Staff

Craig Lowery

Head of School

Craig Lowery has spent his career in education focused on students with unique learning challenges. After beginning his career as a Language Arts teacher, he set off overseas serving as a teacher and teacher trainer as a Peace Corps Volunteer

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Kim Barton

Admissions Coordinator

Kim grew up in the Bay Area of California. She was a girl scout as a child, and became a Brownie Leader as a young adult. Kim now has two children and four grandsons who keep her life very interesting.

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Elizabeth Dove

Development Director

Elizabeth (Liz) Dove is a native Portlander, growing up in East County. Liz has a degree in Political Science, with a focus on minority studies, from Portland State University. For the past thirteen years, Liz has worked hard to raise

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Jenna Kisor

Development & Events Coordinator

Jenna was born and raised in the Portland area. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Portland State University, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and Leadership. It was the Business Ethics class at PSU that inspired her

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Tina Moore

Accountant

Tina was born and raised in Oregon, growing up in the Tigard area. She graduated from Western Oregon State University with a degree in Business and a focus in Accounting. Tina worked at a few businesses and obtained her CPA

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Fawn Morris

Executive Assistant

Fawn Morris was born in Portland, OR but has lived in Yokohama, Japan; Worcester, MA; Frenchtown, MT and Escondido, CA. She graduated from Centennial High School and went to the University of Phoenix. She began her career in education in

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Terri Park

Volunteer Coordinator

As a child, Terri moved around, living in California and Oklahoma and eventually settled in the small community of Estacada, Oregon. After high school, Terri attended Business School in Portland. She got married and had three children, and is now

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Linda West

School Counselor

Linda West believes that all students can learn and create a rewarding career pathway. She has a passion for empowering students to develop their potential and skills to accomplish their life goals. Her career in education began with teaching English

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Faculty

Jeff Barnes

Teacher

Jeff Barnes was born in Portland, Oregon and grew up in the small town of Madras. As a young boy, he loved to play sports. Mr. Barnes interest in helping students began his junior year in high school. He was

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Melissa Carroll

Teacher, Music

Melissa Carroll teaches music to both Lower and Upper School students.  She is a native Oregonian born and raised in Salem. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Pacific University and a Master of Music in Jazz Studies

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Chris Devers

Teacher

Mr. Devers teaches High School Language Arts and Careers. Growing up as a military brat, Chris has lived all over the United States and abroad. Some of the unique locations were Iceland, Newfoundland, and Hawaii. Chris attended the University of

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Gena Fields

Teacher, Art

Eugena “Gena” Fields is a professional art educator and has taught and studied art in Portland most of her life. She has a Bachelors of Art in Drawing, Painting and Printmaking, and a Masters Degree in Education, both from Portland

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Jill Giedt

Teacher

Ms. Giedt teaches Reading for some lower school students and Theater for both lower and upper school. Jill grew up in the City of Roses. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater Directing from Roosevelt University in Chicago, IL,

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Megan Holcomb

Megan Holcomb grew up in San Diego, California. She moved to the Northwest to attend the University of Puget Sound in Washington, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Music. One summer between semesters, she

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Chelsea Jepson

Teacher

Ms. Jepson is Park’s third-grade teacher as well as one of our Orton-Gillingham reading instructors. She is also the SPED Coordinator for Park Academy. Chelsea was raised in Tigard, OR with her parents and brother. Her mother worked in special

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Dan Kimbro

Teacher

Dan Kimbro started at Park Academy in 2013 as an instructional aid. Since then, he has taught or assisted in every class the school offers. He took a year off to complete a Masters of Art in Teaching at George

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Terry Lomax

Terry was diagnosed with dyslexia in 2nd grade at Lake Grove elementary school yet never told. He quickly learned to avoid embarrassment and shame by drawing amazing pictures and making others laugh. Art, acting, and athletics were the focus of

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Margaret Mart

Teacher

Margaret (Malgorzata) Mart is originally from Poland. She has lived in several countries throughout her life, including Germany, Canada, and the USA. Margaret earned her Master of Education in Curriculum Development (Specialization Secondary School Math Education) from the Simon Fraser

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Chris Morrison

Teacher

Mr. Morrison teaches high school history and has been at Park Academy for ten years. Chris grew up in a variety of places, including Chicago, southern California, and Arizona. He attended the University of California Santa Barbara, Marymount Palos Verdes,

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Sandy Nemer

Teacher

Sandy Nemer’s passion for teaching started while teaching English and German in Japan. She is a graduate of The University of Idaho with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education, and a Masters Degree in Education and Psychology. She

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Carrie Otto

Instructional Assistant

Carrie Otto was born and raised in Gresham, Oregon, graduating from Sam Barlow High School. After graduation, she jumped into the work world. Over the years she has had positions as a Receptionist, Billing clerk, Payroll clerk, Human Resources Assistant,

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Maddy Roach

Teacher

Mrs. Roach teaches Reading to all ages at Park. Maddy grew up in a family with a focus on education. She married her high school sweetheart in 2007 and they just had their first son in July of 2016.  

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Christine Sills

Teacher

Christine Sills grew up in Eugene, Oregon. After causing some football fan family division (raised in a family of ducks, turning on them to become a beaver) she moved to Corvallis where she attended Oregon State University. It wasn’t until

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Patti Voelker

Teacher

Patti Voelker graduated from the University of Portland with a Bachelor of Arts in Education, a minor in German, and a mathematics endorsement. Over the years, she obtained endorsements in Middle School Science, Social Studies, and English Language Arts.  

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Ashley Watts

Instructional Assistant

Ashley Watts was born and raised in West Linn, Oregon. After graduating from West Linn high school, she studied Conservation Biology and Applied Linguistics at Portland State and Oregon State Universities. At a young age, Ashley developed a passion for

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