Board of Directors
The Board represents families and is an oversight group, providing strategy and support to furthering the mission and vision of Preschool of the Arts. The board approves PSA’s long term and annual goals, oversees the Executive Director, and monitors the financial management of the school.
|Kristin Schmidt, President||Kristin is a community board member and has served on the board since March of 2018. She has recently fulfilled the role as Secretary and now as President Elect. She has vast board experience including; the YMCA (for 16 years) and Badgerland Girl Scouts. Her areas of interest are facilities and community engagement.|
|Noelle Warnock Al-Adra, Secretary||Noelle has 10 years of experience in|
education, both in teaching and
administration. She has a Masters of
Education specializing in Educational
Administration and Leadership. Her
daughter is a current PSA student.
|Jennifer Curliss, Treasurer|
|Daniel Torres-Rangel||Daniel is a PSA parent and the Director of Education at Wingra School in Madison.|
|Allison Carlson||Allison has served on the board since 2016. Her professional background is in planning, market research, and|
evaluation in the energy efficiency
field. She has two children who have thrived in PSA’s nurturing
|Erica Gittings||Erica is a Partner at the largest family |
law firm in the country. Her
background includes human
resources, professional development,
and organizational trust. Her son is a
current PSA student, and her daughter will be starting in the fall.
|Jim O’Brien,||Jim has been a member of PSA since|
2016 — during that time on the Board of Directors he has served on the
Technology and Finance Committees.
His most recent position was as the former board president. Jim and Kristin have two children whom are alumni of PSA. Jim is the co-founder of Agrograph, an agricultural technology company based in Madison WI.
|Ena Lee||Ena Lee and her family joined |
Preschool of the Arts in 2018. When
she’s not in the dental office treating
patients, she loves to travel, run, and
|Bethany Ackeret||Bethany served as a Senior Analyst in |
the City of Houston’s Finance
Department, and has worked with the Development Departments of several non-profit organizations. She studied public policy and music. Her son is a current PSA student.
|Chelsea Johnson, President-Elect||Chelsea Johnson is a new addition to |
the board this year. She is a Senior
Recruiter for Exact Sciences and has
spent the past 10 years working in
recruiting and HR within various
industries. Chelsea has a passion for
community involvement and bringing people together. When she’s not recruiting or volunteering, Chelsea can found running around Madison and going on adventures with her four year old daughter and a two year old son who both attend PSA.
|Kate Heaney||Kate joined the PSA community six |
years ago when her oldest child joined the Rainbow Room. Her youngest son just graduated. She has served on a number of boards, utilizing her background in fundraising and events.
|Adam Templer||Adam has his Masters of Accountancy degree from UW-Madison and is a CPA who worked in public accounting and consulting at Deloitte and Baker Tilly for eight years. He currently serves on the executive team at Bear Real Estate Group as the vice president of development, a position|
he’s held for the last five years. His focus is on the financing, construction, and management of various real estate asset classes including multi-family, commercial, and hotels. He has two daughters that attend PSA.
|Lindsey Jacobus, Staff Representative||Lindsey is the Educational Support |
Specialist at PSA. This is her second
year on the board.
|Zoe Wolfe, Staff Representative|| Zoe is currently a co-teacher in the |
Silver/Orange Room loop and has been part of PSA’s community for nearly two years. She has a background in neuroscience and outdoor education and is currently working toward her Master’s of Early Childhood Education through the Erikson Institute.
|Penny Robbins, ex-officio||Dr. Penny Robbins is the Executive Director of Preschool of the Arts.|
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