Pat Arling, Micheal Baumann
Our Speaker for October 19th was one of our returning new members Michael Baumann.
Michael is the new ISD 194 superintendent for Lakeville Public Schools. He lives in Lakeville with his wife Shelly and they have one son, Alexander who is currently in college on a ROTC scholarship.
He shared that he grew up as a military child and with his father being in the Army he could attend school around the world which he accredits with how he learned the skills of adaptability, leadership, and how to put things into perspective.  
He was born in Olivia, MN, and attended Thomas Jefferson Senior High in Bloomington, MN. He was a Distinguished Military Graduate of the University of Minnesota and served in Army units in the United States, Latin America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.
Michael is a veteran of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. His educational background includes a BA in Political Science from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Science Degree in Education Administration from Texas A&M University.
Michael is the author of the book Adjust Fire: Transforming to Win in Iraq, the book is available on