Board of Directors
The Partnership Plan’s Board of Directors is made up of teachers, administrators, community members and a liaison from the District 834 School Board. The board meets once a month.
Brandon Berg, Renewal By Andersen
Sara Oakland Curl, Arthritis Foundation
Tracy Gardner (Treasurer), Gardner Law
Chris Getchell, teacher, Stillwater Middle School
Sara Kubiak (Board Chair), Vanilla Bean Project
Malinda Lansfeldt, principal, Afton-Lakeland Elementary
Amy McDonough, University of St. Thomas
Connie Paiement , Paiement Law Office
Kirsten Parker (Secretary), Accenture
Sarah Shanks, Community volunteer
Steve Smillie, Edina Realty
Lowell Thompson, retired, Distinguished Alumnus of Stillwater Area Public Schools
Tom Voigt (Vice Chair), Independent School District #196
Liz Weisberg (ex officio), 2019 liaison from School Board
Denise Pontrelli (ex officio), District 834 Superintendent
Provides leadership for the Board in areas of planning & development; recruits new Board members, supervises and evaluates the Executive Director and serves as a liaison to the community.
Develops annual budget recommendations and fundraising plan, monitors monthly accounting reports, recommends policy, develops and maintains procedures for gift acceptance.
Identifies, cultivates and solicits donors to The Partnership Plan, develops and implements strategies for annual and long-term giving, and oversees fundraising events such as The Partnership Party.
Develops ideas for marketing and communications plans, guides brand development and messaging, and oversees community events such as Da Vinci Fest, the Partnership Awards and Distinguished Alumni Awards.
Develops guidelines for the distribution of classroom grants, district-wide grants, and Arts and Technology Big Idea Grants.