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.

Entire School Board

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 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. Employee Compensation and Benefits, Rotary Club, and 3.3.3 Council. 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


Tom Weber, Vice President

Tenure: April 2011 to April 2023

Committees and Liaison Appointments:
Sun Prairie Education Foundation Board, Key Communicators, Employee Compensation & Benefits, 3.3.3 Council
. School Ambassador to Token Springs Elementary and Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School.

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


Bryn Horton, Clerk

Tenure: April 2018 to April 2021

Committees and Liaison Appointments:
Legislative Liaison, Youth and Family Commission, Key Communicators, Parent Leadership Council, and the Optimist Club. School Ambassador to C.H Bird Elementary School, Community Schools, and Sun Prairie High School.

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


Caren Diedrich, Treasurer

Tenure: April 1998 to April 2022

Committees and Liaison Appointments:
Chamber of Commerce, TIF Board and Employee Compensation & Benefits. School Ambassador to Horizon and Royal Oaks Elementary Schools

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

Dave Hoekstra, Governance Officer

Tenure: April 2015 to April 2022

Committee and Liaison Appointments:
City Planning Commission, and  3.3.3 Council. School Ambassador to Creekside Elementary and Prairie View Middle School

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


Marilyn Ruffin, Deputy Clerk

Tenure: April 2015 to April 2021

Committees and Liaison Appointments:
Parent Leadership Council, Rep. to the Dane County Diversity Consortium and Pacific Educational Group. School Ambassador to Eastside Elementary School and Prairie Phoenix Academy

Contact Information:
1555 Wild Iris Street, Sun Prairie, WI 53590

Carol Sue Albright, Member

Tenure: April 2014 to April 2023

Committees and Liaison Appointments:
CESA #2 Delegate, WASB Delegate and Representative, and Business and Education Partnership. School Ambassador to Northside Elementary and Patrick Marsh Middle School

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


Quinn Williams, Student Member

Quinn Williams is a 12th grade student at Sun Prairie High School. He is actively involved in several activities and committees such as Yearbook Club, Security, and Safety Committee, Track and Field Manager, and coordination for the annual Voter Registration Drive. Quinn also works to help increase student voice at the District and Board levels.

Sarah Rhoads, Student Member
Sarah Rhoads is an 11th 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.