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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.jpgKaren Brooks
Management Secretary

Karen has worked for the Beaverton School District since 1991. She worked in classrooms, as well as in the Special Education and Public Safety Departments. She’s been with the CCI department for the past seven years. Karen manages the office and is usually the friendly voice you hear when calling the department. Karen coordinates the Flyer Review Process and Employee Service & Retirement Recognition Program.

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