Salem-Keizer superintendent Christy Perry passes out portraits from Hallman Elementary School students at a Jan. 14, 2020 school board meeting (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter)
Salem-Keizer school board members got a framed surprise at an otherwise uneventful Tuesday night meeting.
To celebrate Oregon’s School Board Recognition Month, students at Hallman and Myers Elementary School rendered their elected leaders in crayon, watercolor and other media.
The student artists are from Heathre Powell’s second-grade class at Myers and Amanda Broyles’ third- and fourth-grade class at Hallman.
Superintendent Christy Perry passed out the portraits after thanking board members for their willingness to serve the community. Smiles and laughs were exchanged as board members noted how well students had captured their likenesses.
“Man, he looks way better than me!” school board vice chair Jesse Lippold quipped.
Below is each board member in attendance with their portrait. Board member Kathy Goss attended the meeting by phone.
School board chair Marty Heyen with her portrait (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter)
School board director Paul Kyllo with his portrait (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter)
School board director Satya Chandragiri with his portrait (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter)
School board director Sheronne Blasi with her portrait (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter)
School board director Danielle Bethell with her portrait (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter)
School board vice chair Jesse Lippold with his portrait (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter)
Correction: January in Oregon is School Board Recognition Month, not School Board Appreciation Month.
Contact reporter Rachel Alexander: [email protected] or 503-575-1241.
Rachel Alexander is Salem Reporter’s managing editor. She joined Salem Reporter when it was founded in 2018 and covers city news, education, nonprofits and a little bit of everything else. She’s been a journalist in Oregon and Washington for a decade. Outside of work, she’s a skater and board member with Salem’s Cherry City Roller Derby and can often be found with her nose buried in a book.