The MREA Board of Directors recently elected officers for 2023 that will lead the organization’s focus on putting learners first.

The MREA Board brings together school board members, school administrators, teachers and education leaders. The board is comprised of 21 persons – 16 representative directors elected by the membership (four per zone) and five statewide directors appointed by the Board.

Directors elected as officers for 2023 are:

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Jim Ferden
School Board Chair
Win-E-Mac School District

Michelle Rinke Koch


Michelle Rinke Koch
Dean of Students
Menahga School District

Boyd Bradbury


Dr. Boyd Bradbury
Minnesota State University — Moorhead

Matt Schultz

Past President

Matt Schultz
Lanesboro School District

The Board also elected a fifth director to serve with the officers on the Board Executive Committee:

Jeff Drake

Executive Committee At-Large

Jeff Drake
Fergus Falls School District