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Contact Info

Jane Krentz
Anderson Center 318D
Hamline University MS-A1735
1536 Hewitt Ave
St Paul, MN 55104

Jane Krentz

Director of McVay Youth Partnership

Contact Info

Jane Krentz
Anderson Center 318D
Hamline University MS-A1735
1536 Hewitt Ave
St Paul, MN 55104

Biography

Jane Krentz is the Director of the McVay Youth Partnership mentoring over 50 amazing Hamline students yearly, who serve as Fellow and Interns working with urban middle and high school youth in partnership with area churches. Jane graduated from Hamline University in 1974 with a degree in Psychology and Elementary Education, and completed her M.Ed. at the University of Minnesota in Special Education.

She taught elementary school in the Mounds View School District, was a stay at home mom for 9 years, and served as a Minnesota State Senator for a decade (1993-2002) where she served on the Education Committee for 10 years, and was selected Chair of the Environment and Agriculture Budget Division and subsequently the Chair of the Environment and Natural Resources Committee.

Since 2001, Krentz has served as the Regional Coordinator for the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators, with a particular focus on working with legislators in Great Lakes and Mississippi River states.

In addition to her work at Hamline, Jane worked for 20 years for the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO), focusing on the inclusion of students with disabilities and English Language Learners in assessment and accountability. She has worked at the Guthrie Theater part-time for over 44 years.

Jane dearly loves her family (a son, two daughters, their spouses, and two adorable granddaughters), as well as her McVay "family". She thinks McVay is the best job ever. When she is not working, or spending time with family and friends, you can find her floating in her floating chair on Square Lake.