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Shellie Bailey-Shah

Shellie Bailey-Shah • Public Communications Officer

Shellie joined the Beaverton School District in 2020. Prior to her current position, she was a long-time investigative reporter at KATU-TV in Portland. She earned a reputation for her brand of advocacy journalism, as well as a number of regional, state and national awards. After more than 20 years in television news, Shellie started her own successful online family travel magazine. She has two sons, both of whom attended Beaverton schools. Over the years, she has served in various volunteer roles in the district from scout leader to senior night coordinator to PTO vice president.

Phone: 503-356-4362
Kara Yunck

Kara Yunck • Communications Coordinator

Kara joined the CCI Department in September 2014. She has a background in broadcast news, production, writing, video and photography. Kara coordinates projects between CCI and other departments, monitors and writes for the District's social media platforms and publications, advises on webpage development, photographs school and District events and produces videos for the District.

Phone: 503-356-4378
Melissa Larson

Melissa Larson • Communications Specialist

Melissa has been with the District since 2008. She had a background in business administration and marketing. Melissa is responsible for internal and external communications throughout the District. She writes for District e-publications, photographs school and District events and maintains District web pages.

Phone: 503-356-4363
Sean Van

Sean Van • Graphic Designer

Sean joined the CCI department in February 2020. He has a background in graphic communications and has been doing design work for 15 years. Sean is responsible for providing graphic design services and staff training to enhance the effectiveness of District communications.

Phone: 503-356-4524


Colin Elliot

Colin Elliot • Videographer

Colin Elliot began working for the Beaverton School District as an Instructional Assistant at Merlo Station in 2009. He worked as an educational videographer for eight years before joining the CCI department. Colin has created over 400 videos for the Beaverton School District and also serves as a mentor to students interested in filmmaking.

Phone: 503-356-4355


Johanna Shrout

Johanna Shrout, CVA • Coordinator, District Volunteer Services

Johanna joined the CCI Department in August 2000. Previously, she was the founding coordinator for the Beaverton Family Resource Center. Johanna provides support, training and coordination of the adult-based volunteer programs, including volunteer coordinators, Parent Group Organization and Clothes for Kids/Shoe Box.

Phone: 503-356-4443
Karla Barrett-Curtis

Karla Barrett-Curtis • Management Secretary

Karla began her career with the Beaverton School District Human Resources Department in 2016. She has a BA in Social Science and a minor in Business Administration. Additionally, she is bicultural-bilingual in Spanish and English Languages. Karla has worked as a Spanish teacher and advocated for the expansion of the dual language programs in middle schools. Karla previously worked as a social worker for the State of Oregon. In her current role, Karla manages the Flyer Review process, Employee Service & Retirement Recognitions, public inquiries, special events and assists Public Communications Officer Shellie Bailey-Shah.

Phone: 503-356-4360
Christina Mackin

Christina Mackin • Community Resource Coordinator

Christina joined the CCI Department in August 2016. Christina has experience as a volunteer project manager, coordinating community projects for schools and bringing hundreds of volunteers together to share their passion for kids. Christina promotes and assists schools and departments in developing collaborative and inclusive Community Partnership Teams, helping to assess needs and making connections with community partners and resources. Christina also actively promotes the AVID program, cultivating the college-readiness culture in our schools by recruiting volunteer tutors that facilitate weekly student-led tutorial sessions.

Phone: 503-356-4504
CCI supports the Beaverton School District's goal by:
  • Delivering clear, concise and timely information to parents, students, employees, the community and news media through a variety of communication platforms.
  • Ensuring Strategic Plan measurements are widely communicated.
  • Maintaining relationships with our community partners and volunteer programs.
  • Maximizing awareness of the District's Strategic Plan and Pillars of Learning.
  • Increasing trust and transparency by providing accurate and timely information on May 2014 Bond projects.
  • Strengthening employee, student, parent and community engagement through our Integrated Communication and Marketing Plan.