Amy Britton, Community Board Member

 Bio coming. Contact Amy at abritton@sejongacademy.org

Sarah Bunton, Ph.D., Board Vice-Chair

Sarah received her Ph.D. in Educational Policy, Administration, and Leadership; her M.A. in Educational Psychology; and her B.A. in Psychology. She has over two decades of experience as a researcher, administrator, and college-level educator in educational and non-profit organizations centered on facilitating student, faculty, and organizational success. She is currently Research Director at a higher education non-profit where her research and teaching interests include educational equity, social change, leadership development, faculty engagement, and organizational capacity-building. She publishes and presents on these topics regularly. Sarah is committed to the mission of Sejong Academy and the important and unique niche in educational opportunities that it provides. Contact Sarah at: sbunton@sejongacademy.org

Corbin Connell, Board Treasurer

Corbin is the father of a Korean adoptee who began attending Sejong Academy in 2015.  Born in the Texas Panhandle, Corbin lived in Western Colorado before completing a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Languages at Lubbock Christian University. Corbin graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1999. He is an attorney licensed in the State of Minnesota and worked in various capacities at Wells Fargo Bank, since 2000.  Currently, Corbin is a Vice President and Certified Corporate Trust Specialist in Wells Fargo’s Corporate Trust Services business. He specializes in the administration and management of defaulted municipal bond accounts, including several charter schools.  Corbin was appointed to the Minneapolis Charter Commission, where he served two terms from 2006 to 2014.  As a member of the Charter Commission, Corbin participated in the group’s groundbreaking effort to redraw the City Council Ward and Park Board District boundaries based primarily on input from the residents of the City.   Corbin loves the outdoors and spends his free time biking, canoeing, or fishing.  In the autumn of 2014, Corbin summited Mt. Rainier. Contact Corbin at cconnell@sejongacademy.org

Jiyoung Kim, Teacher Board Member

Jiyoung teaches kindergarden at Sejong Academy.  She was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea and Oregon. She has a BS in Educational Foundations (ECE,ELE) with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Oregon. She also earned her M.Ed in Curriculum and Teaching from University of Oregon with an endorsement in ESOL. Miss Kim’s goal, as an educator, is to provide a safe learning environment for all culturally diverse students to become true scholars and support in their mental, physical and social development. In her free time, she likes to cook, watch movies, and play instruments. Contact Jiyoung at jykim@sejongacademy.org

Grace Lee, Board Chair

Grace is a second generation Korean American, born and raised in Dallas, Texas. She has a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin and has 20 years of experience in both profit and non-profit organizations - Fortune 500 companies, the local church, local schools, local government, community groups and social services organizations.  Grace has a Masters of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, a Public Affairs Leadership Certificate from the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs and a Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Management Certificate from Georgetown University.  She was appointed by Governor Dayton to serve on the Council of Asian Pacific Minnesotans and currently works at Ramsey County. She is the parent of two children, one who is a Sejong white tiger! Contact Grace at glee@sejongacademy.org