Board of Directors

2019 Board of Directors Nominees

Upper Mississippi Academy Board of Directors Elections 2019 Slate of Nominees The Upper Mississippi Academy Board of Directors is composed of nine members representing three categories: 1) school faculty, 2) parents or legal guardians of a student at the school, and 3) community members not otherwise affiliated with the school. Below you will find the slate of nominees running for open seats.  Each nominee has prepared a personal statement that will also appear on the ballot. Board elections will be held Thursday, May [...]

Board of Directors: Call for Nominations

Directors serving on the Upper Mississippi Academy (UMA) Board are elected by our community; eligible voters are all parents and legal guardians of current UMA students, all current UMA Board members, and all current employees of UMA. Elections will take place on May 23, 2019, at UMA from 9:00 am – 8:30 pm. The UMA Board is comprised of nine members representing three categories: 1) a licensed teacher currently employed as a teacher by the school, 2) a parent or [...]

No Board Meeting July 2018

There will not be a UMA Board of Directors meeting in July 2018. Regular Board meetings will resume on August 21, 2018 at 4:45 p.m. and will continue on the 3rd Tuesday of each month thereafter. For more information regarding the UMA Board of Directors, please see our Board page.

Moving Forward with Appreciation – from Gala to Board Elections and Beyond

Wow! Thank you ALL for making Friday’s UMA Gala an absolutely fabulous event!  Thank you especially to Abbe Payton for leading the charge. And a big thank you to students, staff, parent volunteers, and community supporters who made the event so successful in so many ways. The Gala resonated with what makes UMA so special: Our four experiential pathways, which represent how our school offers hands-on and authentic learning opportunities, provided a theme for the video and the organizational structure for [...]

Announcing the Newly Elected Board of Directors

Upper Mississippi Academy is proud to announce that the following people were chosen through the voting of parents and staff to be on the 2016-17 UMA Board of Directors: Joseph Klancher (parent) Krista Hong (parent) Chris Svensrud (parent) Lesley Ernst (teacher) Chris Mortenson (teacher) Dan Trockman (community member) Congratulations!  The new board members will take on their responsibilities at the July 2016 Board Meeting.

UMA Welcomes Harry Adler, New Executive Director

From the UMA Board of Directors: The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Harry Adler as Interim Executive Director of Upper Mississippi Academy, effective immediately. Harry Adler brings over 30 years of experience in education and business management to Upper Mississippi Academy. Mr. Adler served as the Upper School Director for the Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School for four years, after 11 years of leadership and math and science teaching roles at the Twin Cities Jewish Middle [...]