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School Board

The Duluth School Board is an elected entity legally charged with governing the school district and is responsible to its community for governing efficiently and leading effectively to provide for equitable education, resulting in high student achievement.

The Duluth School Board is responsible for evaluating the superintendent and outcomes; establishing expectations, parameters and strategic plan; and approve policies, budget and contracts. 

Duluth School Board members are elected by district to four-year terms.

All board meetings are open to the public, except for those specifically permitted by law to be closed for discussion of identified issues such as negotiation strategy or litigation. Unless otherwise noted, monthly regular school board meetings are held at the District Services Center, 709 Portia Johnson Drive. 

All meetings are recorded and uploaded to the district's YouTube channel

Please call 218-336-8752 or email Patty Paquette at patricia.paquette@isd709.org if you have questions.

School Board Members

Rosie Loeffler-Kemp Headshot

Rosie Loeffler-Kemp

District 1, Vice Chair
218-341-2014
Term Expires
Jan. 5, 2026
 
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Sarah Mikesell Headshot

Sarah Mikesell

District 2
218-206-6932
Term Expires
Jan. 3, 2028
 
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Henry Banks Headshot

Henry    Banks

District 3
218-461-1690
Term Expires
Jan. 3, 2028
 
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Jill Lofald Headshot

Jill Lofald

District 4, Chair
218-391-4696
Term Expires
Jan. 5, 2026
 
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Kelly Durick Eder Headshot

Kelly Durick Eder

At-Large, Treasurer
701-741-6003
Term Expires
Jan. 5, 2026
 
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Stephanie Williams Headshot

Stephanie Williams

At-Large
218-260-2957
Term Expires
Jan. 3, 2028
 
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Amber Sadowski Headshot

Amber Sadowski

At-Large, Clerk
218-393-6952
Term Expires
Jan. 5, 2026
 
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