Empezar de nuevo

Guía de Votantes

ISD #832 School Board Member at Large {_getChooseLabel(this.selections.length)}

School board members oversee the care, management, and control of schools within the district. This includes hiring, firing, and overseeing superintendents, who manage the day-to-day affairs of the district. They also set budgets and policies that affect students in classes and other activities that affect the students’ wellbeing and education.

Haga clic sobre la foto del candidato para aprender más. Para comparar dos candidatos, haga clic en el botón "compare". Para empezar de nuevo, haga clic sobre la foto de otro candidato.

  • Candidate picture

    Ryan Domin
    (NP)

  • Candidate picture

    Paul Donna
    (NP)

  • Candidate picture

    Kevin Donovan
    (NP)

  • Candidate picture

    Kevin Hiniker
    (NP)

  • Candidate picture

    Jenny Peterson
    (NP)

  • Candidate picture

    Mark Pollard
    (NP)

Información Biográfica

Why are you the best candidate for this position? (750 characters)

If elected, what will your top three priorities be and why? (500 characters)

How will you work with staff and teachers to promote safety in our schools? (500 characters)

No hay repuesta.
No hay repuesta.
No hay repuesta.
No hay repuesta.
No hay repuesta.
No hay repuesta.
Experienced - Seventeen years of School board service to Mahtomedi Schools. I have a proven track record as a board member, serving as board chair, vice chair and treasurer. I approach my board service in a thoughtful, nonpartisan, and collaborative way. I am passionate about student achievement and success for all of our students. I have volunteered in our schools, teaching several omnibus classes and junior achievement. Professional and Community Involvement - Minnesota School Board Association President 2016; Minnesota School Boards Association insurance Trust Chair - 2022; All-State School Board Award 2022; WBL Chamber of Commerce; WBL Rotary; Century College Foundation; White Food Shelf; White Bear Center for the Arts; TEDx Mahtomedi
Learning Recovery I would address using targeted, extra in-person instruction to students that are not proficient. We should use Federal dollars our district has received to cover this added expense. Fiscally Responsible We need to continue to make Mahtomedi Schools fiscally sound with a high percentage of stakeholder money going into direct classroom instruction. Community Engagement Community members should be informed of the work of their schools and be able to have a voice in their schools
As a school board we should understand and align with the Superintendent, administration, and teachers on safety protocols using best practice procedures and technology to keep our schools safe and secure. I want us to fully support mental wellness initiatives for all students. Bullying and harassment should not be tolerated in any form. Our goal should be to have an adult advocate for every student, so all feel supported.
Campaign Website http://www.hiniker832.com
Campaign Twitter Handle @www.instagram.com/khiniker832/
Campaign Email khiniker832@gmail.com
Campaign Mailing Address 9940 HIDDEN GLADE ROAD
GRANT, MN 55110
My leadership experience in team building, finance and governance will enhance balance and communication amongst all stakeholders by bringing people together on a collaborative basis. As a community we have far more agreement than we have disagreement on the issues relating to our students.

I am an eager listener and will be readily accessible to all residents. I believe the best decisions follow from hearing the multiple points of view and experiences of all parents, staff and teachers. I’ll take my many years of moderating experience to work collaboratively and ensure our classrooms are places of learning, not partisanship.

- High-quality education – because it is not just the tools for our students – reading, writing, math and science – but also the vital skills they need to know when using these tools for their future success – communication, critical thinking and compassion. - Support our educators – because they face even more challenges today, and they are the education experts. - Fiscal stewardship - because the School Board needs to continue its role of setting expectations on budget, finance and policies.
Maintaining a school culture that is safe starts with listening to our students. Every student needs to feel welcomed and belong, so it is important to have honest conversations with staff and teachers to fully understand the safety and mental health issues at hand. This includes making it clear that behaviors such as bullying and discrimination are never acceptable. Every student should have at least one adult to go to if struggling, or if they’re aware of another student who is struggling.
No hay repuesta.
No hay repuesta.
No hay repuesta.
I’m the best choice to serve on the Mahtomedi school board because of my experience in education, background in finance, and deep dedication to nonpartisan governance that serves all families in the district. As a former teacher, I understand the role a school board has in making its school system and community strong. That’s why my wife and I chose Mahtomedi to raise a family. We have two children in the district, a fourth grader and a second grader, and we look forward to watching them grow and learn among the exceptional people here. Today, my career is in finance. But my passion for community involvement, which led me to teaching in the first place, hasn’t dulled. I’d be honored to earn the votes of my fellow district residents.
A top priority will be supporting the already successful interventions that have made our district a state leader in recovery from COVID learning loss. Second, we face a national teacher shortage. If we don’t make real efforts to support our skilled school staff, the effects of this national crisis will hit home. Related to that support is my third priority: the mental health of our students and staff. I will do my part to find them the tools to navigate the struggles that impede learning.
Mental health and well-being are a form of safety, and with a rise in social stressors, we must all help. Thankfully, Mahtomedi is already forming traditions that address mental health. The Student Leadership Council’s mental health week last April featured speakers who covered the importance of asking for help. And Mahtomedi Middle School students recently welcomed a visit by Piper and Riley, two therapy dogs. As a school board member, I will work to support and expand programs such as these.