Occupation: Workforce Development Consultant, Bessler & Associates; Work-At-Home Mom

Occupational Background: Workforce Development Director, Office Of Community College Services, State of Oregon; Director, Job Training Partnership Administration, State of Oregon; Financial Analyst, School-to-Work Team, Oregon Department of Education, State of Oregon; Administrative Services Director, The Private Industry Council

Educational Background: Portland State University, Political Science; Frankfurt American High School, Frankfurt, Germany (honors graduate); Parkrose School District, Elementary through 7th grade

Prior Governmental Experience: Chair, Parkrose Board of Education, July 1998-June 1999

Personal: I am proud to have brought my husband of 15 years and our son back to Parkrose where we’ve made our home for 13 years.

  •   Experienced. I have over 22 years of experience with publicly funded job training and education programs. In June 1998 I was unanimously appointed to a mid-term vacancy on the Parkrose School board, and I was immediately elected Chair. I understand the educational and financial issues facing the District, and I have the knowledge and skills you need on your School Board.
  •   Focused on Children. My top priority is the education and achievement of all students in the district. Our children are our future, and my focus will be on their learning and their success.
  •   Accountable. District taxpayers expect and deserve to have their tax dollars spent wisely. With my background in public finance I will quickly cut to the bottom line and make sure you get the most for your money.
  •   Consensus Builder. Parkrose has seen some rocky times in the past few years. I have successfully worked with all parties to break deadlocks and move business forward. I appreciate your vote so I can continue my work to bring people together.

Focus on the Future

Vote BESSLER for Parkrose.

(This information furnished by Jacki Bessler)