North Lakes Academy Board

The board is composed of nine teachers, parents, and local community members, and establishes the long-term vision for our school and has final governing authority over all  financial and other business affairs of NLA.


The Board also ensures that our school is acting in accordance with state law and the wishes of our authorizer, Audubon Center of the North Woods

North Lakes Academy Board - 2021 Election Information

The NLA School Board's Election Committee is currently seeking qualified applicants to run to serve a 2-year term as a member of the North Lakes Academy School Board. 


If you are interested in applying for one of these positions, you may complete your online application here:


All applications are due by Friday, March 12th and must be submitted electronically through the process described above.


The four positions available this election cycle include:

- One seat for grades 6-8 Teacher Member

- One seat for grades 9-12 Teacher Member
- One seat for an NLA Parent Member
- One seat for an NLA Parent OR unaffiliated Community Member

Polls will be open from Monday, March 29th through Friday April 9th. All balloting will also occur digitally online, and all eligible voters will be provided a token with which they will be able to cast their vote. More information will be distributed on that process when the polls are opened. Please click on Board Elections for profiles of each candidate.


NLA School Board policies regarding Board service have been attached along with our organizational Bylaws and our Strategic Plan. The pertinent Minnesota Statute is linked.


If you have questions about running for office, please email Chelsie Thielen, Election Committee Chair, at