Alanna Oswald is running for re-election to the Duluth School Board. First elected in 2015, she passionately represents equity, integrity, and government transparency in the Duluth community. Her top priority is equity for students and she works to ensure all students receive an education with which they are engaged. She is also a strong advocate for mental health and will work to ensure resources for students are available in all schools.
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Erin Heers-McArdle is running for Anoka-Hennepin School Board, District 1. She is running to be a voice for students, parents, and teachers. Her experiences as a board member of a national advocacy organization, a business owner, and as a school staff member and volunteer have given her a unique perspective and the background needed to best fulfill the duties of this position.
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Heather Wilsey is a first-time candidate for St Louis Park School Board. She brings a perspective shaped by her role as a parent and veteran public school teacher who has lived and taught in multiple communities. Heather has been a classroom teacher at all K-3 levels, taught students in Gifted & Talented and Title I Reading and Math support, and helped develop and teach a classroom Spanish program. Her life experiences have shaped her belief that diversity is a strength and is enriching for all students.
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Katie O’Shea Pederson is running for Hopkins School Board. She is the parent of two elementary students and her family planted roots in Hopkins because they believe it is the best district to educate and empower their children. As a member of the School Board, Katie will focus on building the district through the Vision 2031 plan, brand awareness, and technology.
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Tanya Khan is a first-time candidate running for Hopkins School Board. Tanya’s children have attended Hopkins Public Schools and she has worked in the Hopkins School system, as a substitute teacher and Media Para Specialist, for more than seven years -- giving her valuable insight and perspective that she will bring to the board. She is an active member of the Legislative Action Coalition and worked with the Hopkins School Board to advocate for education policy. When elected, she will work to ensure that parents want to send their children to Hopkins Public Schools.
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Shannon Andreson is running for an At Large seat on the Hopklns School Board. As the parent of two students who access services across the educational landscape, she has a deep knowledge of the district's strengths and ways we can do better. A member of the Hopkins Legislative Action Coalition for five years, Shannon has worked in partnership with the school board and administration to advocate for educational policy and funding. A first-time candidate, but not a first-time political advocate for district families, she knows the district and how to get things done for Hopkins students and families.
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With 23 years of experience as a public schools classroom teacher, Mary Frances Clardy will bring invaluable perspective and experience to the Inver Grove Heights School Board. Mary Frances is also an education expert who holds a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, has been appointed by the governor to the State Board of School Administrators and State Board of Teaching, and served as Civil Rights Commissioner for the City of Minneapolis. As a member of the school board, she will work to strengthen college and career readiness programs and will advocate for accessible, quality Pre-K education for all. She believes we must lead with integrity, transparency, and accountability while displaying great character.
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Rebecca Schack running for Minnetonka City Council, Ward 2 after being appointed to fill the seat in August of 2018. In her time on the Council and Minnetonka Planning Commission, she has been an approachable, strong leader for all residents. She is running so she can continue to represent the community with well-reasoned and informed decision-making to ensure that Minnetonka will continue to be a great place to live and work for generations to come.
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Keri Johnson is running for City Council, Ward 1 in St. Peter, MN. Kerri has a strong background as a community volunteer and advocate for equity and inclusion, education, and sustainability. She is a service-oriented bridge builder who will listen to her constituents, weigh all perspectives, and find creative ways to engage with the St. Peter Community. Kerri and her husband have lived in St. Peter for more than five years and have two young children.
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