Board of Directors

Erica Gutmann Strohl–Board Chair and Parent Member  (erica@agamim.org, 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.

Kari Chester Trueger–Parent Member (karichester@me.com, 612-599-9209) spent her professional career as a business development executive. She worked in the United States for large media companies and internet start-ups.  In the Philippines, she was a Vice President at Banco De Oro.  Ms. Chester Trueger has three children; her oldest is a first grader at Agamim.  She is a volunteer in a number of organizations focusing on education and community action.

Jessica Ensminger–Teacher Member (jensminger@agamim.org, 952-856-2531, MN File Folder Number: 480492) 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.

Michael Ginzburg–Parent Member (michael.ginzburg@gmail.com, 763-290-0530) is a Registered Patent Attorney with the law firm of Fredrikson & Byron in Minneapolis, where his legal practice focuses on matters involving software – including intellectual property, licensing, open-source, export control compliance, and due diligence for mergers and acquisitions. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science and worked as a software engineer for 8.5 years before becoming an attorney. Mr. Ginzburg is also a parent of three Agamim students.

Tom Lockhart–Treasurer and Community Member (jtlockhart@q.com, 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.

Paige Schneider–Teacher Member  (pschneider@agamim.org952-856-2531, MN File Folder Number: 489004) has been a kindergarten teacher at Agamim Classical Academy since the founding of the school in 2015. She believes strongly in classical education because of its commitment to forming students who have both great intellect and great virtue.

Alexandra Schoenberger–Parent Member (arschoenberger@gmail.com, 612-865-8993) is a project manager in the construction industry and is the parent of an Agamim second and fifth grader.  She loves Agamim’s rich curriculum and that her children are proud to call themselves scholars.

Ilan Sharon–Community Member  (ilancsharon@gmail.com, 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.


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 mark@hebrewcharters.org.


Agamim Classical Academy is authorized by Novation Education Opportunities (NEO). NEO’s Executive Director can be reached by email: executive.director.neo@gmail.com.