Vote for KELSEY for Osseo School Board!
I'm running for re-election for the Osseo School Board! The last four years I don't think anyone could have prepared for. We had moments that will forever change the hearts.
It has been the greatest honor to serve on the Osseo School Board for the past four years, and as chair for the last two years. The value of education was instilled within me by my parents. My adolescence was spent in Brooklyn Park where I was raised by parents who dedicated their careers to education.
My dad, who passed away, left a legacy built on education. He used to say, "education is the key to unlocking dreams." I believe that and expect no less.
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Why I'm running
I am running for re-election because our school district continues to face a number of challenges that have now been exasparated by COVID-19 and the murder of George Floyd. I know that these past four years have changed how I view our education system. Regardless, commitment and great leadership in the boardroom is critical. I am clear about the need to close the achievement gap and my top priority is to ensure that all students have access to a quality education that prepares them with the tools needed to lead a productive and full life.
My husband Mike and I are parents to four amazing children, three are school age and attend Osseo Public Schools. We believe our children deserve an absolute top notch educational experience just like the other 22,000 students deserve in the Osseo School District.
I am passionate and deeply care that this district runs with a strong, transparent, fiscally responsible, community-connected board built on sound and established governance standards and principles.
As school board chair for the last two years, I have led through some of the most difficult and divise times in recent history.
Strengthen our district
I want to continue to be a catalyst to strengthen our school system. We are the fifth-largest school district in the state representing eight cities with extremely diverse racial, geographic and socioeconomic demographics, including competing interests and priorities. Yet, many commonalities exist namely safe schools and academic excellence which is inclusive of each and every scholar.
Connecting our community
I have the skills to lead and listen through tough and courageous conversations, through better connecting our community, through problem solving together and through leading thoughtfully. Our students will do their best when they know their community is behind them in a unified way.
Support our educators
Our educators are the foundation of our district, they are with our children the majority of the day and are critical to the success of our district and to achieving the mission. The education profession is a calling, I truly believe that and I believe and trust our educators.
Bring our mission and vision to life
I led our school board through a strategic planning process through some of the most unpredictable times. I believe more than ever in the mission and vision. To inspire and prepare each and every scholar with the confidence, courage and competence to achieve their dreams; contribute to community; and engagement in a lifetime of learning. With the bold and powerful vision to unleash and enhance the brilliance of our scholars to thrie and change the world.
Mission of Osseo School District
is to inspire and prepare all students with the confidence, courage and competence
to achieve their dreams; contribute to community; and engage in a lifetime of learning.