Minnesota Institute for Talented Youth, MITY, employs 2 full time workers, executive director and executive coordinator. We also hire over 70 teachers, dorm supervisors, interns and a Rec Coordinator. These people are hired each year during the program.
Robbie Seum – B.S., Mathematics, Purdue University; MS, Mathematics Education, University of Wisconsin, River Falls; Educational Administrative Licensure, St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. Robbie has been a K – 12 educator for over forty years, teaching computer technology to K – 6 students and mathematics to students in grades 7 through 12. Most recently, she was the Upper School Director at Mounds Park Academy. Robbie has been the Executive Director of MITY since 2009.
Special Events/Recreation Director
Steve Cox – Steve Cox earned a B.A. at Macalester College and an M.A., education, at the University of Saint Thomas. He has also received gifted/talented training at Confratute with Dr. Joe Renzulli at the University of Connecticut. Steve is currently a teacher at Washington Technology Magnet Middle School in Saint Paul Public Schools where he teaches social studies and is the school gifted coordinator.
MITY Executive Coordinator
Kristin Matthews Long – Kristin Matthews Long earned a B.A., psychology, from Macalester College. She has taught at the pre-school and elementary levels. Kristin has worked for a number of years at MITY and looks forward to an exciting future at MITY.
“I want to share our complete joy with your program! It exceeded our expectations on every level: academic, teacher interaction and knowledge, overall environment and peer interaction!”
Satisfied MITY parent
“This is a unique experience that helps prepare talented students to be future leaders by developing specific knowledge and skills. I’ve not found anything else like it. I can see how this sort of specialized, advanced training can really set kids up for success.”
“I have been going to MITY for six years and I contribute my self-confidence and self-love to the people and encouragement I found at MITY. If it weren’t for MITY I would not be who I am today. If it weren’t for MITY, I wouldn’t be comfortable with who I am and would have succumbed to the peer pressure to conform a long time ago. Thank you for everything!”