Elect Elena (Nena) Villarreal to ISD 197 School Board

Leadership that connects

Elena (Nena) is a mother of 3 boys and a full-time working mom, working as a barista for Legacy Chocolates, and living in West St. Paul.

After being raised "on the system” in a poor neighborhood in St. Paul, she moved to West St. Paul after the birth of her first child, and in the 17 years since, has called the West St. Paul and South St. Paul area her home.

As a full-time single parent, she understands the challenges that working parents face raising their kids. As a Mexican-American woman, she also knows too well the challenges that a lack of representation causes.

Elena wants to ensure a diverse set of voices are heard at the ISD 197 table, and that everyone feels welcomed: kids, women, men, and those from the LGBTQ community.