Meet the Board

AEM's Board is made up of a President, six committee chairs, and the President-Elect

Jeff Pridie - President

Jeff Pridie - President

Jeff lives in Maplewood and works at Crosswinds in Woodbury.

jeff.pridie@pcae.k12.mn.us | Crosswinds School | jeff.pridie@crosswindsmn.org
Laura Anton - Advocacy Co-Chair

Laura Anton - Advocacy Co-Chair

Laura Anton teaches art at the Forest Lake Area Learning Center in Forest Lake. She lives in Saint Paul.

lanton@flaschools.org | Laura's classroom page | http://alc.forestlake.k12.mn.us/
Shanda Landes - Advocacy Co-Chair

Shanda Landes - Advocacy Co-Chair

Shanda is our new Advocacy Co-chair! She works Glencoe Silver Lake Schools.

Kris Holsen -  Board Services Chair

Kris Holsen - Board Services Chair

Kris Holsen is a teacher at Birch Grove Elementary School for the Arts in Brooklyn Park. She lives in South St. Paul, MN.

Amy Fitzpatrick - Communications Co-Chair

Amy Fitzpatrick - Communications Co-Chair

Amy lives and works in Duluth,MN teaching upper elementary and middle school art at Duluth Edison North Star Academy

Mamerfitz@gmail.com | Amy on LinkedIn | Amy.fitzpatrick@duluthedison.com
Kevan Nitzberg - Communications Co-Chair

Kevan Nitzberg - Communications Co-Chair

Kevan Nitzberg lives in Orono and is the Art Department Chair at Anoka High School and Visual Art Consultant for the Minnesota State High School League

Rick Mittelstadt - Finance Chair (outgoing)

Rick Mittelstadt - Finance Chair (outgoing)

Rick is retired and lives in Prior Lake.

David Sorenson - Finance Chair (incoming)

David Sorenson - Finance Chair (incoming)

David works in Stillwater at St. Croix Preparatory Academy.

Amanda Feterl - Membership Chair

Amanda Feterl - Membership Chair

Amanda works at Arlington Elementary.

Deb Hannu - Professional Development Co-chair

Deb Hannu - Professional Development Co-chair

Deb teaches and lives in Duluth, MN.

Fatih Benzer- Professional Development Co-chair

Fatih Benzer- Professional Development Co-chair

Fatih Benzer is an artist and Assistant Professor of Art at University of Minnesota Duluth.