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  • Office of Operations Guide Book

    This guide is designed to help you navigate your building, provide resources from each department and provide shareable information for your staff and community that you may encounter as the building leader.

    Guide Book
    (Staff Only)

  • Office of School Modernization

    The Office of School Modernization uses voter-approved General Obligation Bond funds for the important work of rebuilding our aging schools, making them all safer, more sustainable and better equipped for 21st century learning.

    www.pps.net/bond Org Chart

    Maintenance Operations

    Maintaining our facilities and infrastructure to ensure a warm, safe and dry learning environment for our students to thrive.

    www.pps.net/maintenance Org Chart

    Security & Emergency Management

    Support safe and secure learning environments through the following programs: Emergency Management, Physical Security, Campus Safety Associates, Fingerprinting, Background Checks, and Badging, Alarm Code Management and Security Consultation.

    www.pps.net/security Org Chart

    Planning & Real Estate 

    Handles all real estate contracts and capital planning.  The Civic Use of Buildings department is also located in this area.

    www.pps.net/facilities Org Chart

    Project Management & Construction

    Manages non-bond related facility modifications, upgrades and major maintenance projects.

    www.pps.net/construction Org Chart

    Nutrition Services

    Nutrition Services is committed to creating healthy school environments that support lifelong wellness for students by educating palates, inspiring culinary curiosity, and nourishing the health of the community through delicious, high-quality, nutrient-rich, school meals.

    www.pps.net/nutrition Org Chart


    Coordinating safe and timely transportation services for home to school, field trips, athletics and specialized services.

    www.pps.net/transportation Org Chart

    Warehouse Services

     Our mission is to provide world-class support to all PPS schools and programs in the areas of material management and distribution. We strive to support student achievement and staff productivity through our quality services.

    www.pps.net/warehouse Org Chart

    Custodial Services

     Ensuring over 9 million square feet of learning space is clean and ready for our students and staff to thrive.

    www.pps.net/custodial-services Org Chart

    Safe Routes to Schools

     Working to create safe, easy, and fun ways for kids to walk, bike, skate, scoot, bus or carpool to school.



Dan Jung
Chief Operating Officer
(503) 916-3211
Natasha Garcia
Project Manager
(503) 916-6545
Brandon Coonrod
Director of Transportation
(503)916-2000 x77295
Stormy Shanks
Senior Director, Office of School Modernization
Lydia Neill
Director of Projects and Construction
(503) 916-6544
Frank Leavitt
Director of Facilities and Warehouse. Interim Dir. Of Maintenance
Whitney Ellersick,MS,RDN
Senior Director of Nutrition Services
Molly Romay
Senior Director of Security & Emergency Management
Tom Odgers
Director of Maintenance Operations