Boise school board seat draws 13 applicants

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.


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