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School Board 2015-2016

The Portland Public Schools is led by a school board of nine members, all elected by popular vote.
The School Board meets regularly on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Note – we do not convene in the month of July.
The board may schedule special sessions as needed throughout the year. All board meetings are open to the public.

Our Job
The Portland Board of Public Education is responsible for providing educational program for all of the students within our system. We do this primarily by establishing the policies that direct instructional and support programs within the system, and by employing a Superintendent to whom we give the authority and responsibility to supervise the effective implementation of those policies. It is not our duty to operate the schools, but to see that they are well operated.
Members of the board have authority only when acting as a school board legally in session. We cannot be bound in any way by an action or statement of one of our members acting alone, unless we have specifically instructed the person to act on our behalf.

To send an email to all members of the school board, use this email address:

To contact individual board members, use the contact information listed below:

Sarah Thompson

Sarah J. Thompson, At Large 

83 Starbird Rd.
Phone 761-9275


             Pious Ali, At Large (2016)

Policy Committee Chair

184 Pearl St. #307 
Phone 807-4283


John Eder, At-Large (2017)
METRO Advisory Committee Co-Chair

169 Brackett St.
Phone 409-2356


Anna Trevorrow, At Large (2016)
Superintendent Search Committee Co-Chair
Finance Committee Chair

5 Mayo St.
Phone 699-4141


Jenna Vendil, District 1

38 Vesper St., #3
Phone 518-8044


Holly Seeliger, District 2 

303 Brackett St Apt. 2
Phone 415-0207


Laurie Davis, District 3
Curriculum Committee Chair

134 Oakdale St.
Phone 838-5201


Stephanie Hatzenbuehler, District 4 (2017)

Operations Committee Chair

173 Pleasant Avenue
Phone 518-9125


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Marnie Morrione, District 5 (2017) 
School Board Chair
Superintendent Search Committee Co-Chair

51 Fuller Street
Phone 773-9859


Blaize Vail

Blaize Vail (2016)
Student Representative
Deering High School
(PPS) 874-8100


Ludiya Abdalla

Ludiya Abdalla (2016) 
Student Representative

Portland High School
(PPS) 874-8100

Matthew Suslovic

Matthew Suslovic (2016)
Student Representative

Casco Bay High School
(PPS) 874-8100


Kevin Segal 

Kevin Segal (2016)
Student Representative
Portland Arts and Technology High School (PATHS)
(PPS) 874-8100




School Board members also represent the board on various committees and boards and serve as liaisons with organizations. The list is as follows:

Holly Seeliger: Mayors Food Initiative, Board Member Representative; Finance Committee Member; Policy Committee Member

Laurie Davis – Curriculum Committee Chair; Superintendent Search Committee member; Hall School Building Committee Vice Chair; PEA (teachers' union) negotiations member; Operations Committee Member

Stephanie Hatzenbuehler – TURN (Teachers Union Reform Network); Member METRO Advisory Committee; PEA (teachers' union) negotiations member; Finance Committee Member; Chair of Operations Committee

Anna Trevorrow – Co-Chair of the Superintendent Search Committee; Finance Committee Chair; Curriculum Committee Member; Base union negotiations member; Nellie Mae Education Foundation, Board Liaison

Jenna Vendil – Superintendent Search Committee member; Curriculum Committee Member; Finance Committee Member

Pious Ali
 – Chair of the Policy Committee; LearningWorks grant, Board Member Representative; Pubic Affairs Committee Member; Operations Committee Member

John Eder – Co-Chair of the METRO Advisory Committee; Chair of Public Affairs Committee; Curriculum Committee Member; Policy Committee Member

Marnie Morrione – Chair of the Portland Board of Public Education (School Board); Co-Chair of the Superintendent Search Committee; Hall School Building Committee Member

Sarah Thompson – Hall School Building Committee Member; Public Affairs Committee Member; Operations Committee Member; Policy Committee Member

Quick Links
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Meetings of the Portland Board of Public Education may be viewed live on TV3. Meetings from the past year are available on demand.

Portland Board Of Public Education Code of Ethics 2014-2015

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  October 2016  
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