MREA’s American Indian (AMI) Advisory Committee, comprised of administrators, board members and teachers, was established in 2013 to advise the MREA Board of Directors on advocacy and member services for school districts serving AMI students.

Committee members appointed by the Board for 2019 are:

  • Chair: Matt Grose, Superintendent, Deer River Schools
  • Lee Carlson, Teacher, Windom Schools, MREA Board of Directors
  • Bill Crandall, Superintendent, Cook County Schools
  • Shauna Dalchow, Business Manager, McGregor Schools
  • Aimee Pederson, Indian Education Coordinator, Mahnomen Schools
  • Eric Pingrey, Superintendent, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Schools
  • Pam Thompson, School Board Member, Deer River Schools (appointment pending)
  • Rae Villebrun, Superintendent, Floodwood Schools