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.)

Summary highlights of action taken at recent Board meetings are available below, as well as information regarding board membership on the three standing committees: Executive, Finance, and Board Development.

Meet our Board Members:

  • Bonnie Jorgenson, MACS Board Vice-President Bonnie Jorgenson, MACS Board Vice-President
  • Jorgenson, Bonnie

    Board Secretary

    Bonnie Jorgenson is Head of School for Duluth Edison Charter Schools in Duluth. With a Bachelor's Degree in English and Christian Education from Northwestern College, a Master's in Theology from United Theological Seminary and extensive training via the Edison Leadership Development Academy over the last 10 years in educational leadership, curriculum and instruction, Bonnie has worked at Duluth Edison Charter Schools for twelve years. Under her leadership, Duluth Edison Charter Schools have rece...

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

    Board Member

    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

    Board Member

    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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  • Brown, Christopher

    Board Chair

    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...

  • Jordan Ford, Membership Engagement Committee Chair Jordan Ford, Membership Engagement Committee Chair
  • Ford, Jordan

    Board Treasurer

    Principal, Beacon Academy Jordan is Principal for Beacon Academy. He has been the lead administrator for the school since August, 2005. Jordan has over 3 decades of educational experiences working in both the public and private sector. Jordan have been an active member of MACS since our school joined in 2004 ans have served on the membership committee and was recently elected to the Board of Directors. He is currently serving as the board treasurer.

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  • Dana, Nancy

    Board Member

    Director, Saint Paul City School

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  • Adams, Chance

    Board Member

    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.

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