Long Term Development Committee Members - May 2012
Kate, LTDC Chair, is a former and an incoming LHS parent. She is a Wilson alum, a past peace corps volunteer and has been involved over the years in many community development projects. Kate practiced law for seven years before joining Nike where she has worked in finance and operations for twelve years. “I’m working on the LTDC because I believe that many of our most important societal investments take time, vision, and collaboration. I’m energized by the possibilities of working together with a broad community of stakeholders to make something happen that will be a win for our kids, schools, communities and our city.”
Richard “Dick” Spies
Director of Design for Group Mackenzie Architects, Dick brings a strong background in urban design to the LTDC. Additionally, he has been instrumental in a number of projects aimed at improving the future of Portland students, including the Ten Great Fields Program and the PPS Career Technology Exploration Task Force. Dick also helped spearhead the Lincoln Field Project, which has proved to be an invaluable asset to the school, the neighborhood and the entire community.
Lilly is a visual art teacher, working in the Portland Public Schools for the past 13 years. Since 2002 she has taught beginning through IB levels of Drawing, Painting and Printmaking at Lincoln High School. A few summers ago Lilly had the eye-opening opportunity to be involved with Green Building Teacher’s workshop as well as with Architecture in the Schools Teacher’s symposium. Both changed her vision of how design and development play an important role in the health of the working and learning environment for both teacher and student.
Alison E. Brody
Alison has been involved with Lincoln High School from virtually every perspective. She is a Lincoln alum, the longtime coach of Lincoln’s constitutional law debate team, and the parent of a future LHS student. A former attorney, she is involved in the Lincoln LTDC because she believes a strong public school system is essential to the health and vitality of the city.
Steve directs all physical plant operations, maintenance and capital improvement for Portland Community College. He has been involved in various capacities, including leading the development of over $1.25 billion in public improvements for higher education and the City of Portland. “I believe that the current LHS is antiquated, in terrible physical condition and needs to be replaced,” he says. “I want to help in that effort.” Steve’s twin sons are Lincoln graduates.
Ed is an Estimator, Project Manager and Project Superintendent for Walsh Construction Co. and holds a Masters in Engineering Management from George Washington University. His expertise in large construction projects has been invaluable to the committee. He served as construction project manager for Portland’s newest school, Rosa Parks, which was built using public and private partners. A parent of two Cleveland-cluster PPS students, Ed hopes not just for a renaissance of all PPS facilities but an actual renaissance of the PPS system. “It’s about more than just buildings. It’s about having a future educational system that gravitates toward 21st Century thinking and teaching.”
Jason serves as the PR/Communications advisor for the Lincoln LTDC. Jason enrolled in Lincoln through the International Studies Center (ISC) magnet program, and graduated in 2002. He currently serves as a coach for the Constitution Team, as well as Vice Chair for the school's Alumni Association Endowment Fund. His drive in serving the community reflects his experience as a student while attending Lincoln: "When this project is complete and a new Lincoln facility opens, it's my hope that all students who walk through these halls have the same life-changing learning experiences that I had as a student."
David is a founding Partner of Industry, a design and innovation company based in Portland, OR, and has led strategic, creative programs for a wide range of companies with a focus on the user experience in education, healthcare and technology industries. He has two children at Chapman Elementary and is looking forward to bringing a “student experience” focus to facility planning at Lincoln. David has previously been on the board of the Environmental Federation of Oregon and coached companies in adopting sustainable business practices through the Oregon Natural Step Network. David first moved to the Portland area in 1989 to work on inkjet printers at Hewlett-Packard in Vancouver, WA. David earned his BS in Engineering-Product Design at Stanford University.
COMMITTEE MEMBERS- EMERITIS
Francesca received her B.A. degree from Yale University and a Master of City Planning from U.C. Berkeley. Since joining Shiels Obletz Johnson, Inc. in 1998, she has collaborated on a variety of public and private projects involving housing, transportation, theatres, schools and mixed-use development. Francesca's primary responsibilities include conducting feasibility analyses, obtaining financing, managing the design process, procuring entitlements, and organizing neighborhood outreach. She helped structure and secure highly-complex financing packages for a number of local mixed-use projects. She has also provided consulting services for several school projects, including Rosa Parks Elementary. She served on the City's Design Commission from 2003-2006. “I believe school districts have the opportunity to think outside the box to find innovative solutions to their facility problems...”
Kirsten is Lincoln’s School Business Manager, overseeing Facilities, Technology, the Support Staff and all things non- instructional at LHS. Also a Lincoln parent of three (two alumni and one current student), Kirsten co-chaired the Short-Term Facilities Planning Committee, which resulted in the formation of additional classrooms, easing the overcrowding situation. As a parent volunteer, she has served on Site Council, LSAC, PTA, the Friends of Drama, and the College Counseling Volunteers, along with representing Lincoln and its feeder schools in PPS boundary committees throughout the last several years.
A student at Lincoln, Louis was appointed to serve on the LTDC by principal Peyton Chapman. His involvement was motivated by the sad fact that the building is virtually unchanged from the time his mother attended Lincoln.
Robert Matteri, MD
As chair of Lincoln’s Local School Advisory Committee (LSAC) for the past 3 years, Robert is responsible for coordinating all Lincoln parent organizations and facilitating discussions with the Lincoln administration. The antiquated conditions at Lincoln led LSAC two years ago to create the LTDC to look for solutions. He is also the parent of two current Lincoln students and one LHS graduate. Robert was a Co-Founder of the German American School of Portland, and the founder of the Oregon Reproductive Medicine Clinic where he is a practicing Reproductive Endocrinologist.
Dru is current Lincoln PTA President, a LHS Booster board member, a LHS Alumni Association board member, and has been involved in major fundraising throughout the Lincoln cluster. She is responsible for LTDC Communications/Outreach. “I take great pride in being a Lincoln parent and grad, and want to see Lincoln not just set the standard, but raise the standard for all of PPS. I strongly believe a new Lincoln, while maintaining its long-standing traditions and academic excellence, could be an important first step in upgrading all of Portland’s public schools.”
Tuck is a Portland attorney, currently serving as special counsel for the TriMet Commuter Rail project. He was previously Director of HAP New Columbia project and its associated Rosa Parks School funding and ultimate construction. Tuck is connected to Lincoln by five related former and one current student