The mission of the Mounds View Schools Education Foundation (MVSEF) is to challenge the community to invest in the continuing excellence of the Mounds View Public Schools, one of the top school districts in the state.

The Mounds View School District has nearly 12,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade and serves the cities of Arden Hills, Mounds View, New Brighton, North Oaks, Roseville, Shoreview, and Vadnais Heights.

Established in 1987, the MVSEF has effectively partnered with the Mounds View Schools District leadership to identify programs that reach every school and student in the district.


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Kirsten Dawson

Retired Teacher & Chemical Dependency Counselor, Mounds View High School

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Erin Stalsberg

Executive Fellow, University of St. Thomas, School of Education 


Joyce Kloncz
Retired Science & Math Resource Teacher, Mounds View Public Schools

Sanjay Kuba
Senior Account Executive, MarkLogic

Mary McDowall
Community Volunteer

Erik Rasmussen
Senior Vice President, Voya Financial

Jen Sprain
Community Volunteer

Gregg Tranowski
Community Volunteer and Irondale, Edgewood, and Sunnyside Parent

Heidi Vanderbrink
Community Volunteer

Steve Yoch
Attorney at Law, Felhaber Larson


Darin Johnson
Principal, Turtle Lake Elementary

Mindy Handberg
Director of Community Partnerships, Mounds View Public Schools

Jean Modjeski
Science Specialist, Bel Air Elementary

Ryan Monson
Science & STEAM Integration Specialist, Mounds View Public Schools


Heather Meyer
Executive Director

Amanda DePhillips
Director of Communications & Special Projects

Eric Tell
Director of Operations