MACS Staff

The Association's three-person staff consists of an Executive Director, an Associate Director, and an Administrative Assistant.  MACS also contracts a part-time Government Relations lobbyist and a part-time accountant.

  • Eugene Piccolo, MACS Executive Director 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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  • Dymit, Rebecca

    Administrative Assistant

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    Rebecca’s educational background includes a B. A. in Communication from the College of Saint Benedict with emphases in social rhetoric and media studies. She has several years of experience in consumer relations and has worked with an international public relations firm in London. On campus Rebecca was a teaching assistant for the communication department and co-managed a student comedy troupe while helping to establish the CSB-SJU chapter of Students for Education Reform. She is curre...

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  • DeBruyn, Dan

    Associate Director

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    Dan's educational background includes a B.A. in Elementary Education from Bethel University and a Masters in Educational Administration also from Bethel University. In addition, Dan obtained his Educational Administrative Licensure through Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Dan’s educational career spans more than 24 years. This includes 9 years of teaching (6 in a traditional public school district and 3 in a Minnesota charter school). Dan then worked for 13 years in charter scho...

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