Kalnoske running for county School Board

Published 3:02 pm Friday, March 2, 2018



Courtney Kalnoske has officially announced her candidacy for the Shelby County Board of Education, Place 1, in this year’s elections.


Kalnoske graduated from Birmingham-Southern College with a bachelor’s degree in business, concentrating in management and marketing. She and her husband, Tom, a USAF veteran, spent four years stationed overseas before returning to the Birmingham area. They have lived in Shelby County for the last 14 years and have two children, Jackson (11) and Bryce (7), both students in the Shelby County School system.

Kalnoske is the PTO president at Mt Laurel Elementary and also works as a substitute teacher with Shelby County Schools. Before becoming a stay-at-home mom and volunteer, she worked in human resources and project management with AmSouth/Regions.

“My involvement in and daily exposure to the learning environment as a parent, substitute teacher, and PTO leader give me a uniquely informed perspective,” Kalnoske said.  “I want to be a voice for our parents, students and teachers and I want to ensure we are making the right choices on the decisions that impact our children.”

Kalnoske said she is vested in the success of Shelby County Schools and is eager to serve as a member of the Board of Education. She said she will work to raise the bar and enable Shelby County Schools to continue on the path of excellence.

The Place 1 School Board seat will be decided during the June 5 primary election. A primary runoff election, if needed, will be held on July 17.

For more information, email Kalnoske at electcourtneykalnoske@gmail.com, or follow her campaign on Facebook at Facebook.com/electcourtneykalnoske/.