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It’s “School Board Recognition Month,” and the Oregon School Boards Association has recognized our board members (listed below) for their service to public education as members of the statewide association’s board of directors, announced OSBA’s interim executive director Betsy Miller-Jones.
Kris Howatt - OSBA president, Gresham-Barlow School Board member
Terry Lenchitsky - OSBA president-elect, Oregon Trail School Board member
Lori Theros - OSBA vice president, Klamath Falls City Schools Board member
Dave Krumbein - OSBA secretary-treasurer, Pendleton School Board member
David Beeson - OSBA past president, Silver Falls School Board member
Greg Jackle - Eastern Region representative, John Day School Board member
Steve Rankin - Central Region representative, Jefferson ESD Board member
Craig Prewitt - South Region representative, Phoenix-Talent School Board member
Laurie Adams - Lane Region representative, Springfield School Board member
Linda Brown - Clackamas Region representative, Lake Oswego School Board member
Samuel Lee III - Douglas/South Coast Region representative, Winston-Dillard School Board member
Michael Blanchard - Yamhill/Polk Region representative, Dallas School Board member
Greg Kintz, North Coast Region representative, Vernonia School Board member
Karen Cunningham - Washington Region representative, Beaverton School Board member
Fred Marble - Washington Region representative, Forest Grove School Board member
Tim Cook - Multnomah Region representative, Centennial School Board member
James Woods - Multnomah Region representative, Parkrose School Board member
“The members of OSBA's board of directors have earned the gratitude of students, parents and all citizens who appreciate the contribution that public schools make to our communities, our neighborhoods and our economic future,” Miller-Jones said. “By serving on the OSBA board of directors, these dedicated citizens bring the benefit of their local experience to the process of solving problems that confront public education throughout Oregon.”
The Oregon School Boards Association includes members from each of the state’s 197 local school districts, 19 education service districts and 17 community colleges, Miller-Jones said. The association’s mission is to enable students to raise their achievement levels by advocating policies that help local public schools. The association also provides an array of services to local school boards, including policy development, legal analysis and research on pressing issues.
“Because they serve as elected school board members in their local communities, our OSBA board members bring practical knowhow to shaping statewide education policies,” Miller-Jones said. “Their contribution is invaluable.”