Governing Board

Athlos Academy of St. Cloud is governed by a dedicated board comprised of parents and community members. The board is responsible for developing, implementing, and assessing policy; instituting sound employee relations; conducting open meetings; recognizing and conforming to the legal mandates imposed by state and federal laws; and governing within the limits of the delegation of state authority as a non-profit and public school board.

Additionally, the board has an obligation to assess its successes and challenges, inform the public of all deliberations and decisions, promote accountability, avoid abuse of power, enhance public understanding of its mission, conform to standards of ethical behavior, provide a framework for setting goals, and develop strategic plans for the accomplishment of those goals.

Board Calendar

Board meetings are conducted in accordance with open meeting law. The governing board normally holds board meetings on the fourth Monday of each month. Check the board calendar for exact dates and times. Unless otherwise noted, the meetings are held at:

Athlos Academy of St. Cloud
3701 33rd St. South
St. Cloud, MN, 56301


Board Members

Noor Yussuf, Chair

  • Community Representative
  • Finance Committee member
  • Term began April 2019

Andrew Grimsley, Vice Chair

  • Community Representative
  • Governance Committee Member
  • Term began April 2019

Brenda Schwitalla, Secretary

  • Parent Representative
  • Governance Committee Chair
  • Term began July 2018

Rebecca Hull, Treasurer

  • Teacher Representative
  • Finance Committee Chair
  • Term began November 2018

Adow Ali, Board Member

  • Community Representative
  • Term began April 2019

Aaron Schwenzfeier, Board Member


Under the direction of the board, a Finance Committee and Governance Committee have been formed. Learn more about the purpose and goals of these committees:

Finance Committee Members:

  • Rebecca Hull (committee chair)
  • Noor Yussuf
  • Lee Hoyhtya*
  • Amy Dierkes*
  • Jon-Scott Johnson*

Governance Committee Members:

  • Brenda Schwitalla (committee chair)
  • Andrew Grimsley
  • Shelbi Pool*

*Non-director, non-voting appointees to the committees


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924 – 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Meeting Agendas & Minutes

After June 2019, meeting agendas and minutes are publicly available at BoardonTrack.

Contact Information

To reach the Board of Directors, Finance Committee or Governance Committee:

Athlos Academy of St. Cloud
3701 33rd St. South
St. Cloud, MN, 56301
(320) 281-4430