At the November 12th, 2019 annual meeting, the following members were voted on to the Board of Directors:


Marshell Moy (community member) – elected to a 3-year term
Matt McIntyre (parent member) – elected to a 3-year term
Chuck Viren (educator) – appointed to a 2-year term

Officers were also elected:

Chairperson: Dylan Dragswiek
Vice-Chairperson: Anne Mundell
Treasurer: Marshell Moy
Secretary: Chuck Viren

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
Anne Mundell: Educator

Anne began as a para at GES and has worked in several grades during her career here. She currently teaches Kindergarten and lives in Lutsen. Anne is glad to be a part of the GES community and is looking forward to her new role as a board member.
Term Ends: 2020



Chuck Viren: Educator

Chuck has taught in many different capacities over his career, including urban and rural locations, and settings that include a residential treatment facility, charter schools, and traditional school districts.  He currently teaches the 5-6 classroom, and lives in the town of Grand Marais.
Term Ends: 2021


Marshell Moy: Community Member

Marshell recently moved to the Grand Marais community, and with a BA in Finance (before entering her chosen careen in Natural Resources), she is a welcome and natural fit on the board as Treasurer. Being married to a teacher, she is no stranger to education.

Term Ends: 2022


Member At Large
Matt McIntyre: Parent Member

Matt lives and Lutsen, and has a son attending GES. He's enjoying learning the realm of education and governance.
Term Ends: 2022


Member At Large
Paul Nordlund: Parent Member

Paul lives in Lutsen with his wife Molly and has twins who are attending GES. He feels compelled to step up to Board work by the GES mission and educational philosophy, for his children’s sake, and also for that of the broader GES community and the future of the school.
Term Ends: 2021

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Great Expectations is a free public school in Grand Marais, Minnesota that works from the principle of “one child at a time,” where students learn based on their individual strengths, passions, needs, and learning styles


PO Box 310
Grand Marais, MN 55604