Dear Region VI Members,

 As you know, our plan was to hold elections for Regional Director to MSA’s Board during the annual conference. Even though the conference is postponed, we must still elect the Regional Directors, because the new governance year starts on May 1st.

Therefore, we are going to hold elections electronically. Because those in attendance at the annual conference would be the ones to vote on the Director for their region, we are going to preserve that process. Balloting for each region will go out to only those who registered for the conference from that region.

 To help your decision-making, we are going to hold a Town Hall for you to meet the candidates, and to learn how they intend to represent your region. Please plan on joining your candidates on Thursday, March 26th, at 4:20 PM Eastern.  You may register for the Town Hall webinar here.

 In an effort to help you make an informed decision, please familiarize yourself with the candidates below.

 Todd Mann
Executive Director

Missed the Town Hall Meeting? Don’t worry, we’ve go you covered. Click here to view the recording.


Phyllis Cottner

Phyllis Cottner
Magnet Curriculum and Instruction Lead
Wichita Public Schools, KS

50-word statement

I believe that I should be elected as Region 6 Director to continue the work of growing and sustaining quality magnet programs. I believe that I have unique skills that will serve me in the work for supporting magnet schools.

I believe I will be value added to the board and I sincerely hope to have the opportunity to continue this work.

Jillian Schulte

Jillian Schulte
Magnet Coordinator
Cedar Rapids Community School District, IA

50-word statement

I believe that the role of a Director is grounded in vision, strategy, and support. I am passionate about cultivating a culture of excellence built on purposeful relationships, focused on growth, empowerment, and collective efficacy. I would be honored to utilize my skillset to serve our magnet school community.

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