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Intro


 

 

 

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Intro


 

 

 

I ran for school board two years ago because I believe in public schools.  I believe it is the mission of public schools to improve our communities by providing the best education possible for each and every child that walks through the door of one of our buildings.  It doesn’t matter who they are, where they are from, or what challenges they face – I have fought, and will continue to fight to assure that they feel welcomed at our schools, and they receive the best education possible while they are there.

My campaign is currently endorsed by

Minnesota Senate Deputy Minority Leader Jeff Hayden
State Representative Susan Allen
County Commissioner Marion Greene
Mayor Jacob Frey
City Council Member Andrea Jenkins
City Council Member Andrew Johnson
City Council Member Alondra Cano
Board of Park and Recreation Member Brad Bourn
Board of Park and Recreation Member AK Hassan
Former School Board Member Richard Mammen
School Board Member Siad Ali
School Board Member Jenny Arneson
School Board Member Kim Ellison

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Community


Community

 

"Nelson as a keen grasp of how community members, the school district and the board need to work together to make the changes we all want for our kids."

Dianna Kennedy, Play it Safe Minneapolis

 

 

Community


Community

 

"Nelson as a keen grasp of how community members, the school district and the board need to work together to make the changes we all want for our kids."

Dianna Kennedy, Play it Safe Minneapolis

 

 

A twenty year resident of South Minneapolis, Nelson lives in the Regina neighborhood with his wife Emily and twin preschoolers Gus and George. Reliable and responsive, Nelson can be counted on to answer to the needs of our community. He is a regular presence at site councils, school events, and community projects.  He knows the District 5 schools well, and folks in district 5 know him and his family. Nelson believes in community solutions to community problems.

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Collaboration


Collaboration

 

 

Collaboration


Collaboration

 

 

Nelson works with other leaders to get things done.

  • He worked with the state legislature and department of education to secure a full service community school grant for Green Central Elementary.

  • He served as board representative to the referendum committee to pass the most recent referendum with 83% of the vote.  

  • He worked with leaders on the park board to pass an historic Memorandum of Understanding which included funding for the long awaited Philips Community Pool.

  • He was chair of the successful, community led, superintendent search that brought a new Superintendent to Minneapolis.

  • Most recently, he has worked with community leaders in an effort to remove pesticides from the district schools, and eliminate the toxic tire mulch from our playgrounds.

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Students


Students

"Nelson Inz is a teacher, progressive and someone I trust to make sure our schools work for all kids in our community" 

- U.S. Representative Keith Ellison

 

 

Students


Students

"Nelson Inz is a teacher, progressive and someone I trust to make sure our schools work for all kids in our community" 

- U.S. Representative Keith Ellison

 

 

A high school social studies teacher in St Paul, Nelson began his career as an educator by volunteering at Washburn High School. He then worked as a substitute teacher in Minneapolis and other districts, and was basketball coach at Field Middle School. Adolescent Montessori and IB trained, Nelson believes in a holistic approach to education. That is why he supports a policy to provide at least thirty minutes of recess in every elementary school in the district, and has supported efforts to bring ethnic studies classes, and more health, PE, and arts education to MPS.

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Equity


Equity

 

"I’m proud to support Nelson Inz, who knows the importance of social justice and racial equity as essential to finding new solutions and a bright future for all our kids."

- Ward 9 City Council Member Alondra Cano

 

 

Equity


Equity

 

"I’m proud to support Nelson Inz, who knows the importance of social justice and racial equity as essential to finding new solutions and a bright future for all our kids."

- Ward 9 City Council Member Alondra Cano

 

 

Equity means getting students what they need to be successful.

Students need to be connected to their learning and their schools.  That means culturally responsive practices and curriculum, and teachers who reflect the population of our schools. That is why Nelson co-authored a resolution to make sure school staff don’t work as agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and a resolution to remove racist curriculum from our schools.

Equity isn’t just about test scores. Equity means fair funding and programming throughout the district, so that all our students have access to afterschool programs, arts curriculum, and the support and tools they need to achieve their dreams. In the last two years we have shown growth in student achievement at our highest priority schools, and significant increases in graduation rates, particularly in our area of the city. I believe a continued emphasis on holistic, student centered education for all children will result in continued improvement, and more equitable student achievement outcomes.

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Donate or Contact


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