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Founding Board 

Our founding board is made up of visionary teachers, passionate professionals, a driven social worker, parents, and small business owners who are invested in the growth and education of our young scholars in the Heartland Lakes area of Park Rapids, MN community.

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Joanna Wallenberg

Mental Health Clinician & Resort Owner
HLCS Board Chair

Energetic and driven, and a woman with vision and a mission. Joanna is always excited to take on the next challenge and push our team forward in the best interest of our kids and our community.

Joanna and her family live in Two Inlets, MN. 

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Sarah Skjonsby

Small Business Owner & Licensed Birth-5 Provider 
HLCS Board Treasurer

Sarah brings a wide range of skills and experiences to the HCLS board. She has owned multiple businesses, is an expert in birth - 5 development, and is always engaged with the community.

Sarah and her family live in Park Rapids, MN. 

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Kami Johnson

Licensed Teacher

Passionate and Experienced, Kami has been teaching High School for decades! She brings her years of experience in the classroom and her vast knowledge of the world around us to the HLCS board.

Kami and her family live in Park Rapids, MN. 

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Jamie Simon-Linkowitz

Licensed Teacher

Jamie has decades of experience teaching in a variety of different communities and languages. She is a fluent Spanish-speaker and a life-long learner.

Jamie and her family live in Park Rapids, MN. 

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Nikki Gack

Hubbard County Deputy Auditor/Treasurer 
HLCS Board Secretary

Energetic and Fun, Nikki brings her dedication, attention to detail, and experience serving kids with special needs to the HLCS board.

Nikki and her family live in Park Rapids, MN. 

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Elise Erickson

Licensed Teacher

Thoughtful and wise, Elise brings her passion for education, student-centered approach, and great questions to the HLCS board.

Elise and her family live in Park Rapids, MN. 

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Jovan Rebollar

Executive Director of 

The Great Northern 

Jovan is a Minnesota based artist and arts administrator with over 15 years of experience as an educator, curator, writer and visual artist. She is well-versed in non-profit management and brings a wealth of knowledge to the HLCS board. 

Jovan and her family live in Osage, MN.

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Shawn Anderson 

Chief Financial Officer 

Lakes Country Associates 

Shawn works at Lake Country Associates. He brings experience in grant  management, contracting, Human Resources,  financial management and property management to the HLCS  board. 

Shawn and his family live in Nevis, MN. 

Board Meetings

Schedules, Agendas & Meetings

Working Together on Project

HEARTLAND LAKES COMMUNITY SCHOOL

Board of Directors will meet the

2nd Monday of every month (unless otherwise posted)

Meeting Time: 6:00 pm

Meeting Location: The Cottage (516 First St. West, Park Rapids, MN)

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Upcoming Board of Director Meetings:

Monday, February 12th - CANCELLED

Monday, February 26, 2024

Monday, March 11, 2024

Monday, March 25, 2024

Finance Committee will meet the

2nd Monday of every month (unless otherwise posted)

Meeting Time: 5:00 pm

Meeting Location: The Cottage (516 First Street W, Park Rapids, MN)

Governance Committee will meet the

4th Thursday of the month (unless otherwise posted):

Meeting Time: 4:45 pm

Meeting Location: Bella Caffe (116 Third Street W, Park Rapids, MN )

Director's Search Committee will meet the

2nd Sunday of the month (unless otherwise posted)

Meeting Time:  10:45 am

Meeting Location: Bella Caffe (116 Third Street W, Park Rapids, MN)

Get Involved

We will be sharing upcoming community meetings and events where you can get involved, learn more, and eventually enroll your young scholar.

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