Missy Zombor, Milwaukee Public Schools parent and candidate for the MPS School Board at-large seat, announced today that she has earned the endorsement of former Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes.
“As a Milwaukee Public Schools parent and long time advocate of public education, Missy has the experience, perspective, and appreciation for our public schools that we need on the Board,” said Barnes. “Missy is deeply committed to ensuring that every child in Milwaukee has access to a high-quality public school, regardless of their zip code. I know that Missy will always do what’s best for MPS students and families.”
“Mandela Barnes has always been a strong champion for our public schools,” said Missy Zombor. “I’m honored to have his endorsement in this race. Mandela joins the growing list of organizations, elected officials, and community leaders who know that I will always do right by our MPS community and work every day to make our Milwaukee Public Schools the best they can be.”
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MILWAUKEE – Candidate for the citywide MPS School Board seat, Missy Zombor, announced today that she has received the endorsement of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 998, the labor union which represents over 1,100 transit workers who make safe, efficient, and affordable public transportation possible.
“Many MPS students and families rely on Milwaukee County transit to get to and from school, work, or medical appointments, and I’m honored to receive the endorsement from ATU Local 998,” said Missy Zombor. “I believe in the power of community coalitions and look forward to working with ATU Local 998 to help bring greater transit access to MPS students and families.”
“Missy has always been a strong supporter of public transit and transit workers,” said Donnell Shorter, ATU Local 998 President. “Missy knows that a strong transit system makes our community safer, stronger, and more equitable.”
“Missy is a strong community advocate for public transit and our public schools,” said ATU Local 998 Vice President Michael Brown. “We’ve known Missy for over half a decade, and whenever transit is in trouble, she shows up to help. That’s the kind of representative we need on the school board.”
“Many transit workers are Milwaukee Public School parents like myself,” said Michael Brown, Vice President of ATU Local 998. “We care deeply about the future of our public schools and opportunities for our children. We can’t think of anyone who would be a better fit for the citywide school board seat than Missy Zombor.”
Missy Zombor is a Milwaukee Public Schools parent and works for the Milwaukee-based education publisher Rethinking Schools, which specializes in critical perspectives on social justice curriculum and education. She is well-known and widely respected for her commitment to public education, social and economic justice, environmental issues, and worker rights.
The Spring Election will be held on April 4, 2023, with a possible Primary Election on February 21, 2023.
As a Milwaukee Public Schools family, we can testify that it makes a world of difference when students have weekly art classes taught by a full-time art teacher in a dedicated art room.
When MPS first switched to remote learning during the pandemic, it was a scary time for everyone. We wondered, "Will we have jobs? Will we have food? Will we get sick?"
During that uncertain time, our son Max had a wonderful, full-time art teacher who would send messages of hope, inspiration, and artwork ideas to her students.
One of her first virtual assignments encouraged students to use their imagination and sketch, draw, or paint the view looking out of their window. She told students they could make it a crazy weather day, raining skittles or hot chocolate.
Her love and concern for her students helped keep our school community together during that difficult time. Art is an outlet. Art makes students feel safe. Art is necessary. And every MPS student deserves that experience.
While MPS has made progress in expanding art to every student in recent years, there's still work to be done to ensure that we're implementing our art policy with fidelity. We need to attract and retain art educators and ensure that all MPS students are receiving enough art instruction time each week.
I'm running for MPS School Board because a robust arts experience for every student is one of the many priorities that I'm passionate about.
I hope you'll join me on Thursday, December 1 for a special party celebrating art, where we'll share our new campaign poster designed by MPS art teacher John Fleissner.
To get on the ballot, we need to collect 3,000 signatures from City of Milwaukee residents in December!
Everyone who commits to collecting 10 or more signatures or makes a donation of $15 or more will receive a special Missy for MPS commemorative art poster.
Click here to RSVP and see a sneak peek of the poster!
If you can't make it to the party, but can help collect signatures, fill the form out here to join a signature launch or pick up signature sheets starting December 1st. We'll have self-serve pick-up locations in Milwaukee.
I hope to see you there!
Zombor is endorsed by School Board President and current Citywide Representative Bob Peterson
MILWAUKEE – October 13, 2022 – Missy Zombor, a Milwaukee Public Schools parent and longtime community activist, declared her candidacy for the Milwaukee Board of School Directors, citywide seat.
Missy Zombor, a Milwaukee Public School parent, marketing director for the education nonprofit publisher and advocacy organization Rethinking Schools, and formerly the communications director for the Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association (MTEA), is well-known and widely respected for her commitment to public education, social and economic justice, environmental issues, and worker rights.
Zombor’s campaign, Missy for Milwaukee Public Schools, focuses on these key priorities:
“Above all, I want to ensure that every MPS student has the opportunity to attend a public school filled with joy. 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,” Missy Zombor said.
“Missy is a smart, hard-working, and experienced Milwaukee Public School parent and public education champion committed to defending and improving our schools,” said Bob Peterson, MPS School Board President and current citywide representative. “I have worked alongside Missy, and I am pleased to endorse her as my replacement for citywide school board representative.”
Missy Zombor has a growing list of endorsements from elected officials, including:
Bob Peterson, Milwaukee Public School Board President and Citywide School Board
Chris Larson, Wisconsin State Senate District 7
Darrin Madison, WI State Assembly District 10
Ryan Clancy, WI State Assembly District 19 and Milwaukee County Board Supervisor District 4
Christine Sinicki, WI State Assembly District 20
Tod Ohnstad, WI State Assembly District 65
Juan Miguel Martinez, Milwaukee County Supervisor District 12
Peter Burgelis, Milwaukee County Supervisor District 15
Marva Herndon, Milwaukee Public School Board District 1
Erika Siemsen, Milwaukee Public School Board District 2
Henry Leonard, Milwaukee Public School Board District 7
Megan O’Halloran, Milwaukee Public School Board District 8
The Spring Election will be held on April 4, 2023, with a possible primary on February 21, 2023. Learn more at MissyforMilwaukee.com.