Springfield Board of EducationLaurie Adams, Position 1Phone: 541-729-3321Term Expires: 6-30-2019Professionally, Laurie has been a realtor and an insurance agent for the last 30 years. She previously served on the Springfield Board of Education from 1985 to 1997. Laurie was re-appointed on July 15, 2002, and elected to that position in the spring of 2003. Her current term runs through June 30, 2019. She was elected to serve on the Oregon School Boards Association Board of Directors Region 6/Position 6, effective April 30, 2010. Laurie is passionate about kids, especially her granddaughters, and she loves Springfield!! You can email Laurie at email@example.com.Emilio Hernandez, Ph.D, Position 2Phone: 541-726-3201Term Expires: 6-30-2017Emilio was appointed by the school board on September 12, 2016, to fill a vacated position. He has lived in Springfield for more than 45 years and is committed to helping all children gain a meaningful education and experience in our schools. Emilio has served on the district's Budget Committee and the Bond Oversight Committee and also served nine years on the state Board of Education. A former migrant worker, he has been actively involved in both area and national Latino organizations and is passionate about issues affecting families in poverty. With a PhD in higher education, he is currently employed working directly with at-risk youth through Direction Service, a Springfield agency the provides support for disabled children. You can email Emilio at firstname.lastname@example.org.Zach Bessett, Position 3Phone: 541-726-3201Term Expires: 6-30-2021Erik Bishoff, Vice Chair, Position 5Phone: 541-543-9322Term Expires: 6-30-2017Erik is a nearly native Oregonian, having moved to the area at age five, and has lived most of his life in the southern Willamette Valley. He is a graduate of the University of Oregon and Southern Oregon University who owns his own commercial photography business. In recent years, Erik has volunteered for a number of committees for Springfield Public Schools, the City of Springfield, and the Oregon Department of Transportation. Erik and his wife Bonnie Williams have lived in Springfield since 2008 and have two children who attend school in the district. You can reach Erik at email@example.com.