Jarrod Hamlin

Position:
Board Chair
Role:
Parent Representative
Email:

Jarrod is a proud Christian and has been married over 8 years. He is a parent of a kindergartner at Phoenix and has two younger children. He works at Polaris Industries in Wyoming MN and has spent over 13 years in the electronics and technology fields including 4 years as an Aviation Electronic Technician for the US Navy, currently, Jarrod holds an Associates in Electronics and Computer Engineering and is actively pursuing his Bachelors in Electronic Engineering. He enjoys Archery, hunting, fishing, and sharing laughter with friends and family.

Mary Lindquist

Position:
Finance Chair
Role:
Community Representative
Email:

Mary has lived in North Branch since 1970. She taught second, third, and fourth grades in the North Branch Primary School for 30 years. After her retirement, Mary played the role of the office manager to support the administrative operations of two businesses that she has with her husband.
Mary graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN and earned her Master’s Degree in Curriculum & Instruction from St. Thomas in St. Paul.
As a former educator, Mary is very excited to find a school like Phoenix Academy. Our family is very happy to have our granddaughter enrolled in Kindergarten at Phoenix Academy.
She truly believes that if a school can create an excitement for learning, this attitude will continue with that student for the rest of their life.
Personal Interests: Family history research, cooking/baking, and scrapbooking.

Sonja Govednik

Position:
Board Member
Role:
Teacher Representative
Email:

Sonja is a 2nd Grade teacher at Phoenix Academy. She has over 20 years in education and has taught grades K-6. She enjoys all age levels but primary grades are her favorite. During her prior teaching career, she spent the majority of her time teaching Language Arts and Math Skills. Sonja loves being a teacher!

Justin Anderson

Position:
Board Member
Role:
Parent Representative
Email:

Justin graduated from Utah Valley University in 2013 with a bachelors degree in Computer Science. He has been a professional software developer since 2008 and has focused mostly on Android app development for the majority of his career. He currently works from home for a company based out of NYC. He and his wife have 6 children and two of them attend Phoenix Academy. In his free time, Justin enjoys basketball, snowboarding, reading, and staying up-to-date on the latest technology.

Joseph Worwa

Position:
Board Member
Role:
Teacher Representative
Email:

Joe is a 4th Grade Teacher at Phoenix Academy. He graduated from Minnesota State University with a degree in marketing and received his teaching license from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He enjoys spending time with his family and likes to play golf and guitar. His favorite subject to teach is math and he enjoys traveling and learning new things.

38460 Lincoln Trail, Suite 1
North Branch, Mn 55056
Office Hours: School days from 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tours given by appointment. Please contact the front office to schedule a tour.
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