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  

  • December 15, 2021
  • January 26, 2022 ** Annual Meeting Presentation
  • February 23, 2022
  • March 23, 2022
  • April 27, 2022
  • May 25, 2022
  • June 22, 2022

Open Seats

We are currently accepting self-nominations from Parents, Teachers and Community Members for several open positions on the Board. 

  • Teacher Seat          Term ending 06/2022
  • Community Seat    Term ending 06/2022

Complete the self nomination form  if you are interested in serving the school 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: 6/2023

Shannon Kelly (Community)
Board Member
Term Expires: 6/2023

Natalie Sjoberg (Teacher)
Board Secretary
Term Expires: 6/2023

Ryan Patrick (Parent)
Board Member
Term Expires: 6/2024

Jason Livingston (Parent)
Board Member
Term Expires: 6/2022

Shelbi Pool (Community)
Board Member
Term Expires: 6/2024

Jolene Skordahl (Teacher)
Board Treasurer
Term Expires: 6/2022


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 Regular Meeting will be held on November 17th, 2021, at 5:30 P.M.
  • Meeting Location: Woodbury Leadership Academy at 8089 Globe Drive in the 3rd floor cafeteria
  • Our meetings are available via live streamed at Public URL: https://www.wlamn.org/webcast
    There will be no way for those who are watching via live stream to interact with the Board. If stakeholders would like to  speak during an Open Forum, they would need to attend the meeting in-person at the school.  
  • November 2021 Meeting Packet

Policy Manual

To access our online policy manual click here.