Board of Education

Meet the School Board

Photo of the 7 community-elected members of the School Board as of October 2022

The Sun Prairie Area School District Board of Education is the governing board of the Sun Prairie Area School District. The Board leads, directs, and supervises the affairs of the District through policy development and accountability. The Board serves, and is accountable to, the community primarily by ensuring the district achieves the results described in the Board’s Student Achievement Results Policies and that it operates according to the values expressed in the Board’s Operational Expectations Policies.

The Sun Prairie Area School District Board of Education is made up of seven elected community members to serve three-year terms. The Board appoints two non-voting student members that each serve a one-year term. All School Board elections are nonpartisan and held in April. The superintendent is appointed by the Board.

SPASD Board of Education meetings are typically held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at the District Support Center at 501 South Bird Street and typically start at 6:00 p.m.

These meetings may be streamed live via KSUN. Please check their website directly at sunprairiemediacenter.com. If live-streaming is not available the recorded meeting is typically uploaded to the Sun Prairie Media Center's website within 48 hours. 

For the most up to date information about the location and timings of School Board Meetings, please check the District's Website or Board Docs.  

Dr. Steve Schroeder, President

Tenure: June 2012 to April 2025

Committees & Liaison Appointments:
City Council Liaison, Chamber of Commerce, Employee Compensation and Benefits, and Insurance Subcommittee. School Ambassador to 4K, Westside Elementary School, and the District Support Center.


Contact Information:
608-834-6598
Email

Bryn Horton, Vice President

Tenure: April 2018 to April 2024

Committees and Liaison Appointments:
Legislative Liaison, Key Communicators, Employee Compensation and Benefits, Parent Leadership Council, Post-Referendum Core Planning Team, and Community Schools Executive Team. School Ambassador to C.H Bird Elementary School, Meadow View Elementary School, Token Springs Elementary School, and Community Schools. Member of the Core Planning Team, the High School Subcommittee, the Middle School, PPA, Professional Development and Training Subcommittee.

Contact Information:
608.572.5542

Email

Carol Sue Albright, Clerk

Tenure: April 2014 to April 2023

Committees and Liaison Appointments:
WASB Delegate and Representative, T.I.F. Board, Business and Education Partnership, and Post-Referendum Core Planning Team. School Ambassador to Eastside Elementary School and Royal Oaks Elementary School. Member of the Core Planning Team and High School Subcommittee.

Contact Information:
608.837.2305

Email

Latoya Holiday, Treasurer

Tenure: April 2022 to April 2025

Committee and Liaison Appointments:
Sun Prairie Education Foundation Board, Sun Prairie Area Ministries, and Community Schools Executive Team. School Ambassador to Northside Elementary School, Sun Prairie East High School, and Community Schools

Contact Information:
773.814.9789

Email

Tom Weber, Governance Officer

Tenure: April 2011 to April 2023

Committees and Liaison Appointments:
Key Communicators
. School Ambassador to Prairie View Middle School and Sun Prairie West High School. Member of the Shared Community Use Spaces Planning.

Contact Information:
608.235.0963 Cell

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Diana McFarland, Deputy Clerk

Tenure: April 2022 to April 2025

Committees and Liaison Appointments:
CESA #2 Delegate, City Planning Commission, Chamber of Commerce, Key Communicators, Insurance Subcommittee. School Ambassador to Creekside Elementary School, Horizon Elementary School, and Central Heights Middle School

Contact Information:
608.215.4056
Email

Alwyn Foster, School Board Member

Tenure: April 2021 to April 2024

Committees and Liaison Appointments:
Dane County Equity Consortium. School Ambassador to Patrick Marsh Middle School and Prairie Phoenix Academy. Member of the Activities, Athletics and Recreation Subcommittee and the Activities and Athletics Configuration Subcommittee.

Contact Information:

763.232.5372
Email

Carson Schmoldt, Student Member
Sun Prairie West High School Senior Representative
 
Member of the Following Committees:
High School Subcommittee and the Middle School, PPA, Professional Development and Training Subcommittee.
 
Carson Schmoldt is a 12th-grade student at Sun Prairie High School. Carson is an active member in business clubs: FBLA, DECA, and FISP. He is also on the Sun Prairie boys Varsity soccer team. Carson volunteers with the AP Human Geography mentor club and helps coach youth soccer players with Sun Prairie Soccer Club. Outside of school, Carson enjoys playing soccer, golf, and traveling with his family. Carson is excited to represent the student body as a member of the School Board.
Embree Way, Student Member
Sun Prairie East High School Senior Representative
 
Member of the Following Committees:
High School Subcommittee and the Middle School, PPA, Professional Development and Training Subcommittee.
 
Embree Way is a 12th-grade student at Sun Prairie East High School. Embree is involved with as many music activities as possible including: Sound of Sun Prairie, Pit Orchestra, Epoch Sound, Jazz, along with composing his own works. Outside of school, he enjoys running, practicing his instruments, being around his family, and playing with his two cats. Embree is delighted to be a part of the School Board, and looks forward to being a voice for the student body.
Deneaja Donegan, Student Member
Prairie Phoenix Academy Senior Representative
 
Member of the Following Committees:
High School Subcommittee and the Middle School, PPA, Professional Development and Training Subcommittee.
 
Deneaja Donegan is a 12th-grade student at Prairie Phoenix Academy. At PPA Deneaja is an active member in Jobs For American Graduates where she advocates for college and career development and CEOs of Tomorrow where she is exposed to different avenues of business. In the community she participates in Innovation Studio, mentoring youth on business goals, financial wellness programs, Dear Diary Mentoring, and Community School volunteer work. Outside of the professional environment, Deneaja is involved in her church’s choir as she loves singing and instruments. She enjoys writing, music, volleyball, creative thinking, and creative design. Deneaja is thrilled to represent the student body as a new senior member of the Board.
Mrinank Panda, Student Member
Sun Prairie West High School Junior Representative
 
Member of the Following Committees:
High School Subcommittee and the Middle School, PPA, Professional Development and Training Subcommittee.
 
Mrinank Panda is an 11th-grade student at Sun Prairie West High School. Mrinank is an active member in clubs: Forensics, and SkillsUSA. He is the Varsity Manager of the Sun Prairie Boys West Varsity soccer team, and has played club and high school soccer for many years. Mrinank helps AP Human Geography students as a mentor. He is also an active member of the Sewa LEAD program, a community service organization. Outside of school, Mrinank enjoys playing soccer, being outside, and spending time with his family. Mrinank is excited to represent the student body as a new member of the School Board.
Eli Gillitzer, Student Member
Sun Prairie East High School Junior Representative
 
Member of the Following Committees:
High School Subcommittee and the Middle School, PPA, Professional Development and Training Subcommittee.