Board of Directors

Board of Directors 2019-2020

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.

Jim O’Brien, PresidentJim 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 in the Executive Committee. His current term as President runs 2019 – 2020. 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. 
Kristin Schmidt, President-ElectKristin is a community board member and has served on the board since March of 2018. She has recently fullfilled 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.
Allison Carlson, SecretaryAllison has served on the board since 2016 and is currently the Secretary. 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 environment.
Jennifer Curliss, Treasurer
Daniel Torres-RangelDaniel is a PSA parent and the Director of Education at Wingra School in Madison.
Noelle Warnock Al-AdraNoelle 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.
Erica GittingsErica 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.
Caleb JanusCaleb Janus has a background in music and currently works as an architect. His son is currently a student in the Yellow Room.
Ena LeeEna 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 swim.
Bethany AckeretBethany 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 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 HeaneyKate 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.
Lindsey Jacobus, Staff RepresentativeLindsey 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. 
Abby Malesytcki, ex-officio Abby is serving as the interim executive director.

View the most recent board meeting agenda and notes from the most recent board meeting.

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