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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, and the director. 

Current Members

Tim Tydlacka (Chair of the Board)

Phone: (651) 353-2307
Email: ttydlacka@mnmsa.org
Representing: Teachers
Expiration: June 2017

Ken Thielman

Phone: (763) 219-2548
Email: kthielman@mnmsa.org
Representing: Community
Expiration: June 2019

 

Deb Ledvina (Vice Chair)

Phone: (651) 492-0601
Email: debbieledvina@mnmsa.org
Representing: Parents
Expiration: June 2017 

Peter Irvine

Phone: (651) 399-5035
Email: peterirvine@mnmsa.org
Representing: Community
Expiration: June 2018

 

Mona Hayashi (Treasurer)

Phone: (651) 578-0343
Email: monahayashi@mnmsa.org
Representing: Parents
Expiration: June 2019 

Jeana Albers (Secretary)

Phone: (651) 353-2313
Email: jalbers@mnmsa.org
Representing: Teachers
Expiration: June 2018

Jeff Eng 

Phone: (612) 812-9802
Email: jeffreyeng@mnmsa.org
Representing: Parents
Expiration: June 2018

John Gawarecki, Director

Phone: (651)308-2017
Email: jgawarecki@mnmsa.org
Representing: School District
(Ex-Officio Member)

Cheri Howe

Phone: (651) 353-2312
Email: chowe@mnmsa.org
Representing: Teachers
Expiration: June 2019

Tori Szondy

Email: victoriaszondy@mnmsa.org
Representing: Students

Expiration: June 2017
(Non-voting Member) 

Thomas Johnston

Phone: (651) 578-7507 X 2007
Email: tjohnston@mnmsa.org
Representing: Teachers

Expiration: June 2017

Judith Darling
Contracted Financial Manager
Phone: (651) 463-2233 X202

Email: judith@bkda.org
Representing: School District
(Ex-Officio Member BKDA) 

2016 - 2017 Board Meeting Dates and Times

For all board meetings in 2016-2017, the meetings are scheduled to take place at 6:15PM on normally the third Monday of the month in Building A. They typically will end by 8:30PM. A workshop is held prior to the meeting, starting at 5:00PM. Times and dates are subject to change. Please see the previous meeting minutes to confirm a meeting time. Dates for the 2016-2017 meetings are:

Monday, August 15, 2016
Monday, September 19, 2016
Monday, October 17, 2016
Monday, November 21, 2016
Monday, December 12, 2016
Thursday, January 12, 2017 *special meeting 
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Monday, January 23, 2017 **special meeting
Monday, February 13, 2017**NOTE DATE CHANGE
Monday, February 21, 2017 strategic planning
Monday, March 6, 2017 **strategic planning 
Monday, March 20, 2017
Monday, April 17, 2017
Monday, May 15, 2017
Monday, June 19, 2017

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: Academic, Annual Fund, Finance, and Governance.

Name of Committee
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Chair & Board Member (BM) Representative Meeting Day Meeting Time Focus or Standing
Academics Chair Cheryl Howe (BM) First Monday of the month  8:00 a.m. Standing 
AFC Chair: Romelle P. (A. Dir), Ken Thielman (BM) Second Wednesday of the month 4:30 p.m. Focus 
Finance Chair: Mona Hayashi (BM/Treasurer)  

Second Monday of the month

 4:30 p.m.  Standing

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; as with Committees, members of the MSA community are encouraged to participate. The following are current Task Forces:  Building, Communications, Personnel, Safety, and Technology.

Name of Task Force Chair & Board Member (BM) Representative Meeting Day Meeting Time
Building Safety Chair: John Gawarecki TBD   TBD
Communications Chair: No Chair Currently Meet as needed  
MSHSL - Minnesota State Hich School League Chair: Shannon Froberg No meeting/report  
Parent Team Co-Chair: Sharon Huntley (Parent)
Co-Chair: Jennifer Bartle
Tim Tydlacka (BM) 
TBD   
Personnel Chair: John Gawarecki Meet as needed  
Policy Deb Ledvina (BM)
Mona Hayashi (BM) 
Usually no meeting   
Technology Chair: No Chair Currently Meet as needed  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Math and Science Academy
8430 Woodbury Crossing
Woodbury MN 55125

Main School Line: (651) 578-7507
Attendance Line: (651) 578-8061
Fax Line: (651) 578-7532
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E-Mail: info@mnmsa.org

Our Sponsor

Liz Wynne - Director
(763) 557-6676 | liz.wynne2@gmail.com
P.O. Box 581639
Minneapolis, MN 55458-1639