Board Members

Centennial School District is governed by a six-member board elected at large from the five communities of Blaine, Centerville, Circle Pines, Lexington and Lino Lakes. Board members serve staggered four-year terms: chair, treasurer, clerk and two directors. The superintendent is an ex-officio member of the board having no vote.

Chris Bettinger

School Board Chair

Committee Assignments: Centennial Area Education Foundation (CAEF), Schools for Equity in Education (SEE), Quality Steering 

Negotiation Committee Assignments: Centennial Education Association, Custodial/Maintenance, Principals Association

Seat up for election in 2024. (Expires 1/2025)

Tom Knisely

School Board Vice Chair

Committee Assignments: Northeast Metropolitan Intermediate School District 916 Board, Community Education Advisory

Negotiation Committee Assignments: Centennial Education Association, Confidential Employees, Food Service, Kids Club

Seat up for election in 2026. (Expires 1/2027)

Sue Linser

School Board Clerk

Committee Assignments: Centennial Area Education Foundation (CAEF), Association of Metropolitan School Districts (AMSD), Centennial Alternative Compensation System (CACS)

Negotiation Committee Assignments: Centennial Education Association, Paraprofessionals, Principals, Secretarial Association

Seat up for election in 2024. (Expires 1/2025)

Craig Johnson

School Board Treasurer

Committee Assignments: Centennial Area Learning Center Advisory Board (CALC), Transportation Safety

Negotiation Committee Assignments: Custodial/Maintenance, Food Service

Seat up for election in 2024. (Expires 1/2025)

Gloria Murphy

School Board Director

Committee Assignments: Community Education Advisory, Systems Accountability Committee (SAC)

Negotiation Committee Assignments: Secretarial Association, Kids Club

Seat up for election in 2026. (Expires 1/2027)

Jessica Schwinn

School Board Director

Committee Assignments: Schools for Equity in Education (SEE), Systems Accountability Committee (SAC)

Negotiation Committee Assignments: Confidential Employees, Paraprofessionals

Seat up for election in 2026. (Expires 1/2027)

Jeff Holmberg

Superintendent of Schools, Ex-Officio
E-mail: jholmberg@isd12.org
Phone: 763-792-6010