Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the MN Association of Charter Schools is composed of six representatives from member schools and three at-large community members with expertise, skills and networks that will aid the Association and the charter school movement. (Community members may not be employed by, under contract to, or serve on the Board of any charter school.)

Meet our Current Board Members:

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  • Adams, Chance

    (2015) Board Development Committee

    Chance Adams has been a Teacher at TrekNorth Jr. & Sr. High School (Bemidji) for nine years. He holds a BS in Social Studies Teaching, grades 5-12.

  • Scott Anderson, MACS Board Member Scott Anderson, MACS Board Member
  • Anderson, Scott

    (2015) Executive Committee, Secretary

    Scott Anderson is the director of Schoolcraft Learning Community in Bemidji. With a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and a master's in Education Leadership from Bemidji State University, as well as finishing his sixth year of Special Education Administration at St. Cloud State University, Scott has been the Director at Schoolcraft Learning Community for the past eleven years. He has been a part of the Bush Foundation Fellowship Program, and is an Oxford University Roundtable participant...

  • Mary Apuli, MACS Board Member Mary Apuli, MACS Board Member
  • Apuli, Mary

    (2015) Executive Committee, Chair

    Mary Apuli is the administrator at Achieve Language Academy in St. Paul. With degrees in Art Education from the University of Minnesota, Community Education licensure from the University of St. Thomas, and Educational Administration from St. Mary's University, Mary has been the director at Achieve Language Academy for the past twelve years. Mary has filled various leadership positions, including her service as the chairperson of the MACS Government Affairs Committee, a representative on the boar...

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  • Brostrom, Patty

    (2016) Finance Committee

    Patty Brostrom is the Director/Superintendent at Minnesota Transitions Charter School in Minneapolis, and has been with Minnesota Transitions for 17 years. Her educational background includes both a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and a Master's degree in School adminstration from the University of St. Thomas. She is currently a Doctoral Candidate at St. Thomas. Patty has filled various leadership positions including previous MACS board membership and presidency. She is also a member o...

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  • Brown, Christopher

    (2016) Finance Committee

    Chris Brown is a faculty member in the College of Education at Augsburg College in Minneapolis. He received his B.S. in secondary education social studies from Bemidji State University, a Master's in education from the University of Sydney in Sydney, Australia, was selected as a Bush Leadership Fellow, and has extensive graduate level coursework from the University of Minnesota. He was also a Peace Corps volunteer in the central Pacific island country of Kiribati. Chris has taught high school...

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  • Dana, Nancy

    (2016) Executive Committee, Treasurer

    Nancy Dana is the Executive Director at St. Paul City School, and has been with the school for seven years. Her educational background includes a MA in Educational Leadership fro the University of Minnesota, along with Principal and Superintendent licenses. Nancy has served charter schools in start-up capacity since 1997. She has opened 11 schools, closed 4, and has served as both School Administrator and Superintenent. Nancy is the recipient of multiple awards, including the HOBY Leadership Awa...

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  • Perich, Danielle

    (2016) Board Development Committee

    Danielle Perich is the principal at Duluth Edison Charter Schools, and has been at DECS for 13 years. In addition to her K-12 principal certification, Danielle received a B.S. in Science in Education from Valley City State University, and a Master's in Educational Leadership from Concordia University. She has served as Director/Principal at Duluth Edison Charter Schools for 8 years, focusing on growing enrollment, and academic achievement growth.

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