OCCUPATION: Administration Manager – Cramer Fish Sciences (2003-present)

OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: Administration Manager – GemTop (1998-2003); Assistant Manager – Larson Bus Sales, Inc. (1995-1998); Co-Owner – Mark's Car Clinic Inc. (1980-1996); David Douglas Educational Foundation (1991-present) Three years Treasurer; David Douglas High School PTSA(1985-1994), Two years President; Floyd Light PTA(1983-85, 1988-1990), Three years Vice President; David Douglas Citizen Advisory Committee(1979-82), One year Secretary; Lincoln Park PTA(1978-88), Two years President, One year Treasurer

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Masters in Business Administration Portland State University, June 1991; Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, Portland State University, June 1990; Associate of Science Degree in Business Administration Mt. Hood Community College, June 1988

PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: David Douglas School Board, (1991-Present) – Two years Chair; David Douglas Budget Committee(1987-Present); Program Advisory Committee – Opportunity Gateway (1998-Present), Committee Member

My husband, Mark, and I have been residents of the David Douglas district since 1976. As a volunteer in the David Douglas School District for the past thirty years, I have spent many hours working with students, staff, and parents. My focus is to serve the district to the best of my ability and to advance the district goals in preparing the children for the 21st century. The next few years will be challenging as the district must deal with capacity enrollment, but with limited ability to expand facilities. At the same time the mandates by the federal government with No Child Left Behind will continue to test the district. As a member of the School Board, I have been actively involved in addressing these issues and would like to continue finding solutions to the challenge of increasing student performance with limited financial resources.

I always felt open communication between school and community was a number one priority. And as a school board member I would like to continue to foster the feeling of open communication with the residents of the David Douglas School District.

(This information furnished by Frieda J. Christopher)

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