Maple Grove Mom Selected to Represent Minnesota at National Education and Learning Conference

/ 28 March 2012 / jennifer

Maple Grove Patch

Mary Ellen DeBois was selected to represent Minnesota at the Parenting Magazine’s 2012 Mom Congress on Education and Learning Conference in Washington, DC.

Maple Grove resident Mary Ellen DeBois was recently selected to represent Minnesota at the third-annual Mom Congress on Education and Learning conference in Washington, D.C. April 29 through May 1.

DeBois is one of 51 delegates, representing each state and the District of Columbia, selected by Parenting magazine to attend the conference according to a press release.

For the trip, DeBois will receive an all-expense-paid trip to D.C. for the event, connect with national leaders in education, Parenting editors, and past Mom Congress delegates to exchange ideas on how to improve the nation’s schools.

“I am extremely excited, honored and humbled to be a part of Mom Congress”, DeBois said in a press release. “There are many moms in Minnesota doing great things to support our local schools and I feel very fortunate to be given this opportunity to connect with moms from across the country, to learn new skills and to become more effective at supporting our local schools and all of our students.”

DeBois has been an active volunteer in several Osseo School District schools and served as the co-chair of the District 279 (Osseo Area Schools) Parent Legislative Network. DeBois also serves on the Board of Directors of Parents United for Public Schools where she is a member of the Executive and Legislative Committees.

In an email to Patch, DeBois said she looks forward to “representing Minnesota well and bringing home valuable information to support excellent education for the children of Minnesota.”

The theme of the 2012 Mom Congress conference, “Teach Me Something New,” is dedicated to fostering the relationship between parents and their children’s teachers.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will headline the roster of education and advocacy leaders scheduled to address the delegates at the conference. Others scheduled to appear include NBC News’ Education Nation, First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move!, Save the Children, National PTA, National Education Association, Teach for America, and more.

Information provided via a press release from Parenting Magazine.