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EXPO Board of Directors

 

 

 

 

EXPO Board of Directors 

 Chris Howie  Chair  cjhowie@gmail.com
 Jen Verbrugge Vice Chair theverbrugges@gmail.com
 Monica Digre  Member  monica.digre@gmail.com

Nathan Kopka

Treasurer

nkopka@gmail.com

Ann Elenbaas

Member

annmelenbaas@gmail.com

 Colleen Gelly Member colleen@gelly.net
 Matt Harris Member mathew.b.harris@gmail.com
Justin Uran Secretary justin.uran@gmail.com
 Amy Huerta Member amyelizabeth107@gmail.com
 Toni Lee Member tonimichellelee@gmail.com

Darren Yerama

Principal

darren.yerama@spps.org

 

 

The Board of Directors is made up of EXPO parents. Members are elected by the EXPO community and serve a 3-year term. The principal attends all meetings, but is not voting members.  The board is responsible for treasury and allocation of funds raised by PTO.

The mission of the Board of Directors is to support the education of the students of EXPO Elementary School through raising funds for classroom materials, paying for field trips and supporting the school community in general. We work to support the EXPO Community in providing premier education opportunities engaging the whole child through the following:

  • Support additional opportunities for enrichment and academic programming
  • Build community through outreach and support of EXPO events
  • Market EXPO to the broader St. Paul Community to ensure healthy enrollment​

Measurement

  • Fundraising goals
  • Event attendance
  • Enrollment
  • Retention - student and staff​


Strategic Plan
Support additional opportunities for enrichment and academic programming

  • Teacher supported classroom activities
  • After school enrichment (Lego League, Destination Imagination, chess club, etc)
  • Facilities - Treasure Island & Edible Landscape
  • Field trips & 5th grade BWCA trip

Build community through outreach and support of EXPO events

  • Community Events & Fundraisers - Fall Festival, Family Fun Run, School Dance, Silent Auction, Chili Fest, Hootenanny
  • Service Events - Family service night, Treasure Island maintain/build, Garden clean-up
  • Book Fair, Read in Day, Parent Day

Market EXPO to the broader St. Paul Community to ensure healthy enrollment​

  • Communications - website, Prospective parent calls, Facebook
  • School Choice Fair, Tours, Pre-school visits
  • News releases

As always, if anyone within the EXPO community has questions about the Board, EXPO, or how they can volunteer their talents, please reach out to any of your Board members directly.