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District 622 School Board candidate profile: Amy Coborn

Amy Coborn

Age: 41

Occupation: Stay at home mom, former elementary school teacher

Residence: North St. Paul

Family: Married, two sons

Civic Involvement: Member of the District 622 Citizens Advisory Committee on Curriculum from 2007-2010 and member of the District 622 Citizens Finance Committee

Reasons for running for School Board: Coborn said she decided to run for election to the District 622 School Board because it would be the next step in her involvement with education.

Coborn has been a teacher, served on various school committees and activities.

"It just seemed like a natural step to further my involvement," she said.

Platform: Coborn said she isn't coming into the election with any pre-set agenda, she just wants to continue the district's move forward.

"I know there's some major financial issues ahead," she said. "But the district is good at moving forward and I want to be a part of continuing that."

Brings to School Board: Coborn said her experiences as a teacher and a heavily involved parent in the schools will bring a different perspective to the School Board.

"I can help be creative and bring a different side to issues," she said. "I'm passionate about doing what's best for kids."

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Amber Kispert-Smith

Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.

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