RSD Board of Directors
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.
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Contact the Board
Gina Blanchette, Board Secretary
email@example.com | 541.923.5437
Term ends June 30, 2025
Eric Lea was appointed interim School Board Director in January of 2023. Eric is a born and raised, rural public schools educated Oregonian. He attended the University of Oregon and holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in chemistry and physics. Eric is the co-founder and longtime leader of a Portland area public, charter school. He and his wife, Miriam, raised two children (now adults), both of whom attended the charter school and graduated from their local public high school. Eric is a drug development professional by trade, and is currently the Director of Clinical Operations at Everest Clinical Research. He and Miriam moved to Redmond from the valley and are embracing the Central Oregon lifestyle to the fullest. Eric is passionate about public education, and seeks to promote creative ways to engage students that will provide them the tools necessary for success.
Term ends June 30, 2025
Michael Summers was elected to the Redmond School Board of Directors in May 2021. Michael is a native Central Oregonian with a deep love and appreciation for the region and his wonderful experience in its public schools. As a father of four school-aged daughters, Michael believes in strong parental and community engagement in the education of our children to make sure our students graduate with the tools and compass to engage the challenges of our world. As the third-generation owner of Summers Flooring & Design, a Rotarian, and local musician, Michael has the community engagement and leadership skills to bring attention to the needs of our district schools and make sure they have the support they need.
Position term ends June 30, 2025
Alice DeWittie was appointed to serve on the Redmond School Board on June 22, 2022.
Alice has been privileged to enjoy a career of 20+ years in public education, which included such roles as: Program Specialist and Teacher, Assessment Specialist, Professional Development, Curriculum and Instruction Specialist and Building Administrator. She loves public education as a way to meet the educational needs of families in our community. Opening doors of opportunity for kids into their future is a core value and motivator for her on the Redmond School Board. She holds a Bachelors and Masters in Education as well as a Doctorate. Travel anywhere is a great joy, even if it’s just down the street to the local dog park.
Term ends June 30, 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.
Term ends June 30, 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, Director of Student Support | Email | (541) 923-8258
District Title VI, Title IX, Age Discrimination & American Disabilities Act Contact:
Kelly Hicks, Director of Human Resources | Email | (541) 923-8922
Heather Petersen, Assistant Director of Human Resources/DEI Specialist | Email | (541) 923-8924