Janet Mohr has served Minnesota public education for more than 45 years, positively contributing to the lives of children, families, and communities. Her appointment to the Board, made by Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan, went into effect on April 5, 2022 and expires January 6, 2025.
Mohr has acquired an impressive number of titles during her extensive career, including superintendent, principal, assistant principal, director of mental health, school psychologist, director of special education, associate professor, and high school teacher.
In 2013, Mohr was appointed Executive Director of the Minnesota Board of School Administrators. During this time, she worked with the governor’s staff and elected officials in the state legislature to carry education issues forward. Mohr successfully led accreditation efforts for state colleges and universities, establishing high standards of conduct for all licensed administrators.
Mohr was active in professional organizations such as the Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA), Association of Metropolitan School Districts, Minnesota School Boards Association, Minnesota Administrators for Special Education, Minnesota Rural Education Association, American Association of School Administrators, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, National and Minnesota Association of School Psychologists, Minnesota and National Principals Associations, Education Minnesota, and the National Education Association.
Mohr’s honors and awards include MASA’s Administrator of Excellence, Benedictine Health System’s Trustee of the Year, and Minnesota School Psychologist Association’s School Psychologist of Excellence. She was nominated for the Minnesota Small Business Administration’s Entrepreneur of the Year for innovations in technology. Mohr was honored to present research at the National Association of School Psychologist Conference in Washington D.C. Most recently, MASA granted her the Distinguished Service Award for her support of Minnesota children and contributions toward Minnesota’s public education system.
Mohr received her bachelor’s degree from UW-Superior and her education specialist and master’s degrees from Minnesota State University-Moorhead. Janet and her husband, Jeff, are proud alumni of UW-Superior.