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Minneapolis Board of Education

Rebecca Gagnon

Board of Education, Director
Term: 2015-2019

Rebecca has volunteered at schools, her church and within the community. Before moving to Minnesota in 2008, her family lived in Columbia, Missouri; Singapore; and Austin, Texas. She has been married for 22 years and has three children, two currently in Minneapolis Public Schools: Southwest High School, and Whittier IB, and a SWHS graduate that is a sophomore at Loyola University.

Rebecca’s area of focus is building and strengthening partnerships and allocating resources equitably to address the barriers to achievement that our children face. This includes partnering with community members, parents, teachers, staff, other elected officials and students. She believes firmly that work requires courage, collaboration and an unwavering commitment to the idea that all children can achieve academic success, every child's success matters and all stakeholders must be held accountable when a child fails.