Education in St. Paul, MN

Public education is the heart of our communities and our democracy. In order for Saint Paul to realize its potential as a city, we need government partners at all levels who will work for students and families to get the high-quality public education they deserve. I was a middle and high school social studies teacher for three years, and became an organizer and policy aide because I saw firsthand how systems impacting youth are connected both within and outside of school. The future of our city depends on the investments we make in our public schools, and I will do everything in my power as a City Councilmember to support outstanding public education for all.

I will work hard on the City Council to promote YOUTH EQUITY AND OUTSTANDING PUBLIC EDUCATION FOR ALL BY:

  • Working with the Saint Paul School Board, Saint Paul Federation of Teachers, SPPS parents and educators to achieve the schools our students deserve, including being a champion for the upcoming Saint Paul Public Schools referendum

  • Supporting city-level initiatives, like Right Track, to create vocational and educational opportunity for youth outside of school and during the summer the months

  • Working with Mayor Carter and partners to support all Saint Paul students in having access to a college savings fund from day one and high-quality early childhood education like citywide 3-K

  • Advocating for city services and programs to be as clearly connected to K-12 public education as possible, including accessible transit and completion of the Safe Routes to School Plan

  • Advocating for city programs that urgently address childhood poverty so that the 70% of SPPS students who qualify for free and reduced lunch and their families have their basic needs met 

  • Advocating for resources and programs that support bilingual students so that the 34% of SPPS students who are English language learners have what they need to succeed in and out of school