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Get Ready helps prepare students and families from underrepresented populations with college planning, academic assistance, & information on career and higher education options.

Staff Contacts


 

Use the following information to contact Get Ready program staff.

Management and Administrative Staff

Mary Lou Dresbach
Program Director
(651) 259-3940
Directs and oversees all aspects of the Get Ready program to ensure that activities and services are in compliance with federal laws, rules and regulations. Supervises Get Ready managers, supervisors and coordinators.

Tom Bartholomay
Evaluation & Research Manager
(651) 259-3934
Manages all aspects of programmatic evaluation, research, data collection, and analysis of Get Ready.

Ashley Booker

Data Analyst
(651) 259-3905
Assists program evaluation manager with data and evaluation work.

Linda Coleman

Outreach and Parent Engagement Specialist
(651) 259-3982
Coordinates Get Ready staff around parent engagement activities and opportunities.

Amie Jannetto
Program Assistant

(651) 259-3918 Provides administrative support services for all aspects of the Get Ready program.

Chingla Thao
St. Paul Supervisor
(651) 259-3935
Supervises staff working in direct service elementary, middle and high schools.

Nina Englund
Minneapolis and Brooklyn Center Supervisor
(651) 259-3915
Supervises staff working in direct service elementary, middle and high schools.


Staff in Minneapolis Schools

Andersen United Community
Sheila Nelsen • (651) 259-3923
Mark Forsberg • (651) 259-3925

Hmong International Academy
Thown Thor • (651) 259-3929

Olson School
Charlee Thao • (651) 259-3996

Patrick Henry High School
Nick Walker • (612) 668-2000
Jeremy Miller • (612) 668-4843

Roosevelt High School
Sandra Kroger • (612) 668-4856


Staff in St. Paul Schools

Farnsworth Aerospace
Amanda Twite • (651) 259-3927
Peter Holmlund • (651) 259-3988
Lor Vang • (651) 259-3928
Timber Day • (651) 259-3914

Johnson Senior High School
Jamie Shady • (651) 293-8890
Lisa Engelstad • (651) 293-8890
Samina Ali • (651) 293-8890

Washington Technology Magnet
Tobias Leuthner • (651) 259-3916
Chang Vang • (651) 259-3916
Jill Vestrum • (651) 293-8830
Mary Zehrer • (651) 293-8830
Nou Vang • (651) 259-3920
Rebecca Schmitz • (651) 293-8830


Staff in Brooklyn Center

Joe Kane • (651) 259-3924
Pa Ku Lee • (651) 259-3955