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North High Advisory Committee

Minneapolis Public Schools sought eight dedicated community members for a strong, committed advisory committee to inform and guide consulting firm Institute for Student Achievement (ISA) as it works to redesign the academic program at North High School for fall 2012.

The creation of an advisory committee was an important step in the redesign process for North High School. The advisory committee is comprised of fourteen total members, including the following MPS leaders:

  • Mark Bonine, Associate Superintendent
  • Eric Molho, Director of School Improvement
  • Scott Redd, Executive Director of Family and Community Engagement
  • Maggie Sullivan, Director of Strategic Planning
  • Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson, ex-officio committee member

MPS and ISA selected an additional nine members for the advisory committee of the North High School community in April 2011 with the goal of establishing a high-functioning team representative of the rich diversity in the surrounding neighborhoods dedicated to the future of North High School.

The selected community members are:

  • Ariah Fine
  • Brett Buckner
  • Deanna Williamson
  • Kale Severson
  • Kerry Felder
  • Kim Ellison
  • Marcus Owens
  • Rose Brewer
  • Susan Young

The interview team that selected the redesign consultant selected four members through an application process. The remaining slots on the Advisory Committee were filled at a public meeting on April 14 at North Commons. Community member selection was based on the following criteria:

  • Commitment to North High and/or the North Minneapolis community
  • Dedication to the future performance of North High as it serves students and the community
  • Ability to work with people of diverse experiences, backgrounds and ideas
  • Commitment to listening to and communicating with numerous community and school stakeholders about the vision for North High and the design process

With questions regarding the North High Redesign Advisory Committee or the selection process, contact Eric Molho, MPS Director of School Improvement, at 612.668.0549 or eric.molho@mpls.k12.mn.us.