Woodbury Leadership Academy's Board Of Directors

Woodbury Leadership Academy's Board of Directors shall decide and be responsible for policy matters related to the operation of the school, including budgeting, curriculum programming, personnel, and operating procedures. The Board shall adopt personnel evaluation policies and practices that, at a minimum: 

  • carry out the school's mission and goals
  • evaluate the execution of charter contract goals and commitments
  • evaluate student achievement, postsecondary and workforce readiness, and student engagement and connection goals
  • establish a teacher evaluation process under section 124E.03, subdivision 2, paragraph (h); and
  • provide professional development related to the individual's job responsibilities

Scheduled Meetings

  • Monday, June 25, 2018 - Regular Meeting @ 5:45 P.M.
  • Thursday, July 26th, 2018 - Annual Meeting @ 5:45 P.M.
  • Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 - Regular Meeting @ 5:45 P.M.
  • Wednesday, September 26th, 20818 - Regular Meeting @ 5:45 P.M.

The June 25, 2018 meeting will be located at Central Park, 8595 Central Park Place, Woodbury, MN 55125.


WLA BOARD OF DIRECTORS - Community Member Seat Open

WLA has the following board member seat open:

  • Community Seat    Term ending 06/2019

This member seat is available by board appointment. Complete the self nomination form below if you are interested in serving the board in this capacity.

The Board of Directors governs the school by setting the expectations and parameters that lead to higher levels of student achievement.  The Board of Directors role (as a governing body) is to adopt goals, ensure accountability, evaluate results, and adopt policies – acting as one voice.  Among other things, the Board is responsible for compliance reporting, strategic goal-setting, evaluating the school’s Executive Director, and overseeing the finances of the school.

Service on the Board of Directors is an opportunity to provide leadership to an outstanding educational organization. While Board service requires a generous commitment of time, talent, and skills on behalf of WLA, this is balanced by the reward of serving with other dedicated individuals to ensure WLA’s continued success as a public charter school. Ideally, desirable personal characteristics include, but are hardly limited to, a passion for the school’s mission, a desire to strengthen our school community, and an ability to contribute in a positive, collaborative manner. Skills and/or experience which can benefit the school are also valuable and typically include such areas as strategic planning and implementation, finance, marketing, communications, legal, and education.

In Minnesota, charter school board members must comply with strict conflict-of-interest rules and must attend training on topics such as board governance, the board’s role and responsibilities, employment policies and practices, and financial management.

If you have any questions about board service or the election process, you may contact the WLA Board chair, Mandi Folks at mfolks@wlamn.org.

Self Nomination Application


Current Board Members

Mandi Folks (Parent)
Board Chair
Term Expires: 6/2020

Ro Krejci (Parent)
Board Secretary
Term Expires: 6/2019

Claudia George (Teacher)
Board Member
Term Expires: 6/2018

Jessica Erickson (Teacher)
Board Treasurer 
Term Expires: 6/2020

Jason Livingston (Parent)
Board Member
Term Expires: 6/2018

Mary Hitzemann (Community)
Board Member
Term Expires: 6/2018

Jolene Skordahl (Teacher)
Board Member
Term Expires: 6/2019

Shannon Kelly (Community)
Board Member
Term Expires: 6/2020


WLA Board of Directors' Learning Resources

Article #1:  Starting Strong - Best Practices for Starting a Charter School (Vanderbilt Peabody College)

Article #2:  A Reflection on the Challenges for Minnesota's Charter School Movement (MN Association of Charter Schools)


WLA Board of Directors' Job Description, Performance Expectations & Code of Ethics

Job Description

Performance Expectations

Code of Ethics


Meeting Minutes

To access the WLA Board of Director's meeting minutes, click here.

Next Meeting

  • WLA Board of Directors special meeting will take place on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 5:45 P.M. at Central Park in Woodbury.

Draft of Board Agenda

Draft of Board Packet


Policy Manual

To access our online policy manual click here.