Piedmont is a community elementary school providing 21st Century classrooms and facilities, experienced teaching staff and excellent educational programs. Our school community strives to provide high achievement for all and a welcoming environment for everyone.

           Principal: Becky Gerdes  
School Secretary: Jodi Keller
  2827 Chambersburg Ave, Duluth, MN 55811
Phone:  218-336-8950
Fax:  218-336-8954
ISD 709 Elementary Schools Provide:
  • Free All Day, Every Day Kindergarten
  • 90 minutes reading plus 30 minutes writing each day
  • 70 minutes math plus 10 minutes facts/computation fluency in grades 2-5
  • Art, Music, Phy.Ed. Media
  • Advanced academic opportunities and comprehensive interventions to boost reading and math skills
  • Guidance and support to help students learn responsibility, citizenship and respect
  • Parent and community partnerships to support education.

GO Guide 2015
Summer Opportunities for Youth

Summer Breakfast & Lunch Program

Employment Opportunity:

True North AmeriCorps is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 program year. AmeriCorps is often considered the domestic version of the Peace Corps; AmeriCorps trains members to serve in areas of need within our community. True North AmeriCorps is currently looking to fill 40 positions to serve in schools and nonprofits in Duluth and Proctor, mentoring youth and tutoring them in reading and math. 12-month full- and part-time positions are available and begin in August 2015. Find more information and apply online today at: www.truenorthamericorps.org.


Benefits to becoming a member (full-time) include:

  • Monthly living stipend (approximately $1000/month)
  • $5,775 in an educational award as well as loan deferment while serving
  • Health insurance coverage and a free YMCA membership
  • Personal and professional development in a school or community setting
  • Gratification of investing in children’s lives and making a difference


Engage in our community. Invest in our youth. Develop yourself.


Visit our website to apply today: truenorthamericorps.org or call Kelly at 218-722-4745 x123 with any questions.



True North AmeriCorps is hiring for full-time and part-time service positions in local elementary schools. Serve during the school day or in the afterschool program. Positions serve a caseload of 40 (FT)/20 (PT) students, administering academic interventions to children identified as needing extra support.


Service Dates: August 20th, 2015 – August 15th, 2016


Serve 1740 (FT) hours or 920 hours (PT). Earn approximately $1000 (FT) or $500 (PT)/month, student loan deferment, health insurance coverage (FT only), a free YMCA membership, opportunities for professional development and connecting to the community, and a $5775.00 (FT)/$2887.50 education award upon successful completion of the program. Apply online today at: truenorthamericorps.org or contact True North AmeriCorps at 722-4745 x123 for more information.


Qualifications: To be eligible for True North AmeriCorps, applicants must be 18 years of age by the start of the program, must have a high school diploma or equivalent and must be either a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.




Kelly LaCore

True North AmeriCorps Director

Community Services Branch


302 West 1st Street  Duluth, MN 55802

(P) 218-722-4745 x123 (F) 218-464-5300

(E) klacore@duluthymca.org (W) www.duluthymca.org

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