Name : Ms. Nancy Livingston
Age : 63
Place of residence : North St. Paul
Attended college : Yes
College : Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, and University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Degree : BA, Journalism
Year of graduation : 1971
Job titles held : Century College Director of Community Relations and Outreach, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Media Relations Director, St. Paul Pioneer Press Reporter
Employers : Century College, MnSCU, St. Paul Pioneer Press
Party affiliation : Democrat
Running for a: Local office
Running for position: North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School Board
Chamber/district: North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District 622
First elected: 02 November 1999
Previous elective offices : None
Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : None
Mother of three adult children and grandmother of four. Married to Tim Van Ness for 38 years. Served on District 622 School Board for 13 years.
If I am fortunate enough to be re-elected to the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School Board, my priorities will be to fairly represent the interests of students and the taxpayers who fund our schools. I also will do everything possible to promote trust and dialogue among our teachers, administrators, parents and guardians. Students learn best when the adults in the schools feel listened to and empowered to do their best work.
We have much to be proud of in District 622, including our free all-day, every-day kindergarten, middle school world language program, extended elementary school day, literacy and math specialists in the schools, college prep courses in the high schools, improving achievement scores, high expectations for students and staff, and fiscal accountability.
We also have much work to do to ensure that every child has a chance to be successful. I will do everything I can to make sure that the dollars we spend support strategies that deliver measurable progress for all students.