Executive Director of the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE)
Mimi Lufkin has over 26 years’ experience as an educator and administrator of local and state level projects in California and Pennsylvania. In California Mimi’s career began in 1979 as a high school agricultural education teacher. Over the next fifteen years she was a teacher educator, and executive director of a women’s microenterprise development agency and the director of development for a community college.
Mimi graduated from U.C. Davis with a BS in Animal Science and then attained a MS in Agricultural Sciences from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo and a MA in Educational Administration from St. Mary’s College.
In 1994, Mimi moved to Pennsylvania and became the Executive Director of the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE), a consortium of state and local education and workforce agencies providing national leadership for equity in education and workforce development. In this capacity she reviews and analyzes federal legislation, conducts professional development activities and provides technical assistance to state and local educational agencies focused on best practices for serving special population students.