I am Sally Trnka and I am a DFL-endorsed candidate running for the Duluth Public School Board for an At Large Seat. I am a native Duluthian—born and raised in the Central Hillside Neighborhood—and I received the most incredible education through the Duluth Public Schools. I began my academic pursuits at Kenwood Elementary School, moving on to Grant Elementary School (now Myers Wilkins), and graduating from Duluth Central High School. The passion and dedication of the teachers and leaders in our school district set me on an incredibly fulfilling journey; my success is inextricably linked to the work that the Duluth School Board conducts.
As a School Board member, my priorities would be:
Improving academic access and supports aimed at increasing achievement
Addressing — head on — funding challenges facing the district through proactive and positive solutions
Advancing policies and programs which incorporate the social determinants of education and education equity