Occupation: Community Technology Center Manager

Occupational Background: Family Resource Worker for at-risk families

Educational Background: Graduated Franklin HS; Attended PCC and CCC

Prior Governmental Experience: None

Carrie ADAMS - Quality Education For All Children

“I’m running for school board because too many of our children are being left behind. Student achievement scores are at crisis level. All children deserve a chance to succeed. I will hold administrators accountable and make sure that teachers have the resources and training necessary so that no child is left behind. We can make a difference. It is time to put the needs of our children first.”


“As a former PPS school counselor, I’ve known Carrie for years. She’s bright, sensitive and aware of the problems facing our schools. You can be sure she has the best interest of our children in mind. She’ll be a great addition to the Portland Public School Board.”

State Rep. Carolyn Tomei

Carrie ADAMS - Proven Service for Schools:

A single mom of three, Carrie Adams has volunteered in our schools for over 10 years. Carrie knows first-hand the problems in the classroom...and she’s done something about it.

• Head Start Community Technology Center Manager

• PTA Vice President, Secretary, Volunteer Coordinator

• Site Council Member


• Education Crisis Team

• 10 year classroom volunteer

• Parent Involvement Trainer

Carrie ADAMS - Working to Improve Education:

• Increasing academic achievement

• Reducing dropout rates

• Requiring rigorous curriculum for all students

• Securing adequate, stable school funding

• Demanding accountability from the top down

Carrie ADAMS - Endorsed By The People You Trust:

State Sen. Avel Gordly, Tony Hopson, Commissioner Serena Cruz, State Rep. Dan Gardner, Lolenzo Poe, Bishop Wells, Rev. Bailey, Macceo Pettis, Richard Brown, State Rep. Deb Kafoury, Ronnie Herndon, Board Member Derry Jackson, State Rep. Carolyn Tomei, Bill Bigelow, Portland New Party, Martin Gonzalez, Jamie Partridge, Multnomah County Democrats, Portland Rainbow Coalition, National Association of Letter Carriers, ACORN



(This information furnished by Carrie Adams for PPS)


Occupation: Managing Partner, EDJE Consulting; Mother of Katherine (7), Thomas (6), Jackson (2); Parent volunteer for schools

Occupational Background: Education Advisor, State Rep. Randall Edwards (D-Portland); manager, Oregon House Speaker’s office; administrator/manager, US Senate

Educational Background: Oregon State University, Bachelor of Arts; Portland Public Schools graduate (Glencoe Elementary, Washington-Monroe High School)

Prior Governmental Experience: Commissioner, Oregon Commission for Child Care

Volunteer: PTA member; former Interim Chair, Coalition for School Funding Now; Board Member, Mt. Tabor Preschool (‘97-98)

Dear Neighbor,

As a mother of three, I’m deeply committed to our public schools. We need to strengthen neighborhood schools. We can do better! I’ll insist on a rigorous curriculum for ALL kids, and work to restore programs like art and music. I ask for your support.

--Julia Brim-Edwards

A Proven Leader for Our Local Schools

As a leader for the statewide school coalition and parent volunteer, Julia brought together parents, teachers and community leaders to:

  • Prevent deep state budget cuts in Portland’s school funding;
  • Lower class sizes;
  • Help pass Ballot Measure 52, bringing $15 million to Portland schools without additional taxes.

“Julia will bring leadership experience and a deep commitment to children to the Board. That’s why Portland teachers endorse Julia.”

--Eileen Wende, Portland teacher

A Leader for Quality & Accountable Schools

  • Working with teachers and parents, Julia will relentlessly pursue gains in student achievement and a reduction in our dropout rate.
  • Julia has 15 years of financial and management experience. She’ll be a fiscal watchdog for taxpayers, ensuring our money is well spent.

“Julia will always keep a sharp eye on the bottom line and hold district administrators financially accountable.”

--Lynn Lundquist; Author,
Quality Education Model


Portland Association of Teachers, State Treasurer Randall Edwards, State Senators Kate Brown & Ginny Burdick, Portland School Board Members Karla Wenzel and Ron Saxton; Mult. County Commissioner Lisa Naito; Portland School Foundation past Chair Sho Dozono; Mike Roach, Jane Ames, Pamela Echeverio and many parents...

(This information furnished by Julia Brim-Edwards)