The Springfield National Education Association, or the largest teacher union in the city, has announced support for three candidates running for the public school board.

Those candidates are Maryam Mohammadkhani, Danielle Kincaid, and Scott Crise. They are three of seven candidates appearing on the April 6th ballot. The NEA did not back the incumbent board member.

The board bears the responsibility of setting policy, budgets, and hiring and evaluating the school superintendent.

Maryam Mohammadkhani is a licensed physician. Danielle Kincaid is a local attorney. Scott Crise is a manager of technical services for the Associated Electric Cooperative.