Tom Koehler

Trudy Sargent

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    Director Koehler was elected to the Board in 2013.  As the parent of
     three, Tom has seen firsthand the difference a great educator can make   
     in the lives of young learners.  Portland Public Schools continually faces
     hard choices - impacting everything from budgets to boundaries - and
     each and every student needs an advocate, someone who can navigate
     the bureaucracy, someone willing to make critical decisions to help them
     all exceed, someone able and eager to serve.

     Tom is a native of Portland and a fifth generation Oregonian.  He
     graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in economics.  Tom
     previously served as a City Councilman for the City of Cornelius, Oregon,
     and is the co-founder of two businesses:  Celilo group Media and Pacific
     Ethanol.  He is also a Co-chair cabinet member and volunteer for Habitat
     for Humanity.