Members at large:

Jodi Gryskiewicz
Region​ 9
New Prague 
Public Schools


Jenna Strain Lutz
 Region 11
​ Minneapolis

Public Schools


Emilie Levinson
Region 11
St. Paul 
Public Schools



Sarah Wille

Region 11
Public Schools


Lisa Maraist Byhre
Region 11
Prior Lake - Savage

Public Schools


Judy Swett

CAN Coordinator

PACER Center

Almas Merchant

Region 11


Public Schools

Jody Altringer

Region 7



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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

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Pam Morrison
Past President
Stillwater Public Schools​

Andrea Robbins
Waseca Public Schools​

Michele Kvikstad

Bloomington Public Schools

Lisa Schroeder
Janesville Waldorf Pemberton Schools   
Louise Raths
St Louis Park Public Schools

Aaron Deris
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Carol Maliszewski
MDE Representative (nonvoting member)​

Lisa Backer
MDE Representative (nonvoting member)

Beth James
Student Representative