Board of Directors

Erica Gutmann Strohl–Board Chair  (, 612-716-1760)
is an Adjunct Professor at the William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul.  Previously, she worked as an attorney in private practice for 10 years, the Anoka County Public Defender, and clerked at the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Ms. Strohl is also a parent of an Agamim student.

Annette Day–Secretary (, 651-405-7684)
is a Senior Manager of eCommerce for Factory Mortor Parts Company. She has successfully lead the B2B and B2C strategy for sales and marketing for this channel for the last four years. During her tenure, she has been involved in travel and event management as well as project management since joining the company in 2004.

Tom Lockhart–Treasurer  (, 612-360-1174)
most recently served as Vice President for Finance and Administration at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. He was Business Administrator at Plymouth Congregation Church, and in an earlier career he was a consultant to hospitals and physicians in the area of revenue cycle improvement.

Ilan Sharon  (, 612-867-0101)
speaks at conferences, high schools, churches, synagogues, and non-profits across the nation educating Americans on the topic of Israel. Mr. Sharon was born in Haifa, Israel and served as an officer in the Israeli Defense Force before starting his own software company which brought him to the United States.

Alexander Tselos–Vice Chair  (, 612-558-4730)
is a senior counsel in the Law Department for Target Corporation in Minneapolis, where he has represented Target in major retail and corporate real-estate acquisitions and public accommodations/ADA law and regulations since 1998.

David Magare (, 612-237-5089)
works at FedEx Ground where he has been employed for the last 11 years.  He is pursuing an MBA degree (Patten University). He also holds degrees in software design and Commerce (University of St. Thomas and The University of Nairobi respectively). David is a proud parent of an Agamim Academy student.

Dan Mogelson (, 612-388-2927)
is the Young Leadership & Israel Programs Director/ E. David Fischman Scholarship Administrator at the Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul.  He works with a variety of programs that help enhance relationships between our local community and Israel.  He plans programs with St. Paul’s partnership region in Israel (Sovev Kinneret), supervises the St. Paul Israeli Emissary position, and manages a higher education scholarship for Israeli students.  He participated in several Israel programs in high school and college, and now he travels to Israel several times each year for work and to visit family.  Mr. Mogelson is also a parent of a prospective Agamim student.

Jessica Ensminger (, 952-856-2531, ext. 203)
is a fourth and fifth grade teacher at Agamim Classical Academy. Mrs. Ensminger has taught in a variety of educational environments and is inspired by Agamim’s mission of cultivating well-educated and virtuous citizens.  File Folder Number: 480492

The Hebrew Public in New York City is a partner organization with Agamim Classical Academy in addition to seven other public charter schools nationwide. Hebrew Public can be reached at

Agamim Classical Academy is authorized by Novation Education Opportunities (NEO). NEO’s Executive Director can be reached by email: