Golden Valley’s Dooher Ousted as Education Minnesota President

Tom Dooher, a Sandburg Middle School physical education teacher, had been president since 2007.

Education Minnesota President Tom Dooher, a Golden Valley teacher, will not return for a third term following his defeat Saturday at the union's convention.

Union members chose Denise Specht over Dooher to lead the 70,000-member organization, Education Minnesota announced. She’ll take over from Dooher July 1.

Dooher is on leave as a physical education teacher at Sandburg Middle School in Golden Valley, according to MinnPost.

According to Robbinsdale Area Schools spokesperson Tia Classen, Dooher is guarenteed a position in the district should he choose to return, but stated she did not know yet if Dooher was planning to do so.


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