Name: Mary Smith-Johnson

Age: 61

Address: 1303 E. Third St.

Family: Husband; two grown children.

Business/Employment: District-wide special education teacher for Duluth Public Schools.

Government and civic experience: One term on the St. Louis River Alliance Board, formerly on the Porch Fest Committee.

Why are you running for school board? My experience, 29 years of district-wide teaching in a local, large district, (made me) familiar with how all aspects of education happen — working with parents, working with administrators, teachers, school staff, busing. It’s what I’m good at.