• RESJ Community Advisory Committee


    The PPS RESJ Community Advisory Committee is to advise the school board and Superintendent about the educational equity impacts of policy decisions and monitor systemwide Racial Equity and Social Justice progress. In alignment with SB 732 and PPS’ vision and Strategic Plan, the composition of the PPS RESJ Community Advisory Committee’s membership shall be focused on ensuring that it is primarily representative of underserved student groups and may not exclude members based on immigration status.

  • RESJ Community Advisory Committee Public Meetings

RESJ Community Advisory Committee Public Meetings
  • Background Information

    PPS solicited students, parents, staff and community that are reflective of our communities of color, and represent the diversity and intersectionality of identities throughout our community.  Membership will be student centered and members are interested in Racial Equity and Social Justice work, personal and professional growth, and integrating these interests to fulfill PPS mission. Members are good communicators and have the ability to influence and lead.  Strong community connection, accountability to community. 

    Members were selected and as a member of this committee, they will bring a much-needed perspective to the work we do at Portland Public Schools. Their contributions will help the Superintendent, School Board, and our district move forward together in our aspirations to support students, close opportunity gaps, and live into our values of racial equity. The District is grateful that you are willing to share your time and talents. 



    Rudy Duncan

    Student 6th Grade Kellogg MS

    Malcolm Ewing

    Student 12th Franklin HS

    June Healy

    Student, 11th Cleveland HS

    Izla Cahill

    Student, 8th Grade Beaumont MS

    Jessica Montas-Mendoza

    Staff (Reconnection Services), former Student

    Jamartae (Martae) Brown

    Staff - Restorative Justice Coordinator, Beaumont MS

    Destiny Spruill

    Chief Clerk, Early Childhood Evaluation

    Chrysanthius Lathan

    Staff - Principal Sabin ES

    Nohea'ililani Waiwai'ole

    Staff - Student Success Coordinator Marysville ES

    Pramila Kumar

    Senior GL Accountant

    Tanya Burkhard

    Parent - Kairos

    Anna Marquez

    Parent, Ockley Green 

    Kolini Futsua

    RESJ Partner, IRCO

    Adriel Person

    RESJ Partner, POIC, parent, former PPS Student

    Ernie Guerrero

    RESJ Partner, Open School Step Up

    Information about the RESJ CAC can be found in the PPS RESJ Community Advisory Committee charter.