The Association's three-person staff consists of an Executive Director, an Associate Director and an Administrative Assistant. 

The Association also contracts a part-time Government Relations/Lobbyistand a part-time Accountant.

  • Eugene Piccolo, MACS Executive Director
  • Piccolo, Eugene

    Executive Director

    Phone: (651) 789.3090 ext. 10
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    Eugene's educational background includes a B.A. in Political Science and History from the University of St. Thomas and a M.A. in Non-public School Administration - Secondary and Elementary, also from the University of St. Thomas. A veteran educator and former Assistant Commissioner in the Minnesota Department of Education, Eugene has had a career in education spanning more than 30 years. As an Executive Director, Eugene has a vital role in charter school advocacy. This includes organizational t...

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  • DeGree, Thomas

    Associate Director

    Phone: (651) 789.3090 ext. 11
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    Tom has been working in education for over 25 years, he holds a BA in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota, a MA in Curriculum Arts and an elementary license from University of St. Thomas and a Principal Licensure from Hamline University. He is also an adjunct professor at Hamline University.

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  • Gutierrez, Adan

    Administrative Assistant

    Phone: (651) 789.3090
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    Adan Gutierrez graduated from the University of Saint Thomas with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. In the past, he has worked for the Saint Paul Public Libraries and the Boy Scouts of America. He is fluent in English and Spanish and proficient in Japanese.