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 2022

Maggie Burggraaff  (Vice Chair)

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

Cody Schniepp (Treasurer)

Phone: (651) 283-5352
Representing: Community
Expiration: June 2022

Jennifer Bartle (Secretary)

Phone: (651) 230-7920
Representing: Parents
Expiration: June 2023

Michelle Kurkoski  

Phone: (651) 578-7507, ext. 4004
Representing: Teachers
Expiration: June 2022

Jeff Eng

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

Annie Cardenas 

Phone: (651) 578-7507 ext. 1008
Representing: Teachers
Expiration: June 2023

Erik Fair

Phone: (612) 470-8008
Representing: Parents
Expiration: June 2024

Sandi Overson

Phone(651) 578-7507 ext. 4002
Representing: Teachers
Expiration: June 2024

Sydney Weschcke

Representing: Students

Expiration: June 2022
(Ex-Officio Member) 

Cecelia Dodge - Interim 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)

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, Room 10. 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 22, 2021
  • Monday, December 13, 2021
  • Monday, January 6, 2022 - Special Board Meeting @ 4 p.m.
  • Monday, January 24, 2022
  • Thursday, February 17, 2022 - Special Board Policy Workshop @ 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 22, 2022
  • Thursday, February 24, 2022 - Special Session - Executive Director candidate interviews
  • Monday, 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
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Chair & Board Member (BM) Representative Meeting Day Meeting Time Focus or Standing
Annual Fund (AFC)

Chair: Lela Olson
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

Chair: Sandi Overson (BM)
Jennifer Bartle (BM)                      Justin Gehring (non-BM)

As Needed   Focus

School Expansion

Chair: Dan Ellingson (BM)

Last Thursday of the Month

4:30 p.m.



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

3rd Wednesday of the month

4:15 p.m.



Chair: Michelle Kurkoski (BM)


Usually no meeting 




Former Task Force/Sub-Committee - Archive


Agenda for 5/16/2022

The Board of Directors' agenda for the upcoming meeting on 5/16/2022.

Meeting Minutes

The meeting minutes contain topics discussed at the monthly meetings. The most recent was on 4/18/2022.

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