At the November 13th, 2018 annual meeting, the following members were voted on to the Board of Directors:


Kate Fitzgerald (parent member) – elected to a 3-year term
Paul Nordlund (parent member) – elected to a 3-year term
Anne Mundell (educator) – appointed to another 1-year term

Officers were also elected:

Chairperson: Carolyn Fritz
Vice-Chairperson: Anne Mundell
Treasurer: Mike Carlson
Secretary: Suzy Schweig

Meet the Board of GES

Carolyn Fritz: Community Member

Carolyn has lived in Grand Marais for over 7 years and is the Communications Manager at North House Folk School. Carolyn worked at GES as a paraprofessional for a couple of years and is excited to be part of the school again!
Term Ends: 2019



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: 2019



Suzy Schweig: Educator

Suzy is from St. Louis, Missouri and spent 10 summers working as a wilderness ranger in the BWCAW before moving here 15 years ago. She is one of the founding members of Great Expectations School. She has lots of stories to tell about those early days! This is Suzy’s 28th year of teaching and she is currently the educator for the Wolves (3rd/4th grades).
2nd Term Ends: 2019


Mike Carlson: Community Member

Mike taught junior high math out of college for 13 years, then was in Apple computer sales and a consultant. For the past 15 years, he has been a community volunteer on a variety of boards. Mike is widowed and has lived in Croftville since 1997.
Term Ends: 2020


Member At Large
Kate Fitzgerald: Parent

Kate has worked in arts administration for twenty years–for the Santa Fe Symphony & Chorus, the Taos Summer Writers Conference, and the North Shore Music Association, which she currently directs. Her daughters attend GES
Term Ends: 2021


Member At Large
Dylan Dragswiek: Parent

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.
Term Ends: 2019


Member At Large
Paul Nordlund: Parent

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