Anita Harris Hering
Extension Educator, Military Families Regional Office St. Cloud
Expertise: Family Resiliency
Anita Harris Hering joined the University of Minnesota Extension as a Regional Extension Educator for the Center of Youth Development in May of 2005. In March of 2015 she joined the Center for Family Development- Family Resiliency as Extension Educator Military Families, and Military Families Learning Network-Family Transitions Social Media Specialist. Her expertise is in the area of youth, families, volunteer and partnership development, curriculum development, program quality, working with the military, Veterans, and Operation Military Kids.
Anita attended the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University for her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Special Education. She received her MA in Non-Public School Administration/Educational Leadership from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul.
When coming to the University of MN Extension, Anita had 23 years of professional experience in Pre-Grade 12 education, 10 years as a classroom teacher and a Principal for thirteen. She worked with school renovations, building projects and mergers, and involved with strategic planning, grant writing and financial management, fundraising and public relations, before and after school programs, curriculum development and implementation, just to name a few.
Since 2007 Anita has been involved with the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon in the St. Cloud, MN area and as a volunteer Chairperson for the Regional (9 cities) Beyond The Yellow Ribbon – Central MN Warrior to Citizen.
University of Minnesota Extension Regional Office St. Cloud
Office Complex, 3400 1st St N Ste 400
St. Cloud, MN 56303