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Board Member Bios

  • Linn


    David Linn is a life-long Portlander and this will be his first term serving on the Board of Centennial School District. He lives with his wife and son, who is a Centennial student, moving on to Centennial Middle School this year. 

    Linn has worked many years for the Oregon Health Licensing Boards, currently with the Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology. Linn earned a bachelor’s degree in Politics and History and a master’s degree in Public Administration, both from Portland State University. His specialty is local government administration.

    Additionally, he serves as a board member of the Centennial Community Association and is an active member of the Centennial Neighborhood Emergency Team. Aside from volunteering, Linn loves gardening, woodworking, politics, and playing basketball.

    His term will end in June 2025.

  • Jess

    Ronald “Jess” Hardin is beginning his third year of service on the Centennial School Board.  He is also a member of the Meadows Elementary Parent Teacher organization and the Centennial School District Budget Committee. In addition, for a number of years, he was the official announcer for Centennial High School’s varsity football games.

    When not involved with the Board or other Centennial School District committee activities, Hardin works as an organic produce buyer.

    Hardin sees the Centennial community as his extended family.  He believes that we should celebrate our accomplishments and address the needs of the community.

    His term will end in June 2027.

  • Andrews


    Claudia Andrews has served on the board as an appointee on two different occasions and she was elected to the board in May 2021.

    Before retiring from the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), Andrews worked there in various capacities, ranging from staff to management. She served as Chief Operating Officer at BPA when she retired.

    Andrews lives in Damascus. She is involved in various local organizations and enjoys biking, hiking and gardening. 

    She graduated from Gresham High School.  Her husband and daughter both attended Pleasant Valley Elementary and graduated from Centennial High School.

    Her term will end in June 2025.

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    Term Expires June 2027


  • Solowski

    Rose Solowski comes to the Centennial School District Governing Board with decades of experience advocating for youth and youth empowerment. Solowski was sworn in as Centennial School Board Director, Position 3 - At-Large, on December 8, 2021.

    She currently serves as Associate Director of Alumni and Family Engagement for Friends of the Children - Portland.

    As a former Centennial Youth Sports League Board member with two children in the district, Solowski is highly involved and invested in the success of Centennial schools, students, and staff.

    When not spending time with her husband, children, and numerous pets, Rose loves to paint, sew, craft, and read.

    Solowski was elected Board Chair on February 9, 2022.

    Her term will end in June 2027.

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    His term will run until June 2025.


  • Pam Shields has served on the board since 2011. 

    Education is her passion, having been a lifetime student and educator, working at a Migrant-Indian Day Care Center in her teens, teaching in graduate school, then teaching and coaching for 10 years the Awesome Eagle Show Band Color Guard at Centennial High School.  From there, she taught at Mt. Hood Community College as a full-time faculty member in the Business Department and served as Department Chair.    

    Shields lives in the Pleasant Valley area. Besides her commitment to a variety of organizations and unions, she always finds time to kayak and camp in Oregon’s great outdoors.

    Centennial is a family affair.  Her husband graduated from Centennial High School.  All three of her children attended Pleasant Valley Elementary, Centennial Middle School, and are graduates of Centennial High School.  In addition, four of her grandchildren are attending Centennial schools.  “Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle” could not be a truer statement in her family. 

    Her term will end in June 2025.