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

Jacqueline Hoyhtya, Board Chair

  • Governance Committee member
  • Term began May 2015
  • Term expires Sept. 2019

Josh Hirschfeld, Board Vice Chair, Board Treasurer

  • Finance Committee member
  • Term began May 2015
  • Term expires Sept. 2019

Brenda Schwitalla, Board Secretary

  • Governance Committee member
  • Term began July 2018
  • Term expires Sept. 2020

Rebecca Hull, Teacher Representative

  • Term began Nov. 2018
  • Term expires May 2019

Aaron Schwenzfeier, Teacher Representative

  • Term began July 2018
  • Term expires Sept. 2020

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:

  • Josh Hirschfeld (board member)
  • Lee Hoyhtya (non-director)
  • Amy Dierkes (non-director)

Governance Committee Members:

  • Jacqueline Hoyhtya (community representative)
  • Brenda Schwitalla (parent representative)

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924 – 19th Avenue South
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Serving on the Board

The Athlos Academy of St. Cloud governing board is preparing for their annual election and looking for individuals interested in joining them in serving on the governing board.

The window for submitting interest forms will open February 4, 2019 and run through March 4, 2019. Please submit a completed interest form and resume to by March 4, 2019.

Meeting Agendas & Minutes

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