Candidate for Albemarle County School Board, Rio District


Katrina Callsen is a recently elected Member of the Albemarle County School Board, an office she won election to in the fall of 2017.

Katrina is a fighter for equality and opportunity whose belief in the importance of public education comes from living a life that has proven it out.  Although both of her parents dropped out of high school, they instilled in her the values of hard work, service, and the importance of a quality education.  That mindset led her to graduate from Yale, serve with Teach for America, and attend UVA Law where she focused on child advocacy.  Her passion for equality and opportunity that is unmistakeable, and she has an authenticity and warmth that can’t help but win you over.

Katrina simply blew us away, and we were excited to back her in her first race, where she won a surprisingly large victory -- garnering 63% of the vote -- with a simple strategy: she just outworked her opponent.