School Board Members

  • Naty Severson, Chair - Elected 2016Naty 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
    Association of Metropolitan School Districts, Liaison to North Park Elementary (2019-2020), Liaison to Highland Elementary (2020-2021)

    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 - Elected 2016 
    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 
    Educational Cooperative Service Unit, Liaison to the City of Columbia Heights, Liaison to Columbia Academy (2019-2020), Liaison to the Family Center (2020-2021)

    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.


    Molly Lewis, Clerk - 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
    Minnesota State High School League, School Board Policy Sub-Committee, Liaison to the City of Fridley, Liaison to the Family Center (2019-2020), Liaison to Valley View Elementary (2020-2021)

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


    LLaura Palmer 2019 aura Palmer, Treasurer - 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
    NE Metro Intermediate District 916 Board, School Board Policy Sub-Committee member, Liaison to Valley View Elementary (2019-2020), Liaison to Columbia Academy (2020-2021)

    Community Involvement
    Neighborhood Watch Captain, Columbia Heights.


    Hala Asamarai 2019

    Hala Asamarai, Director - Reelected 2018
    AsamaraH@colheights.k12.mn.us | 763-528-4560

    Education
    Patrick Henry High School
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities, BA in Physiology
    Hamline University, MA in Teaching with Initial Teaching Licensure
    Argosy University, Ed.D. in Instructional Leadership with focus on Educational Technology

    Profession
    Dean of Students, White Bear Lake Area Schools

    School Board Representation
    Minnesota School Board Association, Liaison to the City of Hilltop, Liaison to Columbia Heights High School (2019-2020 and 2020-2021)


    John Larkin 2019 John Larkin, Director - Elected 2012, Reelected 2016
    LarkinJ@colheights.k12.mn.us
     | 763-528-4465

    Education
    Columbia Heights High School
    University of St. Thomas, Bachelors in Management and Marketing

    Profession
    Retired

    School Board Representation
    Columbia Heights Business Council, Liaison to City of Fridley, Liaison to Highland Elementary (2019-2020), Liaison to North Park Elementary (2020-2021)

    Community Involvement
    Volunteer coach for Columbia Heights Parks & Recreation Department football and baseball and Columbia Academy football.