MMSA Board of Directors

Pam Newbauer

Pam Newbauer, Outreach & Influence Committee
American History Teacher, Reading Teacher
North Branch Middle School, North Branch, MN


Pam has been an MMSA board member since 2011.  She teaches American History to 7th graders in North Branch and also teaches Readng for grades 7 and 8.  Pam earned her Bachelor's degree from Hamline University and has a Master's from St. Mary's University in Teaching and Learning with an emphasis on Differentiated Instruction.  She is in the process of acquiring certification for Reading instruction as well.  She serves as Student Council Advisor, and coaches the Knowledge Bowl and Speech teams for North Branch.

Annette Strom

Annette Strom, Outreach & Influence Committee
Science Teacher
Ordean-East Middle School, Duluth, MN

Annette has been a board member since 2010. She teaches Life Science to 7th grade students in Duluth. Annette earned her B.S. in Biology from UW-River Falls and her Masters in Environmental Education from the University of Minnesota - Duluth. She serves as a Student Council Advisor, and Science Fair coach.

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Ron Browne, Outreach & Influence Committee
Associate Professor
Minnesota State University Mankato, Mankato, MN

Dan Edwards

Dan Edwards, State Conference Committee
Twin Oaks Middle School, Prior Lake, MN

Dan Edwards has been a MMSA board member since 2009.  He is a graduate of St. John's University, earned a master's degree from St. Mary's University and earned his Doctorate at the University of MN.  Dan was a social studies teacher for six years and served as a high school assistant principal for seven years, prior to assuming his present role as middle school principal. Dan is also an adjunct faculty member at St. Mary’s University and Concordia University, teaching courses in the administrative licensure programs.

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Karen Moroz, Outreach & Influence Committee
Associate Professor / Chair of Advanced Degrees and Administrative Licensure
School of Education, Hamline University, St. Paul, MN

Throughout her career, Karen Moroz has continued to refine her skills as a teacher and as a learner, first in the seventh grade classroom, then as a literacy coach for one of the state’s largest school districts, and now in higher education where she is fortunate to work with practicing educators at varied stages of their careers. Karen is the co-author of Intentional Learning at Its Best: Engaged Learning Strategies in Higher Education (on Amazon). She was recently elected and is excited to serve on the AMLE Affiliate Task Force.

Brad Kelvington

Brad Kelvington
Foley Intermediate School, Foley, MN

This will be Brad’s second year as a MMSA board member.  Brad is graduated of SMSU, received his Master’s degree from the University of South Dakota, and his sixth year degree from Minnesota State-Mankato.  Brad has taught physical education and social studies from grades K-12.  Brad spent five years at Renville County West as a middle school principal, elementary principal and activities director before arriving in Foley in 2005.  Brad is a student first focused principal who has advanced his learning community using technology and now in a standards based instruction environment.

Angie Potts

Angie Potts
STEM Teacher & Instructional Coach
St. Peter Public Schools, St. Peter, MN
Twitter: @angpotts

Angie has spent much of her career teaching 6th-grade science and math.  Most recently she has taught STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) in a specialist role as well as served as an instructional coach in the Saint Peter Public Schools.  Angie is a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College.  She earned her master’s degree in differentiation from Concordia University - St. Paul and is currently completing her administration licensure from Concordia as well.  Angie is passionate about inquiry and project-based learning, STEM education, design thinking, instructional technology, and creating empathic and innovative classroom cultures.


Eric VanScoy

Eric VanScoy
Stillwater Junior High, Stillwater, MN

Roderic (Eric) VanScoy is currently the principal at Stillwater Middle School in Stillwater, MN and holds degrees from St. Olaf College and Sam Houston State University.  He completed his PK-12 Principal Certificate at the University of Minnesota.  Prior to his appointment in Stillwater, Eric was a teacher and administrator at Lake Middle School in the South Washington County School District.  Eric is excited to continue his work transitioning Stillwater Junior High into Stillwater Middle School this year as well as working to help all middle schools in Minnesota improve.