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Connie Johns - Chair
Connie Johns
cjohns@stclaircyclones.org

Connie Johns -Chair

Years as a board member: 1998-2004; 2006 - present
Term expires: Jan. 1, 2019

Home address:
18598 Maple Haven Lane
Mankato MN 56001

Phone:
(H) 507-245-3715
(W) 507-245-3417
(C) 507-327-6763

e-mail address:

Tell about your family / years in the community:
I have lived in the St. Clair community my entire life. I am a proud ‘Class of 1967’ St. Clair graduate. My husband of 45 years is Gerald, also known as Buzz. We have 4 children; Angela, Christopher, Matthew and Deborah. All 4 graduated from St. Clair High School and all 4 graduated from their respective colleges. Angela is married and her and her husband Scott adopted their 3 children from Russia.

Tell about your occupation:
I have driven school bus for the St. Clair Palmer Bus Service since the fall of 1979. I was the assistant manager at the St. Clair location from 2003-2006, and I was promoted to full time manager in 2007.

Tell about how you view your role on the St. Clair School Board:
I view my role on the St. Clair School Board as very important. I take my responsibilities as a board member seriously because I know that I am helping make decisions that will affect our young people and our community now, and in the future.

Additional Information:

I graduated from St. Clair High School.
My husband Gerald (Buzz) and & I are the proud parents of 4 St. Clair High School Graduates:
Angela - 1986~~~Christopher - 1988~~~Matthew - 2002~~~Deborah - 2004
We are also the proud grandparents of: Katerina (Katya), Alexander (Alex) and Svetlana (Svieta). Angie, and her husband Scott, adopted the children from Russia.

 



Jillian Cousins - Vice Chair
Jillian Cousins
jcousins@stclaircyclones.org

Jillian Cousins - Vice Chair

First Year Board Member:
 2015
Term Expires:  January 2019

Phone:
(H) 507-245-3509
(C) 507-469-8149

Education:
Mankato West Graduate
Attended College at South Central
Attended National Dog Groomers Association of America
National Certified Master Groomer

Business Activities:
Grooming Salon Manager at Petco in Mankato

Community Activities:
I have served on the STPC Board for the past 3 years.  I also volunteer at Hosanna Lutheran Church as a religious ed leader.

Additional Information:
My husband Chris and I enjoy a variety of activities with our three children, Coral, Braydon and Waylon.  We are always staying busy whether its attending a Twins/ Vikings game, skiing, snowboarding ice skating, running in 5k races, gardening or caring for our many pets!

 



Jack May - Clerk
Jack May
jmay@stclaircyclones.org

Jack May - Clerk

First year as board member: 2008

Term expires: January 2020


Home address:
60041 177th Street
Mankato MN 56001


Phone:
(H) 245-3730


Education:
High School / College


Business Activities:
Farm (corn-soybean-hog finishing) and RV Dealership



Nancy Thompson - Treasurer
Nancy Thompson
nthompson@stclaircyclones.org

Nancy Thompson - Treasurer

Home Address:

202 Pilgrim Street
PO Box 247
St. Clair, MN  56080
(507) 469-5859

First Year Board Member:  2015
Term Expires:  January 2019

Education:
U of MN - Mankato
Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Physical Education, Minor in Corporate Fitness

Business Activities:
Vice President of Information Technology for The Occasions Group (a Taylor Corporation Company)

Community Activities:
Active volunteer in my church and school activities

Additional Information:
I like Kettle Corn.



Jim Grabowska - Director
James A. Grabowska
jgrabowska@stclaircyclones.org

Jim Grabowska - Director

First Year as board member: 2009
Term Expires: January 2020

Home address:
520 Main Street East
St. Clair MN 56080

Home Phone:
(507) 245-3153

Education:
Ph.D. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
M.A. University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
B.S. Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD

Business Activities:
Employed by Minnesota State University, Mankato
Professor & Chair, Dept. of World Languages & Culture

Tell about your family / years in the community:
Three boys, Alex, Andrew & Ben. Alex graduated from St. Clair & will finish his degrees in Anthropology and Spanish at MSU this spring. Andrew is a senior, who is planning on majoring in Music in college & Ben a sophomore at St. Clair. Ben is active in football & wrestling. Both Andrew and Ben participate in the 77 Lancers and both enjoy theater very much. Kimberly Contag, my wife, works in the department of World Languages & Cultures at MSU where she teaches Spanish and Portuguese and coordinates our graduate programs.

Tell about your occupation:
I am the chair of the department of World Languages & Cultures at MSU and the President of the Faculty Association, the union representing faculty. I have 25 years of teaching experience at the high school and university levels. I teach Spanish and World Language Teaching Methods.

Tell about Lifetime accomplishments or major events:
Our children are our proudest achievements & because we value the many cultures of the world, we have tried to provide opportunities for the boys to learn about other cultures and other languages. The value we place on intercultural competency lead us to spend a year in Ecuador as a family. Kimberly & I will celebrate our 25th year of marriage in July of 2013.

Tell about how you view your role on the St. Clair School Board:
Because I chose education as my profession, I have tried to stay active in all aspects of the profession and it is my experience and commitment to education that I try to bring to the table on the Board. I believe that we have an excellent Board with members bringing a variety of skills that complement the role of oversight with which the Board is charged. We work and value each other as a team, which I believe, makes the Board a valuable addition to ISD 75 and to St. Clair School.



Shawn Kunz - Director
Shawn Kunz
skunz@stclaircyclones.org

First Year on the Board:  2017
Term Expires:  January 2020

Home Address:
PO Box 113
324 Main Street West
Saint Clair, MN 56080
Phone:  (507) 351-5703
 

School Board Member Name and number of years served:

Shawn Kunz   New Member 2017

 

Tell about your family / years in the community:

I have been married to my wife Brenda for 17 years.  We have 3 children Brooklyn, Kolton, and Makenna.  I grew up and went to school in St. Clair.  I have spent most of my life in this community.  I am also a mem

ber of the Volunteer fire department for St. Clair.

 

Tell about your occupation:

I am a Project Manager at Advantage Cabinets Inc. in Owatonna.  I design and sell all types of cabinet and countertop needs in residential and commercial projects.  I am also an EMT for Gold Cross Ambulance in Mankato.

 

Tell about Lifetime accomplishments or major events:

My biggest accomplishment in life is my family.  I am also a cancer survivor since 2014.

 

Tell about how you view your role on the St. Clair School Board:

I believe this is an opportunity to bring a fresh set of eyes that can help the school grow and prosper.