Springfield Board of EducationLaurie Adams, Position 1Phone: 541-729-3321Term Expires: 6-30-2019Professionally, Laurie has been a realtor and an insurance agent for more than 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. Laurie is passionate about kids, especially her granddaughters, and she loves Springfield!! You can email Laurie at email@example.com.Emilio Hernandez, Ph.D, Vice Chair, Position 2Phone: 541-726-3201Term Expires: 6-30-2021Emilio was elected to the school board in May 2017. 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: 6-30-2021Zach was elected to the school board in May 2017. Zach has lived in Springfield for more than 30 years and is a 2000 Springfield High School graduate. Having a teaching degree himself, Zach is enthusiastic about helping create endless possibilities for our community's youth. He currently works as a sports and recreation coordinator at Willamalane and does freelance woodworking and mechanic. He has a special interest in career and technical education and STEAM curriculum. He has previously served on the district's budget committee and the bond oversight committee. Zach can be reached by email at email@example.com.Tony Jobanek, Position 4Phone: 541-726-3201Term Expires: 6-30-2019Tony was appointed by the school board on October 9, 1017, to fill the recently vacated Position 4 on the board. His term will expire on June 30, 2019, at which time he will be able to run for re-election. Tony grew up in Springfield, a product of Thurston schools, and has lived in the community for 56 years. He’s also had two children go through the district, and he feels strongly about helping all students, as our future generation and future leaders, have the opportunity to be successful and prepared for their lives after school. Tony has an extensive background in managing and developing programs for public works professionals at the City of Eugene. He has a degree in management (with emphasis on Human Resources and Finance) from UO. He is especially interested in improving student performance, class sizes and student driving safety. You can email Tony at firstname.lastname@example.org.Erik Bishoff, Chair, Position 5Phone: 541-543-9322Term Expires: 6-30-2021Erik 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.