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- Director, Minneapolis Board of Education
Rebecca Gagnon, a longtime educator and parent leader, is director of the Minneapolis Board of Education. A parent of three children who attend Minneapolis Public Schools, Ms. Gagnon has served as an elected board director of the local district that includes 70 schools and 34,000 students. She previously has served in a variety of paid and volunteer positions involving education and youth outreach, including a role as PTA president in Austin, Texas, and a parent volunteer in Singapore, working extensively with youth. Ms. Gagnon also previously worked as a law clerk, legal research assistant, and event planner.