Meet the Staff

Conn McCartan, Executive Director

Conn was raised in Eden Prairie and graduated from Eden Prairie High School (EPHS).  He also served as principal of EPHS for fourteen years, having just retired last spring.  During his tenure, Conn led the school through a time of increased academic achievement (AP performance, National Merit Scholars, and ACT performance), college readiness (highest percentage of graduates enrolling and persisting in college of any Lake Conference School) and co-curricular success (more participation and state/national acclaim than any time in school history).

Conn has a demonstrated track record of connecting the Eden Prairie community, sharing the story of its schools, and leading efforts to support those schools. He served as lead spokesperson for the successful 2014 Eden Prairie Schools’ referendum and for numerous other community events including those sponsored by FEPS, the Community Foundation and the Eden Prairie Noon Rotary.

Conn and his wife Pam have two children, Alison and Ryan, both of whom are professional actors.



Leanne Brown, Administrative Assistant

Leanne has spent her career working in the non-profit sector, primarily in administration or development at cultural or educational organizations.  She has degrees from St. Olaf College and SUNY-Oneonta.  She’s also a 20+ year resident of Eden Prairie with a daughter who is a 2018 EPHS graduate and a son who is a current EPHS student.  Leanne’s husband, Kelsey, is also an EPHS graduate.  Leanne enjoys reading, visiting museums, and travel.


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