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Beaverton School District
Beaverton School District

Beaverton Schools

School Board Election

On May 16, 2023, voters will elect three Beaverton School Board members to 4-year terms. 

The Communications & Community Involvement Department hosted a School Board Candidate Forum on Tuesday, April 25. KOIN's Dan Tilkin moderated the forum. The forum was livestreamed to the district's YouTube channel. 

Open positions:

  • Zone 3 - Currently held by Eric Simpson
  • Zone 6 - Currently held by Becky Tymchuk
  • Zone 7 - Currently held by Tom Colett

School Board Candidate Forum

Meet the Candidates

Zone 3

Zone 3 - Maham Ahmed

Maham Ahmed

Occupation: Deputy Communications Lead, Wildfire Risk Reduction & Infrastructure Team, U.S. Forest Service

Education: Columbia University, M.P.A, Environmental Policy; University of California Irvine, B.A, Environmental Science

Public Service/Activities: Employee Voice and Action Co-Chair and Bystander Intervention Training Lead, PNW Research Station, United States Forest Service, 2020-present; Portland Chapter New Leaders Council Fellow, 2018; Presidential Management Fellow, The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, 2013-2015

Zone 3 - Connie Clemens

Connie Clemens

Occupation: Retired teacher

Education: Portland State University, B.S., Education

Public Service/Activities: Kidspire Trainer, Kenya, Africa, 2005-2019; Talented and Gifted (TAG) Teaching Volunteer, 2013-2014; Director, Community House, 2006-2008

Zone 3 - Melissa Potter

Melissa Potter

Occupation: Clinical Partnership Liaison, College of Education, Oregon State University

Education: University of Oregon, D.Ed., Educational Leadership; Pacific University, M.A.T, Science Instruction; Willamette University, B.A., Biology

Public Service/Activities: School Volunteer, Beaverton School District, 2015-present; SOLVE Volunteer, 2021-present; Diversity and Inclusion Governance Committee, College of Education, Oregon State University, 2022-present; Oregon Pre-service Education Network (OPEN), 2017-present; STEM Council Committee Member, Portland State University 2014-2015; Site Council, Southridge High School, Beaverton School District, 2005-2006

Zone 6

Zone 6 - Jeff Myers

Jeff Myers

Occupation: Director, Tech Sales Operations, Cohesity Inc.

Education: George Fox University, B.S., Management & Business; Portland Community College, A.S.

Public Service/Activities: Public education research, analysis, and advocacy, Save Oregon Schools, 2021-Current

Zone 6 - Justice Rajee

Justice Rajee

Occupation: Director, Reimagine Oregon

Education: Marylhurst University, M.A.T., Secondary Teaching; University of Pittsburgh, B.A., History

Public Service/Activities: Co-founder Black Parent Union, 2019-present; Portland Black Male Achievement Steering Committee, 2013-present; Williams Russell CDC/Project Working Group, 2018-present

Zone 7

Zone 7 - Tammy Carpenter

Tammy Carpenter

Occupation: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

Education: University of Chicago, M.D.; Washington University, B.S., Engineering

Public Service/Activities: Secretary, Oregon Society of Anesthesiologists, 2010-2012, 2017-present; Treasurer, Oregon Society of Anesthesiologists, 2020-2022