James (he/him/his) is a committed advocate for the students, families, and educators of Saint Paul. As a proud graduate of Saint Paul Public Schools and the son of two longtime public school teachers, James has a deep knowledge of the challenges facing the school district and a proven track record of forming diverse coalitions to tackle complex issues. He's actively attended school board meetings over the years which has given him an incisive perspective and keen insight into process and governance of a large and complex institution with an over $600 million annual budget. Additionally, he's served in a variety of governance roles in different sized organizations/institutions. He has the experience and skills to be a responsible steward and strong champion of Saint Paul Public Schools.