Board of Directors

Jeff Cavener
Interim President

I am a proud parent of a Trillium third-grader in her fourth year here.  School-wise, I taught Adventures in Learning classes to kids in improvisation with the synthesizer and exploring the Internet. I’ve also taught various college courses in computer science, and industry classes. I have consulted world-wide, and hold a BSCS and MSCS from the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University.






John Lockhart
Board Member

Dr. John Lockhart is an Assistant Professor in the College of Education at Pacific University, supporting new teachers in developing culturally responsive practices and teaching science to all students.  His research has focused on difficulties new teachers from dominant backgrounds experienced as they learned to teach in urban high schools.  A former science teacher, John’s scholarly interests include science teaching and learning; the impact of society and culture on schools, teachers, students, and the learning process; and teaching as an artistic craft.  He is a master at facilitating challenging conversations about race and equity in schools and supporting schools and districts in thinking through their next steps in creating more culturally responsive teaching programs.  He is currently vice-chair of the Eugene School District Equity Committee, School Board Member with Trillium Charter School, and a Senior Associate at OCEE.



Stacy Blanton
Board Member

Bio coming soon!








emily jensen
Board Member

Since 2010, Emily Jensen has served as the Lead Development Officer for the Forum for Youth Investment, a non-profit, nonpartisan think tank in Washington DC. In that role, Emily works with foundations, corporations, and individual donors to garner financial support for both the Forum and for Ready by 21 efforts in communities across the country. In the past ten years, Emily has worked as a fund development consultant to a wide range of organizations, including the Impact Center, EPIC, and the Young Women’s Project, all in Washington, D.C.; the Children’s Institute in Rochester, N.Y., and the Office of Youth Programs at Southern Oregon University. A native Oregonian, Emily has her bachelor’s degree from Bryn Mawr College, and a master’s degree in Public Administration and Nonprofit Leadership from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. When she’s not raising money to help improve outcomes for young people, you can find Emily rowing on the Willamette River or pursuing an ill-advised home improvement project.
Swapna Mukhopadhyay
Board Member
Kellie Shaw
Board Member