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/Lobbyist and 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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  • Sorensen, Jake

    Administrative Assistant

    Phone Number: (651) 789.3090 ext. 12
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    Jake graduated from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities with a BA in Communication Studies, and comes from a background in education and public service. Having attended Math and Science Academy in Woodbury, he is proud to be serving MACS and helping charter schools move forward throughout the state.