Board of Directors

John Lockhart
Board Member

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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 President

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Emily Evans
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Since 2010, Emily Evans (formerly 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 worked 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 2014 Emily became the Executive Director of the Women’s Foundation.  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
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Kellie Shaw
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Laura Kanter-Fellows
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Laura was born and raised in Portland, and has been working in education for over a decade in New York City, Boston, Denver, and here in Oregon. After teaching, she was one of six co-founders of Success Academy Charter Network in New York City. From 2006 to 2011 Laura filled a variety of roles, including Director of Instructional Development, shaping the organization as it grew from one school to a network of nine public charter schools in Harlem, the Bronx and Manhattan serving over 3,000 students. She entered Harvard’s Education Leadership program, earning a Doctorate in May 2014 while working within Denver Public Schools. In Laura’s more recent work as an independent consultant, she has focused on national and local projects aimed at expanding career and college pathways and imagining what’s possible in public education. Laura recently joined the Northwest Regional ESD to lead the postsecondary pathways work, with a focus on launching the NW Promise, the Regional Achievement Collaborative, and growing the NW region’s professional learning opportunities for educators across the region.

 

Stephanie Bliss

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