Good Day Dakota County: State of the Schools

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Name: Good Day Dakota County: State of the Schools
Date: June 11, 2018
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
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Event Description:

Please join us at Good Day Dakota County to hear from two of Dakota County's top educators. Jane Bernez and Tim Wynes as they reflect on their years of service and the direction of our education system now and into the future. 

We are celebrating all their accomplishments as they move on to their next adventure later this summer. Jane will be retiring and Tim will become the president of the Black Hawk College in Illinois. 


Jane Berenz
Independent School District 196

During the past three decades, Jane has held several positions in the district, including teacher, elementary principal, district director, and for the last nine years, superintendent. For Jane, the most important part of being a leader is breaking down the walls of a hierarchy and recognizing the importance of being a good teammate.

“Working with others means serving with others, and the only way I am successful is if those around me are successful,” she says. “And that includes all of the students in our district.”


Tim Wynes
Dakota County Technical College
Inver Hills Community College

Tim also served as a college president in Iowa for eight years, but this is not what he planned for a career. Tim went to law school with the sole and singular purpose of being a criminal trial lawyer. He wanted to do that in the worst way and the worst way to do that in the 1980s was to become a public defender.  For three years, Tim was part of a small and slightly delusional team of defense lawyers in southwest Missouri where he handled jury trials and appeals that ranged from stolen saddles and cattle to death penalty cases.  

He eventually flipped to the prosecution side of criminal law and represented women and children who were victims of crime.  Tim became one of the experts on the legal issues surrounding domestic and family violence. That work took him to a faculty position at the University Of Missouri School Of Law. 


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Attendees will also have the opportunity to network with other Chamber members, enjoy a delicious lunch, and have the chance to win $100! You read that right! Each month we will be drawing the name of one of our member businesses. If there is at least one representative from that business in attendance, the $100 is theirs. If there isn't a representative in attendance, the $100 will be added to the pot for the next month! Thank you to Spire Credit Union for making this exciting addition possible. Your membership really does pay!

Interested in sponsoring Good Day Dakota County?  Contact us at 651.452.9872.

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Date/Time Information:
Monday, June 11, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Contact Information:
Kelli Morgen (651) 288-9202
$25 Chamber Members
$45 Non-Members
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