Passionate. Being passionate about education, it is an honor for me to have served as Teacher, Assistant Principal, Principal, and Director of Teaching and Learning over my career in education. To currently serve as Executive Director of Hiawatha Valley Education District is an incredible opportunity as HVED provides a rich environment for educational excellence!
Persistent. Providing a strong educational environment for all students requires a persistent effort from all educational professionals as we work collaboratively throughout HVED to provide the very best educational programming to the students of SE Minnesota. Working with some of the finest educators in the state is a joy! I personally and professionally appreciate the opportunities that arise because I will affirm through my actions, “it is not the easy or convenient life for which I search, but rather life lived to the edge of all my possibility” (Maryanne Molradmasher, 2001).
Purposeful. Working side by side with exceptional staff and students, being purposeful about meeting our mission, and serving our staff and students with confidence, all contributes to our collective mission to ensure that the students who leave our care are well-equipped to reach their full potential in life.
Winona State University, BS Teaching – Business Education
Mankato State University, Career and Technical Education licensure
University of Minnesota, MA Curriculum and Instruction
Winona State University, Principal and Superintendent licensure
Minnesota State - Mankato, Director of Special Education licensure
Debbra C. Marcotte, Executive Director