Executive Leadership Team

Erin Amundson – Principal (

I have been a part of our TCA community since 2003, teaching middle school science for 10 years before shifting into a leadership position.  I am honored to be a part of this community and to have the opportunity to forge relationships with our amazing students and families.   I attended UWRF for undergraduate, UST for my masters, and UMN for my K-12 Administrative License.  When not at TCA, I enjoy spending time with my pups, exploring our city, puttering in the garden, hiking in the woods, and traveling to new places!  I am looking forward to another great year!

Sarah Ancel – Dean of Academics (

Ms. Ancel works with family engagement activities, community outreach, and teacher support mentoring programs. She is the best to contact for outside organizations and questions on how to volunteer in the school.

 Lindsay Landisch-  Director of Special Education (

Lindsay supervises the Special Education faculty. She is the best contact for questions about an IEP or Special Education in general.

Karissa Gibson – Dean of Students (

Ms. Gibson leads the behavior team and works on proactive behavior programming. She is the best contact for behavior and/or truancy issues.

Betsy Lueth – Executive Director (

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. Ms. Lueth can be contacted with any questions or concerns at anytime.

Ashley Snoddy – Director of Operations (

Ashley oversees HR, enrollment, marketing and finance for Twin Cities Academy.