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District Committees

  • Communications

    Purpose: The purpose of the Communications Advisory Committee is to prioritize the District’s message, engaging stakeholder groups to inspire community action in support of our vision, advancing the District’s local, statewide, and national image.

    2019-20 Meeting Dates:
    September 12, November 5, January 9, April 9

    District Staff:  Matt Hillmann, Erin Bailey, Kim Briske, Anita Aase
    Board Member: Julie Pritchard
    Teacher: Sean Dube
    Student Representatives: Keely Spens, Kiara Rosas
    Community Representatives: Margit Johnson, Gordon Kelley, Claudia George, Janneth Garcia, Leah Rich
    Neuger Communications: Eric Mohlo




  • Community Education

    Purpose: The Community Education Advisory Council plays an important role in shaping the lifelong educational offering available through the Community Education Department, routinely advising staff in programming, budgeting and department development.

    2019-20 Meeting Dates:
    The fourth (4th) Tuesday of the month (no meeting in July and December)

    Erin Bailey, Robert Coleman, Dale Gehring, Julie Pritchard, Emely Orrego, Evelyn Salgado, Kyle Roth, Brisa Zubia

  • District Youth Council (DYC)

    Purpose:The District Youth Council (DYC) works to translate youth voice into action by providing connections between the school board, school, administration, and the student body. They gather and provide youth input on school district-related issues to the Northfield School Board, district administration, and other school-related entities. DYC members also serve on various committees throughout the District.

    2019-20 Meeting Dates:
    September 11 and 25
    October 9 and 23
    November 13 and 25
    December 11
    January 8 and 29
    February 12 and 26
    March 11
    April 8 and 22
    May 13 and 27

    Adult Advisor: Meleah Follen
    School Board: Dr. Ellen Iverson
    Students: Amelia Arnold, Moriah Bamonte-Grebis, Wendy Bollum, Dylan Dietz, Sylvi Hanson, Michael Malecha, Bronwyn McDermott, Simon McDonald, Kiara Rosas, Chloe Rozga, Ananda Myint, Erica Loe, Sam Scherer, Anders Ripley, Grace Ryden, Nick Lopez, David Rhoades, Julia Peterson

  • Facilities

    Purpose: The purpose of the Northfield Public Schools Facilities Advisory Committee is to engage in dialogue about the District’s facilities and provide feedback on strategies designed to maintain positive and sustainable learning environments.

    2019-20 Meeting Dates:
    October 24, December 19, May 7


  • Finance

    Purpose: The purpose of the Northfield Public Schools Finance Advisory Committee is to engage in dialogue about the District’s financial health and providing feedback on strategies designed to maintain it.

    2020-21 Meeting Dates:
    4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. ~ October 5, December 7, June 7

    Val Mertesdorf, Erin Bailey, Jim Loe, Michael O’Keefe, Wendy Bollum, Matt Hillmann, Angelo Perez, Bronwyn Mcdermott, Bubba Sullivan, Julie Pritchard, Noel Stratmoen, Jeff Quinnell, Tracy Nelson, Virginia Kaczmarek, Carolyn Livingston, Tristan Cox, Adrienne Falcon, Pasha Quaas

  • Northfield Enact

    This committee replaces the former DCSDC and Technology committees.

    2019-20 Meeting Dates:
    October 8, January 7, March 17


  • Northfield Forward

    The District Education Program Advisory Committee was revised in May 2017 and is now Northfield Forward.  The redesign includes expanded membership including a wider variety of district stakeholders, four meetings instead of six every year, and a detailed standard agenda.  Northfield Forward will be positioned as the district’s “Critical Friend” and provide feedback on the strategic plan, building goals and results and Professional Learning Communities’ goals and results.

    2019-20 Meeting Dates:
    October 21, November 18, February 17, April 20

    District Staff: Matt Hillmann, Mary Grace Hanson, Kim Briske, Cheryl Hall, Hope Langston 
    Administrators: Daryl Kehler, Marnie Thompson, Greg Gelineau, Scott Sannes
    School Board Member: Tom Baraniak
    Psychologist: Carrie Duba
    Teachers: Craig Johnson, Steve Taggart, Ellen Trotman, Robert Garcia, Lahna Tran, Peg Witt, Angela Schewe
    Community Members: Caroline Yaun, Zach Pruitt, Fritz Bogott, Pasha Quaas, Kari Nelson, Becca Wold Freeman
    Student Representatives: Wendy Bollum, Sylvi Hanson, Aydn Math, Kaia Schomburg

  • Safety

    Purpose: The purpose of the Safety Committee is to establish a system to obtain safety related suggestions, reports of hazards and other information from all persons involved in the operations of their workplace, to review accident trends, investigate causes and recommend preventative measures when appropriate, and to assist and advise management and employees on matters of safety and health pertaining to school operations.

    2019-20 Meeting Dates:
    To Be Announced

    Kim Bauer, Parking Lot Security
    Kiwi Bielenberg, Greenvale Park Elementary, Phy Ed/DAPE Teacher
    Cassie Bowser, IEA Consultant
    Tracy Closson, District Grounds Coordinator
    Dorothy Cohan, Administrative Assistant Buildings and Grounds
    Cecelia Green, High School, Child Nutrition Manager
    Jim Kulseth, District Director of Buildings and Grounds
    Keith Nohava, High School Head Custodian
    Ron Oeltjenbruns, Middle School Head Custodian
    Michael O’Keefe, Middle School Assistant Principal
    Jamin Sawyer, Physical Therapist
    Kim Slegers, High School Health Teacher
    Maimouna Toure-Keita, District, Health & Wellness Coordinator
    Daniel Warner, Sibley Elementary Head Custodian
    TBD, High School Teacher, Chemical Hygiene Officer
    TBD, Administrative Assistant


  • Wellness

    Purpose: The purpose of the Wellness Advisory Committee is to create, promote and protect the health, well-being and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating choices, physical activity and mental health for district families, teachers and staff.

    2020-21 Meetings:
    3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. ~ November 10, February 9, April 13

    Stephany Stromme, Erin Bailey, Melissa Bernhard, Deb Olien, Julie Ochs, Amy Goerwitz, Kimberly Briske, Maimouna Toure-Keita, Lindsey Draeger, Nate Truman, Paula Baragary, Leah Sand, Josh Ramaker, Bronwyn McDermott (DYC), Julia Peterson (DYC)