It is with a deep commitment to public education and Milwaukee Public School students that I am seeking the citywide Milwaukee Board of School Directors seat.
As a Milwaukee Public School parent, I will fight to ensure that every student –– regardless of the school they attend –– has class sizes small enough for one-on-one attention, amazing educators who are supported and respected, access to an anti-racist education that celebrates diversity, and reliable transportation that families can depend on.
I currently serve as the marketing director for Rethinking Schools’ – a nonprofit publisher and advocacy organization dedicated to sustaining and strengthening public education through social justice teaching and education activism.
Formerly, serving as the communications director for the Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association, the largest educators local in the state of Wisconsin. There I helped fight back a Republican-backed state takeover of Milwaukee Public Schools and supported resolutions for more nutritious food, longer recess, and smaller class sizes for students in early grades.
As a member of the Milwaukee Democratic Socialists of America I fight for a world in which the vast majority of people can finally have democratic control over economic resources instead of billionaires and corporations.
Above all, I want to ensure that every MPS student from K4-12 grade has the opportunity to attend a school filled with joy. Schools with outdoor spaces for kids to run and laugh. Schools where students receive individual attention in a comfortable and safe classroom. Schools that promote a curriculum that gives students the knowledge and power to question the world in a way that helps uproot the causes of racism, the climate crisis, and economic inequality.
I come from a family of immigrants who made Milwaukee their home because of the opportunities and community they found here. It is with a great sense of love, commitment, and dedication to Milwaukee that I am taking on the next step in my fight for Milwaukee Public School families to ensure that every young person has the opportunities they need to excel.
I’d love to hear your thoughts about issues important to you. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.