School Board Members

  • Lorien Mueller, Chair | Relected 2020lorien
    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, School Board Subcommittee on Community Engagement, Columbia Heights Business Council, Liaison to The Family Center (Effective July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023).

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


    Community Involvement
    National Night Out host.


    lauraLaura Palmer, Vice Chair | 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 Sub-Committee on Policy, Parliamentarian, Liaison to CHHS (Effective July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023). 

    Community Involvement
    Neighborhood Watch Captain, Columbia Heights.


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

    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
    MN State High School League, School Board Subcommittee on Community Engagement, Liaison to Columbia Academy (Effective July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023). 

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


    Mary Granlund, Clerk | Elected 2020mary
    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
    Liaison to City of Hilltop, School Board Sub-Committee on Policy, Liaison to Valley View (Effective July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023).

    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

    Community Involvement
    Parent volunteer with Columbia Heights Public Schools.


    Brenna Zeimet, Director | Appointed 2021 brenna
    ZeimetB@colheights.k12.mn.us | 763-528-4560

    Education
    North Central University - Minneapolis, BA Youth Ministry

    Profession
    Mentor and Life Coach, Primary Caregiver for her children

    School Board Representation
    Liaison to the City of Fridley, Minnesota School Boards Association Legislative Liaison, School Board Subcommittee on Community Engagement, Liaison to North Park School for Innovation (Effective July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023). 

    School Involvement
    PTO member, school volunteer, parent representative on NPSfI goal setting team, parent representative on NPRSfI rebranding commission, member of the Vote Yes team

    Community Involvement
    Former youth pastor at a local church, former manager of a local business, volunteer with local nonprofits, volunteer with the CH Boosters, active community member