Suesan Mackert

Board Chair

Sue Mackert is the former executive director of the Perpich Center in Golden Valley. Sue is a communications consultant with over 30 years of business experience. She is a former Board member of the St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce and served on the board of directors of a number of entities including St. Cloud Hospital, Bremer Bank, Catholic Charities, and the United Way of Central Minnesota.

Therese Zadnik-Klecker


Therese is the Office Manager at Art & Science Academy.

Linda R. Henning

Board Member

Linda has over 40 years’ experience in the public, non-profit and private sectors in a variety of professional, managerial and leadership positions focused primarily on public and intergovernmental relations and partnerships, real estate financing, community and economic development and affordable housing, environmental issues, and environmental and arts education.

Dick Otto

Board Member Community Representative

Dick Otto is a local resident since 1988. Dick volunteers regularly in the community and works as a judge for local elections. Dick and his wife Cathy have 6 children and 21 grand children.

Laura Rimbey

Board Member - Teacher Representative

Laura Rimbey is a current teacher at Art & Science Academy. (See faculty bio information)

ASA will add a grade level each year for the first two years of operation, resulting in a comprehensive K-8 elementary school program by August 2016.

ASA Founders / Board of Directors 2012

Angela Ruddy

Board Member - Parent Representative

Angela Ruddy is a parent and former visual arts teacher. Angela and her husband John have two daughters attending ASA.

Carlo Galeazzi Ed.D.


Art and Science Academy board meetings occur on the third Thursday of each month. All meetings take place at the school.