Mimi Lufkin, CEO Emerita

Mimi Lufkin has more than 30 years of experience as an educator and as an administrator of local and state-level projects in California and Pennsylvania. Mimi’s career in education began in 1979 when she was employed as a high school agricultural education teacher in California. From 1979 to 1994, she was a teacher educator, an executive director of a women’s microenterprise development agency, and the director of development for a community college. In 1994, Mimi moved to Pennsylvania and became NAPE’s executive director. 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. Mimi received a BS in animal science from University of California, Davis, an MS in agricultural sciences from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, and an MA in educational administration from St. Mary’s College.