Al Louismet is the Director of the Agency Finance and Operations Division at the Minnesota Department of Education. The Division provides central accounting services such as accounts payable, federal grant accounting, accounts receivable, cashier, professional/technical contract coordination, grant agreements coordination, procurement and encumbrance coordination, payroll transaction coordination and processing, and inventory tracking. The division also coordinates and monitors the department’s annual spending plan as well as completion of numerous financial reports at both the state and federal level.
Mr. Louismet has over 35 years of experience working at various levels within State Government Accounting; including 23 years at the Department of Management and Budget and eight years at the Department of Agriculture.
Meet the 2015 Science Mathematics Principal
John Garcia, principal of Cedar Park Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) School in Apple Valley, has been named the 2015 Science and Mathematics Elementary and Middle Level Principal of the Year. Created through a partnership between the Science Museum of Minnesota and the Minnesota Elementary School Principals’ Association (MESPA), the award recognizes the importance of fostering lifelong science literacy and the key role principals play in developing a culture that encourages student interest in math and science.