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.
Current School Board Members
Rick Bailey – firstname.lastname@example.org
Rick is currently the Secretary-Treasurer of Avion Water Company, Inc. He is a Certified Public Accountant with more than 22 years of experience in public and private company accounting. Rick has served on the district budget committee as well as the district finance committee. As a former municipal auditor, Rick brings a thorough knowledge of the budgeting process, appropriations and the reporting requirements that the district must follow. Rick and his wife are proud parents of six children, four of whom are Redmond School District students. They understand how the board’s decisions affect their children. He recognizes the need for and encourages a collaborative process from everyone in the district.
Shawn Hartfield – email@example.com
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. She shares, “The future of our District is important to me both as a parent and as an employer in the community.”
Travis Bennett – firstname.lastname@example.org
A long-time resident of Redmond, Travis Bennett was appointed to serve on the Board of Directors July 2016. Travis is a licensed insurance agent and operates AIC Insurance Agency in Redmond, employing more than 50 people. His experience as a local small business owner gives him insight into budgeting and management, which serves him well on the board. In addition to his school board responsibilities, Travis is active in the community as a member of the Redmond Chamber of Commerce, and volunteered with the Boys & Girls Club and as a soccer coach for many years. Travis has had four children in RSD schools and cites his experience as parent as a motivating factor for wanting to serve on the school board and give back to the district he’s been a part of for the past 17 years. He holds a business degree from Oregon State University.
Liz Goodrich – email@example.com
Liz Goodrich was elected to the Board of Directors in May of 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.