Multnomah Education Service District

Pooling Professional Expertise for Education

Board of Directors

  • Franco Acosta, Jr. Francisco Acosta Jr. Position 4, Mid-County Zone -Term Ends 6/30/17
    Francisco "Frank" Acosta is a parent of five children. He currently works at Franklin High School and has been employed in K-12 for over 13 years. He has spent most of his adult life mentoring youth. Frank is a first generation college graduate. Francisco states that "he is privileged to serve in this position, so that others may have their voices heard."
    Stephen Stephen Marc Beaudoin (2016-2017 Chair) Position 6, At Large -Term Ends 6/30/19
    Stephen is a nonprofit executive, community leader, and advocate for education, the arts, and for people with disabilities, recognized for his tireless advocacy, organizing, and strong community impact. As Executive Director of PHAME, Beaudoin leads a fast-growing lifelong arts learning nonprofit dedicated to supporting individuals with developmental disabilities in reaching their full creative potential. In addition to his work with PHAME, Beaudoin has served as a leadership volunteer with organizations including Basic Rights Oregon (Co-Chair, 2013 and 2014 "Ignite!" galas), Business for Culture and the Arts, Mercy Corps, and as a gubernatorial appointee to the board of Oregon Humanities. Beaudoin has been recognized with multiple awards, including the 2014 Spirit of Portland award, the 2014 Rob Delf Award from the Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland for improving community health outcomes, and the 2011 Skidmore Prize for outstanding nonprofit leadership. He has contributed writing to the Portland Business Journal, Artslandia, Americans for the Arts/Arts Education blog, and Willamette Week. He is the proud uncle of two wonderful nieces, Mimi and Addy. 

    Mary Botkin Mary Botkin (2016-2017 Vice-Chair), Position 3, Zone 2 - Term Ends 6/30/17

    Mary grew up in SE and NE Portland, attending Glencoe Grade School before moving to NE Portland, attending Vernon, and graduating from Jefferson High School in the mid 60’s.  Mary studied labor law at the Pacific NW Labor College at Marylhurst and Labor Studies and History with Melvin Dubofsky at SUNY Binghamton. She recently retired after working at Oregon AFSCME, a public employee union, for over 30 years.  She spent most of these years working for and in the Oregon Legislature.  Her work primarily included passing the first pay equity laws, the MLK Holiday, and many years working on PERS Retirement, mental health, corrections and juvenile justice policies, budgeting, and reforms.  Mary and her husband Mike married in 1970, are both Oregon Natives, and have one adult son who also lives in Portland.  

    Siobhan Siobhan Burke, Position 7, Zone 3 - Term Ends 6/30/19
    Siobhan is a certified teacher with a Master's in Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has several years of experience working with students with special needs. She currently works as a Special Education Paraprofessional in Portland Public Schools. Her professional background also includes advocacy for adults with disabilities and political work. Two of her children attend Portland Public Schools. A long time parent volunteer and advocate, she currently works on  racial disparities in discipline, equity, funding, special education and parental rights. She lives in SW Portland with her family. 
    Michael Michael Durrow Position 5, Zone 1 -Term Ends 6/30/19

    Michael W Durrow is the oldest of three children. His parents met in Hahn, AB Germany (West Germany at the time) when his father was stationed there with the United States Air Force and his  mother was working as an au pair.  He is a certified  Cisco Network Engineer(CCNA/CCDA) and IT Specialist well-versed in a wide variety of computer and other technologies including Big Data, Platform as a Service (Cloud Technology), Open-Source Systems and Embedded Technologies.  He is dedicated to the values and ideals of public education. Favorite Quote, paraphrased: “If we stand back until we can save the whole world, we’ll never save anyone.” He  studied at  Portland Community College and Jefferson High School.

    Bernie Giusto Bernie Giusto Position 1, East Multnomah County Zone - Term Ends 6/30/17
    Bernie was elected to a four-year term in 2009. He is a native Oregonian and has been a Multnomah County resident for most of 59 years. Bernie served as Multnomah County Sheriff from 2003-08; Multnomah County Undersheriff in 2002, Chief of Police for the City of Gresham from 1996-2002 and a member of the Oregon State Police for 22 years. He was elected to three separate terms as a member of the Gresham City Council. He also served ten years as a member of the Tri-Met Board of Directors. Bernie is a graduate of Willamette University.  
    Nels Johnson
    Nels Johnson,  Position 2, At-Large - Term ends 6/17
    Nels was elected to a four-year term in 2013. Nels is a contract lobbyist and an adjunct professor at Warner Pacific College. He and his wife live in the Rose City Park neighborhood in NE Portland. Nels received his B.A. from Whitworth University, his J.D. from Willamette University, and studied leadership at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.