As Director of Government Relations, Daron Korte serves as the primary liaison between the state legislature and the Minnesota Department of Education. Mr. Korte is responsible for monitoring all state and federal legislative activity relating to early childhood and K-12 education in Minnesota. This includes assisting the Commissioner in developing the department's legislative agenda and advocating that agenda at the state legislature. In addition, he is responsible for analyzing pending education legislation, collaborating with education stakeholder groups, and tracking legislative activity. Mr. Korte serves as the department's legal counsel, identifying and analyzing legal issues as they arise and providing advice to the Commissioner and Executive Team.
Mr. Korte's previous role at the department was Deputy Director of Government Relations. Prior to his work at the department, he served as Committee Administrator and Senate Counsel for the Minnesota Senate Education Policy and Finance Committee.
Mr. Korte holds a J.D. from the DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, Illinois and a B.A. in Sociology of Law, Criminology, and Deviance from the University of Minnesota.
STEM Forum and Expo, May 20-23!
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) is hosting their national STEM forum in Minnesota in May. This unique, STEM-focused event is where educators gather to share tools and resources for implementing STEM education into schools and communities. What makes this event so different? The people presenting! One of whom is our own Doug Paulson, agency STEM Specialist. Visit NSTA site to learn more.