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Minnesota ABE

While the ATLAS website focuses on professional development, the Minnesota ABE website provides in-depth information about a variety of broader ABE topics:

  • Minnesota ABE overview, statistics and trends 
  • ABE programs and consortia (including maps and manager contact information)
  • Program areas (GED, ESL, transitions, etc.)
  • Program management (including policies, accountability, funding, etc.)
  • Statewide events and other professional development
  • Credentialing/certificates
  • ABE supplemental service providers
  • Resource curricula

ABE Supplemental Services

ABE Supplemental Service providers (such as ATLAS) offer assistance to all approved ABE programs for activities such as professional development, volunteer training, low-incidence needs, and technological innovation.

Minnesota ABE State Office and Staff

The Minnesota Department of Education has several specialists on staff in the area of Adult Basic Education. All ABE staff can be reached by mail at the following address:

Minnesota Department of Education
Adult Basic Education
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113

Todd Wagner
State Director and ABE Supervisor
Assessment, Evaluation, and Reporting Specialist
Email Todd Wagner
Astrid Liden
Professional Development Specialist
Email Astrid Liden

Julie Dincau
ABE Transition Specialist
Email Julie Dincau 

Laurie Rheault 
Grant Analyst (Fiscal Issues) Specialist 
Email Laurie Rheault

Cherie Eichinger
Administrative Support
Email Cherie Eichinger

Alice Smith
GED Records (waivers, transcripts, diplomas)

Email Alice Smith

Brad Hasskamp
Adult Secondary Credential and 
Education Policy Specialist
Email Brad Hasskamp
Jodi Versaw
Program Quality Specialist

Email Jodi Versaw

Jodi Versaw
Program Quality Specialist 
Email Jodi Versaw

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