School Board Members

  • Naty Severson, Chair | Reelected 2020Naty Severson 2019
    SeversoN@colheights.k12.mn.us
     | 763-528-4563

    Education
    Osseo Senior High School
    University of Minnesota, BA (Geography)

    Profession
    Ministry Director, Hope Community Church

    School Board Representation
    Liaison to City of Hilltop, School Board Policy Sub-Committee, Association of Metropolitan School Districts, Liaison to Highland Elementary (through June 2021), Liaison to Columbia Academy (beginning July 2021)

    School Involvement
    PTA President, North Park Elementary School (2012 to Present) and Athletic Booster volunteer.

    Community Involvement

    Vote Yes for Kids 2014 Levy Committee member and Youth Athletic Coach.


    Lorien Mueller 2019

    Lorien Mueller, Vice Chair | Relected 2020
    MuellerL@colheights.k12.mn.us | 763-528-4562

    Education 
    Downers Grove North High School, Downers Grove, IL

    Winona State University, BA, Communication Studies 
    South Dakota State University, MS, Counseling and Human Resource Development

    Profession 
    Senior Director of Property Management, Great Lakes Management


    School Board Representation 
    Liaison to City of Columbia Heights, School Board Subcommittee on Community Engagement, Columbia Heights Business Council, Liaison to the Family Center (through June 2021), Liaison to Highland Elementary

    School Involvement
    Former PTO Vice President/Co-President, Music Booster Treasurer, Community Education Advisory Council, active in high school PAC and Finance Committee.


    Community Involvement
    National Night Out host.


    LLaura Palmer 2019 aura Palmer, Clerk| Elected 2010, Reelected 2014 and 2018
    PalmerL@colheights.k12.mn.us | 763-528-4461

    Education
    Glenbard West High School

    Profession
    Art Preservation and Design Manager, Custom Art Framing

    School Board Representation
    Northeast Metro Intermediate District 916 Board, School Board Policy Sub-Committee, Liaison to Columbia Academy (through June 2021), Liaison to Valley View Elementary (beginning July 2021)

    Community Involvement
    Neighborhood Watch Captain, Columbia Heights.


    Molly Lewis, Director | Reelected 2018
    LewisM1@colheights.k12.mn.us | 763-528-4464Molly Lewis 2019

    Education
    Columbia Heights High School
    Winona State University, BS, Criminal Justice

    Profession
    Child Protection Social Worker, Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department

    School Board Representation
    Educational Cooperative Service Unit, MN State High School League, School Board Subcommittee on Community Engagement, Liaison to Valley View Elementary (through June 2021), Liaison to North Park Elementary (beginning July 2021)

    Community Involvement
    Volunteer basketball coach and parent volunteer with Columbia Heights Public Schools.


    Mary Granlund, Director | Elected 2020
    GranlunM@colheights.k12.mn.us | 763-528-4565

    Education
    University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, BA Psychology
    University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Master of Social Work

    Profession
    Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Day Treatment Program Manager, The Lorenz Clinic of Psychology

    School Board Representation
    Beginning July 2021: Minnesota School Board Association, Liaison to City of Fridley, School Board Policy Sub-Committee, Liaison to North Park Elemenray (through June 2021), Liaison to the Family Center (beginning July 2021)

    School Involvement
    PTO President (Valley View Elementary, 2013-2017), weekly classroom volunteer (2012-2020), Columbia Heights Bridge Team Community Representative (2016), Vote Yes Columbia Heights (2017 & 2018)

    Community Involvement
    SACA volunteer, Co-Founder Citizens for Safer Streets