Anna Paulson M.ED. is a licensed teacher in the areas of Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Elementary Education with a certification in Early Childhood Education. She works for the Commission for Deaf, Deaf Blind and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans as the Coordinator of Educational Advancements and Partnerships. Anna’s role within the commission is to coordinate the priorities and initiatives of the fifty stakeholders who participate in the Minnesota Collaborative Plan. The purpose of the Collaborative Plan is to improve educational outcomes so that each student, upon graduation, is prepared to enter the adult workforce or continue his/her education and be a productive member of the community. Prior to joining the commission, Anna was an Educational Specialist at the University of Minnesota; Department of Educational Psychology in the teacher preparation program for deaf/hard of hearing education.