It is with great excitement that I share I have decided to run for an at large position on the Minneapolis school board. I am so excited to continue being a champion for our students, families, and staff in our Minneapolis school district.
As a lifelong resident of North Minneapolis, I remember what it was like to have a true sense of community in our schools and neighborhoods. After my children started to attend schools on the Northside, I became a very active parent. As a result, I have done a lot of listening and learning. Now, it’s time to lead.
We are at a defining moment in education, where deficits will result in tough decisions, where our students deserve the best academic experience possible, where the measure by which we measure academic growth, matters and where conversations about equity and cultural competency will change our trajectory. It is in moments like this where I am prepared to lead.
As a leader in Northside schools for over 12 years and a member of the district’s World’s Best Workforce 2020 Advisory Committee, I am ready to represent all students and families districtwide. I strongly believe in public education and am ready to make Minneapolis Public Schools even stronger.
I have never been more excited to take on the role of working for our students, families, and staff. I hope you will join me and my family on this journey. After the new year, I look forward to meeting with families across Minneapolis and discussing how we can make the academic experience for our students even better. If you haven’t already, please like my official page ‘Kimberly Caprini for MPS At Large School Board’ for official updates and to stay connected to my campaign.
“We have a powerful potential in our youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends”
I am running for school board to be a champion for every student and every family in our Minneapolis Public Schools. I grew up in North Minneapolis and remember what it was like to have a true sense of community with schools and your neighborhood.
After my children started to attend schools on the Northside, I became active on the Jenny Lind Elementary, Olson Middle School, Northeast Middle School, Loring Community School, Harrison High School, Family Community Involvement Committee, Northside Schools Collective as well several MPS district site councils and committees.
The most urgent issue facing the district is trust and the need for extra support for students with the greatest needs. My mission is to rebuild parent trust in Minneapolis Public Schools. I will work to provide parents and community members with opportunities to be heard. I encourage parents to become involved in their schools through parent groups and by attending events to cultivate the relationships with those who come into contact with our kids. As an At-Large School Board representative, this will be a large part of my work; to build those important relationships while growing trust in the district.