School Board

Clare Murray
Clare MurrayBoard Chair, Teacher
Date Seated: 9.24.19
Date Term Expires: 6.30.24
cmurray@eagleridgeacademy.org

Clare Murray has been a third grade teacher at Eagle Ridge Academy since the 2014-15 school year.  In 2009, she earned a B.A. in Elementary Education from the College of St. Benedict, and she completed her Master’s in Elementary Education at St. Scholastica in 2019.  She also has a Certificate in Literacy Instruction from St. Scholastica.  She has two children, Finnegan and Adeline. Finnegan is a student in the School of Grammar at Eagle Ridge Academy. Prior to serving on the Board of Directors, Clare served as the Team Lead for Third Grade for three years.  Clare is passionate about the liberal arts and Classical education, and she strives to develop her students into lifelong learners. In her free time, she enjoys reading, walking her dogs, and camping with her family. They try to visit at least one national park a year.

Matthew Berg
Matthew BergVice Chair, Teacher
Date Seated: 6.30.21
Date Term Expires: 6.30.24
mberg@eagleridgeacademy.org

Matthew Berg has been a School of Logic and Rhetoric Latin teacher at Eagle Ridge Academy since the 2020-21 school year. In 2016, he earned a B.A. in Classics from the University of Minnesota, and he completed his M.A.T. in Latin and Classical Humanities in 2020. He has two children, Adelaide and Kateri. Prior to Eagle Ridge Academy, Matthew taught grades 6-12 at a small Classical school. Having gone through the public education system, Matthew appreciates the Classical mission and vision of Eagle Ridge Academy and is committed to the Classical model of schooling.

David Croson
David CrosonTreasurer, Parent
Date Seated: 7.1.19
Date Term Expires: 6.30.24
dcroson@eagleridgeacademy.org

David Croson teaches strategic management and entrepreneurship at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. He was elected to the Board of Directors in 2021 as a Parent Representative, and currently serves as Board Treasurer. He also serves as the Board Liaison with Friends of Eagle Ridge Academy (FERA), the school’s 501(c)(3) funding entity supporting scholarship endowments and other long-term capital needs. He is the proud father of two Gryphons: one in the Class of 2025 and one in the Class of 2027.

Anne Bartow
Anne BartowSecretary, Teacher
Date Seated: 7.1.22
Date Term Expires: 6.30.24
abartow@eagleridgeacademy.org

Anne Bartow has been a second grade teacher at Eagle Ridge Academy since the 2016-2017 school year.  She earned a B.A. in Child Psychology and Development from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2002 and her Master’s in teaching certificate from Hamline University in 2006. In 2021, Anne also earned her charter school leadership certificate from Southwest State University. She has two children, Michael (12) and Elliot (7).  In addition to serving as Board Secretary, Anne served as Peer Coach for three years and is currently the 2nd grade team lead. Anne continues to serve on the Eagle Ridge Board of Directors because she wants to make a difference in the school and give back to the community. In her spare time, Anne enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and enjoying Minnesota’s beautiful landscape.

Gail Hiatt
Gail HiattCommunity Member
Date Seated: 10.12.21
Date Term Expires: 6.30.23
ghiatt@eagleridgeacademy.org

Gail Hiatt graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a BSBA degree in Management Information Systems.

After working for Andersen Consulting (Accenture) in Minneapolis and Fourth Generation, Inc. in St. Paul, Gail made the decision to stay at home to raise her children. As a volunteer in their schools, she helped students learn to read and assisted teachers with projects.

Currently, Gail volunteers with the Minnesota Fundraising Initiative.

Elizabeth Longo
Elizabeth LongoParent
Date Seated: 6.30.21
Date Term Expires: 6.29.23
elongo@eagleridgeacademy.org

Elizabeth is all in for traditional Classical liberal arts education that both searches for and teaches a love of the timeless transcendentals of Truth, Beauty, and Goodness. She is also committed to upholding the mission and vision of our Academy. She currently has two sons at ERA (class of 2023 and 2025) and one who graduated in 2022. Additionally, she has a daughter who will graduate in 2025 (from another Classical academy).

Valuing Classical methodology and curricula, which includes the fostering of strong moral character and ethics, she believes that if every student inculcates the Pillars of Citizenship, Integrity, Perseverance, Honor, Excellence, and Respect within themselves, and if every student strives for Truth, Beauty, and Goodness in all they do, then our ERA students can indeed edify and build the communities around them.

After graduating college and originally pursuing a career in the visual arts and photography, she ended up happily employed for many years at a large financial services corporation. Elizabeth was eventually led to stay home full-time while raising her children, where she found joyful motherhood the most important way to impact the world around her, and has been grateful for the blessing to have been with her children at home. While raising her kids, Elizabeth continues to be active in her community: volunteering in the schools, churches, scouting and character development groups, youth groups, and other activities in her family’s busy lives.

Elizabeth enjoys gardening, reading, writing, being with her family and beloved golden retriever, and will never turn down a good cup of coffee.

Elliot Loutsch
Elliot LoutschParent
Date Seated: 7.1.22
Date Term Expires: 6.30.24
eloutsch@eagleridgeacademy.org

Elliott Loutsch has been involved in real estate since 2000 and has a real estate appraiser license. He has experience valuing both residential and commercial properties as well as reviewing appraisals for financial institutions. Elliott is currently employed at a financial services company as the Collateral Risk Manager and is responsible for appraisal and environmental policy, appraisal engagement and review, and real estate collateral risk. He has been married to Tina for approaching 20 years and has two children. Cadence is a student in the School of Rhetoric and Morghann is a student in the School of Logic. Both participate in athletics and activities at Eagle Ridge Academy. Hobbies that Elliott enjoys include playing volleyball in a men’s league for more than 20 years, watching his daughters’ athletic teams, exercising, cooking, and visiting the occasional brewery or winery. He also enjoys assisting the coach at ERA’s summer volleyball clinics as a volunteer.

Farhiya Roble
Farhiya RobleParent
Date Seated: 7.1.22
Date Term Expires: 6.30.24
froble@eagleridgeacademy.org

Farhiya Roble is a strong advocate of Classical education and the sense of independence and academic curiosity that it instills, which was imparted to her during her own early education. As an ERA Board member, she promises to support both the values of Classical education and the academic success of all students. She is the mother of four children: Ahmed and Umar are enrolled in the School of Grammar, Muhammad and Rudayna in the School of Logic.

Farhiya holds bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Political Science from the University of Connecticut and University of Southern Maine. She has worked in the Scott County Public Health department for more than 10 years.

In her free time, she enjoys long walks, hiking, working out, and spending time with family and friends.

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Jason Ulbrich
Jason UlbrichExecutive Director
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julbrich@eagleridgeacademy.org