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Educational administrator , Education educator

Christine Jax, American educational administrator, education educator. Recipient Leadership in Child Care award Greater Minneapolis Day Care Association, 1989, Bush Leadership fellowship, Bush Foundation, St. Paul, 1996.


Jax, Christine was born on January 2, 1959 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Donald P. and Merilyn E. (Baker) Jax.


Bachelor in Child Psychology, University Minnesota, 1991. Master of Arts in Public Administration, Hamline University, 1994. Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Policy and Administration, University Minnesota, 1998.


Owner Christine's Child Care, Minneapolis, 1985-1988. Director Kinder Care Lng. Center, Shoreview, Mn., 1988-1990, Working for Children, Minneapolis, 1989-1992, Mayflower Nursery School, Minneapolis, 1991-1992.

Executive director, founder Learning Center for Homeless Families, 1992-1996. Professor education St. Mary's University, Minnesota, 1998-1999. Commissioner education State Minnesota, since 1999, member Governor's cabinet, since 1999.

Board directors Child Care Resource Center, Minneapolis, 1991-1995, Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless, 1992-1995. Member executive relations council Gillette Children's Hospital, Minneapolis since 1994.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Your Book: Ethics for Children, 1994. Contributor articles to law journals.


Campaign manager various candidates, Minneapolis, 1989-1996. Member Early Education Committee Minneapolis Schools, 1990-1992, appointed member Mayor's School Readiness Group, Minneapolis, 1991. Resource person League of Women Voters's Valuing Children, 1993.

Member American Association of University Women, League of Women Voters, Citizens League, Pi Lambda Theta.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: scuba diving, golf, skiing, foreign traveling.


Married Len F. Biernat, April 1, 1989. Children: Shelley, Marie, Ellen, Laura.

Donald P. Jax

Merilyn E. (Baker) Jax

Len F. Biernat

Shelley Jax

Marie Jax

Ellen Jax

Laura Jax