John Bellingham retired in June 2015 from teaching in Faribault, Minnesota in elementary and middle schools for 34 years. He was born and raised in Harmony, Minnesota, earned a B.A. in 1977 from Winona State University and a Master's Degree in 1991. John was appointed to the Minnesota Board of Teaching in 2011 and was reappointed in 2015. He is serving his third year as chair and also serves on the Executive, Licensure and Discipline Committees. John enjoys carpentry, hunting and woodworking in his free time.