Bloomington School Board:
Nelly Korman: ‘What is best for the kids?’
From the Minneapols Labor Review, October 25, 2019
By Steve Share, Minneapolis Labor Review editor
BLOOMINGTON — “The main thing for me is always the children,” says Nelly Korman. “What is best for the kids and is this going to work for them?”
Endorsed by the Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation, AFL-CIO and Bloomington Federation of Teachers, Korman is running for a third term for an At Large seat on the Bloomington School Board.
Korman chairs the board’s legislative committee and helped initiate the Bloomington Advocacy Council two years ago, to engage teachers, community members and school parents in advocating for the public schools at the state legislature.
Education advocates charge the state legislature with perennially short-changing public schools. For that to change, Korman says, “I think what we really need is understanding of how our schools work… and the needs of our students.”
Korman is a teacher in the St. Louis Park school district and an Education Minnesota union member. She has a Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Korman says the teaching profession “needs to be more valued, not only in Bloomington but in society at large.”
Korman also serves on Bloomington’s Planning Commission.
She and her husband, Bloomington Public Schools’ teacher Mark Korman, have two children in the Bloomington schools and one who, like Mark, is a Bloomington graduate.
Note: The Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation, AFL-CIO also has endorsed John Moravec and Mia Olson for Bloomington School Board At Large. Voters may vote for up to three candidates in the race.