School Governance


Instructional Coordinator:

Kristy Fehr is a Modern Montessori Charter School co-founder and is excited to use her experience and expertise to lead the school’s education program. She received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and is currently working on her master’s degree from the same institution. That degree will include a Montessori certification. Her experience working with and teaching children is quite diverse including inner-city, small towns and international schools. However, her true passion is with the youngest learners. She enjoys the work of teaching and creating environments for her students to flourish.

Kristy also has a passion for charter schools, most specifically that they enable all children, regardless of life circumstances, to have school options. Education is not a one-size-fits-all approach and private schools are not an option for most Americans.  Charter schools can fill a need for those searching for alternative learning choices beyond their local school district for their unique learners.




School board members


Chair: Valerie Blanco

Secretary: Craig Smith

Treasurer: Laura Gaustad

Member: John Sedey

Member: Faith Kappel

Member: Shawna Egan-Heller

Member: Heidi Pearson

Click here to read the School Board member bios.

Financial Information

2019-20 Budget Summary



Innovative Quality Schools (IQS)

P.O. Box 40219
St. Paul, MN 55104

We serve the future by protecting the present.
— Dr. Maria Montessori