TCA ALERTS! Have a wonderful summer: The first day of school is Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Summer Office Hours: 9:00-3:00 during July and 8:15-4:15 during August.


TCA Administration

amundsonpic Erin Amundson – Dean of Students (

Ms. Amundson works closely with staff and parents in an effort to create a successful experience for students at TCA.  She oversees the instructional discipline/behavioral management program at TCA, as well as the attendance of students and communication with the county regarding truancy.  She is the best contact regarding behavioral or social concerns of students.

dusek-2 Samantha Dusek – School Counselor (

Ms. Dusek supports students in the areas of academics, social emotional health and college and career planning. She meets with students individually, in small groups and provide classroom guidance lessons. She is our district assessment coordinator and in charge of student schedules.

hady-2 Shannon Hady – Student Services Coordinator (

Ms. Hady works closely with the Special Education Director to coordinate Special Education and Section 504 student services, including contracted services providers, state testing accommodations, and paraprofessional support.

lueth-2 Betsy Lueth – Executive Director/Principal (

Ms. Lueth has been in charter school administration since 2006, prior to that she taught in St. Paul public schools and at Academia Cesar Chavez charter school for over five years. Prior to becoming an educator, she worked in International Business for 15 years. She received her Master’s in Educational Leadership from the University of St. Thomas and is currently continuing her studies of school leadership at the University of Minnesota. Ms. Lueth oversees all academic, financial, and operational functions of the school. She functions as the superintendent of the school district, reports directly to the school board, and is accountable to the University of St. Thomas and the Minnesota Department of Education. 

ormepic Elizabeth Orme – Director of Student Services and Accountability (

Ms. Orme supervises all departments serving students with unique needs, including special education, Section 504, English Language Learners, school health services, social work services, counseling services and homelessness. She also implements and analyzes the school’s data system to ensure students are placed appropriately in tiered services based on school-wide assessments.

tofte-pic Terry Tofte, Ph.D. – Director of Operations (

Dr. Tofte is responsible for the business office functions in the school including budget development, vendor relations, contract development and accounts payable.  He is also responsible for human resources functions and serves as the school’s liaison with its food service, transportation and technology services providers.