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School Board

The Minnesota Legislature enacted legislation in 199­1 authorizing the formation of charter schools. Each charter school is governed by a publicly elected board of directors. Charter school boards are the entity that is legally charged with governing a charter school, and are ultimately responsible to its community. They govern by adopting a mission, vision, goals and policies.

School board members are elected to two-year terms except the community board member who is elected to a one-year term. Terms are staggered to ensure continuity of leadership. School constituents elect four board members in even-year elections and five board members in odd-year elections. The Executive Director and Chief Finance Officer are ex officio members of the board without voting rights. Board members may be contacted by email, U.S. mail-19850 Fenway Ave. N., Forest Lake, MN 55025, or by phone at 651-464-0771.

Board Meetings

The board meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m in the library at the Upper School, 19850 Fenway Ave N.  Park in the east lot and enter through door #7. 

Board Members

Mira Norcross
Board Chair
 Parent

Term Ends: 6/30/22

Jennifer May
Board Vice Chair
Parent
Term Ends: 6/30/23

Jessie Sheldon
Board Secretary
Teacher

Term Ends: 6/30/23

James Redfield
Board Treasurer
Community Member
Term Ends: 6/30/22

Kaari Rodriguez
Board Member
Teacher

Term Ends: 6/30/23

Corey Purkat
Board Member
Parent

Term Ends: 6/30/23

Ceci Delbene
Member-At-Large
Teacher

Term Ends: 6/30/22

Erin Ribar
Board Member
Parent 
Term Ends: 6/30/22

Maggie Chen
Board Member
Teacher

Term Ends: 6/30/23

Shannon Peterson
Executive Director
Ex Officio Member

651-464-8989

Julie Lundgren
Chief Financial Officer
Ex Officio Member

651-464-8989