Board Members

Our Board Looks at the Big Picture. 

The Foundation is comprised of a board with a deep committment to the community and an extensive amount of leadership experience that ensures its continual growth. It is operated independently from, but in cooperation with, the College Community School District. It is managed by a volunteer Board of Trustees from school district residents who play a key role in the strong organizational structure and success of The Foundation. Our charter allows for a maximum of 35 board members.

Board Members

The board elects its officers, President, Vice President and Committee Chairs. The board currently employs two part-time paid staff members, an Executive Director and an Operations Manager. Board members come from many backgrounds including homemakers, business leaders and owners, teachers, financial and legal professionals and farmers. The foundation also recognizes its Charter and Emeritus Board Members. 

Board Members and Committees (Committee chairs are identified with an *, Names in parentheses are former board members)



  • Tyler Tjelmeland - President
  • Julie Kelly-Molander - Past President
  • Randy Rumery - Executive Director
  • Alicia Tjelmeland - Operations Manager


  • Tony Gaiffe*
  • Mary Hynek


  • Erikka Vosmek*
  • Tyler Tjelmeland
  • Bill Grabe
  • Mary Hynek


  • Mark Matson*
  • Vanessa Duerksen
  • Ron Rausch
  • Joslin Hanna

Business Advisory Council

  • Steve Howes*
  • Tyler Tjelmeland


  • Frank Becicka*
  • Steve Howes
  • Tony Gaiffe

Prairie Fest

  • Julie Kelly-Molander*
  • Debbie Erenberger*
  • Amy Burns
  • Kristi Nove
  • Mark Matson
  • Joslin Hanna
  • Lexi Harrison
  • Travis Hutson
  • (Kelly DeGroot)
  • (Jeni Drahos)

Emeritus Board Members:

  • Nate Flatgard
  • Bill Grabe, Sr.
  • Dwight Hughes, Jr.
  • Tom Hughes
  • Marilyn Miller
  • Dan Seda
  • Joyce Anderson
  • Jim Hodina
  • Julie Lins
  • Al Schlettler

Charter Board Members:

  • John Anderson, Jr.
  • Elmer Grissel
  • Jack Hays
  • Norm Humble
  • Jim Macek
  • Sherry Pipkin
  • Donna Richardson
  • George Chadima
  • Steve Gustafson
  • Dwight Hughes, Jr.
  • Robert Krob
  • Peggy Noce
  • Jim Powers


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Prairie School Foundation
401 76th Avenue SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-7034
Phone: (319) 848-5200 Ext. 2019