Board of Directors Information
- Contact the Board at firstname.lastname@example.org
- View the 2022-23 Board of Directors Roster here.
View the 2022-23 Board of Directors Meeting and Workshop Calendar here.
BoardDocs promotes open communication and transparency of the school governance process. As such, BoardDocs allows anyone to review Board meeting agendas, workshop topics, supporting documents, and approved minutes.
Working Groups/Task Forces
The Working Groups / Task Forces of the Eagle Ridge Academy Board of Directors are advisory groups created to support the mission of the school by focusing on certain areas of the school’s operations. The main purpose of these groups is to research and develop the best practices in each area and present them to the Board for consideration. Any courses of action approved by the Board will be assigned to the school administration for implementation. Current working groups include the Curriculum, Instruction, and Student Achievement Work Group, World’s Best Workforce, the Governance Work Group, and the Policy Work Group. View more information about the groups on BoardDocs.
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.
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 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.
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.