Director, Position 1, Zone 1

Photo of Ernest ButenschoenErnest A Butenschoen

Occupation: Retired Teacher

Occupational Background: Middle School Teacher for 31 years in the David Douglas School District; Middle School Coach and Athletic Director; David Douglas Community Sports Coordinator.

Educational Background: Lewis and Clark College, 1987, MAT; Oregon College of Education, 1980, BS; David Douglas High School

Prior Governmental Experience: David Douglas Education Association President 1997; East County Bargaining Council Treasurer 2000-2011; Bargaining Team David Douglas Certified 7 different contracts; Centennial School Board 2011 to current; MESD Budget Committee 2013-2018; Centennial District Bargaining Team, current; Board Member-Food for Families, current

Dear Friends, I’m asking for your vote once again to continue to serve on the Centennial School District Board of Directors, Position 1.

My wife and I have enjoyed living in the Centennial School District for 30 years. Our two children attended Centennial Schools and were well-prepared to pursue their goals and dreams after graduation. We love this community! With that said, there is much work to be done.

The priorities of the school board, termed Destination 2023, focuses on five key areas:

  • Student-Focused Teaching and Learning. All staff have the skills and support to deliver effective Instruction that is relevant and responsive to all students.
  • Healthy Culture and Environment. We share a vision for a healthy school culture and climate and agree on how we will measure it in our schools.
  • Effective Systems and Programs. School Staff participate on teams to deepen and support student success.
  • Community Partnerships. Partnerships support our programs, schools, and processes to increase access and support for all students.
  • Equity. The idea that each learner will receive the necessary resources needed to thrive in our schools, no matter what.

My thanks to the Centennial teachers, administrators, classified staff, fellow board members, volunteers, and parents who are dedicated daily to provide our students with a great educational environment.

Thanks, Ernie Butenschoen

(This information furnished by Ernest A. Butenschoen.)

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