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I am running for a seat on the SSP School Board to continue to serve our community, prioritize our students, and support our district as we build for the future. My education instilled in me the value of service to our community, taught me to how to continue learning throughout my life, and set me up to successfully pursue my passions. It is important to me that the next generations of SSPPS students have the same freedom to learn and pursue their dreams as I did. The school board is where our community shapes district priorities. I am asking for your support to lead with these values in mind.

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Every child, young adult, and adult student in our district should have the freedom to learn and pursue their dreams. My vision is that we prepare students to continue to learn along their chosen path, support well-trained teachers with a curriculum that allows all students to succeed, and fight for full funding to have the resources to meet the needs of every student.

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I am a South St. Paul and IB diploma graduate (Class of 2001). I earned a bachelor's degree in biology and Russian language at Grinnell College and a Master of Science in science policy at the U of M Humphrey School of Public Affairs. I work at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency researching policies to address the causes of climate change. I served our community for a term as a legislator in the MN House of Representatives (2019-2020). My husband, Warren, and our son, William, a 2nd-grade Kaposia student, and I enjoy being part of the South St. Paul community.

Community Organizations:

Kaposia PTA Secretary

Dakota County 4H volunteer

MN Master Naturalists

Minnesota Association of Professional Employees (MAPE) union steward

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Open communication with community members is important to me. Have questions? I’d love to hear from you! Use the form to send me a message or use the number below to call or text.

‪(651) 560-3447

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