Welcome! I am Michael BIRDMAN and I am excited to run for Edina Public School Board.
Edina Schools strive for excellence and our community deserves the best from its leadership. We have the highest enrollment in more than 5 years, and our Board needs to use this momentum to drive forward our programming and manage our resources to serve all students.
As a CEO, parent and active community volunteer, I am ready to lead as a member of the Edina School Board. I am running to ensure Growth for Each and Every Student, by:
1. Strengthening Core Academics and Literacy.
2. Oversight of and Accountability to the Strategic Plan.
3. Smart Allocation of Resources.
How will I approach my role?
As a Parent of 5th & 7th graders, who is challenged to ensure my children have the environment, resources, and support to discover their potential and grow into successful adults.
As an Executive Leader, who will be accountable to drive the strategic direction of EPS and its talented people to achieve the stated performance and financial goals.
As a Civic Volunteer, who will dedicate my time to the residents of Edina and to fairly and dispassionately execute the processes and decision making entrusted to me.
As a Board Member, whose focus will be on ensuring the Growth of Each and Every Student! Promoting and supporting effective leadership in the administration and the Board requires not only the setting of priorities, but ensuring that they are properly executed.
I will be a tireless advocate for all of the great efforts of our students, families, faculty, administration, and supporters in producing excellence in education.
I am proud to be an Edina public school parent, and I believe my experience can help strengthen the wonderful school system we have. I am hoping I can count on your support.