Baldwin pursues School Board seatRed Wing High School graduate Emily Baldwin said she's eager to give back to the school system she grew up in.
By: Mike Longaecker, The Republican Eagle
Red Wing High School graduate Emily Baldwin said she's eager to give back to the school system she grew up in.
"I would like to be more involved in the process," she said.
For her, that means winning a seat on Red Wing School Board. She and three others - Steve Anderson, Ray Bronson and incumbent Paul Kramp - will contend for three open spots on the board in the November elections.
Baldwin, director of Goodhue/Wabasha Sexual Assault Services, said she wants to expand on the board experience already under her belt, which includes the Minnesota Indian Women's Sexual Assault Coalition.
If elected, Baldwin said she would like to focus her attention on changes at Twin Bluff Middle School.
The school is one of two buildings undergoing major changes this year. It will begin housing all of the district's fifth-graders, while eighth-graders are being moved up to the high school.
"There are some real growing kinks that need to be worked out" at Twin Bluff, Baldwin said.
The needs of fifth-graders in the building must be given proper attention, while teachers there should be given strong support, she said.
Baldwin said that at 26, her age allows her to establish connections with students.
"It wasn't all that long ago that I was in Red Wing High School. I can still connect," she said.