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.
Erica Brewinski holds a B.A. from Brown University, an M.A. in Educational Policy & Administration from the University of Minnesota, and an Ed.S. in Educational Leadership from the University of St. Thomas. She is also a licensed K-12 Principal in the state of Minnesota and is certified in Professional Development. Erica taught social studies to students in grades 9-12 for 7 years before entering school administration. She was a Dean of Students and Assistant Principal at Cretin-Derham Hall for 5 years before serving as the Middle School Director at Mounds Park Academy for 5 years. Most recently, she taught in the Teacher Education Departments at the University of Wisconsin – River Falls and Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.
Special Events/Recreation Director
Steve Cox – Steve Cox earned a B.A. from Macalester College and an M.A. in Education from 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!”