Trustee Profiles

  • Michael Beers


    Michael Beers
     
     
      
     
    Michael Beers, a K-12 trustee, was elected to the Board of Trustees in May 2013. Beers can be reached at (406)728-2400, ext. 4906 or emailed mbeers@mcps.k12.mt.us.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Korbin Bragstad


    Korbin Bragstad
     
    Korbin Bragstad was born in Missoula and has lived in Bonner his entire life. Korbin attended Bonner Elementary School (K-8) and graduated from Hellgate High School in 2014.  In high school Korbin participated in groups such as MUN, Key Club and Link Crew along with taking many of the first IB classes offered at Hellgate.  Korbin now attends the University of Montana and is pursuing a degree in political science.  He also interned for Forward Montana, which introduced him to public life and got him interested in serving on the school board.  Korbin represents the Target Range and Bonner boundary areas and can be reached at (406)728-2400, ext. 4910 or emailed kbragstad@mcps.k12.mt.us.
     

    Grace Decker 


    Grace M Decker
     
     Grace Decker was elected to the Board of Trustees in May 2015.  She has been committed to student-centered education in Missoula for over 20 years, as an early childhood teacher, school director, and education program coordinator.  She currently works for Child Care Resources as an early childhood teacher trainer and classroom coach.  She and her husband Josh have a son who attends Lowell Elementary School.  Decker can be reached at (406)728-2400, ext. 4903 or emailed gdecker@mcps.k12.mt.us.  
     
     
      
     

    Elliott Dugger


    Elliott Dugger

     
    Elliott Dugger joined the Board of Trustees in May 2017.  Dugger is a high school trustee, representing the areas of Seeley Lake, Swan Valley, Clinton, Potomac and Sunset.  
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Marcia Holland


    Marcia Holland
     
    Marcia Holland was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2009.  She is an attorney with a bachelor's degree from the University of Montana and a juris doctor diploma from Chicago-Kent College of Law.  She is an adjunct professor at the UM Law School.  She is involved with Kiwanis and serves on the boards of the Missoula Area Youth Hockey Association and the Women's Hockey Association of Missoula and is the past president of the University of Montana Alumni Association.  She is a Montana native and has lived in both Missoula and Butte.  Holland is a high school trustee, representing the Hellgate High School District area, and can be reached at (406)728-2400, ext. 4909 or email meholland@mcps.k12.mt.us.   
     
     

    Heidi Kendall


    Heidi Kendall
     
    Heidi Kendall was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2014.  Heidi grew up in Missoula and graduated from Hellgate High School.  She works at the Missoula City-County Health Department in emergency preparedness and suicide prevention.  Her two sons (with husband Dave) graduated from Hellgate High School. She can be reached at (406)728-2400, ext. 4901 or email hkendall@mcps.k12.mt.us.  
     
     
     
     

    Diane Lorenzen


    Diane Lorenzen
     
    Diane Lorenzen was elected as a K-12 trustee in May 2013.  She works as an environmental engineer, providing engineering consulting services to saw mills and other wood-products industries.  Ms. Lorenzen grew up in Missoula and graduated from Hellgate High School in 1979.  Thanks to our great Missoula teachers, she had the opportunity to attend Stanford University and study Civil Engineering.  Following college graduation, Ms. Lorenzen served two years in the Peace Corps in Nepal where she designed irrigation canals and village water supply systems.  Ms. Lorenzen and her husband have two sons attending Montana colleges and a daughter attending MCPS.  She can be reached at (406)728-2400, ext. 4900 or email dlorenzen@mcps.k12.mt.us.   
     

    Vicki McDonald


    Vicki McDonald
     
    Vicki McDonald, a K-12 trustee, was elected to the Board of Trustees in May 2016. McDonald can be reached at (406)728-2400, ext. 4907 or email vmcdonald@mcps.k12.mt.us.
     
     
     
     
     

    Jennifer Newbold
    Jennifer Newbold

     
    Jennifer Newbold was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2014.  Jennifer is an attorney for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, having earned her J.D. from the University of Montana School of Law with High Honors in 2013. Prior to starting law school, she served two years as an AmeriCorps member and completed her B.S. in Political Science at the University of Montana in 1998.  She is married to Chris, and is mom to three children, two of whom are elementary students in the MCPS District.  Jennifer also authored the children's book about UM mascot Monte's adventures in Missoula, entitled The Great Monte Mystery.  She can be reached at (406)728-2400, ext. 4905 or email jnewbold@mcps.k12.mt.us.  

    Michael Smith


    Michael Smith
     
    Michael Smith was appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2010 and elected to the Board of Trustees in 2012.  He has a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.  He moved to Missoula in 1999 to raise his family in the hometown of his wife, Stacey.  Mike has two children in MCPS and is a K-12 trustee, serving both the elementary and high school districts, and can be reached at (406)728-2400, ext. 4902 or email mjsmith@mcps.k12.mt.us. 
     
     
     
     
     

    Ann Wake

    Ann Wake
     
    Before being elected to the Board of Trustees in May 2013, Wake worked for MCPS for four years, thirteen for the City of Missoula and eight years for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges in Reno, Nevada developing Child Abuse and Neglect teaching programs and periodicals.  Wake represents the K-8 districts of Lolo, Woodman and DeSmet on the MCPS high school board.  She can be reached at (406)728-2400, ext. 4904 or email awake@mcps.k12.mt.us