Board of Education, Director
Director Siad Ali is a member of the Minneapolis Board of Education and was first elected in 2014. Mr. Ali is an ELL community advocate with a passion for seeking higher academic achievement for every child. He is the proud parent of four children and lives in Minneapolis with his wife and children.
For the past eight years, Siad Ali has served on the Minnesota staff of U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar as an Outreach Director focusing on immigration casework and community outreach.
Holding a 2007 Master’s degree in education from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Siad has many years of experience in the employment, immigration, education and diversity fields. He lived in India for eight years and before immigrating to the United States, he received a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce & Computers from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India; a Master’s degree of Commerce from Bundelkhand University, Jhansi, India; an Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Pune, India.
Siad Ali also served as a career counselor at Owatonna’s Work Force Center and as an adjunct faculty member with Riverland Community College in Owatonna. He also served on the City of Owatonna’s Human Rights Commission and Owatonna’s Allina Hospital Board of Trustees.