Vice President Paul Mueller

Paul Mueller

Paul Mueller was elected vice president of Education Minnesota at the Representative Convention in 2007 and re-elected in 2010, 2013 and 2016.

Mueller served as a career and technical community-based programming teacher at Brooklyn Center High School for 24 years and served as the school’s Perkins fund coordinator for 17 years. In addition to a long and successful teaching career, Mueller has served in local, state and national union positions including local president; negotiations chair; Education Minnesota governing board; Education Minnesota executive committee/budget and finance committee member; and as a member of the National Education Association Board of Directors representing the members of Education Minnesota.

Mueller is specifically interested in highlighting the incredible diversity that exists thoughout our schools. The best way to celebrate diversity, he says, is by making sure that all learners, regardless of where they live or which school they attend, have the opportunity to be successful at the highest level they are capable of achieving.

Professional teaching experience

  • Career and technical community-based program teacher, Brooklyn Center High School
  • Career and technical work experience teacher, Alternative Learning Program, Intermediate District 287
  • Industrial technology and agriculture mechanics teacher, Stanley-Boyd High School, Stanley, Wis.


  • Automotive technology, Chippewa Valley Technical Institute (1977)
  • Bachelor’s degree in technology education, University of Wisconsin-Stout (1981)
  • Master’s in career and technical education, University of Wisconsin-Stout (1986)
  • National Board Certified Teacher (2003)
  • Doctoral studies in education administration, University of Minnesota (in progress)


Mueller resides in Ham Lake with his wife and two children. He is active in Scouting and Toastmasters.

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