As a Minneapolis Public Schools parent, husband of an MPS first-grade teacher and educator for over 3 decades, I believe in strong public schools. I want to bring my experience and values to the Minneapolis Board of Education (District 4).
Thank you to all the students, parents, teachers, friends and volunteers who are coming together to build our campaign. It takes a village!
I'm running for the Minneapolis School Board because I believe:
- These are our schools. They belong to, and must be accountable to the people of Minneapolis, not out-of-state billionaires. My passion is to care for this resource for today's students and for those to come.
- It's all about relationships. The most powerful tool for change in the life of a student - particularly those hurt by racism and economic injustice - is a relationship with a caring adult. Minneapolis Public Schools has talented, skilled and dedicated teachers and education professionals. I want them to be able to use their knowledge, training - and love - to the fullest.
- Equity is critical. We cannot ignore the racial and economic disparities in our city. Many students bear this burden every day. Minneapolis Public Schools must engage every part of the community including students, parents, teachers and staff, local and state governments as well as the business and philanthropic communities to meet the needs of students hurt by racism and injustice. We’re all in this together.