MN P-20 Education Partnership

Membership

The Minnesota P-20 Education Partnership consists of key education, government, and private sector leaders. Members are the Chief Executive Officers and/or Presidents of their systems, agencies, and/or organizations. The current chair is Eric Kaler, President, University of Minnesota.

(download membership contact list, PDF format; revised August 2016)

2016-17 Membership Roster

Voting Member Designee

Pahoua Hoffman, Policy Director
Citizens League

 

Denise Specht, President
Education Minnesota

Sarah Gjerdrum, Executive Director
Education Minnesota

Representative Sondra Erickson
Minnesota House of Representatives

 

Representative Yvonne Selcer
Minnesota House of Representatives

 

Senator Chuck Wiger
Minnesota Senate

Senator Alice Johnson
Minnesota Senate

Mai-Anh Kapanke, Executive Director
Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota


Captain Mindy Davis
Minnesota National Guard

 

Kathleen O'Donnell, Executive Director
MnAEYC/MnSACA

 

Eugene Piccolo, Executive Director
Minnesota Association of Charter Schools

 

Connie Gayle, President Elect
Minnesota Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

Jo Olsen, Past President
Minnesota Association for Colleges for Teacher Education

David Adney, Executive Director
Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals

Jeffrey Drake, Principal
Battle Lake High School

Gary Amoroso, Executive Director
Minnesota Association of School Administrators

Dan Brooks, Superintendent
Sauk Centre Public Schools

Charlie Weaver, Executive Director
Minnesota Business Partnership

Jim Bartholomew, Director of Education Policy
Minnesota Business Partnership

Kate Misukanis
Minnesota Career College Association

Jeanne Herrmann
Minnesota Career College Association

Bill Blazar, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs and Policy Development
Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

Amy Walstienm, Director of Education and Workforce Development Policy
Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

Michael Newman
Minnesota Council on Foundations


Brenda Cassellius, Commissioner
Minnesota Department of Education

Steve Dibb, Deputy Commissioner
Minnesota Department of Education

 

Daron Korte, Assistant Commissioner
Minnesota Department of Education

Katie Clark Sieben, Commissioner
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

Jeremy Hanson Willis, Deputy Commissioner for Workforce Development
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

 

Tom Norman, Workforce Development Division Director
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

Representative Carlos Mariani-Rosa, Executive Director
Minnesota Minority Education Partnership

Jennifer Godinez, Associate Director
Minnesota Minority Education Partnership

Jon Millerhagen, Executive Director
Minnesota Elementary School Principals Association

 

Tim Benz, President
Minnesota Independent School Forum

 

Larry Pogemiller, Director
Minnesota Office of Higher Education

Diane O'Connor, Associate Director
Minnesota Office of Higher Education

Tracy Dewberry, President
Minnesota Parent Teacher Student Association

Deborah Seelinger
Minnesota Parent Teacher Student Association

Paul Cerkvenik, President and CEO
Minnesota Private College Council

Amy Donough, Executive Assistant
Minnesota Private College Council

Kirk Schneidawind, Executive Director
Minnesota School Boards Association

Grace Keliher, Director
Minnesota School Boards Association

Steven Rosenstone, Chancellor
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

 

Geraldine Kozlowski, Chair
Tribal Nations Education Committee

David Isham, Access and Opportunity Specialist
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

Eric Kaler, President
University of Minnesota

Michael Rodriguez, Professor
University of Minnesota

 

Jon Steadland, Associate to the Deputy Chief of Staff
University of Minnesota

 

Christine Kiehl, Assistant Director Government Relations
University of Minnesota


Non-Voting Member

Minnesota Department of Education (MDE)

 

Beth Aune, Director
Academic Standards and Instructional Effectiveness

Bobbie Burnham, Director
Early Learning Services

Jennifer Dugan, Director
Student Testing and Assessment

Angie Johnson, Supervisor
Office of College and Career Success

Jennifer Nelson, Director
Minnesota State Library Services

Melvin Carter
Office of Early Learning Services

Paula Palmer, Director
Career and College Success

Matthew Porett, Chief Information Officer
MN IT Services

Adosh Unni, Director
Government Relations

 

Minnesota House of Representatives  
Lisa Larson, Legislative Analyst  
Minnesota Parent Teacher Student Association  
Marley Schneier, States Associate  
University of Minnesota  

Valerie Horton, Director
Minitex

Matt Lee, Interim Associate Director
Minitex

Geoffrey Maruyama, Department Chair
Department of Educational Psychology

Julie Sweitzer
Executive Director, College Readiness Consortium
Co-director, Educational Equity Resource Center

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU)  

Pakou Yang, Interim System Director
P-20 and College Readiness

Jean Haar, Dean
College of Education, Minnesota State University, Mankato