Racial Educational Equity Partners

Strategic Leadership

Yousef Awwad, Interim Superintendent, Portland Public Schools

Sam Breyer, Superintendent, Multnomah Education Service District

Paul Coakley, Superintendent, Centennial School District

Gerald Deloney, Director of Program Advancement, Self Enhancement, Inc.

Linda Florence, Superintendent, Reynolds School District

Karen Gray, Superintendent, Parkrose School District

Tony Hopson Sr., President and CEO, Self Enhancement, Inc.

Kali Ladd, Executive Director, KairosPDX

Dani Ledezma, Interim Executive Director, Coalition of Communities of Color

Paul Lumley, Executive Director, Native American Youth and Family Center

Lee Po Cha, Executive Director, Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization

Ken Richardson, Superintendent, David Douglas School District

Carmen Rubio, Executive Director, Latino Network

Jim Schlachter, Superintendent, Gresham-Barlow School District



School Community Site Teams

Centennial Middle School

Rise’ Hawley, Principal

Sonia Nelson, Assistant Principal

Graham Hughes, Dean of Students

Addie Reamer, Seventh Grade Teacher

George Ward, Seventh Grade Teacher

Chris O’Connor, Counselor

Troy Gales, District Behavior Specialist


Hall Elementary School

Heidi Lasher, Principal

Kristin Wilson, District PBIS Coordinator

Eric Turner, First Grade Teacher

Tara Kerwin, Fourth Grade Teacher

Steffany Avila, SUN Community School Site Manager, El Programa Hispano Católico

Shannon Foxley, Counselor


Lincoln Park Elementary School

Becki Chase, Principal

Lester Womack, Student Behavior Specialist

Hannah Snyder, Counselor

Amy Boothby, Student Behavior Specialist

Theresa Muller, First Grade Teacher

Simon Crane, Fifth Grade Teacher

Chau Huynh, Parent & Family Engagement Specialist, Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization


Prescott Elementary School

This school team is currently in development


Reynolds Middle School

Stacy Talus, Principal

Adam Swientek, Assistant Principal

Alyson Drain, Teacher

Jill Sawyer, Teacher

Lonnie Jackson, Diversity and Student Support


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