About Us

Jie Ming Academy PTA is a not-for-profit advocacy group organized under the authority of the Minnesota Congress of Parents, Teachers, and Students, Inc. (Minnesota PTSA), a branch of the National Congress of Parents and Teachers (National PTA).  Our organizational structure and governance is defined in these bylaws

We strive to support the teachers, staff, students, and parents of Jie Ming Manderian Academy. Through funding and volunteering inside and outside of the classroom, the PTA has become a partner in our children's education. We do this by providing community building events, funding for educational opportunities, and support for every kid in the community. Our goal is to make Jie Ming the strongest and most welcoming school in the state. We are all here to do one thing: provide the best possible educational experience for our kids!

If you ever have questions or comments, the best way to contact us is by emailing info@jiemingpta.org

Check out our position descriptions to see how you can get involved!

Learn about our governance:                    Bylaws                      Standing Rules                    PTA Meeting Minutes                   Meeting Calendar

Meet Our Current Board

Christine Nesseth



Jess Milligan

Vice President


Sy Provost



Martha Grant



Members At Large

Rebecca Tsai Maria Bravo Bridgette Gil Andrew Summersby

What is a Member At Large? These are PTA general members that wanted to get more involved, without taking on a leadership role. There are no requirements or term limits for a Member At Large. The PTA does ask that our Members at Large attend the board meetings to give voice to the general members in these meetings. Our Members at Large are passionate about Jie Ming but may not necessarily know what goes into making the PTA function. Its a great way to get involved in the PTA governance without having to take on a big responsibility of a board seat. 

Committee Chairs

Fundraising - Vacant

School Support - Vacant

PTA Support

It takes a lot to run the PTA. These people help on the back end to make sure that things are running smoothly, communication is going out, and everything gets updated. If you have any questions or problems with the website, communication, or postings, or would like something communicated, please reach out to: 

Amie Hanwick | Website Administrator - ahanwick@jiemingpta.org

Bill Nesseth | Parliamentarian - bnesseth@jiemingpta.org