Ashland School Board Member Bios

 
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 In her 15 years in Ashland, before being elected to the Ashland School Board in 2013, Deneice was active in her children’s schools, volunteered at local nonprofits and worked as a college counseling volunteer at the high school.  Prior to this, she worked as a merger attorney and practiced antitrust law on the East Coast, while volunteering doing animal rights work.  Deneice is proud to be part of the Grizzly family at Ashland High School and wants to continue to support our children and community through her work on the school board.
 
Deneice Covert Zeve, Director
Position #1
Term began: 7/1/13
Term expires: 6/30/17
Email: deneice.zeve@ashland.k12.or.us                                                

 
Eva Skuratowicz moved to Ashland in 2004 and has two children who attend Ashland schools.  She has enjoyed volunteering in their classrooms and assisting with a wide range of extra-curricular activities.  Eva has a doctorate in sociology and is the director of the Southern Oregon University Research Center.  In her research, she works with local non-profit and governmental organizations and has gained a great deal of knowledge of the Rogue Valley.  When she actually has spare time, she enjoys gardening, cooking, hiking and traveling.

Eva Skuratowicz, Vice-Chair
Position #3
Term began: 7/1/13
Term expires: 6/30/17
Email: eva.skuratowicz@ashland.k12.or.us
 
Jim has been involved in education for over twenty years. He began his teaching career in the Peace Corps, then continued in Indiana, Illinois and California before moving to Oregon in 2009. Along the way, he taught chemistry, physics and computer science; worked as a high school administrator and technology director; and founded an education software/consulting company. Since moving to Ashland, Jim has volunteered in classrooms throughout the district and served on the site council at Walker Elementary. He has three children in Ashland's schools. In his free time, he enjoys chocolate and assigning chores to his children.
 
Jim Westrick, Chair
Position #4
Term began: 7/1/13
Term expires: 6/30/17
Email: jim.westrick@ashland.k12.or.us
 
Eric has enjoyed a diverse range of experiences since graduating from Occidental College in 1991.  He guided bicycle tours around the world for many years before settling down to concentrate on furniture design and construction.  He operated his own furniture business for ten years before earning his MBA. Eric served on the Board of Directors at the Siskiyou School for three years.  He has two children who attend Ashland schools.  When not spending time with his family, Eric can be found mountain biking the trails above Ashland.
 
Eric Strong, Director
Position #5
Term began:  7/1/15
Term expires 6/30/19
Email: eric.strong@ashland.k12.or.us    
 


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