Gateway STEM Academy Board Information

Annual Reports:

 Board Meeting Dates and Times:

  • Last Tuesday of each month, at 5pm
  • See link to full schedule here
  • 2021-22 meetings: October 26th, 2021; November 30th, 2021; February 1st, 2022; February 22nd, 2022; March 29th, 2022; April 26th, 2022; May 24th, 2022 (special date annual meeting); June 28th, 2022

 Important documents:

Strategic Plan: click for link to latest strategic plan

Professional Development Plan: click for link to plan

Staff Directory: click for link to directory


Gateway STEM Academy is authorized by Pillsbury United Communities Office of Public Charter Schools, which is approved by the Minnesota Department of Education to authorize charter schools in the state of Minnesota.

All charter schools in Minnesota are required to have an authorizer. An authorizer grants the original charter allowing the school to open and operate and is responsible for providing compliance oversight and monitoring academic achievement, financial, governance, operational strength and performance goals for each of its schools.

The GSA founding team embraces the mission, vision and values of Pillsbury United Communities! In particular, GSA is founded on the principles of equity and inclusion; people and partnerships; and innovation and creativity. GSA is seeking the opportunity to prove our ability to succeed with students from low income backgrounds, whose first language is not English, and who are culturally and ethnically diverse.

Samantha Diaz, Director


Pillsbury United Communities

Office of Public Charter Schools

1701 Oak Park Ave N

Minneapolis, MN 55411


Board Calendar & Minutes

See all board agendas linked here

See historical board minutes 2017-2021 linked here

Link here to board minutes folder 

Board Policies

Gateway STEM Academy Board

Gateway STEM Academy Board

Gateway STEM Academy, a public charter school is nonsectarian in its programs, admissions policies, employment practices and all other operations, and is not affiliated with a sectarian school or religious institution.

The board at Gateway STEM Academy meets the last Tuesday of every month, and meetings are open to the public. The charge of the school board is to oversee all aspects of the school’s mission, goals, and operations. The meeting location for all board meetings will be at 12119 16th Avenue S, Burnsville, MN 55337 starting at 5PM.

The five-member governing board is currently in place and includes a depth of experience in K-12 education and school operations. Members’ names, roles on the Board::

Mukhtar Sharif, Community Representative

Board Chair

Term: July 1st, 2021 -July 2024


Abdirahman Mukhtar, Community Representative

Term: July 1st, 2021-July 2024


Sadia Wasuge,  Parent Representative

Term: July 1st, 2019-July 2022


Patrick Soberg, Teacher Representative

Board Secretary

Term: July 1st, 2019-July 2022


Kaylee Flynn , Teacher Representative

Term: July 1st, 2021-July 2024