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Board of Directors

The MSA BOD is currently accepting nominations for a teacher board member. Please use this form to nominate a teacher.

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
Emaildanellingson@mnmsa.org
Representing: Parents
Expiration: June 2022

Maggie Burggraaff  (Vice Chair)

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

Cody Schniepp (Treasurer)

Phone: (651) 283-5352
Email: codyschniepp@mnmsa.org 
Representing: Community
Expiration: June 2022

Jennifer Bartle (Secretary)

Phone: (651) 230-7920
Emailjenniferbartle@mnmsa.org
Representing: Parents
Expiration: June 2023

Michelle Kurkoski  

Phone: (651) 578-7507, ext. 4004
Email: mkurkoski@mnmsa.org
Representing: Teachers
Expiration: June 2022

Jeff Eng

Phone: (651) 321-8177
Representing: Community
Expiration: June 2023

Annie Cardenas 

Phone: (651) 578-7507 ext. 1008
Email: acardenas@mnmsa.org
Representing: Teachers
Expiration: June 2023

Erik Fair

Phone: (612) 470-8008
Email: erikfair@mnmsa.org
Representing: Parent
Expiration: June 2024

Sandi Overson

Phone(651) 578-7507 ext. 4002
Email: soverson@mnmsa.org
Representing: Teacher (Interim)
Expiration: September 2021

Will be filled in September

Email

Representing: Students

Expiration: June 2022
(Ex-Officio Member) 

Cecelia Dodge - Interim Executive Director 

Phone: 651-578-7507 ext. 3506
Email: cdodge@mnmsa.org
Representing: School District
(Ex-Officio Member)

Jenny Abbs
Contracted Financial Manager 

Phone: 651-463-2233 ext. 6835
Email:Jenny.Abbs@bergankdv.com 
Representing: School District
(Ex-Officio Member)

2021 - 2022 Board Meeting Dates and Times

Board meetings in 2021-2022 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 online school calendar to confirm a meeting time.

Dates for the 2021-2022 meetings are: 

  • Monday, July 19, 2021
  • Monday, August 16, 2021
  • Monday, September 20, 2021
  • Monday, October 18, 2021
  • Monday, November 15, 2021
  • Monday, December 13, 2021
  • Monday, January 10, 2022
  • Tuesday, February 22, 2022
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2022
  • Monday, April 18, 2022
  • Monday, May 16, 2022
  • Monday, June 20, 2022

Board Committees

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.  Members of the MSA community are encouraged to attend in person or remotely.  

Name of Committee
(Click For More Details) 
Chair & Board Member (BM) Representative Meeting Day Meeting Time Focus or Standing
Academics Chair: Michelle Kurkoski (BM)
Maggie Burggraaff (BM)

2nd Monday of the month  8:00 a.m. Standing 
Finance Chair: Cody Schniepp (BM)  

2nd Monday of the month

 5:00 p.m. Standing

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. 

Name of Committee
(Click For More Details) 
Chair & Board Member (BM) Representative Meeting Day Meeting Time Focus or Standing
Annual Fund (AFC)

Chair: TBD
Cody Schniepp (BM)
Annie Cardenas (BM)
Ceceila Dodge

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

Chair: Heather Krisko (non-BM)
Maggie Burggraaff (BM)

2nd Wednesday of the month  4:30 p.m. Focus
Director Search

Chair: Lisa Anderson (non-BM)          Jennifer Bartle (BM)

As Needed   Focus
Elections

Chair: Cody Schniepp (BM)
Annie Cardenas (BM)

As Needed   Focus

School Expansion

Chair: Erik Fair (BM)

Last Thursday of the Month

4:30 p.m.

Focus

Personnel

Chair: Dan Ellingson (BM)
Jennifer Bartle (BM)
Jeff Eng (BM) 

3rd Wednesday of the month

4:15 p.m.

Focus

Policy

Chair: Michelle Kurkoski (BM)

 

Usually no meeting 

 

TBD

 Focus

Former Task Force/Sub-Committee - Archive

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Agenda for 9/20/2021

The Board of Directors' agenda for the upcoming meeting on 9/20/2021.
Download

Meeting Minutes

The meeting minutes contain topics discussed at the monthly meetings. The most recent was on 2/16/2021.

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P.O. Box 581639
Minneapolis, MN 55458-1639

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