School Board

School Board

The School Board provides governance to St. Croix Preparatory Academy.  The Board’s primary responsibilities are fiscal oversight, student achievement, and strategic direction.  The Board consists of parents, faculty, and community members voted into office by the St. Croix Prep community.  Members serve staggering three year terms with annual elections determining new membership.

Public Hearing Notice, June 27, 2017

The School Board of St. Croix Preparatory Academy will hold a public hearing regarding 2017-2018 Student Fees not specifically permitted or prohibited by Minnesota statute.  The hearing will be held on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 6:00 pm. at St. Croix Preparatory Academy.  For the Public Hearing Notice, click here.

School Board Elections

On May 23, 2017, St. Croix Preparatory Academy will hold a school board election to fill one faculty member vacancy and one parent member vacancy.  These seats are three year terms.  The candidates are:

  • Faculty Candidates:  Nicole Donnay (Lower School Teacher)
  • Parent Candidates:  Susan Peterson, Kim Pleticha

For a copy of the 2017 Voter’s Guide, click here.  This guide provides election information including election dates, election times, candidate profiles, and absentee ballot information.

School Board Meeting Schedule for the 2016-2017 School Year

2016-2017 Meeting dates are:

  • July 19, 2016
  • August 2, 2016 – Special Meeting
  • August 23, 2016 – canceled
  • September 20, 2016
  • October 18, 2016
  • November 15, 2016
  • December 20, 2016
  • January 24, 2017
  • February 21, 2017
  • March 7, 2017 – Special Meeting at 5:00 pm.
  • March 28, 2017
  • April 18, 2017
  • May 16, 2017
  • June 27, 2017

For a draft agenda for the June 27 meeting, click here.
For approved board minutes, click here.
All meetings are held at St. Croix Prep, with meetings starting at 6:00 pm.

Governance Model

Since its inception, St. Croix Preparatory Academy has followed the Carver governance model.  This model is designed to empower boards of directors to fulfill their obligations of accountability for the organizations they govern.  The model enables the board to focus on the larger issues (e.g. fiscal accountability, student achievement, and strategic initiatives), delegate operational responsibility with clarity (e.g. hiring, curriculum, student discipline, programming, etc.), to oversee management’s job without meddling, and to rigorously evaluate the accomplishment of the organization.

The Board of St. Croix Prep demands accomplishment of purpose and only limits the staff’s means to those which do not violate the board’s understood standards of prudence and ethics.

  • For more information on the Carver Governance Model, please click here.
  • For a copy of St. Croix Preparatory Academy’s Bylaws, click here.
  • For a copy of St. Croix Preparatory Academy’s Charter Contract, click here.

Board Members

Jim Markoe
Board Chair and Community Member
Shane Mueller
Board Vice Chair and Parent
Nicole Donnay
Deb Keyes
Peggy Rosell
Angie Schumacher 
Bob Hajlo
Beth Harrison
Susan Peterson

Advisory Board Members

Jon Gutierrez
Executive Director
Kelly Gutierrez
Chief Operating Officer
Joann Karetov
Lower School Principal
Wanda Renner
Middle School Principal
Andrew Sachariason
Upper School Principal
Cori Wahl
Special Ed Director