Among those applying are several educators and a City of Boise employee hoping to fill the Boise School District trustee seat left open by the death of Janet Orndorf in March.
Four of the applicants, Anthony Pori, John Owens, Colleen Fellows and Luke Franklin, applied for the seat held by Rory Jones who resigned from the board earlier this year. Trustees will interview the nine new candidates, but not the four who went through the interview process in the past couple of months to replace Jones. Interviews will be public, but the schedule has not been set yet. All applicants will make a presentation to the board on June 10, when trustees are expected to make a selection.
The person named to the board will serve until 2014 and then stand for election.
Gail Cushman, retired education administrator
Becky Eldor, family nurse practitioner
Colleen Fellows. chair of the Public Policy Committee Board of Governors for the Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children
Luke Franklin, Meridian Education Association president
Cecelia Gassner, assistant to Boise Mayor Dave Bieter for economic development
Karl Klein, lawyer in the Idaho Attorney General’s office
Brian Mitchell, financial advisor
John Owens, who has worked for Bureau of Land Management
Richard Padour, retired educator
Doug Park, change management consultant
Anthony Pori , The Math Advantage, LLC, owner
Gary Slee, affiliate instructor for University of Idaho and a former Boise School District administrator
Jennifer Stevens, Principal and president of Stevens Historical Research Associates in Boise.