Chantal Oechsle

Chantal Oechsle

St. Cloud School Board, MN

Chantal has lived in the St. Cloud area for 11 years. Her children attend District 742 schools. The programming her daughters receive (both in mainstream and special education) has been life changing.

Chantal joined the Board of Directors for Connectability of Minnesota in December of 2020, and she also sits on the Adaptive Equipment Connection Committee that awards microgrants to the disabled community. Chantal also recently joined the 742 Special Education Advisory Council. She is passionate about creating an accepting and inclusive environment for children of all abilities and life experiences.

She is also a member of SEIU Home Health Care Union, as well as the SEIU representative for the East Central Labor Assembly.

True to her roots in online advocacy (domestic violence and disability programs), Chantal is also a member of a grassroots organizing Facebook group and spent her spare time for two years helping neighbors learn about the political process and empowering them to effectively engage. Together, they have fundraised billboards, coordinated marches, ran community aid drives, and got an honorable mention for an MLK Humanitarian Award.