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 KC Guntzel

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KC Guntzel

Board Chair & Parent Member

KC is a stay-at-home mom with a background in elementary education. She enjoys volunteering at school and is part of our Kaleidoscope Parent Teacher Organization (KPTO). KC and her husband have four boys. KC is a member of the Personnel Committee.

 Layla Burda

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Layla Burda

Parent Member

Mrs. Michelle Swanson

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Mrs. Michelle Swanson

Teacher Member

Michelle Swanson is the Elementary Spanish teacher here at Kaleidoscope Charter School.  She & her husband, Ben, have a cat named Luna and a dog named Roux.  She is a lover of all things with four legs, cooking, culture, plants, and travelling.  Michelle is a member of the governance committee.

Mrs. Keri Erickson

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Mrs. Keri Erickson

Parent Member

Keri is a stay-at-home mom and co-owns a small aviation business with her husband.  She serves as the Treasurer of the School Board (Finance Committee) and participates as a member of the Governance Committee.

Mrs. Renee Suess

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Mrs. Renee Suess

Teacher Member

Renee has been teaching 1st Grade at Kaleidoscope for 10 years. Renee and her husband have three children, two of which attend Kaleidoscope. Renee is also a member of the Finance Committee.

Mr. Dana Anton

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Mr. Dana Anton

Dana is a security instructor for Xcel Energy at the Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant. He and his wife, Jennifer, have three children. In his spare time, Dana enjoys being outside; camping, hiking and fishing. 

Dana is a member of the Personnel Commitee and the Building Commitee.

Ms. Alison Jepson

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Ms. Alison Jepson

Ms. Emma Molden

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Ms. Emma Molden

Emma teaches high school math at KCS. Emma lives in New Hope with her fiancé and dog. In her free time, she enjoys playing softball, listening to podcasts, and family game nights. She is a member of the Curriculum Committee. 

Mr. Matt Roberts

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Mr. Matt Roberts

Matt is a research coordinator at the University of Minnesota. He enjoys spending time with his family, volunteering, and outdoor activities. Matt is also a member of the personnel and curriculum committees.