The Redmond Board of Directors 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 is 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, 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.

Contact the Board

Gina Blanchette, Board Secretary

gina.blanchette@redmondschools.org | 541.923.5437

Shawn Hartfield

Shawn Hartfield

Board Chair

Position #1
Term ends 2025

Shawn Hartfield was appointed to serve on the Board of Directors in October 2015. Shawn, her husband and brother and sister-in-law own Buckstop Truckware, Inc. based in Prineville. She holds a bachelor’s degree from California State University and a master’s degree in management from St. Mary’s College. Shawn is an active parent volunteer at Sage Elementary School and has served on the advisory board of St. Thomas Academy in Redmond. She believes all children deserve the opportunity to be empowered by a quality education. “The future of our District is important to me both as a parent and as an employer in the community,” she said.

Michael Summers

Michael Summers

Vice Chair

Position #2
Term ends 2025

Bio coming soon!

Jill Cummings

Jill Cummings

Director

Position #3
Term ends 2025

Jill Cummings was elected to the Board of Directors in May 2021. A Central Oregon native, Jill has successfully led teams and developed business growth in the local banking industry since 2002. One of Jill’s strongest core values is an inherent belief in the importance of giving back to the community. She also serves as a board director for Redmond Economic Development Inc. and an advisory board member for Rimrock Trails Treatment Services. With her innate sense of optimism, she is a champion of student achievement in our public schools and believes an effective school board plays a vital role in every student’s success. With two students who attend Redmond Schools, she knows the positive impact a thriving district can have on our youth and community for years to come.   

Liz Goodrich

Liz Goodrich

Director

Position #5
Term ends 2023

Liz Goodrich was elected to the Board of Directors in May 2019. Liz graduated from Bend High School and holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and a secondary teaching certificate from California State University. She has worked for the Deschutes County Public Library for 17 years as an adult programs coordinator. Liz and her husband have two sons, Owen and Max, who graduated from Redmond High School and the Redmond Proficiency Academy. Liz is passionate about serving the community and is committed to making schools the best they can be. 

Keri Lopez

Keri Lopez

Director

Position #4
Term ends 2023

Keri Lopez was elected to the Board of Directors in May 2021. Keri is a native  Oregonian, having moved to Redmond in 2000 to attend OSU-Cascades. Keri is a  strong believer in the power of education and was the first woman in her family  to earn a college degree.  

After graduating from Oregon State University with a bachelor of science degree  and a certificate of applied ethics, Keri worked in investment banking for Wells Fargo Advisors. Holding Series 7/66 licenses, she led a team of stockbrokers and sales assistants through multiple acquisitions, creating policies and procedures  and adapting to change in a highly regulated environment. In 2011, her husband started a small business building homes throughout Central Oregon. Keri currently supports the business from an operational standpoint.  

As a parent of two school-aged children, Keri has a vested interest in the  present and future policies the RSD Board establishes and supports. These policies directly impact our children, their families, and our community. It is important to Keri that both parent and student perspectives are represented on the RSD Board. She is dedicated to the research and time commitment it  takes to fully and transparently listen to, and represent, the many voices of  the Redmond community. 

Keri considers it an honor to serve the community of Redmond and looks forward to the challenge of improving the quality of education and  opportunity for all students, present and future. 

Redmond School District | 145 SE Salmon Drive. | Redmond, OR | 97756 | P: 541.923.5437

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Redmond School District is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its educational and employment activities.

The District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, disability or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination:

District 504 Contact:
Tami Nakamura, Executive Director of Student Services | Email | (541) 923-8258

District Title VI, Title IX, Age Discrimination & American Disabilities Act Contact:
Tracie Renwick, Director of Human Resources | Email | (541) 923-8922

View our Discrimination Complaint/Grievance Procedure