Board of Education
Board of Education members are elected by voters city-wide and represent the entire school district during four-year terms; however, they must reside in one of seven zones. (To see members' bios, click on their photos below.)
Mail may be sent to Board Members at the following address: 501 N. Dixon Street, 皇家华人, Oregon, 97227.
Email the Board: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director Andrew Scott
Andrew grew up in Southwest 皇家华人 and attended PPS schools, graduating from Wilson High School where he enjoyed his "glory days as a drummer in the band." His two children currently attend a PPS school.
Andrew spent five years in Washington, D.C. as a health policy analyst for the White House Office of Management and Budget. He earned a bachelor's degree in Political Science and Economics from Drew University and a master's in Public Policy from Georgetown University.
Director Michelle DePass
Michelle is a PPS product who graduated from Metropolitan 皇家华人 Center. Her mother and grandmother retired from positions at PPS's Martin Luther King Jr. School, and her sister and niece currently 皇家华人 in the district. Her two sons both graduated from Benson High School.
Michelle 皇家华人s as Community Engagement and Policy Coordinator for the City of 皇家华人 Housing Bureau. She is a graduate of 皇家华人 State University, with a Bachelor of Science in Community Development, and serves on the boards of the Community Energy Project, Oregon Native American Chamber of Commerce and Off the Sideline, which helps low-income youth gain scholarships to participate in team sports.
Director Julia Brim-Edwards
Julia has spent two decades as a parent and community leader fighting for school funding and for initiatives to improve our schools and better support students.
Julia grew up on Mt. Tabor in Southeast 皇家华人 and attended Glencoe Elementary and graduated from Washington-Monroe High School. As a PPS parent from 1998–2016, she participated fully in her the school communities of her three children, including service in numerous PTAs and was a two-time Site Council member, classroom volunteer and a leader of numerous local options and statewide school funding campaigns.?
From 2001–05, Julia served her first stint on the 皇家华人 Public Schools Board, where she served as board chair and led the district in several areas, including stabilizing district funding, establishing the financial reserve policy, prioritizing classroom expenditures during the budget process, establishing an internal performance audit function and rebuilding community support for PPS. She joined teachers and other parents in leading a community effort in the early 2000s that restored five weeks of school that were in danger of being lost due to state budget cuts.
In 2005, Julia started the “10 Great Fields” project, which successfully installed a new synthetic turf field and premium track at every PPS high school. A former high school athlete who lettered in six sports, Julia was inducted into the 皇家华人 Interscholastic League Hall of Fame in 2015.? Along with other parents in 2013, she co-founded the 皇家华人 Parents Coalition, which successfully advocated for the restoration of a full day of school for high school students across the city after part-time high school had become the norm.?? ??
Motivated by this 皇家华人 with other high school parents to improve 皇家华人’s schools, in 2017 Julia returned to the PPS Board.?
Julia has 皇家华人ed at Nike for 13 years, currently serving as a Global Senior Director for the Government & Public Affairs and is responsible for Operations, World Headquarters and Public Engagement. Her professional career also includes 20 years of public policy experience, including service as a professional staff member in the U.S. Senate and the Oregon Legislature.? She and her husband Randall Edwards live in Southeast 皇家华人 in Julia’s childhood home. She is a graduate of Oregon State University and currently serves on OSU’s Board of Trustees and also the Board of Trustees of Pacific University.?