Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the policy-making and long range planning body of the school. The Board also oversees the budget and supervises the work of the Executive Director.  

According to charter school law and the Bylaws of Community of Peace Academy, three teachers, three parents and three community members sit on the Board of Directors. All Directors serve three-year terms. The Board meets monthly and committee work is also required of Directors.

The Executive Director is hired and supervised by the Board, and is a permanent non-voting member.

Board of Directors

Name Title Member Type
Term Expiration
Jennifer Baker Chair Teacher June 2022
Pamella Stommes Director Community Member June 2020

Margaret Pitsenbarger

Director Teacher June 2021
Anna Schick Director Community Member June 2022
Mary Davis Director Parent June 2021
Charley Swanson Director Parent June 2020
Orobosa Ero Director Parent June 2021

Kevin Keto

Director Teacher June 2021

Sarah Zosel

Vice Chair Community Member June 2022
Non-voting Members
David Núñez Executive Director
Cara Quinn Leadership Consultant

Election Process

Elections are run according to the Bylaws of Community of Peace Academy and in compliance with laws governing non-profit charter school boards in the State of Minnesota.  All teachers and parent/mentors are eligible to serve on the Board of Directors and receive notice of openings each year.  Teachers and parents who are interested in serving on the Board are asked to submit their names and a brief statement of intent to the Board Nominating Committee by April 1st.

Board Meetings

Board meetings are open meetings; parents and members of the public are welcome to attend. Meeting dates are published on the school calendar and on the school website. As a rule, Board meetings are held from 6:00pm-8:00pm in the Community of Peace Academy Conference Room on the second Monday of each month, August through June. Board meeting minutes are published on the school website following Board approval.

The Community of Peace Academy website is the official notice board for District #4015. All notices regarding official Board business will be posted here.

*A Special meeting of the Board of Directors for the purpose of Succession Planning will be held on March 27, 2019 at 7:00 a.m. in the CPA Main Conference Room. 

Building Company Members/Minutes

The Community of Peace Building Company (the Building Company) is a Minnesota nonprofit organization classified by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, that owns the CPA school building and leases it to the Academy, in accordance with MN Statutes 124E.13 Subd. 3, 7a. Affiliated nonprofit building corporation.

Building Company Members

Ex-Officio Member: Cara Quinn
Leadership Consultant
Ex-Officio Member: David Núñez
Executive Director
Member: Bonnie Johnson
District Business Manager
Member: Tim McGowan
High School Principal
Member: Jeremy Harvey