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2019-2020 SCHOOL BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Position: Chair Shelley Niemann
Phone # 541-307-0123
Email shelley.niemann@philomath.k12.or.usTerm Expires: June 2021I 

   I have served on the Philomath School Board of Directors since 2017. My husband and I have two sons that attend schools in the district. Having roots that date back generations in the Philomath area as well as currently serving as the Executive Director of the Philomath Area Chamber of Commerce, I care deeply about this school district and surrounding community. Our youth are the future and we need to provide them with rich learning experiences and every opportunity to receive a high-quality, well-rounded education. I want to help students and staff succeed, and will support them toward that success through the means available to me as a board member. We are fortunate to live and learn in such a great community and I consider it a privilege to serve on the board.

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Position: Vice Chair
Karen Skinkis
Phone # 541-929-7903
Email karen.skinkis@philomath.k12.or.us
Term Expires: June 2023
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Position: Director
 

 

Jim Kildea
Phone # 541-929-7430
Term Expires: June 2021

   Jim has served as a board member for the Philomath School District for the past 8 years. He and his wife Laura have lived within the Philomath School District for 21 years and they have 7 children who have attended or are attending school in this district. Jim is a Supply Chain Development Manager at Hewlett Packard.

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Position: Director
 

 

Greg Gerding
Phone # 541-929-5360
Email greg.gerding@philomath.k12.or.us
Term Expires: June 2021

   I have served on the Philomath School Board since 2017. I was born and raised in the Philomath area. My wife Judy and I both graduated from Philomath High School. Judy and I have three children and 10 grandchildren, nine of whom attend Philomath schools. I am a retired U.S. Navy Commander (Aviation) and Senior Systems Engineer (Northrop Grumman Space & Mission Systems). I also serve on the Corvallis-Benton County Library Advisory Board. I take seriously my commitment to Philomath Schools and our community.  We have a tremendous community here with wonderful families and people with a rich and full heritage. I commit my efforts on the school board to provide every student in our district with the resources, assistance, and environment to enable her or him to graduate on time and succeed at the next level of their choosing, whatever that be – college, job, military, or technical training.

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Position: Director
Anton Grube
Phone # 541-740-3908
Email anton.grube@philomath.k12.or.us
Term Expires: June 2023
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Responsibilities

The Philomath School Board is responsible for providing a quality educational program for approximately 1,600 students in grades K-12. Their main job is to set District Policy. Board members serve four-year terms on a volunteer basis. 

 

Board Meeting Schedule

School Board meetings are currently held the third Monday of each month at the District Office Board Room, 1620 Applegate St, unless otherwise noted. All meetings are open to the public except for executive sessions as authorized by law. Time is set aside at the business meeting for public comments. Meetings typically begin at 7:00 p.m. To place an item on the agenda, contact Lillian Edmonds at the District Office 541-929-3169, at least two weeks prior to the meeting. 

Meeting Dates 2020-2021:

  • July 13 - 7:00 PM -  ZOOM meeting on Facebook Live:  Philomath School District Board Chamber page
  • August 17 - 7:00 PM - ZOOM meeting on Facebook Live:  Philomath School District Board Chamber page
  • September 21- 7:00 PM - ZOOM meeting on Facebook Live:  Philomath School District Board Chamber page
  • October 19 - 7:00 PM - ZOOM meeting on Facebook Live:  Philomath School District Board Chamber page
  • November 16 - 7:00 PM - ZOOM meeting on Facebook Live:  Philomath School District Board Chamber page
  • January 25* - 7:00 PM - ZOOM meeting on Facebook Live:  Philomath School District Board Chamber page
  • February 22* - 7:00 PM - ZOOM meeting on Facebook Live:  Philomath School District Board Chamber page
  • March 15 - 7:00 PM - ZOOM meeting on Facebook Live:  Philomath School District Board Chamber page
  • April 19 - 7:00 PM - ZOOM meeting on Facebook Live:  Philomath School District Board Chamber page
  • May 17 - 7:00 PM - ZOOM meeting on Facebook Live:  Philomath School District Board Chamber page
  • June 21 - 7:00 PM - ZOOM meeting on Facebook Live:  Philomath School District Board Chamber page 
*Due to holidays, the meeting will be held on the 4th Monday.
 
 

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