Erin Azer currently serves on the Roseville Area School Board and the Roseville Parks and Recreation Commission. Erin graduated with her BA in English from Gustavus Adolphus College. She did graduate work at Northeastern University in Boston and earned her Masters in Education from Hamline University. Erin spent over 7 years in the classroom as a middle school English teacher and theater director. Currently she is a financial advisor with Evergreen Financial Group in Minneapolis. Erin loves living in the metro area with her husband and 2 fierce daughters. She fancies herself an above average Scrabble player.
Mary Frances Clardy is a 19-year educator who has spent her career serving students in high-needs school settings in Saint Paul Public Schools. She has served for the last 9 years as an Elementary School Literacy Content Coach. In that role her primary responsibility has been the oversight and implementation of a school's reading and writing programs. In so doing, she collaborates with teachers to refine their skill sets by utilizing job-embedded professional development techniques. Prior to assuming this role she served as an elementary school teacher for 10 years. Mary Frances holds a Master of Education Degree from Grand Canyon University (AZ); a Bachelor of Science Degree from Minnesota State University-Mankato (MN); and a Teaching Certificate from St. Thomas University (MN). Mary Frances is passionate about improving education and is an active member of Educators 4 Excellence. She is the mother of a graduate student who is currently enrolled in both an M.B.A. and a post baccalaureate Pre-Medicine program. Mary Frances is also a golf enthusiast and enjoys the arts, cooking, and watching sporting events.
Lee-Ann Stephens, Minnesota Teacher of the Year 2007, has been an educator for 25 years with K-12 teaching and leadership experience. She currently serves as a teacher on special assignment with the St. Louis Park School District as an Equity Coach. She previously served as an adjunct professor at Metropolitan State University. Currently, she is a board member for the NBPTS (National Board for Professional Teaching Standards), and a member of NASDTEC MCEE (National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification: Model Code of Ethics for Educators) Task Force. She is a teacher leader with NNSTOY (National Network of State Teachers of the Year). She holds a B.A. in International Studies, B.S. in Elementary Education, M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction and she is currently pursuing an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, as well as her superintendent’s license.