OCCUPATION: Management Consultant and Trainer; Director, Multnomah Education Service District; Adjunct Instructor, Portland Community College.

OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: President (retired), regional commercial building contractor.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Master of Science, Construction Management, Reading University (U.K.); B.A. Business Finance, City of London College.

PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: Director (2006 - present), Multnomah Education Service District (Chair 2008 – 2010, Vice-Chair 2007 – 2008); Member, City of Portland Combined Sewer Overflow Tunnel Oversight Committee; Mentor, Port of Portland Mentor/Protégé Program; Member, City of Portland Fair Contracting & Employment Forum; Member, City of Portland Budget Advisory Committees for Bureau of Transportation and Bureau of Environmental Services.

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Chair, Children's Land Trust; Mentor to disadvantaged businesses; Trustee, Carpenters' Health & Pension Plans.

FAMILY: Wife Carol, former Special Education teacher; children Matt and Katie, both graduates of Portland Public Schools.

As MESD Director since 2006, Kevin has worked to increase transparency in budgeting, and ensure that every taxpayer dollar is spent wisely to improve the quality of services for all of our children.

As MESD Director, Kevin has served on the Program Review Committee, working with leadership and staff from Functional Living Skills, Early Childhood Special Education, Donald E. Long, Social-Emotional Skills, Alternative Education at Alpha High School, and Outdoor School.

As MESD Director, Kevin has chaired the Facilities and Technology Committee, and he works with legislators to maintain funding for K-12 education with particular emphasis on the most vulnerable students.

As MESD Director, Kevin has worked hard to support all of the MESD staff who are so committed to serving the neediest school population. Kevin is endorsed by Portland Association of Teachers/TVIP.

The education community faces significant challenges over the next four years.


A proven and experienced leader, Kevin insists on trust and respect within the MESD family, and demands fiscal responsibility and accountability to maximize classroom services for our children.



(This information furnished by Kevin Spellman)

The above information has not been verified for accuracy by Multnomah County.