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RASHAD TURNER

DIRECTORY |  FELLOW PROFILE

RASHAD TURNER

TITLE 

Chief Executive Officer & President

ORGANIZATION

Minnesota Parent Union

BIOGRAPHY

Rashad Turner is CEO and President of Minnesota Parent Union, an education advocacy nonprofit focused on increasing parent involvement to increase student academic outcomes. Rashad has spent his entire career in the education ecosystem, including time in k-12 and higher education systems.

Prior to founding Minnesota Parent Union, Rashad worked for Minnesota Comeback as director of community engagement. Rashad also serves in many leadership roles across the state of Minnesota and the country, including as a governing board member for the Regional Education Laboratory (REL), President’s Council on Race and Diversity at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, and as a member of the Conservative Education Reform Network.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Hamline University, and master’s degree in educational leadership from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.

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