Ali is smart, assertive, and deeply committed to improving outcomes for all our students, particularly students of color. Ali, a product of our schools, will add a perspective and voice to the Board that is uniquely valuable. Ali is also kind and thoughtful, has a sophisticated understanding of a Board member’s role, and will be able to work effectively with our superintendent and other Board members. My School Board experience has prompted me to think about who holds power in Madison and how can we transition to a new generation of leaders more reflective of our community. It’s a tough challenge. But one thing is clear. When a young woman of color who is as impressive a leader as Ali steps forward and asks to be a part of our community’s elected leadership, the response of those of us who have been sitting at that leadership table a while should be to clear out a space, ask her to pull up a chair, and say let’s get to work."
Ed Hughes | MMSD School Board Member
Paul Higginbotham | Wisconsin Court of Appeals, District IV.
"I am inspired by Ali's vision of our schools as places where all of our children and all of our teachers are supported, respected, and valued. I am impressed by her drive to realize that vision. And I am convinced that she has the skill and the talent to move us in that direction, and beyond."
JoAnne Kloppenburg | Presiding Judge, Wisconsin Court of Appeals, District IV and Former Wisconsin Assistant Attorney General
Rep. Terese Berceau | Wisconsin State Assembly, District 77
"Ali is committed to our public schools and making them succeed for all students. As a Madison native and proud MMSD graduate, Ali knows first-hand the challenges students of color face. As a racial justice organizer for LGBTQ+ students with GSAFE, Ali has committed her life to advocating for youth and ensuring our public schools are working for everyone. As a partner of an MMSD teacher, Ali knows how dedicated our teachers are and how important it is to listen to them and value their work. No one has the perspective or commitment that Ali has. After more than a decade working in Madison politics, I know Ali is the real deal—more than just verbally supporting all of our fabulous students and teachers, Ali actually has a proven record of working together to get things done. I am proud to support her and vote for her on April 4th."
Carousel Bayrd | County Supervisor, District 8
"Ali is a tireless advocate whose personal experience and professional work focused on equity and inclusion will be extremely valuable on our school board."
Shiva Bidar-Sielaff | City Alder, District 5
"I am very proud to endorse Ali Muldrow for the Madison Metropolitan School Board Seat #6. She was a gift to my children when they were at West High School and she ran a program there. I am thankful for the time, energy and support she pours into our youth, and I love her family. She is uber intelligent and thoughtful. She is prepared. She is innovative. And she is courageous and fearless, and will work to advance real opportunity for all of our children. Ali, thank you so much for pursuing this opportunity to be a leader and advocate for our childcare, educators, school and community. We appreciate you!"
Kaleem Caire | CEO, One City Early Learning Centers
"As the parent of two children, resident of Madison, and citizen of the United States there is no one I trust to fight harder than Ali. She believes public education is a human right, and that every student should have access to the educational opportunities they deserve."
Mike Duncan | MMSD Parent and Podcaster, The History of Rome
Anna Mueller Moffit
"Madison simply can not remain a place that simultaneously carries a reputation as the best city to raise children and the worst city to raise children depending upon the color of your skin. I’m excited to support Ali for school board as she brings her personal experience not only working within Madison schools, and having a child in the schools, but also as a product of the schools. Ali has demonstrated a commitment to innovating within the system in order to create opportunities for student empowerment and inspiration, and her voice is much needed on the board in this moment in time in our community’s history."
Maurice Cheeks | City Alder, District 10
"I am proud to endorse Ali Muldrow for MMSD Board of Education. Ali believes that all public schools in our district must provide equitable access for our diverse student body. Her background in working directly with our students as an educator with GSAFE, as well as advocating for students that have historically been marginalized in our district, will allow her to bring unique experience, expertise and perspective to the board."
Anna Mueller Moffit | MMSD School Board Member
"Ali Muldrow—as a fellow East High School graduate, a Purgolder, a parent, an active member raising awareness of social issues—is the direct link needed to improve the education of our diverse students."
Michael Flores | Retiring MMSD Seat 6 Incumbent
Kelda Helen Roys
David Hart | Pastor, Sherman Avenue United Methodist Church
"I support Ali Muldrow for school board because she cares deeply about ensuring that a high-quality public education is accessible to every child, and that our schools welcome everyone in our community."
Rep. Kelda Helen Roys | Attorney, Entrepreneur, Former Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
John Hendrick | County Supervisor, District 6
"I endorse Ali Muldrow for seat 6 because she's the best and most qualified candidate. Ali's past work with MMSD and the Madison community is unmatched. Because of her working knowledge of current issues, Ali as a board member would be an asset to our community."
James Howard | MMSD School Board President