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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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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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 was born and raised in Salem, Oregon. She fell in love with music early in life and began studying it as a young child. When she was eight years old, her music teacher played “Take Five” by the

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Chris Devers

Teacher

Mr. Devers teaches Lower School Integrated Literacy, Reading, Math, Science, Writing and Book Club, and Upper School Language Arts. Growing up as a military brat, Chris has lived all over the United States and abroad. Some of the more unique

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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, Healthy living for some upper 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

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Chelsea Jepson

Teacher

Ms. Jepson teaches with Lower School Math, Science and Reading, as well as Upper School Math. Chelsea was raised in Tigard, OR with her parents and brother. Her mother worked in special education and always came home happy with the most

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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 the last year off to complete a Masters of Art in Teaching at

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Chris Morrison

Teacher

Mr. Morrison teaches Lower School Social Studies and Reading, as well as Upper School Social Studies, Language Arts, Philosophy and Yearbook. Chris grew up in a variety of places, including Chicago, southern California, and Arizona. He attended the University of

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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. She has been a

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Maddy Roach

Teacher

Mrs. Roach teaches Lower School Reading, Math, Science and Book Club, and Upper School Math. Maddy grew up in a family with a focus on education. Her mom worked for numerous elementary schools as an office assistant, and now works

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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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Faaea Talalemotu

Teacher

Faaea Talalemotu is from Fagaitua, American Samoa.  He comes from a large family of nine sisters and three brothers.  Mr. Talalemotu’s mother was an early childhood teacher and so are three of his older sisters. He has been teaching for

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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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