 Board Meeting Dates and Times

Board meetings in 2019-2020 are normally scheduled at 6:15 p.m. on the third Monday of the month in Building A. They typically will end by 8:30 p.m.  A workshop is held prior to the meeting, starting at 5:00 p.m.  Times and dates are subject to change.  Please see the previous meeting minutes to confirm a meeting time.

Dates for the 2019-2020 meetings are: 

  • Monday, July 15, 2019
  • Monday, August 19, 2019
  • Monday, September 16, 2019
  • Monday, October 21, 2019
  • Monday, November 18, 2019
  • Monday, December 16, 2019
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
  • Tuesday, February 18, 2020
  • Tuesday, March 17, 2020
  • Monday, April 20, 2020
  • Monday, May 18, 2020
  • Monday, June 15, 2020

Board Committees

A Committee is an official Board of Director (BOD) working group subject to Open Meeting law.  Publicly posted committee meeting notices, agendas and minutes are available on the MSA website.  The following are official BOD committees: Academics, Annual Fund, Communication, Finance, School Expansion and Director Evaluation.  

Name of Committee
(Click For More Details) 
Chair & Board Member (BM) Representative Meeting Day Meeting Time Focus or Standing
Academics Chair: TBD
Lisa Anderson (Board Chair)

1st Monday of the month  8:00 a.m. Standing 
Annual Fund (AFC)

Chair: TBD
Thomas Johnston (Asst. Dir)

3rd Wednesday of the month 4:30 p.m. Focus 

Chair: Cheryl Howe
Michelle Kurkoski (BM)

2nd Wednesday of the month  4:30 p.m. Focus
Finance Chair: TBD
Noah Langseth (BM)

2nd Monday of the month

 4:30 p.m. Standing

School Expansion

Chair: TBD
Jeff Eng (Board Vice Chair)
Dan Ellingson (BM)
Lisa Anderson (Board Chair)







Personnel Committee

Lisa Anderson (Board Chair)

Last Monday of the month

4:30 p.m.


Board Task Forces

A Task Force is not an official BOD group, and typically is formed for specific tasks or projects. Task force meetings are open and transparent; members of the MSA community are encouraged to participate. the MSHSL Liaison is not a task force but is listed here for its repsonbility to report to the BOD. The table below lists current task forces:

Name of Task Force Chair & Board Member (BM) Representative Meeting Day Meeting Time
Building Safety Chair: TBD
Judy Seeberger

MSHSL - Minnesota State High School League 

(Liaison ONLY. Not a Task Force)

Shannon Froberg NA  NA
Policy Chair: TBD
Michelle Kurkoski
Heather Rosemann
Usually no meeting  TBD
Technology Chair: TBD
Dan Ellingson
Ramesh Aki
Meet as needed TBD


Former Board Task Force - Archive

Minnesota Charter School Day at the Capitol

March 8, 2017

Board member Mona Hayashi, John Gawarecki (Director), and teachers Thomas Johnston, and Cheryl Howe meet with our district legislators during Charter School Day at the Capitol organized by Minnesota Association of Charter Schools.

Photos below:Board Member, director and teachers meet with Representative Kelly Fenton (in brown shirt). Also shown on the right, with Senator Susan Kent (in red shirt). Click photos for links to more information.

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