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What is a union and why does it matter?

Specht was elected president in April 2013 and assumed office July 1, 2013. She was re-elected in 2016 and 2019.

Burnham was elected vice president at the Representative Convention in 2019.

Rowe was elected secretary-treasurer in April 2013 and re-elected in 2016 and 2019.

Sara Gjerdrum was hired as executive director of Education Minnesota in November 2014. 

Profiles of the members elected to represent Education Minnesota members around the state. To determine which governing board member represents you, check these maps to find your Election District (PDF, 12 pgs., 5.6MB) and/or Election Zone ( PDF, 16 pgs., 4.5MB).

Our Constitution and Bylaws, Statements of Principle, and other guiding documents

Members of our Council of Local Presidents, Ethnic and Minority Affairs Committee, Political Action Committee, Legislative Action Committee and Professional Advocacy Committee.

Video detailing Education Minnesota's origins and purpose.

Our purpose, structure, leaders and history.

Education Minnesota develops professional educators who are passionate, well trained and well supported. Joining means belonging to an organization dedicated to preparing students for successful lives.

Here's why belonging matters:

Our union is you and your colleagues coming together in a united effort. Find out more!

Need to reach us? Here are multiple ways.

We have 17 offices around the state including our headquarters in St. Paul.

A list of staff in offices around the state. View in the members-only section.

Stay up to date, find events, get a digital membership card and more with Education Minnesota’s mobile app.

Under the direction of Education Minnesota’s Executive Director, the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) will be responsible for leading an overarching vision of diversity, equity, and inclusion for the organization, internally and externally. The Director of DEI will lead the development and implementation of proactive diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, collaborating with other senior leaders to develop and drive forward the key strategies of the organization. 

Under the direction of the IT Supervisor, the IT Specialist’s primary responsibility is to provide effective, professional and efficient support and services to all Education Minnesota staff, EFS Advisor’s and elected officers with on-site  and remote technologies.  Responsibilities include daily support and maintenance of the organizational computer systems, desktops, and peripherals. Read more.

Under the direction of the General Counsel, the legal assistant’s primary responsibilities are to provide a full range of support services (administrative office support, member communications, etc.) to the Education Minnesota Legal Department and other staff, and to coordinate the technical and logistical aspects of Education Minnesota’s Legal Services policy.
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Under the direction of Associate Executive Staff (AES), the Part-time Receptionist (24 hours per week) provides telephone support for Education Minnesota’s main phone line at the headquarters building, greets staff, members, visitors and guests, has visitors sign-in, verifies membership and provides general information. Highly visible position within the organization, ensuring a high level of service to members and visitors. Provides support for event setup at the headquarters building, monitors conference room bookings, and coordinates meal orders for meetings. Provides clerical support for AES employees.

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