Math and Science Academy, 8430 Woodbury Crossing, Woodbury MN 55125
Phone Attendance: (651) 578-8061
Phone Main Line: (651) 578-7507

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

Dan Ellingson (Chair)

Phone: (651) 337-8797
Representing: Parents
Expiration: June 2025

Maggie Burggraaff  (Vice Chair)

Phone: (651) 578-7507 ext. 4003
Representing: Teachers
Expiration: June 2023

Wendell Sletten (Treasurer)

Phone: (651) 578-7507 ext. 2302
Representing: Teachers
Expiration: June 2023


Representing: Parents
Expiration: June 2023

David Johnston  (Secretary)

Phone: (651) 578-7507 ext. 1006
Representing: Teachers
Expiration: June 2024

Stephanie Luedtke

Representing: Community
Expiration: June 2024

Teresa Ward

Phone: (651) 578-7507 ext. 1002
Representing: Teachers
Expiration: June 2023

Hetal Patel

Phone: (330) 620-3271
Representing: Parents
Expiration: June 2024


Representing: Community

Randy Vetsch
Executive Director

Phone: 651-578-7507 ext. 3506
Representing: School District
(Ex-Officio Member)

Jenny Abbs
Contracted Financial Manager 

Phone: 651-463-2233 ext. 6835 

Representing: School District
(Ex-Officio Member)

Joseph Ayalew

Representing: Students
(Non-Voting Member)

Noah Yehalashet

Representing: Students
(Non-Voting Member)

2022 - 2023 Board Meeting Dates and Times

Board meetings in are normally scheduled at 6:15 p.m. on the third Monday of the month in Building B, Room 302. 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 online school calendar to confirm a meeting time and location.

  • July 18, 2022
  • August 15, 2022
  • September 19, 2022
  • October 17, 2022
  • November 21, 2022
  • December 19, 2022
  • January 23, 2023* (the 16th is the 3rd Monday but it is MLK’s Bday)
  • February 27, 2023* (the 20th is the third Monday but it is President’s day)
  • March 20, 2023
  • April 17, 2023
  • May 15, 2023
  • June 20, 2023* (the 19th is Juneteenth, a Federal holiday)
Name of Committee
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Chair & Board Member (BM) Representative Meeting Day Meeting Time Focus or Standing
Governance and Policy Chair: Hetal Patel (BM)
Vice Chair:
Dan Ellingson (BM)

Varies Montly (virtual)  4:15 p.m. Standing 
Finance Chair: Wendell Sletten (BM)  

2nd Monday of the month

 4:30 p.m. Standing
Facilities Committee Chair: DJ Johnston (BM) 1st Thursday of the Month 4:30 p.m. Standing
Merger Committee Chair: Maggie Burggraaff (BM) First Meeting:
8:00 a.m. Focus
Election Committee Chair: Maggie Burggraaff (BM) See Election Schedule   Focus

Board Committees

Committee is an official Board of Director (BOD) working group.  Publicly posted committee meeting notices, agendas and minutes are available on the MSA website.  Members of the MSA community are encouraged to attend in person or remotely.  

Board Sub-Committee

Sub-Committee is an official BOD group formed for specific tasks but not delegated any decision-making authority. Sub-committee meetings are open, have an agenda published, minutes of the meeting are taken, and are transparent; members of the MSA community are encouraged to participate in person or remotely. 

No Sub-Committees at this time. Will appoint as necessary.

Former Task Force/Sub-Committee - Archive


Math and Science Academy
8430 Woodbury Crossing
Woodbury MN 55125
Hours: Click Here For Details

Main School Line: (651) 578-7507
Attendance Line: (651) 578-8061
General Fax: (651) 578-7532
Student Records Fax: (651) 800-4600

The MSA Dragon

Authorizer Contact:
Liz Wynne - Director
(763) 557-6676 |
P.O. Box 581639
Minneapolis, MN 55458-1639

Authorizer Performance Commendable Rank From Minnesota Department of Education