Here is the candidate interest statement for serving on the MREA Board of Directors, representing the South Central Zone, beginning in 2018:

Teacher Representative Candidate

Susan Knutson
Teacher, Eden Valley-Watkins Schools

It would be an honor to serve on the MREA Board of Directors as an advocate in creating a wide variety of opportunities for all students in rural Minnesota. I am currently a CIS Teacher and Licensed School Counselor. My 23 years of experience in public education include: working with special populations as an Emotional Behavioral Disorder Teacher and 504 Coordinator, serving as the CTE/Perkins Coordinator and Concurrent Enrollment Liaison, working as a Licensed School Counselor and running the EVW Alternative Learner Program. It’s been a privilege to work on several leadership teams including QComp, ADSIS, Teacher Evaluation/PLC and the CTE Regional Advisory Committee. I would further appreciate the opportunity to serve as a leader with MREA, the organization that gives a voice to rural education in Minnesota.