Why Vote for Me?


CEA – Chaska Education Association

Here are the top six reasons to vote for me, Ellie Krug:

First, I have nearly 30 years of experience in understanding and operating businesses. Our school district is the largest employer in Carver County, meaning that apart from the critical work of educating students, District 112 needs to be viewed as a business. I am well equipped to help make core business decisions so that District 112 remains financially sound and positioned for whatever challenges it may encounter.  

Second, I’ve led many organizations—a parish council, several homeowner associations, as a board member for multiple nonprofits and as the co-chair of bar association committees—and I’m accustomed to listening and responding to various points of view. Sometimes those viewpoints have been at odds with each other, and I have developed the skillset to help people find collective solutions. 

Third, I believe in District 112’s educators and administrators. I’ve sat in multiple classrooms where I’ve witnessed the magic—yes, that’s the right word—of how our educators listen to and meet each student where he or she is on their learning journey. I’m particularly impressed with the District’s commitment to Personalized Learning since it ensures for an education that will “stick” with the student—that’s way better than teaching kids to simply memorize and spit out facts. 

Fourth, I’m aware of challenges that District 112 faces. For example, the difference in reading, math and science skillsets between students of color and white students is unacceptable. I’m committed to meeting that and other challenges because every District 112 student deserves an equal chance to succeed both before and after they’ve graduated. (And for sure, we want every student to graduate!) 

Fifth, we need to prepare our students for the workplaces and society of the late 2020’s and early 2030’s. This means reinforcing reading, math, and science skillsets and instilling confidence in our students that they have what it takes to succeed. 

Lastly, I believe in the need to instill in our students a sense of respectful curiosity about the world at large. Curiosity fuels self-learning way beyond secondary school, and ultimately, curiosity will help our students to understand that really, we have far more in common—indeed, we’re very much alike—than what separates us.

Simply put, I’m for ALL students. And for you!

If you have any questions about any of these positions, or if you’d like to talk one-on-one just to get to know me, please reach out—my email is elliefordistrict112@gmail.com. I believe that school board members need to communicate to their constituents, the residents of District 112. If I’m elected, I will be open and accessible, and I will make myself regularly available to hear from parents, students and educators. I think of myself as a respectful conduit for information and transparency, and as someone with an ear to listen and the backbone to act. 

Thank you!


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