My name is Kelli Soyer and I am running for the At-Large seat on the Des Moines Public School Board. I am a lifelong Iowan, product of Iowa's public schools, and a public school parent. As a social worker, I have dedicated my career to advocate for some of our most vulnerable, our kids.
I am running for school board because I believe access to a quality education is important for the future of children, families, and our communities.
I believe we need to address challenges facing the District, including student's mental health needs, access to a quality early learning experience so all kids start school ready to learn, and the tough budget decisions facing the District's leaders in the near future.
I hope you will join me in this campaign. I look forward to working with students, parents, District staff and community members to ensure Des Moines Public Schools provide opportunities for all of our kids to be successful.