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.

Full 2023-2024 School Board

SPASD Board of Education meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at the Hilltop Campus at 220 Kroncke Drive (Boardroom) 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.  

Diana McFarland, President

Tenure: April 2022 to April 2025

Committees and Liaison Appointments:
Chamber of Commerce, City Council, Community Voices, United Sun Prairie, Student Board Representative Selection Committee. School Ambassador to Horizon Elementary School and Sun Prairie West High School.

Contact Information:
608-834-6598
Email

Latoya Holiday, Vice President / Governance Officer

Tenure: April 2022 to April 2025

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

Contact Information: 773-814-9789
Email

Lisa Goldsberry, Clerk/Treasurer

Tenure: April 2023 to April 2026

Committees and Liaison Appointments: City Planning Commission, Dane County Equity Consortium, and Employee Compensation and Benefits.  School Ambassador to C.H. Bird Elementary and Central Heights Middle School.
 

Contact Information: 608-217-9667
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Dr. Steve Schroeder, School Board Member

Tenure: June 2012 to April 2025

Committees & Liaison Appointments:
Insurance Subcommittee and Sun Prairie Media Center. School Ambassador to 4K Sites, Westside Elementary School, and District Support Center.


Contact Information: 608-347-9324
Email

Bryn Horton, School Board Member

Tenure: April 2018 to April 2024

Committees and Liaison Appointments:
CESA #2 Delegate, WASB Delegate and Representative, Legislative Liaison, Employee Compensation and Benefits, School Board Representative Selection Committee, Heritage Month Proclamations, and Negotiations Team. School Ambassador to Meadow View Elementary School and Token Springs Elementary School.

Contact Information: 608-572-5542
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Alwyn Foster, School Board Member

Tenure: April 2021 to April 2024

Committees and Liaison Appointments:
Dane County Equity Consortium and School Board Representative Selection Committee. School Ambassador to Eastside Elementary School, Patrick Marsh Middle School, and Prairie Phoenix Academy. 

Contact Information: 763-232-5372

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Katey Kamoku, School Board Member

Tenure: April 2023 to April 2026

Committees and Liaison Appointments: Business and Education Partnership, United Sun Prairie, Insurance Subcommittee, Parent Leadership Council, and Negotiations Team. School Ambassador to Creekside Elementary School, Royal Oaks Elementary School, and Prairie View Middle School.


Contact Information: 608-712-7268
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Eli Gillitzer, Student Member
Sun Prairie East High School Senior Representative
 
Eli Gillitzer is a 12th-grade student at Sun Prairie East High School.  Eli is proud to be a student representative on the Board of Education.  Outside of meetings, Eli can be found competing in Forensics, for which he has been awarded several state trophies, facilitating various D & D games with students, and working in theater. Eli is currently interested in music and audio work in the community.
Mrinank Panda, Student Member
Sun Prairie West High School Senior Representative
 

Mrinank Panda is a 12th-grade student at Sun Prairie West High School. Mrinank is an active member of Forensics, a competitive speaking club.  He has played club and high school soccer for many years.  Mrinank helps AP Human Geography student as a mentor.  He is also an active volunteer, most recently receiving the Presidential Bronze Community Service Award for his work in our community.  Outside of school, Mrinank enjoys playing soccer, being outside, and spending time with his family.  Mrinank is excited to represent the student body as one of the senior student school board representatives.

Sophie Yttri, Student Member
Prairie Phoenix Academy Student Representative
 
Sophie Yttri is an 11th-grade student at Prairie Phoenix Academy. Sophie is thrilled to represent the PPA student body and serve as their voice at the table as their representative on the School Board.
Isabella Roberts, Student Member
Sun Prairie East High School Junior Representative
 
Isabella Roberts is an 11th-grade student at Sun Prairie East High School.  Isabella participates in various clubs, notably Student Council and Environment Club, where she helps organize fundraisers and events to reduce pollution and support conservation. Apart from school, Isabelle enjoys working out, dancing, working as a waitress, and studying.  Additionally, Isabella loves to spend time with family and friends and is passionate about Geography.  Isabella is thrilled to be a student representative for Sun Prairie East High School for the Board of Education.
Jojo Knauss, Student Member
Sun Prairie West High School Junior Representative
 
Jojo Knauss is an 11th-grade student at Sun Prairie West High School.  Jojo is involved in a variety of activities including Chamber Orchestra, Future Business Leaders of America and Forensics. They also run for the Sun Prairie West cross county and track teams.  They enjoy spending their free time reading, running, and hanging out with their family and friends. Jojo is excited to be part of the student voices on the Board of Education as the junior representative for West.