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PACT Charter School Welcomes New Executive Director

By Christine Erntson, Communication Specialist.

In a unanimous vote during a special meeting on March 13, 2017, the PACT Charter School Board of Directors approved the hiring of a new Executive Director.

Dr. Emily Mertes will be the next PACT Charter School Executive Director on July 1, 2017, under a three-year contract.

The search for a new Executive Director began fall of 2016 after current Executive Director, Tony Simons, announced he would be resigning at the end of the school year. The PACT Board appointed a search team of parents, teachers, and staff who started meeting in December 2016. Led by Dr. Nathan Flansburg, a PACT parent and a principal in the Mounds View School District, the team worked diligently to determine the needs and expectations of a new leader and were pleased with the number of highly qualified candidates who applied and interviewed for the position.

Dr. Flansburg noted, “The search for a new Executive Director for PACT was thoughtful and extensive. The search committee came together, laid out the traits and qualities we were looking for to exemplify both the high academic expectations PACT holds, as well as a

PACT is a responsive, community-based K-12 public school built on a committed partnership between parents, students, and teachers striving to achieve strong moral character and excellence in education. The teachers, administration, and students' parents are the sole entity operating the school. In a working partnership they determine the curriculum, schedules, and programs. PACT focuses on the core academics to prepare students for college and life-long learning.

To Partner as Parents, Students and Staff to cultivate an academically rigorous environment that challenges students to develop positive character qualities as a foundation for personal and intellectual growth.
To develop educationally excellent, engaged citizens, who value life-long learning and are committed to making exceptional contributions to their ever-changing world.

  • Both Elementary and Secondary programs build a strong foundation on core academics.
  • Our rigorous graduation requirements include four years of Language Arts and Social Studies, three years of Math and Science and one year of Foreign Language.
  • PACT students are well prepared for college and life-long learning.

This compact outlines how parents/guardians, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for student academic achievement and the means by which the school and parents/guardians will build and develop a partnership to help children achieve their educational goals.

PACT Charter School recognizes that this is a shared responsibility and the strength of this partnership will impact student achievement and success.

  • Parents' authority and responsibility as guardians and primary educators of their children requires commitment of their time, skills,resources, and energy.
  • Students' active commitment to their educationwill determine theirsuccess.
  • Our Teachers' commitment to our children requires that they create a disciplined, dynamic learning environment facilitating the achievement of our educational goals.

We know parents want to be involved in their students' education. Families commit to volunteer a minimum of four hours per month. There are many opportunities

for involvement. We have an on-site nursery service for TA's and other volunteers while they are at school. A Volunteer Coordinator is on staff to help find the right opportunity for all. Some volunteering examples are:

♦ Teachers Assistants (TA)   ♦ Committees
♦ Hot Lunch Servers   ♦ Coaches
♦ Field Trip Chaperones   ♦ Interviewing Teachers
♦ And many more!  
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