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Governing Board

2020-21 Three Rivers Charter School
Governing Board

Sam Chipperfield
I am very excited to be back and directly involved with 3RCS. Excited to start my third year on the board and as board chair. I have been very impressed to see the transformation of the school over these three years and look forward to continuing to help grow the school from strength to strength. It has been a remarkable 2020 and I could not be more impressed at how Nic and the staff have navigated through each twist and turn, and I could not be more enthusiastic assisting them. I look forward to providing the necessary support to see us through this challenge and come out the other side better and stronger.
I recently became a father, back in July, to Penrose, a beautiful daughter. Even though she decided to surprise everyone and come 6 weeks early, we could not be more thrilled and happier to have her in our lives.
I first met Katherine and Merilee back in 1998 when I joined their 4/5/6 class, as a 4th grader, in the old West Linn High School Building. I am a firm believer that from the guidance of these two brilliant educators and their amazing staff, I am the strong minded, dedicated, and successful person I am today. I graduated from the University of Manchester in the UK with a degree in Architecture and am currently working for Morrison Hershfield, an Architectural/Engineering Consulting firm, here in Portland.
 
Jill Mohr
Jill has been a resident of Wilsonville for 18 years and is an avid supporter of charter schools. For the past 35 years, Jill has been a licensed teacher who has worked in public schools teaching grades 3-12, taught teacher education classes at PSU, supervised student teachers through PSU, worked as a educational technology specialist in Beaverton Schools, served as an associate director at a charter school, and has taught professional development classes in the private sector. She received her teaching license in elementary education from OSU, her administrative license from PSU, and completed her coursework towards her a doctorate in education in the areas of educational leadership and curriculum development. Jill has worked for the past 12 years as an associate director in a K-12 charter school
Jill believes in giving parents choice in determining an education model that is best for their child. Having raised a child with a learning disability, she learned many years ago that not all students learn the same way nor at the same pace. As a strong believer in personalized learning for students, Jill has always worked towards making learning relevant, authentic while teaching to the “whole child." Jill has had a personal interest in educational technology and how technology can enhance the learning experience for students by giving them tools to explore the world, collaborate, and communicate in unique and authentic ways.
Jill is a mother of two grown children and has been married to her husband, Joe, for 35 years. In her spare time, Jill has volunteered with organizations including: Yamhill County Search and Rescue, Autism Service Dogs of America, Project Pooch at MacLaren’s in Woodburn, PAWS with a Cause Service Dogs, Habitat for Humanity, and St. Andre’s Soup Kitchen. Jill and her husband enjoy playing in a Ukulele Band, hiking, kayaking, reading, and amateur radio.
 
Katie Norquist 
I am excited to serve on the Board of TRCS and give back to the West Linn-Wilsonville school district that has served me so well. Born and raised in West Linn, I attended Cedar Oak Park, Bolton Middle School and graduated from West Linn High School. I have deep roots and a passion for the West Linn-Wilsonville School District. After graduating from the University of Oregon with a degree in accounting, I knew I wanted to return to West Linn. My husband and I are currently raising our two daughters in this school district and look forward to watching them experience the same academic and extracurricular opportunities that I enjoyed. As the Director of Finance for four Corporations, two of which are non-profit businesses, I feel I bring a unique financial background to the board.
 
Sheila Walker 
I am honored to be serving on the Board of TRCS. Both of my children, Lucy and Liam, graduated from TRCS. Our family will be forever grateful for the education our children received at this incredible school, with it's strong leadership and gifted faculty. As a teacher myself, and the Head of a small private school, I am dedicated to the belief that each child learns in their own way and it is a wonderful benefit to any community to have different educational opportunities. I am grateful to once again be a part of this nurturing, creative and passionate community.
 
 
Lisa McEldowney
 
 
 
Katherine Konen
 
 
 
Kate Cavagnaro
 
 
 
Jennifer Chang
Jennifer is excited to be a part of the TRCS board as a parent representative. Both of her children have attended TRCS, one as a graduate and another as a current student. She has enjoyed seeing them grow and thrive in the TRCS community.
Jennifer has three decades of experience working in the public and nonprofit sectors with a focus on improving housing and advancing equitable outcomes for Communities of Color and other historically marginalized and oppressed communities. She is currently the Senior Policy Coordinator at the Portland Housing Bureau and leads policy development and community engagement for Portland’s Housing Bond, the first ever affordable housing bond in Oregon. Her prior work at the City includes developing racial equity tools and supporting Multnomah County’s A Home for Everyone collaboration to end homelessness. When not at work, Jennifer volunteers on the board of the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO), a statewide, grassroots organization uniting Asians and Pacific Islanders to achieve social justice.