Board of Directors

Board Election February 2024

STA Board Member Roster 2024-25

Member Name Board Member Type Board Position Election Date Date Seated End of Term Email Address
Jasmyn Green
Parent Board Member 12/11/2023, appointed 1/22/2023 6/30/2025 jgreen@oasisforyouth.org
Remainder of Shadelle Ware’s term

Marissa Whitner Parent Board Member 2/22/2024
07/01/2024 6/30/2026 shanaefly8@gmail.com
Marcel Urman Board Member TBD 05/13/2024 05/13/2024 6/30/2025 marcel624@hotmail.com
Remainder of Sean Burn’s term
Jessica Salas-Rivera Teacher
Board Member 2/22/2024 7/1/2024 6/30/2026 jsalas@sojournertruthacademy.org
Michael Williams Teacher Board Chair 2/16/2023 7/1/2023 6/30/2025 mwilliams@sojournertruthacademy.org
Kate Mensing Teacher Board Secretary 2/16/2023 7/1/2023 6/30/2025 kmensing@sojournertruthacademy.org
Robbi Holdreith Teacher Board Member 2/22/24 7/1/2024 6/30/2026 rholdreith@sojournertruthacademy.org

Email to Pillsbury United Communities within 10 days of every election or roster change.

Board Election February 2023

STA Board Member Roster 2023-24

Member Name Board Member Type Board Position Election Date Date Seated End of Term Email Address
Jasmyn Green
Parent Board Treasurer 12/11/2023, appointed 1/22/2023 6/30/2025 jgreen@oasisforyouth.org
Remainder of Shadelle Ware’s term

Shadelle Ware Parent Board Member 2/16/2023
7/1/2023 10/23/2023 sdware28@gmail.com
Marissa Whitner Parent Board Member 4/24/2023, appointed 5/15/2023 6/30/2024 shanaefly8@gmail.com
Community Vacancy Community TBD appoint
6/30/2025 Remainder of Sean Burn’s term
Sean Burns Community
Member
Board Member 2/16/2023 7/1/2023 10/23/2023 stepwithsoul@gmail.com
Laverne Wesley Teacher Vice Chair 2/24/22 7/1/2022 6/30/2024 lwesely@sojournertruthacademy.org
Williams, Michael Teacher Board Chair 2/16/2023 7/1/2023 6/30/2025 mwilliams@sojournertruthacademy.org
Mensing, Kate Teacher Board Secretary 2/16/2023 7/1/2023 6/30/2025 kmensing@sojournertruthacademy.org
Robbi Holdreith Teacher Board Member 2/24/22 7/1/2022 6/30/2024 rholdreith@sojournertruthacademy.org

Email to Pillsbury United Communities within 10 days of every election or roster change.

Board Election February 2022

STA Board Member Roster 2022-23

Member Name Board Member Type Board Position Election Date Date Seated End of Term Email Address
Eliana Salgado-Guzman Parent Board Member 2/25/2021 7/1/2021 6/30/2023 panchoylily@icloud.com
Pamela Young Parent Board Chair 2/24/2022 7/1/2022 6/30/2024 peadi@msn.com
Sally Reynolds Community Member Board Member 2/24/2022 7/1/2022 8/3/2022 sarey068@gmail.com
Laverne Wesley Teacher Board Member 2/24/2022 7/1/2022 6/30/2024 lwesely@sojournertruthacademy.org
Williams, Michael Teacher Board Treasurer 2/25/2021 7/1/2021 6/30/2023 mwilliams@sojournertruthacademy.org
Privratsky, Gina Teacher Vice Chair 2/25/2021 7/1/2021 6/30/2023 gprivratsky@sojournertruthacademy.org
Robbi Holdreith Teacher Board Member 2/24/2022 7/1/2022 6/30/2024 rholdreith@sojournertruthacademy.org

Email to mde.charterschools@state.mn.us and Pillsbury United Communities within 10 days of every election or roster change.

Changes are in orange.

Board Election February 2021

STA Board Member Roster 2021-22

Member Name Board Member Type Board Position Election Date Date Seated End of Term Email Address
Eliana Salgado-Guzman Parent Board Member 2/25/2021 7/1/2021 6/30/2023 panchoylily@icloud.com
Pamela Young Parent Board Chair 2/20/2020 7/1/2020 7/1/2022 peadi@msn.com
Margaret Fitzgerald Community Member Board Member 2/20/2022 4/1/2020 7/1/2022 mfitzgerald@sojournertruthacademy.org
Laverne Wesley Teacher Board Member 2/20/2020 7/1/2020 7/1/2022 lwesely@sojournertruthacademy.org
Williams, Michael Teacher Board Treasurer 2/25/2021 7/1/2021 6/30/2023 mwilliams@sojournertruthacademy.org
Privratsky, Gina Teacher Vice Chair 2/25/2021 7/1/2021 6/30/2023 gprivratsky@sojournertruthacademy.org
Robbi Holdreith Teacher Board Member 2/20/2020 7/1/2020 7/1/2022 rholdreith@sojournertruthacademy.org

Email to mde.charterschools@state.mn.us and Pillsbury United Communities within 10 days of every election or roster change.

Changes are in orange.

Board Election February 2020

Member Name Board Member Type Board Position Election Date Date Seated Bylaws Adjusted to end of Fiscal Year. Original Terms Extended To: Email Address
Eliana Salgado-Guzman Parent Board Member 2/20/2020 (For 1 year term) 3/31/2020 6/30/2021 panchoylily@icloud.com
Pamela Young Parent Board Chair 2/20/2020 7/1/2020 7/1/2022 peadi@msn.com
Margaret Fitzgerald Community Member Vice Chair 2/20/2020 4/1/2020 7/1/2022 mfitzgerald@sojournertruthacademy.org
Laverne Wesley Teacher Board Member 2/20202 7/1/2020 7/1/2022 lwesely@sojournertruthacademy.org
Williams, Michael Teacher Board Treasurer 2/28/2019 4/1/2019 6/30/2021 mwilliams@sojournertruthacademy.org
Privratsky, Gina Teacher Board Member 2/28/2019 4/1/2019 6/30/2021 gprivratsky@sojournertruthacademy.org
Robbi Holdreith Teacher Board Secretary 2/20/2020 7/1/2020 7/1/2022 rholdreith@sojournertruthacademy.org

Board Election February 2019

Board Election February 2019

Member Name Board Member Type Board Position Election Date Date Seated Bylaws Adjusted to end of Fiscal Year. Original Terms: Extended To Email Address
TBD Parent Board Member TBD TBD 3/31/2021: 6/30/2021
Pamela Young Parent Vice Chair Appointed 10/16/2018 10/16/2018 3/31/2020: 6/30/2020 peadi@msn.com
Hinck, Judy Community Member Board Chair 2/22/2018 4/1/2018 3/31/2020: Terming Early judyhinck@gmail.com
Bridges, Meghan Teacher Board Secretary 2/22/2018 4/1/2018 3/31/2020: 6/30/2020 mbridges@sojournertruthacademy.org
Williams, Michael Teacher Board Treasurer 2/28/2019 4/1/2019 3/31/2021: 6/30/2021 mwilliams@sojournertruthacademy.org
Privratsky, Gina Teacher Board Member 2/28/2019 4/1/2017 3/31/2021: 6/30/2021 gprivratsky@sojournertruthacademy.org
Kelly Vega Teacher Board Member 2/22/2018 4/1/2018 3/31/2020: 6/30/2020 kvega@sojournertruthacademy.org

2023-2024 Board Meeting Dates

2023-2024, ALL MEETINGS ARE HELD IN THE STA CONFERENCE ROOM UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

2022-2023 Board Meeting Dates

2022-2023, ALL MEETINGS ARE AT 7:00am IN THE STA CONFERENCE ROOM UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

2021-2022 Board Meeting Dates

ALL MEETINGS ARE AT 7:00am IN THE STA CONFERENCE ROOM UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

2020-2021 Board Meeting Dates

ALL MEETINGS ARE AT 7:00 AM IN THE STA CONFERENCE ROOM

The Regularly scheduled school board meetings of Sojourner Truth Academy will be held electronically on April 14, 2020; May 19, 2020; and June 16, 2020 in compliance with the recommendations of the Minnesota Department of Health following the State of Minnesota’s Emergency Executive Order 20-01 to address the Covid-19 pandemic.

These electronic meetings will be held by Zoom with related working papers provided by desktop sharing during the meeting. The public may join the meeting by requesting an invitation from Troy Kipper, Director of Finance and Operations at tkipper@sojournertruthacademy.org. Meeting admission will be managed by the host of the Zoom Meeting, Julie Guy, Executive Director. Public comment opportunities will be provided by using the Zoom “Raise Hand” within the Zoom “Participants” feature at the lower center of the Zoom interface.

Please find the Declaration of Emergency here.

2019-2020 Board Meeting Dates

2018-2019 Board Meeting Dates

ALL MEETINGS ARE AT 7:00am IN THE STA CONFERENCE ROOM UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED



Policy and Procedures

Annual Reporting

Taxpayer Funding

In compliance with ESEA Section 9203, local education agencies must display the hotline contact information of the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Education (1-800-647-8733). Any individual who observes, detects, or suspects improper use of taxpayer funds can report such information using this number.

Sojourner Truth Academy implements multiple checks and balances to prevent such activity. Employee training and communications proper use and protection of taxpayer funds is ongoing. Questions should be directed to the Executive Director, Julie Guy at 612-588-3599.