Mr. Jonas Beugen, Executive Director


Jonas Beugen comes to Tesfa after serving for the previous eleven years as a school leader in schools at every level of K-12 education. Prior to moving into school leadership roles he served as a teacher and coach for eleven years in the Robbinsdale school district. Jonas holds a Master Degree from Hamline University and has completed all coursework but the dissertation towards a Doctor of Education in Leadership at Saint Mary’s University.




Mr. Mohamed Selim, Assistant Director


Mr. Mohamed is new to the Tesfa team this year, he has experience in elementary and middle school teaching, school leadership, and instructional coaching. In addition, he has extensive experience teaching and leading at Global Academy. He brings years of experience in the International Baccalaureate program. He holds a B.S. in Child Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Minnesota. He has administrative experience, serving as dean of students and math coordinator. He also served on Global Academy’s school board for four years. In 2014, he received his K-12 principal license from the University of Minnesota. Currently, he is completing coursework towards his doctorate degree in educational leadership.