Vice Chair; Upper Northwest Region Representative
Brenda Ackerson is a regional representative from the Upper NW Advisory Committee. Individuals from her district are encouraged to contact her about questions and issues as she is their regional representative.
She currently works as a Low-Incidence Facilitator and Assistive Technology Coordinator for the Bemidji Regional Inter-District Council and has directly served students who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing for 13 years. As an administrator, she assists schools in providing licensed consultants for students who are deaf and hard of hearing, provides parent support opportunities and organizes activities for students to interact with peers with hearing loss. She studied at Gallaudet University and served on the Distance Opportunity Interpreter Training National Advisory Board. She has her Administrative License in Special Education, Masters in Education, and a BA in Speech Pathology/Audiology.
"It is important to me to serve on this board because Minnesotans who are Deaf, Deafblind or Hard-of-Hearing and their families deserve equitable access to information and services unique to their needs regardless of their age or where they live in the great state of Minnesota." ~ Brenda Ackerson