Madaline Edison Special Advisor to the Co-CEOs

Madaline is the founding executive director of Educators for Excellence in Minnesota. Originally from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Madaline’s work in education started with volunteering in her mother’s elementary classroom and extended into college, where she served as an Upward Bound tutor in Flandreau, South Dakota. At that same time, she began volunteering on progressive campaigns and building political leadership of educators with Leadership for Educational Equity.

In 2009, she became part of a founding teaching team as a kindergarten and first-grade teacher in St. Paul. She earned a master’s in teaching from Hamline University, and while teaching, she worked with other teachers to create a grassroots Minnesota teacher group which became the third chapter of E4E in 2013. She served as the founding executive director of E4E-MN for eight years.

Madaline now serves on the national team as a special advisor to the Co-CEOs, leading high-level strategic projects including building out tools and supports for E4E members serving in union leadership roles across the country.

"Educational equity can happen when educators, families and students work together to promote positive solutions rooted in an understanding of our past and a sense of possibility for our future."