Our experiences shape us. Our stories influence how we lead. I’m Josh Pauly and I’m ready to lead on the Minneapolis School Board.
I’m a first generation college graduate from a single-parent home. My experience with education changed my life trajectory. I understand how critical our public education system is to the children in our City. I know how access to opportunities can impact achievement. I know that too often racial identity, zip code, class or background determines our children’s outcomes. My opportunities changed my life. As a School Board member, I’m committed to ensuring that all our schools are high achieving and equitable for all our students.
I’ve been a teacher within MPS. I am the only candidate with this specific professional experience. I know that teacher-student ratios matter. I know that wrap around services are integral to supporting our students. I’ve seen firsthand the impact of board decisions on our students. As a School Board member, I’m committed to focus on teaching and learning when making decisions.
I lead a non-profit dedicated to making public policy more accessible. I understand board work. I understand that good governance is key to a stable district and stable leadership. I understand that a quality board leads by setting priorities consistent with our values. A quality board challenges and dialogues with leadership – but does not insult and undermine. Good policy is a stabilizing force – not something that creates chaos within the organization. Good policy does not create winners and losers. As a School Board member, I’m committed to lead with progressive values.
I’ve committed my life to service. I’m committed to MPS. I ask for your vote on November 6th.