School of Technology & Arts I
1111 S. 7th St. | La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601 | 608-789-7695 | Fax: 608-789-7030

Steering Committee


The SOTA I Steering Committee is an interactive teacher/parent-led group. The main objective of the committee is to promote parental involvement in building partnership between parents, school, and the community in educating our children. The group also works to facilitate communication between parents and the staff. To promote parental involvement in the decision-making process SOTA parents are encouraged to attend our meetings. We meet on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m., in the school library. Please consider attending to learn more about SOTA and take an active role in your child’s education!

Fundraising & Events for 23-24:

Fundraisers all see a percentage of the proceeds donated to the Steering Committee. They will be scheduled throughout the year, so watch for updates. Past fundraisers have included:

  • Scrip program

  • All Glazed Up paint your own pottery night (usually just in time for Christmas!)

  • Restaurant Nights

  • Art Auction at the Informance

2023-2024 Committee Chairs

Principal/Ex-Officio (no voting privileges):  Jenna Fernholz

Co-Presidents:  Renee Stowell, Gretchen Guinn Paquette, Meagan Ronsman


Fundraising:  Erika Cedergren

Yearbook Co-Chairs:  Gretchen Guinn Paquette and Erica Eimer

Treasurer:  Ben Sykora and Amy McKnight

Secretary:  Amanda Jackson

District-Wide Parent Committee: Danielle Pfeiffer

Teacher Representative: Austin Mickschl

Teacher Representative: Mike Lawrence

Parent Volunteer Officer: Erica Eimer

Community Building:

Technology:  Renee Stowell