Board of Directors

Kellie Shaw
Board President
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Kellie Shaw is a racial equity and community advocate with a passionate commitment to social justice. She came to a Board meeting 3 years ago, to voice concerns about an issue, and never left. Kellie has always enjoyed learning and believes it is imperative to create an environment that encourages all children to learn and grow. With 35 years of parenting experience, she knows the importance of working together. She tells her children regularly: “Your playing small does not serve the world.” It is by these words that she lives her life. She openly shares her life experiences, in hope that they help others, and has been told that her transparency empowers others to do the same. Kellie is honored to serve as Board President this year. She also volunteers as a facilitator at Resolutions Northwest.

Stacy Blanton
Board Member
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Stacy Blanton was introduced to Trillium when her daughter enrolled in the 4th grade in Fall 2013. She had recently moved back to Portland after having lived in Reno, NV for eight years, and loved the community that she found at our school. When the opportunity to join the Board arose, to support her daughter’s school and education, she jumped at it. From 2015-2017, Stacy served as our Board President. She brought expertise in budget development and management, and project management, from her career as an asset manager for a local developer. In her free time, Stacy enjoys skiing Mt Hood, and other outdoor fun, with her family.

 

Paul Koehler
Board Member
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Paul Koehler is a native Oregonian, but his career started in Brooklyn, NY, where he ran school operations and strategy for a K-8 charter school, Leadership Prep Bedford Stuyvesant, part of Uncommon Schools. After moving back to the Pacific Northwest three years ago, Paul joined Volunteers of America, where he helped to transform the agencies charting, reporting and quality assurance practices. Last year, Paul joined the Relay Graduate School of Education, where he is focusing on designing and running programs that increase undergraduates access to crucial experience in teaching before graduation.

Kimberley Ednie
Board Member
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Kimberley Ednie has spent her career working across educational contexts to advance educational equity, including in non-profit, government, higher education, and K12 public systems. Her central focus has been leading and supporting teams to design and implement innovative and inclusive solutions to increase educational opportunities for young people and their families.

Kimberley worked at iMentor, in New York City, as the organization’s first managing director of programs. She developed a program to address the entrenched challenge of limited college access for public high school students. Kimberley also worked in the central office of the New York City Department of Education, and was responsible for translating and implementing the Common Core State Standards into learning for school leaders to implement in practice.

Following her doctoral studies, Kimberley served as the Director of Talent at BPE, a Boston-based nonprofit that runs the country’s first residency-based teacher training program, the Boston Teacher Residency. There, she led adult learning and organizational development initiatives and oversaw talent recruitment and selection for new hires of BPE’s two schools and teacher residency.

As a consultant, Kimberley has provided project support to key clients, such as Oregon’s Northwest Regional Education Service District, the Chalkboard project, Nike School Innovation Fund, Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Programs in Professional Education, Building 21 in Philadelphia, and various national coaching engagements. She currently work as a professional learning specialist at the Northwest Regional Education Service District.

Laura Kanter-Fellows
Board Member
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Laura was born and raised in Portland, and has been working in education for over a decade in New York City, Boston, Denver, and here in Oregon. After teaching, she was one of six co-founders of Success Academy Charter Network in New York City. From 2006 to 2011 Laura filled a variety of roles, including Director of Instructional Development, shaping the organization as it grew from one school to a network of nine public charter schools in Harlem, the Bronx and Manhattan serving over 3,000 students. She entered Harvard’s Education Leadership program, earning a Doctorate in May 2014 while working within Denver Public Schools. In Laura’s more recent work, as an independent consultant, she has focused on national and local projects aimed at expanding career and college pathways and imagining what’s possible in public education. Laura recently joined the Northwest Regional ESD to lead the postsecondary pathways work, with a focus on launching the NW Promise, the Regional Achievement Collaborative, and growing the NW region’s professional learning opportunities for educators across the region.