Hiawatha Academies Board of Directors is tasked with ensuring that the mission and values of the Hiawatha schools are met, and providing guidance to ensure Hiawatha’s long-term growth and vitality. The Board of Directors works closely with the Leadership Team to chart a course for Hiawatha Academies and meets regularly throughout the year. Our Board members are drawn from the fields of business, education, healthcare, legal, and philanthropy and share a commitment to grow Hiawatha scholars into leaders.

Board Members can be reached at: boardchair@hiawathaacademies.org

Upcoming Meetings

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

Board Members

Chair | Margarita Dimas Cultu
Her Next Play

Vice Chair | Gerardo Alcazar
Blackwell Burke

Director | Linda Yang
Hiawatha Academies Parent

Director | Jonathan Alvarez
Hiawatha Academies Parent

Director | Jason Brandenborg
The Brandenborg Foundation

Treasurer | Jon Schwartz
Wildflower Foundation

Director | Alexander Knoblock
Hiawatha Academies Teacher

Director | Roberto Lazo
Hiawatha Academies Teacher

Secretary | Penny Leporte
General Mills

Director | Alicia Muñoz
Macalester College

Director | Jennifer Stern
Great Minnesota Schools

Board Committees

Executive Committee
Margarita Dimas Cultu
Gerardo Alcazar
Penny Leporte
Jon Schwartz

Family and Community Engagement
Roberto Lazo
Linda Yang
Jonathan Alvarez
Alicia Muñoz
Alex Knoblock

Jason Brandenborg
Penny Leporte

Gerardo Alcazar
Jen Stern
Margarita Dimas Cultu

Finance & Facilities
Jon Schwartz
Jason Brandenborg
Tyler Baier