- Tony Pierce, was named the Director of Special Education for Mahtomedi Public Schools; Tony was a former Assistant Director of Special Services in Grand Rapids. She started July 1, 2018.
- Emma Olson, was appointed the new director of Special Education at Athlos Charter School, St Cloud. She Started Fall 2018.
- Heidi Hahn, was appointed the new Assistant Superintendent for Brainerd Public Schools, starting July 1, 2018. Prior to that, Heidi was a former Director of Special Education for Paul Bunyan Cooperative and served as adjunct EDAD faculty.
- Jillian Doherty, former Coordinator of SPED at Centennial Schools is the Director of Special Education at Creatively Focused Charter School; Started July 1, 2018.
- Shelby Chollett, a Language Arts teacher at Sauk Rapids-Rice Middle School won the 2018 Leadership in Educational Excellence Award (LEEA) for her exemplary service to inspire fellow colleagues, students and their communities through positive leadership and attitude toward the educational field. She was also chosen the 2018 Sauk Rapids-Rice Teacher of the Year for her amazing work with students, staff, families, and community members across the district. Shelby is currently working toward her Doctor of Education degree in Educational Administration and Leadership at St. Cloud State University.
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