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    A Transformational Leader for Children

    Since graduating from Madison West High School in 1989, Kaleem Caire has dedicated his life to creating opportunities for children that help them achieve to their full potential. He is known for being the “tip of the spear” as a social movement leader, innovator, community builder, educator and business leader. He is unafraid of tackling tough challenges that others might avoid, but always moves forward by partnering with others. Click on the following links to read about the positive impact that Kaleem's work and ideas have had on millions of children and education at the local, state and national levels in our city, state and the USA.  

    Kaleem envisions a Madison public school system where every child has the opportunity to develop their talents, engage in their interests, identify their passions and reach their full potential, regardless of their race, ethnicity, or social, economic or disability status.

    He sees stronger partnerships between Madison's early childhood education community and MMSD that provide a continuum of learning, growth and development opportunities for children from birth to age 5.

    He sees the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) operating new schools and programs for the Visual, Creative and Performing Arts, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math), the Trades, Language Immersion, early college learning opportunities and other programs of interest and importance to children and families. 

    He sees a school district where all students are held to high expectations of performance and personal conduct, and where the community demonstrates its belief in its children by investing more in their promise and potential

    He sees a school district where principals, teachers, school staff and parents are truly supported and regarded by the Greater Madison community, and where everyone digs a little deeper and goes a little further to MAKE YOUNG PEOPLE, THE NUMBER ONE PRIORITY IN OUR CITY

    As a member of the Madison Metropolitan School District Board of Education, Kaleem will help rally the community around creating the school district of the future and PUTTING CHILDREN FIRST among our policy priorities in our city.

    Kaleem Will Focus On:

    • Reaching children in their first five years of life through expanded early childhood education programs and partnerships. 
    • Expanding new innovative K-12 school models and programs "within" our public schools.
    • Building stronger partnerships between parents and schools and promoting high expectations for parental engagement.
    • Giving students, parents and educators a greater voice in decisions that impact our schools, their jobs and their education.  



    Primary: February 19, 2019

    General Election: Tuesday, April 2, 2019


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