Head Start Alumna Brenda Cassellius was appointed Minnesota’s Education Commissioner in 2011.
“I always knew education was my ticket,” Brenda said. “My father would tell me that I could either continue the cycle of poverty or I could make a different choice and continue my education and break the cycle. He told me that this was America and that you can be anything or anybody you wanted to be. He said I would have to work harder than most folks, but if I was willing to work hard, my future was mine to determine.”
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