Board of Education

Meet the School Board

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.

Photo of the full School Board including the student representatives

SPASD Board of Education meetings are typically held on the 2nd Monday (at the District Office) and 4th Monday (at City Hall) of each month and will 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 2022

Committees & Liaison Appointments:
City Council Liaison, Sun Prairie Area Ministries, Employee Compensation and Benefits, and Insurance Subcommittee. School Ambassador to 4K, Meadow View Elementary School, Westside Elementary School, and the District Support Center.


Contact Information:
1300 Fitness Run, Sun Prairie, WI 53590

608-834-6598
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Bryn Horton, Vice President

Tenure: April 2018 to April 2024

Committees and Liaison Appointments:
Legislative Liaison, Youth and Family Commission, Key Communicators, and Parent Leadership Council. School Ambassador to C.H Bird Elementary School, Token Springs Elementary School, Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School, and Community Schools. Member of the Core Planning Team, the High School Subcommittee, the Middle School, PPA, Professional Development and Training Subcommittee, and the Secondary Boundary and Bell Time Task Force.

Contact Information:
669 Sanibel Lane,
Sun Prairie, WI 53590
608.572.5542

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Tom Weber, Governance Officer & Deputy Clerk

Tenure: April 2011 to April 2023

Committees and Liaison Appointments:
Sun Prairie Education Foundation Board, Key Communicators, and Behavior and Bullying Follow-up Committee
. School Ambassador to Sun Prairie East High School and Sun Prairie West High School. Member of the Shared Community Use Spaces Planning.

Contact Information:
2243 Innsbrooke Drive, Sun Prairie, WI 53590
608.235.0963 Cell

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Dave Hoekstra, Treasurer

Tenure: April 2015 to April 2022

Committee and Liaison Appointments:
City Planning Commission, and Behavior and Bullying Follow-up Committee. School Ambassador to Creekside Elementary and Prairie View Middle School. Member of the Activities, Athletics and Recreation Subcommittee, the Activities and Athletics Configuration Subcommittee, and the Shared Community Use Spaces Planning.

Contact Information:
1077 Virdon Drive, Sun Prairie, WI 53590
608.977.2162

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Carol Sue Albright, Clerk

Tenure: April 2014 to April 2023

Committees and Liaison Appointments:
WASB Delegate and Representative, and Business and Education Partnership. School Ambassador to Eastside Elementary and Northside Elementary School. Member of the Core Planning Team and High School Subcommittee.

Contact Information:
865 Jerico Lane, Sun Prairie, WI 53590
608.837.2305

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Caren Diedrich

Tenure: April 1998 to April 2022

Committees and Liaison Appointments:
CESA #2 Delegate, Chamber of Commerce, TIF Board, Employee Compensation & Benefits, and Insurance Subcommittee. School Ambassador to Horizon and Royal Oaks Elementary Schools. Member of the Traffic Safety Subcommittee and the Operations and Capital Maintenance Subcommittee.

Contact Information:
393 Bella Way, Sun Prairie, WI 53590
608.825.6473
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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:

404 S. Bird Street, Sun Prairie 53590
608.834.6502
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Sarah Rhoads, Student Member
Member of the Following Committees:
High School Subcommittee and the Middle School, PPA, Professional Development and Training Subcommittee.
 
Sarah Rhoads is a 12th-grade student at Sun Prairie High School. Sarah is the Vice President of the Drama Club and was the President of her choir Freshman year. She is actively involved in Forensics and Theatre Productions; at the High School, area communities, and volunteers for the Patrick Marsh Middle School Drama Club. She also teaches at her local dance studio, Dancing Through Life. Sarah looks forward to being an active member of the Board, being a voice for the student body.
Carson Schmoldt, Student Member
Member of the Following Committees:
High School Subcommittee and the Middle School, PPA, Professional Development and Training Subcommittee.
 
Carson Schmoldt is an 11th-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 new member of the school board.