A proud product of Minneapolis Public Schools, Mattie comes from a family of educators and activists. Mattie is a veteran trainer and movement builder from the world of progressive politics, with roles ranging from union organizer to racial justice researcher and writer, ballot initiative campaign director to community muralist, campaign strategist to author. She worked for six years at Wellstone Action, initially leading their youth and student training program and ultimately serving as the director of training programs. Mattie is mom to an exuberant student at MPS.
Mattie is proud to work at an organization that believes in the wisdom, voice and dignity of classroom teachers, prioritizes student needs and works to chart a pro-union, pro-change path in an otherwise highly polarized landscape. Mattie’s favorite thing to teach is power mapping!