Board Members

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Board Members

One of the unique and wonderful aspects of Charter Schools is their leadership — run entirely by staff, parents, and community members. Being on the Board of Directors is a chance to work together and make decisions that create opportunities for students.

A charter school board is the entity that is legally charged with governing a charter school and ultimately responsible to its community. Charter school boards govern by adopting a mission, vision, and goals and adopting policies.

The Board provides overall direction for the development and growth of Vermilion Country Schools, evaluates the Administrator, approves all significant educational and operational policies, and monitors compliance.

All members are elected to the Board, unless an opening occurs mid-term, in which case the Board has authority to fill that position by appointment. Board elections are held each year at the annual meeting in February. Eligible voters include parents/guardians of current students, school staff, and current board members.


Directors
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Jodi Summit

Board Chair
Finance Committee
Personnel Committee

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Jodi Summit

Board Chair
Finance Committee
Personnel Committee

2/27/2020 - 3/30/2023

218-753-2950

jsummit@vermilioncountry.org

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Karin Schmidt

Secretary Finance Committee

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Karin Schmidt

Secretary Finance Committee

March 2022 - March 2024

218-753-1246

kschmidt@vermilioncountry.org


Staff Members
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Paula Herbranson

Facility Committee

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Paula Herbranson

Facility Committee

March 2021 - March 2024

218-753-1246

pherbranson@vermilioncountry.org

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Karin Schmidt

Secretary Finance Committee

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Karin Schmidt

Secretary Finance Committee

March 2022 - March 2024

218-753-1246

kschmidt@vermilioncountry.org


Parent Members
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Michelle Lubinski

Parent Member

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Michelle Lubinski

Parent Member

February 2022 - March 2024

218-753-1246

mlubinski@msn.com

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Sarah Wahlert-Ramponi

Parent Member

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Sarah Wahlert-Ramponi

Parent Member

February 2022 - March 2024

218-753-1246

sarah.wallert.ramponi@protonmail.com


Community Members
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Jodi Summit

Board Chair
Finance Committee
Personnel Committee

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Jodi Summit

Board Chair
Finance Committee
Personnel Committee

2/27/2020 - 3/30/2023

218-753-2950

jsummit@vermilioncountry.org

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Marit Kringstad

Personnel Committee Facility Committee

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Marit Kringstad

Personnel Committee Facility Committee

February 2021 - March 2023

218-753-1246

marit@nordic-home.com

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Sue Beaton

Community Member

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Sue Beaton

Community Member

February 2022 - March 2024

218-753-1246

SUEBEATON922@gmail.com


Ex-Officio Members
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Pam Zahn

Business Manager

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Pam Zahn

Business Manager

218-753-1246

pzahn@vermilioncountry.org

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Mary McGrane

Ex-Officio Member VCS Director

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Mary McGrane

Ex-Officio Member VCS Director

218-753-1246

mary.mcgrane@vermilioncountry.org

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218.753.1246

ISD 4207

1 Enterprise Drive, Tower, MN 55790

PO Box 629, Tower, MN 55790

info@vermilioncountry.org