Meeting dates and location

Board meeting times and dates are every 3rd Thursday at 5:00pm in the Green Isle Community School cafeteria.


Nick Pollack - Pollack.Nick@GreenIsleCommunitySchool.org Parent Member- Board Chair
I live in Le Sueur and have 2 kids, Greg & Sami. We have been at the school for 4 years, it's a great place to bring my kids.
Jackie Larson - Teacher Membe
I am thrilled to be joining the Green Isle Community School Board team as the K-1 teacher. I am anxious to share my passion for learning with students. This will be the start of my 27th year in the field of education. I have taught many placed including Guam and St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. I recently moved to the area from Walker, Minnesota where I taught for 17 years at Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Elementary school. My passions include teaching, learning, singing, traveling and playing the guitar. I Live in Jordan with my husband Tommy and our two cats Sunshine and Precious.
Holly Niska- Niska.Holly@GreenIsleCommunitySchool.org
Teacher Memeber
Hello! My name is Holly Niska. This will be my second year at Green Isle Community School. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree from St. Cloud State University. I've had multiple professional experiences that have taught me and have reinforced my love of teaching. I've worked with all ages of students and have experience doing a variety of tasks including preschool childcare teacher, childcare center director, full time teacher in grades 1, 2, and 5, and a substitute teacher in grades K-6. I live in Hutchinson with my husband Nils and our 2 boys, Brennan (13), and Karsen (10). My interests include walking, reading, boating, attending my boys' hockey games, and being with my family.
Tami Wentzlaff 
Parent Member - Clerk
I live outside Green Isle with my husband Joel and out children Braydn & Colton, both of them are students at GICS and they love going to school every day. One of the things We love about GICS is that they don't only teach your kids the school work they need to learn, but also community values and life lessons. The kids learn how to respect one another, take responsibility for their actions and no matter how old they are, they are an important member to the community. Outside of volunteering at the school, I am a member of the Green Isle Conservation Partners and enjoy gardening, photography, crafting/sewing and spending time with my family and friends. 
Nicole Roepke - Roepke.Nicole@GreenIsleCommunitySchool.org
Community Memeber
Brandy Barrett- Director Green Isle Community School Ex-Officio
My name is Brandy Barrett and I am the director at Green Isle Community School. I have been teaching at this school for a year and a half now and really love it. The kids and their families are so awesome. I enjoy reading, watching my boys play their sports, and camp. I am so happy to be part of this wonderful G.I.C.S. staff! 
Kacy Honl - Community Member
I grew up on a small dairy farm near Green Isle. I was able to attend the school in Green Isle for elementary school prior to it's closure during the consolidation with Sibley East. After learning that there were plans to reopen it as a charter school I knew I wanted to be a part of it. I came on as a staff member and began the preparations to open the preschool. I taught preschool for the first two years before moving out of state. Once returning I quickly connected with GICS again. Over the years I have witnessed so many cool things happen at GICS. My favorite has been watching kids expierence an enjoyment for learning. GICS does a great job at showing kids that there are so many cool things in the world around us. I intend to work hard to make sure GICS will prosper. For enjoyment I like to spend my time outdoors gardening, exercising and exploring new places with my family. 
Keven Kroehler - Green Isle Community School Business Manager Ex-Officio
Pete Czarnecki - Community Member
 My name is Pete Czarnecki and I am a community member on the GICS School Board. I have 4 kids who all went to GICS and even though they have moved on, I still help out when and where I can. I live halfway between Belle Plaine and Green Isle. I appreciate the multi-age classes, and the one on one relationships that are developed in smaller schools. 


Nicole Roepke
Serenity Cox

Kristine Schwartz
Nick Pollack

Serenity Cox
Brandy Barrett
Kacy Honl
Linda Welch

Grant Writing
Serenity Cox
Mary Menne

Peter Czarnecki
Keven Kroehler
Serenity Cox

Pete Czarnecki
Sharon Ehrich
Keven Kroehler
Brandy Barrett

Serenity Cox
Brandy Barrett

Data Practices Compliance Officer
Brandy Barrett 

Board Minutes/Agendas

5/17/15 Annual Meeting

5/14/15 Board Minutes

4/17/15 Board Minutes

3/19/15 Board Minutes

2/19/15 Board Minutes

1/22/15 Board Minutes

12/11/14 Board Minutes

11/20/14 Board Minutes

10/23/14 Board Minutes

9/18/14 Board Minutes

8/18/14 Board Minutes

5/15/14 Board Minutes

3/20/14 Board Minutes

1/23/14 Board Minutes

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