Board Members & Information
2019-20 Board Meeting Dates:
May 18 - Annual Meeting
Chair - Emma Mangano
Hi LIFE Prep! I have been a member of the Board as a community member since 2016 and Board Chair since 2018. I was a special education teacher at LIFE Prep from 2010-2014 and am excited to still be a part of such a great community.
Vice Chair - Kyle Newsome
Hello! I’m Mr. Newsome and I’m one of the 6th grade teachers at LIFE Prep School. This is my second year here and my sixth year teaching! Some of my favorite things include writing short stories and poems, singing in my car or at karaoke with Mrs. Junker or playing board games with friends.
Treasurer - Doug Heppner
Secretary - Lesley Waltson
Teacher - Beau Junker
Hey, I’m Mr. Junker and I teach 5th grade! This is my fourth year at LIFE Prep and I absolutely love this place. When I’m not teaching, I enjoy Ben and Jerry’s by the pint, taking in a nice Twins win at Target field, fly fishing on our local lakes and rivers, or rolling some dice in an obnoxiously competitive game of Settlers of Catan. All of those are much more enjoyable with my wonderful wife Mrs. Junker (LIFE Prep’s other 5th grade teacher)
and our dog Reuben!
Teacher - Laura Mueller
This is my fifth year teaching Title I Reading at LIFE Prep and I recently finished my Reading Specialist Certification at St. Scholastica. The best part about teaching is seeing the excitement in our students' faces when they gain confidence in reading. Nothing makes my heart happier! I love the East Coast, especially Boston College, which is where I went to school and played ice hockey. Go Eagles! When I’m not at school, I enjoy spending time with my husband, our daughter, and our dog, Magnolia. I also love to run and spend time at the lake. I am very excited for the new school year ahead.
Parent - Beth Kleiter
Hello! I am a Saint Paul girl, with a bachelor's degree in Community Development, a masters in Human Services, and now two children who attend LIFE Prep. I have over ten years of experience in working in the community to help low income and diverse individuals/families to reach their goals. I am honored to be part of the board that serves the LIFE Prep students, teachers, administration, and the community around it.
Parent - Larrie Noble Sr.
We are now accepting board applications for a community member! Please email for more information!
The LIFE Prep School Board of Directors will hold a CLOSED SESSION meeting for personnel issues.
Monday November 4th, 2019
LIFE Prep Conference Room