JAiME for SCHOOLS begins and ends with kids.
Welcome! I am so glad you came to visit!
My name is Jaime Kokaisel, and I am the author of JAiME for SCHOOLS. I have called Woodbury, MN my home for over 12 years now (and prior to that, Saint Paul). I grew up in West Saint Paul and Rosemount, MN with my Mom, step-Dad, step-Brother, step-Sister, and half-Sister. I graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2001 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Illustration.
My husbands grew up on the West end of Woodbury in the house his parents still own (near Woodbury Elementary School). We have two children: Layton (16) and Carley (13). They attended the SoWashCo public schools for 10 years, until 2021. They now attend local Christian Private Schools.
I ran for School Board in November, and in January I turned my campaign page into JAiME for SCHOOLS. The articles I write in my Blog represent ALL school options available to families in the South Washington County School District because the need for quality education is growing. My focus is on supporting the development of strong families for the sake of our children and our communities.
I think all stakeholders deserve to be heard. I think all local voices are valuable. I think strong families build strong communities build strong societies, and I think that involves YOU!
I invite you to contribute your VOICE to surveys, your EAR to your neighbor, and your EYE to reading about what the community has to say.
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From this past 2021 School Board Campaign
I am running for ISD 833 School Board because Education is top priority. I believe we are at a critical point with special interest groups seeking to replace our district’s educational excellence with divisive partisan policy.
Our publicly funded schools and non-partisan culture of learning is critical to overall trust and district-wide unity. With funding shortfalls, program cuts, increasing class sizes, declining student proficiency, and personal freedoms under attack, now is the time for new and creative ideas to work toward better solutions.
If elected I will:
- Work to restore TRUST in district leadership.
- Bring TRANSPARENCY to district policy, process, and financing.
- Be ACCOUNTABLE for students’ consistent and measured success.
- Offer COMMON-SENSE policies that are compatible with student life.
- Listen RESPECTFULLY to opinions of students, parents, and teachers.
“The task of the modern day educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.”C.S. Lewis
I believe in the children of South Washington County.
After talking with the community over the last few months, I have been inspired by dedicated parents excited to tell their stories. There are many voices who want to be heard, and I am listening to every word.
JAiME for School Board
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