Kristen Miles joined OSBA in August, 2016. Kristen began her career in education as a teacher, specializing in early childhood education. She transitioned to district work as a board secretary, then became the Director of the Charter Schools Program at Portland Public Schools, where she served for 8 years.
Kristen has worked extensively with school boards and charter school boards, created and delivered professional development on a wide range of issues, participated in statewide and legislative work groups, and has developed and conducted program evaluations for district and charter schools all over the state. Kristen believes that board work is foundational to student success, and hopes to incorporate this philosophy into her trainings.
Kristen earned her bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Vocal Performance from the University of Oregon, and her Masters of Public Administration from Portland State University, where she graduated at the top of her class.