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Board Experience & Achievements


Since 2013, Rose has been a champion for Lane County students

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Assuring the quality of programs for all students

Providing equitable opportunities for historically underserved students


Strengthening services for students and their families

Being a steward of public money and public trust.

In these areas, Rose led or joined state and local teams to serve students and local schools by:

  • Working with the Oregon School Boards Association Board and the Oregon Senate and House of Representatives to pass the Student Success Act - the biggest investment in public education in decades - and then hiring a local coordinator and re-opening advisor to support the Act’s implementation.

  • More than doubling the college credit and career and technical education courses offered in the county since 2013.

  • Joining the Lane School Student Leadership class in their team-building Ropes Course adventure. 

  • Completing the full training recommended by the Oregon School Boards Association, including the six-month Leadership Oregon intensive training course, for which she received a Platinum Award of the OSBA Leadership Institute, including the 6 month Leadership Oregon intensive training.

  • Joining School Board Members for Reproductive Health to promote comprehensive age-appropriate health education and services to all students in Oregon schools.

  • Hiring Superintendent Tony Scurto, whose excellence is recognized statewide.

  • Serving as Chair of the Oregon Association of Education Service Districts (OAESD) and founding the first ever Equity and Racial Justice Task Force of OAESD. 

  • Bringing together Lane County K-12 and ESD School Board Members to deepen collaboration and understanding of equity policies and programs.

  • Winning a Defending Democracy Fellowship with the Western States Center, and completing a six-month program into learning how to promote the pillars of our democracy, including free and comprehensive education for all.  

  • Writing and presenting to other Oregon School Board members an original toolkit, “An Oregon School Board Member’s Guide to Resisting White Nationalism, Uprooting Racism, and Changing the World.”

  • Engaging with students served in our program for blind students at the Braille Breakfast club in local restaurants.

  • Developing state and federal advocacy goals and lobbying legislators in Salem and Washington, D.C., to fund local schools and services for students with disabilities.

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