We are grateful for our passionate and engaged board members

The Ivy School Board Regular Meeting Agenda

Each regular meeting of The Ivy School Board of Directors is open to the public and includes reports from The Ivy School Executive Director and board of directors committees, board business as applicable, and an opportunity for public comment.

Public comment is limited to ten minutes. Attendees are reminded to limit comments to allow time for others to speak. Public comment is an opportunity for attendees to model respectful and constructive communication for our students while maintaining confidentiality. Attendees are reminded to refrain from using names and sharing identifying details. The Ivy School has a formal complaint process described in the Student Parent Handbook.

Ivy Board Executive Session following regular board meeting (5p-6p) on Monday, June 27, 2016. Executive session 6p-7p.

The governing body of a public body may hold an executive session:
To consider the employment of a public officer, employee, staff member or individual agent.

Ivy Board– Special Meeting
Thursday, June 16, 2016 3pm-4pm at 26 NE Morris St. PDX, OR

Agenda: Discuss, review and address ODE suggestions.

The Ivy Board holding Executive session on Tuesday, June 7th 5p-7p, Prescott Campus.

ORS 192.660 (2)(f). To consider information or records that are exempt by law from public inspection.

The Board of Directors needs to be present at this meeting. Quorum will be in attendance.

Policy 101 Meeting with OSBA

Meeting #1 for Policy Revision Process

When -> Wed Apr 27, 2016 5:30pm – 6:30pm Pacific Time

4212 NE Prescott St. Portland, OR 97212

Ivy School Board Meeting

26 NE Morris St. Portland, OR

April 5, 2016

Executive session 1:00pm-1:45pm

Special Meeting 1:45pm-2:00pm (open to the public)

Executive Session

1:00pm. Call meeting to order.

ORS. 192.610(i) To review and evaluate the employment-related performance of the chief executive officer of any public body, a public officer, employee or staff member who does not request an open hearing.

1:45pm Meeting adjourned.

Special Meeting

1:46pm.  Call meeting to order

1:47pm.  Discuss Alby Salsa re-election and completed tenure. Vote if needed.

2:00pm.  Meeting adjourned.

Executive Session Meeting

(following regular board meeting scheduled 5pm-6pm).

Monday, March 28, 2016  6pm-7pm

4212 NE Prescott St, Portland, OR 97218


  • 6:00pm.
  •  Executive Session ORS 192.660(2)(f) To consider information or records that are exempt from disclosure by law, including written advice from our attorney.
  • 7:00pm Meeting adjourned.

The Ivy School Board is currently recruiting new board members from the broader community. We have a great base of mostly parent board members and would like to expand the board to include more community members.

We are looking to fill the following roles:

Facilities lead

Fundraising lead

Grant-writing lead

An ideal candidate for the Ivy School Board would have skills in these areas and share the ideal of supporting our public charter Montessori school as we continue to grow and develop an incredible educational opportunity for children in Portland.

Contact Colleen, Board President, at for more information about any of these positions. The Board of Director’s application can be found below.

Ivy School Board Application Form and Expectations

The Ivy School Board of Directors 2017-18 Meetings Schedule

The Ivy School Board of Directors generally meets on the 4th Monday of each month from 5:00 – 6:00 pm. with the following exceptions: in March 2018  the board meets on the 3rd Monday because of spring break,  in December and July the board does not meet because of winter and summer holidays and school closure.

Special, Emergency, and Executive sessions may be held throughout the year. All meetings of The Ivy School Board of Directors are published on The Ivy School website, on The Ivy School Parent Google Group, The Ivy School Facebook Page, and on paper in the front lobby of each campus.

Prescott Campus 4212 NE Prescott St. Portland OR, 97218
Morris Campus 26 NE Morris St. Portland, OR, 97212

The Ivy School Board of Directors 2017-18 Meetings

September 25th, 2017 Prescott Campus
October 23rd, 2017 Morris Campus
November 27th, 2017 Prescott Campus
No meeting in December
January 22, 2018 Morris Campus
February 26th, 2018 Prescott Campus
March 19th, 2018 Morris Campus
April 23rd, 2018 Prescott Campus
May 21st, 2018 Morris Campus
June 25th, 2018 Prescott Campus
No meeting in July
August 27th, 2018 Morris Campus

To contact The Ivy School Board of Directors e-mail

Ivy School Board of Directors
Special Meeting Agenda

The Prescott Campus
4212 NE Prescott St.
November 14, 2017

6:00pm—Open Special Meeting.
6:01pm—Discuss Middle School past challenges and improvements made.
6:15pm—Public comment.
6:30pm—Break into Executive Session

6:30pm —*Executive session. ORS 192.660 (2)(f). To consider information or records that are exempt by law from public inspection. ORS.192.496(4) Student records required by state or federal law to be exempt from disclosure.
7:00pm. Adjourn executive session.

7:00pm—*Executive session. ORS 192.660(2)(i). To review and evaluate the employment-related performance of the chief executive officer of any public body, a public officer, employee or staff member who does not request an open hearing.
725pm— Adjourn executive session.

7:25pm—Return to open public session. 
7:30pm —Adjourn meeting.

*Not open to the public.

Ivy School Board Meeting
4212 NE Prescott
September 25, 2017
5:00pm. Review and approve August 2017 minutes.
5:05pm. Treasurer Report
5:15pm. Leadership Update
5:30pm. Strategic Plan/Goal discussion
5:50pm. Nominate/ vote if necessary-Colleen Roberts, Board
Chair position
5:55pm. Public Comment
6:00pm. Adjourn Meeting


Colleen Roberts

Colleen Roberts


I am a native New Yorker and moved to Portland in 2002. After graduating from Dominican College with my BSN in 1998, I worked as an RN in the Emergency Room most of my career. Currently, I work as the Unit Educator in the Recovery Room at Emanuel Hospital. I am in graduate school pursuing a master degree in nursing in leadership and management.

I have been involved with the Ivy School since 2010. I was the Board Secretary from 2010-2013. I came back to the board in 2015, and was the Board Secretary until 2016. Most recently I was voted in as Board Chair and look forward to working with the school in this capacity.

In my downtime, I enjoy spending time with my family, hiking, biking, and reading.

Rob Coleman

Rob Coleman

Vice President

I am really happy to serve Ivy’s Board of Directors.  I have lived in Portland, with a few years break for law school and a judicial clerkship, since I started Reed College in 1988.  Celena and I have two wonderful girls enrolled at Ivy: Iris ( 6th grade) and Reed (3rd grade).

I have been practicing law in Portland since 2001.  My practice focuses onconstruction law of all types, commercial litigation, and some personal injury work.



Lisa Larpenteur

Lisa Larpenteur


I have a  daughter at the Ivy School,  Rylee (12) in 7th grade, and an Ivy alum, Ally, in high school. I was a member of the original design team for The Ivy School and was the first Treasurer of the Ivy School Board. After a two-year break, I re-joined the board in 2015.

I make my living as a Corporate Banker and am currently Managing Director and Senior

Relationship Manager for Wells Fargo Bank. I started my career at First Interstate Bank in 1994, then left for three years to work for Scotia Capital in their Corporate Banking Group. I returned to Wells Fargo in 2001 in the U.S. Corporate Banking Group, and now lead a team covering a portfolio of 19 Large Corporate Energy and Power relationships in the WesternUnited States.

My education includes a B.S. in Finance from the University of Oregon, and I am licensed in the Series 7 and 63. I am a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) and an active member of the local and national Association for Financial Professionals (AFP).

In my spare time, I enjoy reading, dancing, music, skiing and hiking with the girls.

Kim Carlson

Kim Carlson

Board Member

I was born into a military family and moved many places as a kid.  I learned about many

cultures and it taught me how to build positive relationships.  My family eventually landed in Oregon where I finished high school in Ashland. I received my Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education and my masters in Physical Education at Southern Oregon University.

I had the privilege of teaching grades kindergarten through high school during my thirty year career.  Twenty years of my teaching was spent at West Linn High School, but I also taught elementary and middle school for a few years in southern Oregon prior to moving up north.  During the last ten years of my educational life, I became an administrator in West Linn, The Portland Jewish Academy and The Ivy School.  I loved my profession and always believed the best part of every day were the wonderful connections I forged with students, staff and parents as a teacher and administrator.

I retired from The Ivy School in 2012 and work part-time in retail.  I spend time traveling, golfing, volunteering, and keeping busy with friends and family.  I have a lovely 30 year-old step-daughter and especially enjoy spending time with my husband who also retired in 2015.

Angela Fox

Angela Fox

Interim Secretary

With 7 years as an Ivy parent behind me, I am honored to serve as one of your school board members and give my time, skills and energy back to The Ivy School. Being one of many families that joined Ivy in its first year, we experienced the incredible growth of the school from an empty building with parent-donated trash cans to the thriving dual-campus school it is today. We continue to be inspired by the vision, energy and commitment of this school community. As with any new venture we still have building work to do and I am excited to lend my skills and energy to strengthening our school.

I have over 15 years’ professional experience in analytics, project management and leadership; I have served as an officer on PTAs/PTOs at Montessori schools for 7 years including 3 years as co-president; I am the lucky mom of a high-school student and a middle school student that built a foundation of learning at Ivy and are now thriving in Portland Public Schools; and I have a personal passion for mathematics education that I bring to my service on the Ivy Board. I look forward to meeting you and working together to support Ivy!