Board members

Alicia Wasilowski (Chair / Parent)

Hello! My name is Alicia Wasilowski. I currently have two children attending Nerstrand Elementary School, a daughter Paige, in second grade and a son, Wyatt, now if first grade. My husband and I grew up in Faribault and while we've lived in other cities, we decided to make Faribault our forever home and recently bought a house. I hold a degree in child development and have been teaching preschool for the past five years. It is a career that I truly enjoy!  As a family we enjoy camping, swimming, reading, pajama days, spending time with family and friends, and taking a annual road trip to different states! I love Nerstrand Elementary School and the nurturing environment that it provides to our children while giving them a quality education. I greatly appreciate the opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors.


Gretta Kunze (Treasurer / Staff)

My name is Gretta Kunze, and I am currently in my second year of teaching Kindergarten at Nerstrand Elementary School. Prior to teaching in Nerstrand, I taught Early Childhood for 8 years.  I live in Northfield, but I grew up in the small town of Lyle, MN, so Nerstrand feels like home! I have two brothers and two sisters. Outside of school, I enjoy music and spending time at the lake. I am a 2008 graduate of Crown College. Kindergarten is my passion.  I love watching the children make social and academic connections each day. It is wonderful to be a part of the traditions that make Nerstrand Elementary so special. Thank you for your consideration.


Amber Skluzacek (Secretary/Parent)


Nicky Schaefer (Staff)


Skip Voge (Community Member)

My name is Skip Voge (aka Betty) and I have lived in Nerstrand for 22 ½ years. I live across the street from the school ball field with my husband of 53 years. We are blessed to be able to watch the students at this great school as they enjoy their time outside. I started working at Nerstrand School in the fall of 2002 and worked as a classroom para and was the Regal Eagles Coordinator. I retired from the school in 2008. I have also worked as a substitute para at Peace Lutheran PreSchool in Faribault during my retirement and occasionally at Nerstrand during the past few years. I have always said since we have no grandchildren, I have been able to get “my kid fix” by working with all these young people. I love to brag about the quality of education that Nerstrand students receive and this school is such an asset to our community.


Jake Kaoukola (Staff)


Sarah Johnson (Staff)