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Jackie Magnuson

Jackie Magnuson, Chairperson

Jackie Magnuson is a resident of Rosemount and was first elected in 1989. Her current term expires on January 1, 2024. Magnuson serves on the Curriculum and Instruction Committee. She is appointed as board representative to the Association of Metropolitan School Districts (AMSD), Continuing Education/Vocational Relicensure, Equity Advisory Council (EAC), Metropolitan Educational Cooperative Service Unit (ECSU), Q Comp Educational Improvement Planning (EIP) Team and Schools for Equity in Education (SEE). She has served on the board of directors for the Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA) and National School Boards Association (NSBA).

Contact

Email: Jackie.Magnuson@district196.org

Voicemail: 651-683-6969, ext. 87905

Cory Johnson

Cory Johnson, Vice Chairperson

Cory Johnson is a resident of Eagan and was elected for his first term in 2020. His term expires January 1, 2024. Johnson serves on the Audit and Finance Committee and the Legislative Committee. Johnson is also appointed as board representative to the Community Education Advisory Council (CEAC), the Gifted and Talented Advisory Council (GTAC) and the Equity Advisory Council (EAC).

Contact

Email: Cory.Johnson@district196.org

Voicemail: 651-683-6969, ext. 87907

Art Coulson

Art Coulson, Treasurer

Art Coulson is a resident of Apple Valley who was first appointed to fill a vacancy beginning on February 25, 2008. He was first elected in 2009. His current term expires on January 5, 2026. Coulson serves on the Audit and Finance Committee. He also is appointed as board representative to the Native American Parents Advisory Committee (NAPAC).

Contact

Email: Art.Coulson@district196.org

Voicemail: 651-683-6969, ext. 87901

Sachin Isaacs

Sachin Isaacs, Clerk

Sachin Isaacs is a resident of Burnsville and was first elected in 2016. His current term expires on January 1, 2024. Isaacs serves on the Curriculum and Instruction Committee (chairperson) and Policy Review Committee, and was appointed as a board representative to the Community Collaboration Council (CCC), the Community Education Advisory Council (CEAC) and the Equity Advisory Council (EAC).

Contact

 
Voicemail: 651-683-6969, ext. 87903
Joel Albright

Joel Albright, Director

Joel Albright is a resident of Apple Valley and was first elected in 2003. His current term expires on January 1, 2024. Albright serves on the Policy Review Committee (chairperson) and the Legislative Committee. Albright is appointed as board representative to the Association of Metropolitan School Districts (AMSD), Schools for Equity in Education (SEE) and Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC).

Contact

Email: Joel.Albright@district196.org

Voicemail: 651-683-6969, ext. 87904

Sakawdin Mohamed

Sakawdin Mohamed, Director

Sakawdin Mohamed is a resident of Eagan and is serving his first term. His current term expires on January 5, 2026. The committees Mohamed will serve on is being determined.

Contact

Email: Sakawdin.Mohamed@district196.org

Voicemail: 651-683-6969, ext. 87906

Bianca Virnig

Bianca Virnig, Director

Bianca Virnig is a resident of Eagan and was first elected in 2021. Her current term expires on January 5, 2026. The committees Virnig will serve on is being determined.

Contact

Email: Bianca.Virnig@district196.org

Voicemail: 651-683-6969, ext. 87902