On May 16, three out of seven seats on the Portland Public School board will be up for grabs. The confirmed candidates are as follows:
Rita Moore: Portland Public Schools activist, advocate and parent; former university professor; policy analyst in the Office of Health Analytics of the Oregon Health Authority.
Jamila Singleton Munson: Former teacher and principal for KIPP; current Senior Managing Director at Teach for America; co-founder of Community for Equity PDX.
Scott Bailey: School activist and volunteer; co-founder of Community & Parents for Public Schools; economics teacher at Clark College.
Virginia La Forte: Served as a school representative and member of the Portland Public Schools Talented and Gifted Advisory Council; current member of the Portland Public Schools Bond Stakeholder Advisory Group.
Traci Flitcraft: Marketing consultant at Salesforce marketing cloud.
Trisha Parks: Middle school teacher in Beaverton; former Beaverton teachers’ union leader; Portland Public Schools parent; involved in Parent Teacher Association, community organizing and volunteering.
Julia Brim-Edwards: Former Portland Public Schools board member (2001 – 2005); Nike senior director of global operations and public affairs; co-founder of a parent group.
Zach Babb: Principle mobile engineer at moovel North America, a transit technology company.
Ed Bos: Executive at Cascade Pacific Council of the Boy Scouts of America; staff sergeant in the Oregon National Guard.
Joseph L. Simonis (Josie, they/them): Data scientist and instructor; board member of Cornell Gay and Lesbian Alumni Association; chair of Rose City Rollers Training Committee.