The Saint Paul Board of Education



    Learn more about the role of the School Board within the district. 

    To learn more about each Saint Paul Public Schools Board of Education member, please click their photo or name for more information.


    Board members are elected at-large to serve the district of Saint Paul Public Schools.  Board members do connect with a focus Area of schools to provide a direct link for students, families, staff, and community, as well as coordination of school event attendance.  Board member areas are noted below.  View the map of schools by area.

  • Jeanelle Foster



  | 763-760-2676

    Term: 1/2018 - 12/2021

    Focus Area:  B


    2021 Committees  

    Saint Paul Children's Collaborative | Council of the Great City Schools

    Equity Committee Tri-Chair | Board Budget Working Group

    Executive Committee | Evaluation Work Group | Tribal Consultation

  • Jim Vue

        JIM VUE | Vice Chair


         Term: 11/2020-12/2021

        Focus Area:  D


         2021 Committees

         Joint Property Tax Advisory Committee | Tribal Consultation

         SPPS School Climate and Safety

         Executive Committee | Board Budget Working Group


  • Ellis Zuki  ZUKI ELLIS | Clerk

    | 651-328-1443

      Term: 1/2020 - 12/2023

      Focus Area:  A


      2021 Committees

      Joint Property Tax Advisory Committee | Minnesota School Boards Association

      Saint Paul Teachers Retirement Association Board of Trustees

      Board Policy Work Group | Evaluation Work Group

  • Yusef Carrillo YUSEF CARRILLO | Director

    | 651-262-9978

      Term: 4/15/2021-11/2/2021

      Focus Area:  F2

      Bio coming soon!



      Term: 4/15/2021-11/2/2021




In Memorial

  • Marny Xiong


    Marny Xiong joined the Board in 2018. She lived in the Payne-Phalen neighborhood and was close to her family, including her parents, two sisters, five brothers, brother-in-law, and nieces and nephews. A lifelong Saint Paul resident, Marny was a proud graduate of Saint Paul Public Schools. In her free time, she enjoyed reading, traveling, going to movies, and spending time with her family and friends. With her background in community and grassroots organizing and experience as a school business manager in Minneapolis Public Schools, Marny aimed to ensure families are authentically engaged on policies and processes so that all SPPS students are ready to succeed after graduation. She believed that as a district, we need to uplift all students equitably with services, support, and policies that are culturally relevant, engaging, and inclusive. She was encouraged to join the Board to ensure that all students and families feel welcome and supported in our schools while striving to be part of the change to build SPPS to reflect the values of our richly diverse community. As a board member, Marny was invested in the future of SPPS because it was through the support of her parents and teachers that she was able to achieve her hopes and dreams, and she aspired to bring that same experience to all students.


    Read the Resolution Remembering Marny Xiong here.

  • Anindita Rajamani       Cheng Vang        Diamond Thlang


    Selah Cheyenne Jacoway       Alma Sanchez      Atquetzali Quiroz     Marianna Suna Xiong        Kalid Ali


    Jordanna Marshall       Simon Mulrooney       Tochi Onuegbu       Malachi Raymond