At the September 28th, 2021 annual meeting, the following members were voted on to the Board of Directors:

Sara McManus (parent member) – elected to a 3-year term
Erica Kirsch (educator) – appointed to a 2-year term

Officers were also elected:

Chairperson: Dylan Dragswiek
Vice-Chairperson: Andrea Orest
Treasurer: Heidi Doo-Kirk (Sarah McManus appointed 6-16-22)
Secretary: Chandler Litterst

Meet the Board of GES

Dylan Dragswiek: Parent Member

Dylan lives in Grand Marais and has children at GES. He has donated his talents to the school making lunches, assembling the yearbook, helping with technical difficulties, and serving on the Board.
2nd Term Ends: 2022



Vice Chairperson
Andrea Orest: Parent

Andrea has children at GES and also serves on the food committee, Great Lunch. She is glad to be a part of the GES community and is looking forward to her new role as a board member.

Term Ends: 2023




Chandler Litterst: Educator

Chandler is a teacher in the 3-4 classroom at GES, and has a couple of kids attending as well. He's looking forward to learning more about the role of the board.


Term Ends: 2022


Heidi Doo-Kirk: Community Member

Heidi was appointed to fulfill Marshell Moy's board term in January of 2021. She is a long time Cook County resident with a great deal of board experience to bring to the GES conversation. Heidi previously worked as bookkeeper for businesses up the Gunflint Trail before her work as a County Commissioner.

Term Ends: 2022 (resigned March 2022)


Member At Large

Erica Kirsch: Educator

Erica is in her 2nd year as a special education teacher at GES, coming from the metro area with 6 years of experience in special ed and art instrucition. She look sforward to better understanding school governance.


Term Ends: 2023

Member At Large

Mike Carlson: Community Member

Mike is a retired teacher and active on many community boards. He has served terms on the GES board in the past and sits on the Finance Committee as well.


Term Ends: 2023


Member At Large- Appointed Treasurer 6-16-22
Sara McManus: Parent Member

Sara has a student attending GES.
Term Ends: 2024