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Communications & Community Involvement
Picture of Maureen Wheeler Maureen Wheeler, APR
Public Communications Officer

Maureen has been with the Beaverton School District since 1990. Prior to her current position, she led Volunteer Services and Business/Education Partnerships for Beaverton. Her responsibilities include leading the District’s strategic communications, marketing, community relations, elections, media relations, volunteer services and community partnerships functions. Maureen is the spokesperson for the Beaverton School District.

Phone: (503) 356-4360
Picture of Kara YunckKara 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, photographs school and District events and produces videos for the District.

Phone: (503) 356-4378
melissa-larson.jpgMelissa Larson
Communications Specialist

Melissa has been with the District since 2008. She has 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
Picture of Henry ChanHenry Chan
Graphic Designer

Henry Chan joined the CCI department in August 2014. He is an experienced graphic designer previously with the University of Oregon and Portland Community College. Henry analyzes and creates visual solutions for a variety of communication projects. Those include, but are not limited to: posters, flyers, signage, web /video graphics, banners, newsletters, reports, presentations and brochures.

Phone: (503) 356-4524
Picture of Johanna ShroutJohanna 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 Organizations, and the Clothes Closet/Shoe Box.

Phone: (503) 356-4443
karen-brooks.jpgKarla 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 from Portland State University. Additionally, she is bicultural-bilingual in Spanish and English languages. She has worked as a Spanish teacher for a private preschool-kindergarten and advocated and promoted the expansion​ of the two-way Spanish language immersion programs in middle schools for BSD. Karla also served as a social worker for six years with the State of Oregon Department of Human Services. In her current role, Karla manages the Flyer Review process, Employee Service, Retirement Recognitions, public inquiries, special events, and assists Public Communications Officer, Maureen Wheeler.

Phone: (503) 356-4360
Picture of Christina MackinChristina Mackin
Community Resource Coordinator

Christina joined the CCI department in August 2016. Christina has a long history 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
​​Picture of Candice Hiatt​Candice Hiatt
Communications Assistant

Candice joined the CCI department in September 2017. Prior to her current position, she managed international public health programs and school beautification projects. Candice assists with Volunteer Services, Community Partnerships, Employee Service & Retirement Recognitions, and other special projects. 

Phone: (503) 356-4355