School Board

Ben Baratto | Chairperson

TitleChairperson
Address

779 Bluffview Circle

Winona, MN 55987

Emailben.baratto@winona.k12.mn.us
Phone507.452.8456
TermAt Large - Term Expires 2018
Board CommitteeBoard Operations
Representative CommitteeFoundation For WAPS
District Wide CommitteeWellness Committee
School Assignments
  • Washington-Kosciousko Elementary
  • Winona Senior High School

Tina Lehnertz | Vice Chair

TitleVice-Chair
Address

14504 Hoffman Hill Road

Minnesota City, MN 55959

Emailtina.lehnertz@winona.k12.mn.us
Phone507.689.4215
Term5th District - Term Expires 2020
District Wide Committee
  • Calendar Committee
  • Community Education Advisory Committee
Board CommitteesBoard Negotiations
School Assignments
  • Goodview Elementary
  • Rollingstone Elementary

Jay Kohner | Treasurer

TitleTreasurer
Address

212 East Sanborn Street

Winona, MN 55987

Emailjay.kohner@winona.k12.mn.us
Phone507.429.2373
TermAt Large - Term Expires 2018
District Wide Committee
  • Safety Committee
  • Activities Advisory
  • MN State High School League (MSHSL)
Board CommitteesBoard Operations
School AssignmentsMadison Elementary

Jeanne Nelson | Clerk

TitleClerk
Address

36009 Homer Lane

Winona, MN 55987

Emailjeanne.nelson@winona.k12.mn.us
Phone507.454.7067
Term4rd District - Term Expires 2020
District Wide Committee
  • Curriculum Advisory Committee
  • Staff Development Committee
Representative CommitteeInteragency Early Intervention Committee (IEIC)
School AssignmentsWinona Middle School 7-8 Grade House

Steve Schild | Board Member

TitleChair
Address

1282 West Broadway

Winona, MN 55987

Emailsteve.schild@winona.k12.mn.us
Phone507.454.7042
Term1st District - Term Expires 2018
Board Committee Assignments
  • Budget/Finance
  • Board Negotiations
  • Board Operations
School AssignmentsWinona Area Learning Center

Allison Quam | Board Member

TitleBoard Member
Address

309 East Howard Street

Winona, MN 55987

Emailallison.quam@winona.k12.mn.us
Phone507.250.3377
Term3rd District - Term Expires 2020
District Wide Committee
  • Birth to Grade 3
  • Gifted & Talented
  • Technology Committee
School AssignmentsWinona Middle School 7-8 Grade House

Karen Coleman | Board Member

TitleChair
Address

402 W. Wabasha Street

Winona, MN 55987

Emailkaren.coleman@winona.k12.mn.us
Phone507.961.0349
Term2nd District - Term Expires 2018
Representative Committee
  • Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA)
  • Benefits Committee
Board Committees
  • Budget/Finance
  • Board Negotiations
School AssignmentsWinona Senior High School

The Minnesota School Boards Association states that the following are the Fundamental Roles of School Boards - making policy, setting goals and engaging stakeholders, all with the ultimate goal of improving student achievement.

The work of a school board involves:
• developing a vision for the district • communicating with stakeholders
• setting goals and monitoring progress • rallying the community around student achievement
• establishing district policy • hiring and evaluating the superintendent
• monitoring student achievement • ratifying employee contracts.
• aligning resources with goals • advocating student needs to lawmakers
• collaborating with community partners • training in education issues and governance
• ensuring facilities are safe and adequate

See also "The Role of the School Board" on the Minnesota School Boards Association's website:
http://www.mnmsba.org/BoardWork/RoleOfTheSchoolBoard

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