Cassandra Palmer for School Board
St. Anthony - New Brighton ISD #282
Cassandra Palmer for School Board


Welcome!  Let’s make it a better school year...together   

Cassandra Palmer

I am currently serving in my 8th year on the St. Anthony - New Brighton School Board.  During that time the district and community have lived through tremendous change.   Through it all, my fundamental belief about public education has never wavered.  I believe that education has essential value and that every child has the right to a high-quality education.   I believe that public education forms the foundation of future citizens in our representative democracy and that a well-functioning, high quality public education system provides the backbone of a vibrant economy.   These are core values that I believe and they have allowed me to become the person that I am today. 

My greatest strengths include my ability to listen with empathy, think independently and critically, to provide opinions and ideas from outside of the K-12 system, to work under difficult conditions, and to compromise.   When acting as a school board member, I always try to keep “the first things first” by aligning what I do and how I vote with whether it is in the best interest of the student.   

I was born and raised in a suburb of Milwaukee and I am a first generation college graduate.  While my father was a high school graduate, my mother was only able to attend public school through the 8th grade.  She made it her mission to ensure that I received the education that she didn’t have.   I had the bulk of my own education within public institutions in Wisconsin, including my K-12 education, pre-medical studies, and medical school.  I completed my Surgical Residency training and Critical Care Fellowship at HCMC and recently completed additional Fellowship training at the University of MN.




Husky Football Gridiron club parent volunteer  2016 – present.  GO HUSKIES!  

School board service: 
•Minnesota school board board delegate assembly  2023
•Negotiation committee 
•Teaching and learning committee
•New board member mentor
•Local incident team
•SANBE foundation
•MSHSL (past)
•Policy committee (past)
•Calendar committee (past)
•Audit committee (past)
•Board treasurer (past)
•Board clerk (past)
•St Anthony Village Parks and Environmental Commission (past)


Education/Work experience 
•University of Wisconsin Medical School 1995 -1999
•HCMC surgical residency and surgical critical care fellowship 1999-2005
•Regions hospital – trauma, acute care surgery & surgical critical care. 2005 – present 
•Medical Director of the surgical intensive care unit.   2019 – 2021
• Fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine university of MN. 2022-23





LWV 2023 Voters Forum 

The 2023 Candidates for St Anthony-New Brighton School District 282 School Board participated in a League of Women Voters Candidates Forum at St. Anthony City Hall which was recorded live on October 12th 2023.  

watch the video





What are the issues?

  • Academic rigor for every student
    • meeting individual needs and abilities of every student 
  • Financial stability for the district
    • teacher and staff hiring and retention
    • curriculum and technology
    • infrastructure and accessibility
  • School Safety
    • ​​​​​​mental health, belonging and inclusion
    • cybersecurity
    • physical safety



On November 7th, re-elect Cassandra Palmer 
for the St. Anthony – New Brighton School Board.