Board Members

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Al DahlgrenAl Dahlgren

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Term expires Jan. 2, 2017 

Address: 8929 Crestview Drive, St. Joseph, MN 56374
Phone: 320-492-4790   E-mail: al.dahlgren@isd742.org

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Les Green

Les Green graduated from Ralph H. Rosenberger High School, St. Cloud. He graduated from St. Cloud State College in 1972, with majors in sociology and psychology. In 1993, Les received a master's degree in Human Relations from St. Cloud State University. He received his Doctorate in Educational Administration and Leadership from the University of Minnesota in October of 2006

He was St. Cloud State's first African American instructor in 1972 in the Department of Education, helping write the curriculum for the first Human Relations program for in-servicing teachers. He served on the College of St. Benedict faculty from 1972 to 1974. Gov. Wendell Anderson appointed Les to the Minnesota Corrections Authority, where he served as vice chair for eight years and chair for two years. Green served as Executive Officer of Adult Release until 1986 when he resigned to return to school and earn his master's degree.

Green is on the boards of Wells Fargo Bank, St. John's University Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research and the Central Minnesota Community Foundation. He also serves on the general grants committee of the Central Minnesota Community Foundation. His full-time job is director of the Office of Cultural Diversity in the College of Education at SCSU.

Term expires Jan. 2, 2017 

Address: 25447 Pleasant Rd, St. Cloud, MN 56301
Home: 320-253-6613 E-mail: les.green@isd742.org

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Peter Hamerlinck - Clerk

Peter Hamerlinck is a graduate of St. Cloud Apollo High School and St. Cloud State University where he received a degree in Political Science. His career had been focused in sales related positions and is currently employed by IVO Networks as an Account Manager. He has two daughters attending District 742 schools.

Hamerlinck’s involvement in education includes the Kennedy Community School PTA (President), Neighbors for School Excellence bond/levy committees and the Kennedy Building/Design Committee. He has also volunteered with a number of organizations including the MN Multiple Sclerosis Society, Spare Key Foundation and the Central MN Youth Soccer Association.

Hamerlinck is currently serving on the Community Linkages Committee, Finance & Audit Committee, Legislative Committee and Student Activities Committee.

Term expires Jan. 5, 2015 

Address: 9105 Crestview Drive, St. Joseph, MN 56374
Phone: 320-363-4564   E-mail: peter.hamerlinck@isd742.org

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Cindy Harner - Treasurer

Cindy Harner's background includes a bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics from Winona State University.  Prior to moving to St. Cloud, Harner was in retail and business banking in the Twin Cities.  After having her second child she became a stay-at-home mother.

Harner is currently a mother to three children in the 742 School District.  She has been very involved in the schools since they entered and serves on the Madison Elementary School PTA as co-chair, and was a member of the Chinese/Spanish Immersion Advisory Board.

 

Term expires Jan. 2, 2017 

Address: 1026 12th Avenue N, St. Cloud, MN 56303
Phone: 320-266-5132   E-mail: cindy.harner@isd742.org

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Bruce Mohs - Chair

Bruce Mohs is a retired public school educator who brings a broad background of educational experience and perspective to the District 742 Board of Education. His professional background includes classroom teaching, athletic coaching, student advising, building administration, program supervision, and international education. His work experience included duties and responsibilities at the junior high, senior high, technical college, and university levels.

During his thirty-two year professional career in the West Allis - West Milwaukee School District in southeastern Wisconsin, Mohs taught high school biology, coached boys and girls athletics, advised student organizations, and was a substitute building administrator before his retirement in June of 2000. In addition, he worked ten years part-time for Milwaukee Area Technical College as an Adult Education program supervisor and Weekend College program coordinator. He also has international teaching experience as an adjunct faculty ESL instructor at the University of Guam (2001-2002), and ESL summer language camp teacher at Liaoning University and Beijing Normal University in the People’s Republic of China (1985).

Mohs was born and raised in St. Cloud, and was educated in the public schools of District 742. He attended Jefferson Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, Garfield Elementary, Central Junior High School, and Technical High School. He graduated from St. Cloud Tech (1962) where he lettered in hockey, participated in music, theater and student government, and was a member of the National Honor Society and the Junior Rotarians. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from St. Cloud State College (1968), a Master of Science Teaching Degree in Biology from the University of Arizona (1973), and a Master of Science Degree in Secondary School Administration & Supervision from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (1983).

As a member of the District 742 Board Of Education, Mohs has served as Vice-Chairman (2006), Chairman (2007) and Clerk (2010). Mohs has also served as chair of the Board Development Committee (2006) and chair of the Community Linkages Committee (2005, 2008-2010). Additionally, he’s been a member of the Finance and Audit Committee, the Legislative Committee, the Integration and Equity Committee, the District Facilities Committee, the Community Education Advisory Council, the Student Activities Advisory Committee, the Curriculum Communications Council, the Community Finance Study Group, and the Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee.  He’s also served as a member of the board’s contract negotiating team and as a board liaison to Tech, Apollo, NJHS, Lincoln, Talahi, and Riverwoods schools. At the state level, Mohs has served on the executive board of Schools for Equity in Education (SEE), and has been selected to serve as a Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA) Ambassador Speaker. In 2008, Mohs received the MSBA Director’s Award for having completed 100 hours of professional development training.

In addition to his duties and responsibilities as a member of the District 742 Board of Education, Mohs has been involved in a number of community organizations and activities including the St. Cloud Tech High School Alumni Association, East Side Boosters, St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce, Great River Interfaith Partnership (GRIP), Salem Lutheran Church, Mississippi River Connections, CAN-AM Police and Fire Games, SCSU Earth Day Run, St. Cloud Park Community Gardens, and the Millstream Arts Festival.

Term expires Jan. 5, 2015

Address:  1554 8th Avenue SE, St. Cloud, MN 56304
Home: 320-251-1218  E-mail: bruce.mohs@isd742.org

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Jerry Von Korff - Vice-Chair

Jerry Von Korff graduated with honors in economics from Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio. He attended Georgetown University Law Center, Washington D.C., where he was the law review editor. Jerry also has a master of arts in teaching and taught high school for five years. He has been an attorney for 28 years, concentrating in governmental advice and litigation, with seven years of business management experience hiring, budgeting and supervising. He has been a partner with the Rinke-Noonan law firm since 1984.

Jerry served as president of the St. Cloud Symphony, chair of the District 742 Curriculum Advisory Committee, chair of the Minnesota Bar Association Fee Mediation Committee, chair of the St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce Education Division, chair of the District 742 Talent Development Committee, chair of the Minnesota Department of Education’s Challenge Task Force, and chair of the District 742 Elementary Science Task Force. He also is a past board member of the Association of Information Technology Professionals. He has volunteered as a teacher and tutor in District 742 for more than 20 years. He started the Upward Bound program at Trinity College, Washington, D.C.

Jerry and his wife, Connie, have three sons Joshua, Benjamin and Michael. All three attended District 742 schools. The Von Korffs volunteered at Lincoln, Jefferson and Talahi schools. Jerry taught arithmetic and mathematics and Connie taught reading and literature.

Term expires Jan. 5, 2015

Address:  1826 Kilian Blvd, St. Cloud, MN 56304
Home: 320-253-5156  E-mail: gerald.vonkorff@isd742.org

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Dennis WhippleDennis Whipple

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Term expires Jan. 2, 2017

Address: 2571 Colony Circle, St. Cloud, MN 56303
Home: 320-291-7044  E-mail: 
dennis.whipple@isd742.org