13 apply for Boise schools trustee post

The School Board is expected to make its selection next month to fill an opening left by member's death.

broberts@idahostatesman.comMay 18, 2013 

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 Orndorff in March.

Four of the applicants - Anthony Pori, John Owens, Colleen Fellows and Luke Franklin - had earlier applied for an opening left by Rory Jones, who resigned from the board in December.

Trustees will interview the nine new candidates, but not the four who went through the interview process to replace Jones. Interviews will be public; the schedule has not been set yet.

All applicants will make a presentation to the board 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.

The applicants:

• Gail Cushman, retired education administrator.

• Becky Eldor, family nurse practitioner.

• Colleen Fellows, chair of the Public Policy Committee board 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 adviser.

• John Owens, who has worked for the Bureau of Land Management.

• Richard Padour, retired educator.

• Doug Park, change management consultant.

• Anthony Pori, owner of Math Advantage LLC.

• Gary Slee, affiliate instructor for University of Idaho and a former Boise School District administrator.

• Jennifer Stevens, president of Stevens Historical Research Associates.

Bill Roberts: 377-6408, Twitter: @IDS_BillRoberts

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