Members at large:


Jodi Gryskiewicz
Region​ 9
New Prague  Public Schools

​​jgryskiewicz@isd721.org



Jenna Strain Lutz
 
Region 11
​ Minneapolis Public Schools

​jenna.strain-lutz@mpls.k12.mn.us

Emilie Levinson
Region 11
Robbinsdale Area Schools
emilie_levinson@rdale.org



​Andrea Robbins
Region
Waseca Public Schools​
roba@waseca.k12.mn.us​

Beth James
Region 11
Edina Public Schools 

elizabeth.james@edinaschools.org



Judy Swett
CAN Coordinator
PACER Center
jswett@pacer.org

Julie Payne-McCullum
Region 11
Minneapolis public Schools
​julie.payne-mccullum@mpls.k12.mn.us



Jody Altringer

Regions 5 and 7

MN CoE PDF

​​jodialtringer@gmail.com

Jessica Mattson
Region 11
St. Anthony/New Brighton Schools
jjmattson@isd282.org



Pam Morrison
Region 11
Stillwater Public Schools
morrisonp@stillwaterschools.org

Louise Raths
Region 11
St. Louis Park Public Schools- retired
louisearaths@gmail.com



Jody Kinney
Region 11
Stillwater Area School District

​kinneyj@stillwaterschools.org

Deanna Gronseth
Region 11
Watertown-Mayer and Central School Districts

​dgronseth@swmetro.k12.mn.us



Brenda Hanlon
Region 11
Robbinsdale Area Schools
brenda_hanlon@rdale.org

Lisa Backer
SpEd Forms
DaSY Consultant 
Pyramid Model Board o
f Directors
lisajbacker@gmail.com


Elizabeth Peters Rust    
Region 3
Duluth
MN Centers of Excellence for 
Young Children with Disabilities 
epeters-rust@northlandsped.org

































MN DEC Calendar of Events

Find upcoming events of interest to members involved in the MN DEC. View the Calendar​

Centers of Excellence for...

An initiative designed to regionalize professional development systems in Minnesota. Visit MNCOE website

Board Directory


Michele Kvikstad
Past President
Bloomington Public Schools
mkvikstad@isd271.org​


Sarah Wille
President
Minneapolis Public Schools
sarah.wille@mpls.k12.mn.us


​Almas Merchant
President-Elect

Minneapolis Public Schools

almas.merchant@mpls.k12.mn.us

Lisa Schroeder
Treasurer
Janesville Waldorf Pemberton Schools  

lschroeder@isd2835.org   
                                  
Beth James

Membership 
elizabeth.james@edinaschools.org
Edina Public Schools 


Aaron Deris
Secretary
Minnesota State University, Mankato
aaron.deris@mnsu.edu


Carol Maliszewski
MDE Representative

(nonvoting member)​

















Promoting policies, advances practices…

For MN DEC Membership Info, Questions & Comments...

We welcome your feedback, your questions and your ideas. Contact Us

Board Directory

The Minnesota Division for Early Childhood (MN DEC) is a statewide membership organization for those who work with or on behalf of young children with disabilities and other special needs.

the minnesota division

for early childhood