• Mission: To support all levels of the Portland Public Schools system to facilitate instruction that features dynamic problem-solving and integrated, personalized, and contextualized learning experiences.

    Vision: In order to develop emotionally and physically healthy, fully-engaged 21st-century citizens, Portland Public Schools believes every student should participate in instruction that features dynamic problem-solving and integrated, personalized, and contextualized learning experiences. These transformative school and community-based experiences will be a catalyst critical for closing the racial, gender, linguistic, and economic opportunity gaps.

Department Contacts

Dr. Sarah Davis
Dr. Sarah Davis
Sr. Director, STEAM
503-916-3495
Dr. Susan Holveck
Program Administrator, Science
503-916-3538
Kristen Brayson
Program Administrator, Visual & Performing Arts
503-916-3286
Patrice Woods
Director, Mathematics
503-916-3557
Dr. Jenny Withycombe
Program Administrator, Health & PE
503-916-3615
Mary Wiener
STEAM Programs Manager
503-916-3924
Nichole Berg
Climate Justice Program Manager
503-916-3874
Rachel Larsen
STEAM Administrative Assistant
503-916-3925