At a time when Sacramento City Schools are again in crisis, our board needs experience, understanding, community trust, and a clear vision for the future. We need the ability to make difficult decisions and the discipline to see them through.

My commitment and effectiveness are time-tested. For years, I have tackled tough issues, asked challenging questions and pushed for better results. I’ve developed a reputation as a leader who builds coalitions, listens, and gets the job done.


Stabilize our district budget 

  • Develop a long-term plan rather than cycle through “boom and bust”
  • Bring together stakeholders and community advocates to identify priorities and opportunities for savings, set realistic budget goals, and then be disciplined in our allocation of resources

Improve understaffed and under-resourced schools 

  • Prioritize support personnel and onsite social services for children and families
  • Restore enrichment classes (the arts, music, languages, and sports)
  • Provide early intervention programs to assist students with learning challenges

School sites that also act as neighborhood hubs

  • Support our teachers and principals in developing innovative approaches
  • Improve communication among educators, parents, and community

As a parent, Anna Molander has the passion and commitment to do better for our kids.  As a successful lawyer and grassroots organizer, she has the skills to address the needs and challenges of our district.  And, as an engaged community member, she has proven herself to be a collaborative and effective team member.

As the youngest of 9 children, Anna Molander discovered the strength of family and her dedication to community service at an early age. For more than 20 years, Anna has been at the center of efforts to improve the lives of families and neighborhoods. She is active in school district issues and has been a relentless advocate for our community, teachers, and students.

Anna Molander — PROVEN SUCCESS

  • Sacramento City Planning Commissioner (former)
  • Worked with teachers and parents to develop the non-profit Crocker/Riverside Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization, where she is now President
  • Led a school district committee that helped bring our community together to develop a plan for re-using the seven shuttered elementary schools
  • Land Park Pacific Little League Board/Fundraising Coordinator (former)
  • President, Harry S. Truman Democratic Club (former)
  • Northern California Construction Training Board of Directors
Mollander family

Anna and her husband Kai are the joyful parents of three amazing kids—Harper “Bob”, Langston, and Frances.

She’s a graduate of Cornell University, earned her law degree from Hastings College of the Law, and works as senior counsel in state government. In her spare time, she enjoys the arts and singing, and has served on the Board of Directors of the Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra.