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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

Roberto Rodriguez

           Roberto Rodriguez, At-Large (2019)

17 Sanborn St.
Phone 358-9560


John Eder, At-Large (2017)

169 Brackett St.
Phone 205-8939

Anna Trevorrow 2016

Anna Trevorrow, At Large (2019)
School Board 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

134 Oakdale St.
Phone 838-5201


Stephanie Hatzenbuehler, District 4 (2017)

173 Pleasant Avenue
Phone 518-9125


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Marnie Morrione, District 5 (2017)
51 Fuller Street
Phone 773-9859


Saharla Farah DHS 2017

  Saharla Farah (2017)
Student Representative
Deering High School
(PPS) 874-8100


Christina Donato PHS

Christina Donato (2017) 
Student Representative

Portland High School
(PPS) 874-8100

Farhiyo Hassan CBHS

Farhiyo Hassan (2017)
Student Representative

Casco Bay High School
(PPS) 874-8100


Kevin Segal 

Kevin Segal (2017)
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; Policy Committee Chair

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

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

Anna Trevorrow – Chair of the Portland Board of Public Education (School Board); Base union negotiations member; Nellie Mae Education Foundation, Board Liaison

Jenna Vendil – Curriculum Committee Member; Finance Committee Member

Robert Rodriguez 
–  Curriculum Committee Member

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

Marnie Morrione – Hall School Building Committee Member

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

Quick Links
Board Spotlight


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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