OCCUPATION: Chief Administrative Officer - Cramer Fish Sciences (2003-present)

OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: Administration Manager - Gem Top (1998- 2003); Assistant Manager – Larson Bus Sales, Inc. (1995- 1998); Co-Owner – Mark's Car Clinic Inc. (1980-1996); David Douglas Educational Foundation (1991-present) Six years Treasurer; David Douglas High School PTSA(1985-1994), Two years President; Floyd Light PTA(1983-85, 1988-1990), Three years Vice President; David Douglas Citizen Advisory Committee(1979- 82),One year Secretary; Lincoln Park PTA(1978-88), Two years President, One year Treasurer

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Masters in Business Administration Portland State University, June 1994; Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, Portland State University, June 1990; Associate of Science Degree in Business Administration Mt. Hood Community College, June 1986

PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: David Douglas School Board, (1991-Present) Three years Chair; David Douglas Budget Committee (1987-Present); Member - Gateway Urban Renewal Program Advisory Committee (1998-Present); Member -East Portland Action Plan Committee (1997-Present)

My husband, Mark, and I have been residents of the David Douglas district since 1976. For the past thirty-five years, I have spent many hours working with students, staff, parents and community. My focus is to serve the district to the best of my ability and to advance the district goals in preparing the children for the 21st century. Currently the District is facing many challenges. We have limited financial resources, but at the same time must deal with enrollment at capacity, changing demographics, and mandates by federal and state governments. The School District is facing tough decisions and each school board member will have to understand the implications of each choice so the best decisions for the children in David Douglas are made. I believe I am up to the challenge.

It is important to have open communication between school and community and as a school board member I would like to continue to foster the feeling of open communication with the residents of the David Douglas School District.


(This information furnished by Frieda J. Christopher)

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