Our Board Members
Mike Spragg, President
Term Expires April 2025
Mike joined the Franklin School Board in April 2019. He and his wife Elizabeth have lived in Franklin since 2007 and their two daughters are students in the Franklin School District. Mike served two years as president and two years as vice president for the Country Dale PTO. He is also a Director for the WGA-Evans Scholar Foundation, the country's largest privately funded scholarship program.
"We decided to move to Franklin instead of other suburbs largely because the schools are so good here. I am humbled that voters put trust in me to serve on the school board and I will do my best to offer fairness, transparency, and open dialogue between the school administration and the community."
Angela Bier, Vice President
Term Expires April 2024
Angie Bier is a Franklin parent, former pediatrician, and author. She was elected to the board in April 2021. After years of volunteering in Franklin Schools, Angie is eager to bring her experience and perspectives to the board. She believes that public education should work for all children and is dedicated to continuing Franklin's tradition of excellence. Angie is always happy to talk with constituents by phone.
Maqsood Khan, Treasurer
Term Expires April 2024
Maqsood moved to Franklin, WI in 2014. He was elected to the board in April 2021. He is an active community member, a practicing gastroenterologist, and also goes on medical missions to provide much needed health care to underserved communities.
"We moved to Franklin, WI especially for the excellent schools it offers. I was raised by an educator (my mother) with 36 yrs of service in the field of education. Public education is the most important foundation of a community. Being part of the FPS board is one of the ways I want to contribute to our Franklin community and give the best platform for our kids to succeed."
Debbie Larson, Clerk
Term expires April 2025
Debbie has served the Franklin School Board from 2003-present. She has served as the Chair of the Building and Grounds, Curriculum, Personnel and Policy and Community and Government Relations committees. She has also sat on the Curriculum, Building and Grounds, Personnel and Policy, Community Education/Recreation and Community and Government Relations committees in the past.
"Being a board member is important to me because I have dedicated my adult life to education. I am a life long learner and a teacher. I believe I bring a different perspective to the table as both an educator and a parent. With five children, three of which have graduated and two that are currently enrolled in the district, I only want a world class education for not only my children, but our entire community. This is why I work as a board member.
Linda Witkowski, Member
Term expires April 2026
Linda has been a Board member since 2008. She is currently serving as the Board Vice President and has also served as the Board Treasurer and Board Clerk. She has served in a liaison role for Curriculum, Buildings and Grounds, Finance, Personnel and Policy, and Community and Governmental Relations. Her work has resulted in changes in both the Board and Superintendent annual evaluations as a way to continuously improve. Her work has also included participation in committee work to review and recommend the 2012-2015 District Information and Technology Plan.
"Being a board member is important to me because it allows me to give back to the community and share my experience as a parent and a citizen. I think public education is important for building a strong community and building the future of our children."
Ann Sepersky, Member
Term Expires April 2024
Ann was appointed to the Franklin School Board in September 2020. A Franklin resident since 2007, she and her husband have three children that have attended or are attending Franklin Public Schools (Class of 2022, 2024 and 2027). Since 2009, Ann has been active across the district as Ben Franklin PTO president, co-chair of Franklin PAGE (Parent Advocates for Gifted Education), board member of UMPS (United Music Parents), and a longtime classroom volunteer. Outside of the Board, Ann is an RN for Advocate Aurora.
"As a Franklin resident and parent, I have seen first-hand the incredible accomplishments of our school district. I am proud of Franklin Public Schools and I am excited to work together to serve our community in this new role."
Mary Yank, Member
Term Expires April 2026
Mary and her husband Greg have loved being Franklin residents since 2000. Their two older daughters graduated in 2020 and 2021 and their youngest is a Junior at FHS. Mary has enjoyed volunteering at numerous activities over the years at her girls' schools, and is on the board of the Franklin Educational Foundation and UMPS (United Music Parents). She was elected to the school board in April, 2023. Mary has been a social worker at St. Luke's Hospital for 33 years.
"Our girls all received an outstanding, well-rounded education in FPS. We are so fortunate to have incredible educators and staff throughout the district , parents who are invested and involved in their children's success and a community that supports an excellent public school system. As a board member I am committed to ensuring each student has the resources, guidance and opportunities to thrive academically and personally. "