My Christian faith and Ojibwe culture have provided me life-long guidance both personally and professionally. Integrity, compassion, and servant-life are key values that are essential to the work of racial equity and decreasing disparities in education. We all have gifts and knowledge to contribute to this work and we must humble ourselves and learn from one another. It's for this reason that the diversity of the student body is so important and my favorite thing about Minneapolis Public Schools. Unfortunately students do not see enough administration, staff and teachers that look like them or represent their communities. This, and access to culturally-relevant and trauma-informed education and curriculum is a top priority for me.