Board of Directors
Progeny Academy’s Board of Directors is dedicated to the mission of Progeny Academy. In addition to their passion for learning they bring experience and expertise critical to charter school needs including school leadership, teaching and learning, community relations, human resources, school finance, law, and governance.
Dr. David Kimori
Mr. Smith received a bachelor of science in secondary education from the University of Minnesota and a master of arts in education from Hamline University. His career in the public schools has spanned more than two decades. Starting out as a social studies teacher at Centennial Middle School in Minnesota, Mr. Smith developed a fascination with assessment early in his career that continues today. As the school began to adopt a PLC model, he developed an assessment and data position to help teachers create collaborative common assessments and to use the ensuing results. During this time, the school became one of the highest performing in the state, winning the School Spotlight Award from the Minnesota Academic Excellence Foundation for high levels of student achievement and innovative educational practices.
Jeramie Steinert, J.D.
Mr. Steinart currently serves as vice president/general council of American Heritage National Bank in St. Cloud. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Hamline University, then went on to earn a juris doctorate of law from Washington University in the St. Louis School of Law.
Dr. Lakisha Witter
the University of Florida in Sociology(BA), Special Education (ME), and Educational Leadership (Ed.S) and (ED.D) from Minnesota State University. Dr. Witter has used her background in special education and educational leadership to strategically plan, create, develop, rebuild and support current schools infrastructure for special education programs and compliance in the United States and Africa. She has been a leader within the domain of education for over a decade serving in the capacity of special education educator, coordinator, director, and school board member.
Ms. Emma Hansen