Here is the candidate Interest Statement for serving on the MREA 2020 Board of Directors, representing the North Zone:

School Board Candidate

Pollyann Sorcan, School Board Member, Eveleth-Gilbert Schools

My educational background includes bachelor degree coursework in Political Science, Legal Studies, and Graphic Design, and certification in Leading and Managing Non-Profit Organizations and Minnesota Real Estate Licensure eligibility. My education-related interest and experience span more than three decades. In addition to 17 years on the Eveleth and the (consolidated) Eveleth-Gilbert school boards I have served on regional and state boards and commissions regarding career and technical education, academic standards development, legislative platform and lobby activities, and family services collaboration. As a member of the National Forum on Education Statistics I participated in the development a national guide on the privacy of student information.
Having the availability, sincere interest, and long-standing involvement in educational issues, I would welcome the opportunity to join MREA’s efforts in advocating for the unique educational interests of rural Minnesota.