About the Board

Representing Our Communities

The school board of Roseville Area Schools supports educational philosophies and procedures that promote a high quality education for all students. While the board is legally responsible for school programs and operations, it delegates authority for the district's daily operations to the Superintendent of Schools.

To fulfill its charge, the board is committed to continuously improving its capacity to govern effectively, using its policies to define its values and expectations. This policy-governance model of operation focuses on policy decisions rather than on operational issues. The board’s purpose is to assure that the organization achieves the results described in its strategic plan and operates within the parameters described in district policies.

The board focuses on student outcomes, encourages diverse viewpoints, focuses on strategic leadership, makes collective rather than individual decisions, is future oriented, and governs proactively.

Board Members

RAS School Board 2014-15

Back (Left to Right): Frank Shaw, Erin Azer, Lisa Edstrom
Front (Left to Right): Mark Traynor, Kitty Gogins, Kaying Thao

Board Composition

The school board of Roseville Area Schools has six members elected at large to serve four-year terms. Three school board members are elected in November of each odd-numbered year. The board holds its annual organizational meeting in January and elects the chair, clerk, and treasurer for the upcoming year.

Board Contact Information

Board members welcome the opportunity to hear citizen thoughts and discuss issues. Comments or information provided by individual board members do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of the entire board.

You'll find contact information for each board member below. To send a message to all the school board members at the same time, e-mail them at: schoolboard@isd623.org

Erin Azer, Chair
Term: 1/2012 - 1/2016
651-788-7711
Email: erin.azer@isd623.org

Lisa Edstrom, Clerk
Term: 1/2012 - 1/2016
651-238-8880
Email: lisa.edstrom@isd623.org

Kitty Gogins, Treasurer
Term: 1/2014 - 1/2018
651-481-0500
Email: kitty.gogins@isd623.org

Frank Shaw, Director
Term: 1/2014 - 1/2018
651-631-3596
Email: frank.shaw@isd623.org

Kaying Thao, Director
Term: 1/2012 - 1/2016
651-270-3654
Email: kaying.thao@isd623.org

Mark Traynor, Director
Term: 1/2014 - 1/2018
651-487-1430
Email: mark.traynor@isd623.org