Student Representatives


Harper Mack

Harper is a senior at Spring Lake Park High School and she started school in Spring Lake Park Schools in  in kindergarten at Northpoint Elementary. At the high school, she is in Panther Mentors, Opportunities in Emergency Care, Public Relations Secretary for Student Council, National Honors Society, and is Co-President of the Current Affairs Club. Outside of school hours, she is Captain of Spring Lake Park Swim and Dive team, Founder of Hand in Hand chemo care packages, and a Lifeguard at Bunker Beach Waterpark during the summer.



Onyinye Udemezue

Onyinye is a current senior at Spring Lake Park High School and a PSEO student at the University of Minnesota. She has been in the district since 9th grade. She serves as the Vice President of Student Council as well as the French horn Section Leader for Wind Ensemble. She also does neuroscience research at the University of Minnesota and hopes to go into the neuroscience field one day. 




Evan Jefferson 

Evan is an aspiring historian and proud to be a student representative. Serving as President of the high school's Student Council, he is honored to be part of the group that organizes events for homecoming and other occasions. He hopes to take his experience on the School Board far throughout his life and loves to be part of the education process. He thanks everyone for supporting his journey to this point and feels immensely honored! 

School board member Tony Easter

School Board Members

Tony Easter, Chairperson, 763-600-5521

Tony is a +25-year resident of Spring Lake Park and began his first term as a School Board member for Spring Lake Park Schools in January 2016.  He holds a Business Administration degree and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Northwestern.  Tony and his wife Deneen have a son and daughter who are graduates of Spring Lake Park High School.  He is currently a Sr. Project Manager for a Minneapolis based financial firm. Before  his election to the School Board, Tony was a member of the Spring Lake Park Schools Community Facilities Design Team.  Tony also served as a board member for Emma B. Howe YMCA and volunteered for more than ten years as a Boy Scout leader.  Tony currently serves as the board liaison to Westwood Middle School. 


Board Chair Hennen

Amy Hennen, Vice-Chairperson, 763-600-5522

Amy is a 19-year resident of Blaine. She and her husband Scott Nielsen have two adult children, both graduates of Spring Lake Park High School.  Prior to her election to the School Board in November 2011, Amy was Northpoint Elementary PTO president, served on the Panther Foundation Board of Directors and Community Advisory Council, co-chaired the Legislative Action Committee and co-chaired the community’s Kids First Committee. In addition to serving as the Board's vice chairperson starting in 2023, Amy is liaison to Northpoint Elementary School, serves as a member of the Teacher Contract Negotiating Committee and has taken part in Minnesota School Board Association leadership training.  Amy has also held the school board positions of chairperson and clerk.  She holds a B.A. from the University of Minnesota, Morris and a J.D. from the University of Minnesota.

School board member Sam Villella

Sam Villella, Treasurer, 763-600-5520

Sam and his wife Megan have lived with their two children in Blaine for 16 years. Their son Kincaid and daughter Khyber both attended Woodcrest's Spanish Immersion Program. Their son and daughter attend Spring Lake Park High School. Prior to his election to the School Board in November 2021, Sam has served on the Blaine Planning Commission, the Blaine Natural Resource & Conservation Board and the Metropolitan Council's Transportation Advisory Board. Sam earned a BS degree in Biology from the University of Minnesota and his Doctorate in Optometry from Nova Southeastern University. He currently practices with Allina Health at the Cambridge Medical Center. Sam is the previous president of the Minnesota Optometric Association and currently serves as the vice chair of the Minnesota State Board of Optometry.  

School board member Melody  Skelly

Melody Skelly, Parliamentarian, 763-600-5524

Melody and her husband Tim, have lived in Blaine for 22 years.  They have four sons, three of which have graduated from Spring Lake Park High School (2020, 2021, and 2023) and also a sophomore currently enrolled at Spring Lake Park High School. Melody has volunteered in many different capacities at each of her sons' schools throughout the last 17 years.  She has also served on youth sports boards, has coached at the high school and youth levels, volunteers at her church in various roles and co-founded the SLP Breakfast Club for Spring Lake Park High School students which currently serves approx 150 students 2x a month. Melody has a BA in Psychology from Northwestern University and has also run her own business for the past 15 years.

Kelly McClellan

Kelly McClellan, Director, 763-600-5526

Kelly is a long-time district resident and proud alumna of Spring Lake Park.  She received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and a Master’s in Communications from Bethel University. With over two decades of experience in training and leadership development, Kelly currently oversees career development for MBA students at the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management. Beyond her role at the university, Kelly provides advisory and training services to companies’ leadership and talent development programs and is a sought-after speaker locally and nationally on topics related to career and leadership. In addition to volunteering within Spring Lake Park through her involvement in her kids’ activities, she currently serves as a Board Member for the Minnesota Council for Economic Education and on the Community Advisory Council for the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. Kelly and her husband Rick have lived in Blaine for 19 years and have two children who are currently attending Spring Lake Park High School and two adult children.

Allie Schmidt

Allie Schmidt, Director, 763-600-5527

Allie has lived in the Spring Lake Park School District for over 30 years. She and her husband Wayne have two kids that attend school in the district. Allie is an SLP alumni. She received her bachelor’s degrees from Mayville State University in Social Science and Psychology. She went on to receive her master’s in social work from Augsburg College.  Allie spent 22 years as an adoption social worker. She currently works at her family business. Allie is active in her church, serving in varies roles.  She served on the Christ Lutheran Preschool Board of Directors, the Panther Foundation Board of Directors, and has volunteered in many different capacities at each of her kids’ schools throughout the last 9 years. 

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Marilynn Forsberg, Clerk, 763-600-5523

Marilynn is a 57-year resident of Spring Lake Park where she and husband Fred raised four sons, each being a graduate of Spring Lake Park High School.  She is a 42 year member of the Spring Lake Park Schools District School Board and is currently the second longest serving active school board member in Minnesota. Marilynn served the board as chairperson or vice chairperson for 21 years, clerk for 6 years, treasurer for 1 year and director for 14 years. Marilynn has attended more MSBA training sessions than any other school board member in Minnesota, the most since MSBA has been keeping records of training attendance.  She has served as liaison to all schools and on nearly every school community committee, council and task force that exists. In addition to serving on the SLP School Board she currently serves as the Chair of Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District, 916's representative to the Association of Metropolitan School Districts, is a member of the board of her church's school and child care center, is a member on the 7 county IEIC Help Me Grow board, and is secretary of her homeowner's association. Marilynn has received all awards and honors available from the Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA) - Director's Award, President's Award, 40 Year Service Award, Arlene Bush School Board Member of Distinction Award, and Minnesota School Board Member of the Year (MSBA All-State School Board) and she was recently presented with a service award from her church.. She has served as chairperson of the Association of Metropolitan School Districts, vice chair of Equity Alliance (EMID), on the MSBA Board of Directors and on the Panther Foundation Board of Directors. She was once honored with WCCO Radio's Good Neighbor Award for her volunteer work. Marilynn is a graduate of Westmar University and a retired medical technologist. She began her "school career" as a paraprofessional at Spring Lake Park Schools Kenneth Hall Elementary School.