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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

Ken Thielman (Chair)

Phone: (763) 219-2548
Representing: Community
Expiration: June 2019

Lisa Anderson (Vice Chair)

Phone: (651) 578-7507, ext. 1004
Expiration: June 2020

Mona Hayashi (Treasurer)

Phone: (651) 578-0343
Representing: Parents
Expiration: June 2019 

Ramesh Aki

Representing: Parents
Expiration: June 2020

Noah Langseth

Phone: (651) 578-7507, ext. 1018
Representing: Teachers
Expiration: June 2020

Judy Seeberger

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

Jeff Eng (Secretary)

Phone: (612) 812-9802
Representing: Parents
Expiration: June 2021

Alexandria Ledo

Phone: 651-399-6527
Expiration: June 2021

Cheri Howe

Phone: (651) 578-7507, ext. 1010
Representing: Teachers
Expiration: June 2019

Arnav Khandelwahl

Representing: Students

Expiration: June 2018
(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) 

2018 - 2019 Board Meeting Dates and Times

Board meetings in 2018-2019 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 2018-2019 meetings are: 

  • Monday, July 16, 2018
  • Monday, August 20, 2018
  • Wednesday, August 29, 2018 Special Board Meeting
  • Monday, September 17, 2018
  • Monday, October 15, 2018
  • Monday, November 19, 2018
  • Monday, December 17, 2018
  • Tuesday, January 22, 2019
  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019
  • Monday, March 18, 2019
  • Saturday, March 23, 2019 Special Board Meeting
  • Monday, April 15, 2019
  • Monday, May 20, 2019
  • Monday, June 17, 2019

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, and Spanish College (PSEO) Equivalency.  

Name of Committee
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Chair & Board Member (BM) Representative Meeting Day Meeting Time Focus or Standing
Academics Co-Chairs:
Lisa Anderson (BM)

1st Monday of the month  8:00 a.m. Standing 
Annual Fund (AFC) Chair: 
Thomas Johnston (Asst. Dir)
  • Noah Langseth (BM)
2nd Wednesday of the month 4:30 p.m. Focus 

Cheri Howe (BM)

  • Jeff Eng (BM)
2nd Wednesday of the month  4:30 p.m. Focus
Finance Chair:
Mona Hayashi (BM)
  • Ken Thielman (BM)

2nd Monday of the month

 4:30 p.m. Standing

Spanish College (PSEO) Equivalency

Chair: TBD
  • Jeff Eng (BM)
  • Mona Hayashi (BM)
  • Noah Langseth (BM)







Board Task Forces

A Task Force is not an official Board of Director 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 table below are current task forces:

Former Board Task Force - Archive

Name of Task Force Chair & Board Member (BM) Representative Meeting Day Meeting Time
Credit Recovery Chair: Lisa Anderson (BM) TBD TBD
Education Program Policy Chair: Cheri Howe (BM) TBD TBD
MSHSL - Minnesota State High School League Chair: Shannon Froberg No meeting/report  
Policy Ken Thielman (BM/) Usually no meeting  TBD
PSEO Chair: Lisa Anderson (BM) TBD TBD
PSEO: Spanish Equivalencies Chair: Michelle Kurkoski TBA TBD
Technology Chair: Noah Langseth Meet as needed TBD

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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