Innovations STEM Academy Board Member Needed

Board member needed

Innovations STEM Academy is seeking applicants for an open spot on our charter school board.  If you or someone within your organization might be interested, Please complete the form found here.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

For more information, please see below or contact Bob Sanders, Principal, at or Angie Martin, Board President, at  

Governance Board Member Responsibilities

The Innovations STEM Academy (ISA) Governance Board consists of staff, parents and community members and is responsible for:

  • Submitting, maintaining, and complying with the contractual obligations as required by the Sparta Area School District

  • Collaborating with the Sparta Area School District in selecting the Innovations STEM Academy Administrator

  • Working closely with the ISA Administrator to ensure all educational goals are met

  • Overseeing the mission, vision, and goals

  • Coordinating public relationships, collaborations, and strategies

  • Establishing policies

  • Overseeing and approving the site budget

  • Reviewing the structure and size of the Governance Board and the Governance Board committees

  • Establishing a process for nominating people to serve on the Governance Board

  • Identifying and considering candidates for Governance Board membership

  • Reviewing members and candidates for possible conflicts of interest

  • Annually soliciting the ISA Administrator’s review of the Governance Board

  • Planning Governance Board education and retreats.

  • Evaluating and monitoring governance structures and processes, including policy development and processes for Governance Board monitoring/oversight of operations.  

Governance Board members agree to:

  • Attend regular meetings of the Governance Board, which are each approximately two hours in duration.  The Governance Board meets a minimum of six (6) times per year and must be accessible for personal contact in between meetings.

  • Provide leadership to Governance Board committees. Each Governance Board member is expected to serve as an active, ongoing member of at least one committee.

  • Commit time to developing financial and other resources for Innovations STEM Academy.  

  • Review and act upon committee recommendations brought to the Governance Board for action.  

  • Prepare in advance for decision-making and policy formation at Governance Board meetings and take responsibility for self-education on the major issues before the Governance Board.

  • Participate in the annual Governance Board member self-review process.

  • Participate in the annual Governance Board development and planning retreat held prior to the beginning of each school year.

  • Tour the school and visit classrooms at least one time each year.

  • Utilize personal and professional skills, relationships, and knowledge for the advancement of Innovations STEM Academy.