Katrina Callsen is a candidate for the Rio seat on the Albemarle County School Board.Three of the seven seats on the board will be determined in the November 7 election. Other candidates in this race include Mary McIntyre.
Each candidate was interviewed by Charlottesville Tomorrow and asked 11 questions about their qualifications, priorities and important education issues. Included in the box at the right are links to the full transcript and audio recording of those interviews.
Bio: Katrina Callsen is a parent and former teacher who knows the importance of public education. Both of her parents dropped out of high school and they instilled in her the value of hard work, service, and a quality education in order to create a better future. That mindset pushed her to graduate from Yale, serve with Teach for America, and graduate from UVA Law with a focus on child advocacy. She is ready to give back to her community by working tirelessly to ensure that all children have a chance to succeed in both school and life.
Education: Yale University, B.A. Political Science; UVA Law, J.D
Current Occupation: Currently a stay-at-home mom; formerly a middle school math teacher.
Previous political experience: None
Age on Election Day: 31
Hometown: I was born and raised on military bases around the world. My parents and extended family are all from VA (Scottsville, Fredericksburg, Staunton).
Family: I have a fantastic husband who is a dedicated entrepreneur (RhoAI, MC10), two curious sons who are fascinated by volcanoes, and a dog who can sneeze on command.
Interests: I was a CASA volunteer, ardent intramural participant, and nighttime cross-stitcher before having children. Now I encourage my sons to be active and thoughtful with Kids Give Back and I find myself attending just about every family friendly community event around, including Carver Rec events, Northside library classes, truck touches, Fun Runs at Pen Park, and all the other amazing things we offer children in our community.
Phone number : 860-753-1335