K-12 Partnerships

Rural Educator Recruitment and
Retention Task Force

MREA-MUS Educator Fellows Program (Press Release)

Students interested in the scholarship: please send your name, campus, and email address to Heather Hanser


Districts/Faculty Offering EDU 101

Educator Pathway (draft)


Taskforce Membership

Dr. Roberta Evans, Dean, College of Education and Human Sciences, University of Montana
Dr. Jayne Downey, Associate Professor, Montana State University 
Dr. Mary Susan Fishbaugh, Dean, College of Education, Montana State University Billings
Dr. Vikki Howard, Coordinator, Special Education Program, University of Montana Western 
Dr. Carol Reifschneider, Dean, College of Education, Montana State University Northern
Ms. Alison Harmon, Dean, College of Education, Health and Human Development, MSU

Mr. Dennis Parman, Executive Director, Montana Rural Educators Association 
Dr. Kirk Miller, Executive Director, School Administrators of Montana 
Ms. Mandy Smoker Broaddus, Director of Indian Education, Office of Public Instruction
Dr. Stacy Klippenstein, President, Miles Community College
Mr. Peter Donovan, Executive Director, Montana Board of Public Education
Ms. Kristine Thatcher, Educator Licensure Program Manager, Office of Public Instruction
Dr. Heidi Pasek, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Great Falls College
Mr. Tom Moore, Assistant Superintendent, Great Falls Public Schools
Mr. Tim Tharp, MBA, Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction
Mr. Marco Ferro, Public Policy Director, MEA-MFT


Dr. John Cech, Deputy Commissioner, Academic & Student Affairs
Ms. Angela McLean, Director, AIMA & K-12 Partnerships
Mr. Erik Rose, Compliance and Workforce Data Analyst

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