COPE - Committee on Political Education

Natasha Dockter

Legislative Committee - Alex Hoselton 

Communications Committee -

Teachers of Color - Angela Osuji and Caroline Long and

Organizing Committee - Nat Anderson-Lippert

Constitution and Bylaws - Rob Panning-Miller 

Grievance Committee - Katy Tharaldson

Professional Issues - Lindsey West 

Staff Development - Marcia Wyatt

Elections Committee - Michelle Urevig-Grilz

Community Engagement - Shaun Laden, Greta Callahan



Fighting Racism Within Our Union Summer Program - LEARN MORE HERE

Catina Neal 

Ma-Riah Roberson Moody 

As an organization we realize that we can’t fight racism and white supremacy without first identifying how we perpetuate it within our Union. trust has been broken with POC members and we must be held accountable. MFT is committed to addressing the culture of whiteness in our Union and intentionally creating space for our POC members. Over the summer, we have a group of ESP and teachers doing racial equity work and one of the first things they will be doing is hosting a series of healing circles through July for our members of color. The purposes of this is to provide a safe and comfortable space for members of color to share what their experiences have been within our Union, with people that have had a similar experience. Moreore details on the racial equity work and healing circles will arrive in your email. 

Emergency Childcare & Minneapolis Kids - Lauren Smith-Kerwel
This committee meets weekly from 7pm-8pm on Tuesdays to address issues and concerns with childcare settings and share best practices and ideas for improved programming.


Environmental Health and Safety - Aria Campbell 

and Angie McCracken 

This committee will work to address health and safety concerns and make recommendations to the District about back to school planning. 


Building a Better Future Task Force (formerly Covid Task Force) - Dan Troccoli 

This committee will continue its work addressing large systemic issues posed by the pandemic both as they relate to public schools, public institutions, expanding social safety nets, and opportunities for positive changes to improve public education for all.


CDD Task Force- Nafeesah Muhammad and Kristen Melby 

This task force meets weekly on Mondays from 4:00-5:30pm and is tackling issues regarding the implementation of the CDD and how it will affect our staff and students.


SRO Task Force - Katrinka Zackery 

This committee will work to address concerns and make recommendations to the District in the coming year about public safety in our schools beyond police and how to build internal MPS systems to meet the safety needs of our school communities without the use of SRO.


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