Board Members

 

The Sisters School Board consists of five members elected to serve overlapping four-year terms as non-salaried trustees of the School District. As elected officials, the Board is responsible for the scope, depth, and quality of education and its the official policy-making body of the school district.

In addition to establishing policies for the operation of the district, the Board defines the philosophy of the district, and in cooperation with the Superintendent, determines educational goals and standards, authorizes curriculum revision or development, approves employment and termination of personnel, approves the budget and sets the tax rate, approves property purchases, approves new building plans, and hears grievances of employees, students, and citizens.

The responsibilities of a School Board Director require the unselfish giving of time and service. There are an endless number of meetings and school functions to attend, unlimited amounts of reports, agendas, proposals, and other information to read and study, and a variety of difficult decisions to make.

Don Hedrick

Don Hedrick

Position #1, Director

Term Expires: 06-30-2017
don.hedrick@sisters.k12.or.us

Don Hedrick is a retired teacher, coach and administrator. He serves as Board Chair for the Sisters School Board and serves on several committees for the Sisters School District. Don was elected to the Board in 2009 and he believes in strong collaboration among board members, administrators, school staff, and community members, which help to provide the best possible education for students.

Greg Zadow

Greg Zadow

Position #2, Director

Term Expires: 06-30-2017
greg.zadow@sisters.k12.or.us

Greg Zadow has lived in Sisters since 2001 with his wife, Kim, and family, moving here primarily for their two daughters to attend Sisters Elementary, Middle, and High Schools. He is the owner and founder of Green Ridge Physical Therapy and Wellness.

Greg values the importance of education and is a life-long learner, graduating with a physiotherapy degree from the University of South Australia in 1990, returning to formal schooling in Utah in 2007 to receive his clinical doctorate. In the meantime, he continues to pursue higher levels of learning with manual therapy specialities, most recently in the area of Fascial Strain and Counterstrain.

Greg has been a Silver member of the Outlaw Black and White Club since its inception and has provided scholarships for SHS graduates entering into the medical field for the last five years.

Jeff Smith

Jeff Smith

Position #3, Board Chair

Term Expires: 06-30-2019
jeff.smith@sisters.k12.or.us

Jeff Smith served on the Sisters School Board for a dozen years from 1999-2011. He was appointed as an interim board member after a 3½ year hiatus and then elected for a 4-year term in May 2015.

Jeff retired as a university professor in 2004, after 30 years of teaching, primarily in the areas of governmental finance and public policy analysis. Jeff has been active in each of the schools in Sisters since moving to town in 1995.

He is committed to insuring that every graduate of our schools has the knowledge, skills, and values to be a great citizen.

In his spare time, Jeff serves on the Board of the Sisters Folk Festival, serves as the unpaid coach of the Middle School wrestling team, and hikes a section of the Pacific Crest Trail every summer.

Stephen King

Stephen King

Position #4, Director

Term Expires: 06-30-2019
stephen.king@sisters.k12.or.us

Stephen King has had an extensive high tech business career spanning 30 years and three continents. Throughout his career, Stephen guided organizations to exceptional performance through high degrees of team participation and effective hands-on leadership.

His specific social involvement has been with Planetread (increasing Literacy), BookBox (creating culturally appropriate content with same language subtitling), Lend A Hand (working at the intersection of education and livelihood, creating employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for the rural youth of India, making the school education practical and relevant by providing job/life skills training, aptitude testing, career counseling, and bridge loan for micro-enterprises), and World Pulse (an interactive space where women worldwide, including those using Internet cafés in rural areas, can speak for themselves to the world and collaborate to solve global problems.)

He has held two world records for endurance fencing and high altitude running. He was a collegiate fencer and rugby player and fenced for England. He has travelled around the world twice and has snow settled with his wife Jennifer in Central Oregon, where they raise their four children. He is active in the local community.

Amanda Clark

Amanda Clark

Position #5, Vice-Chair

Term Expires: 06-30-2017
amanda.clark@sisters.k12.or.us

Amanda Clark grew up near the Oregon Coast and attended Oregon State University. After receiving her B.A., she worked as an EMT in Lincoln County and volunteered with North Lincoln Fire and Rescue. She married and moved to Central Oregon in 2004 and worked for St. Charles Medical Center in Bend until the birth of her second child. She and her husband have lived in Sisters since 2012 and their two children attend SES.

Amanda was raised with a strong belief in the importance of public service and she embraces this opportunity to serve her community.