MMA has added a new Business Representative to its staff: her name is Robyn Cousin and her first day of employment was July 16, 2014.
Robyn joins us after a long career in public education in MPS, the Minneapolis Public Schools. Robyn holds a BS degree in Industrial Education, and a MEd degree in Vocational Ed. She started as a classroom teacher with MPS in 1980 and soon moved into administration when she was selected to manage the district volunteer and community partner program.
In 1994 Robyn became active in MAAC, the collective bargaining unit for administrators and consultants in MPS. Since that time she has served several terms as secretary, vice-president and president for the association. While serving in leadership roles with MAAC, Robyn has acquired a lot of experience in contract management, dealing with contract interpretation, discipline and investigations. Robyn has also appointed and served on the negotiating team for four contracts, the most recent ratified on June 10, 2014.
Robyn has also served on several boards of non-profit organizations, on both the local, state and national level. Robyn resides in Northeast Minneapolis with her husband and three children. Her interests include traveling, cognitive coaching and distance running. One of her goals is to someday complete a marathon.
We are pleased to have Robyn working for MMA and welcome her to the MMA team.