Board of Directors

The Board of Directors oversees all school operations, including setting school-wide goals; setting policies and procedures, making all hiring decisions, and setting the budget and ensuring the financial health of the school.

Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend monthly board meetings, which begin at 6:00 p.m. and are held at Clackamas Community College at the DeJardin Building in room 233. Please note: the DeJardin building is the glass building on the south side of campus (closest to Highway 213) and directly across from the soccer fields.

The agendas will be posted and available prior to the meetings and minutes will be posted online.  See the School Calendar for meeting dates and the Board News Page for agendas and minutes.

Board meeting procedures include:
  1. All board meetings will be posted on the calendar for the entire upcoming school year.
  2. Agendas will be posted 48 hours prior to each meeting, both in hard copy at the school and electronically on the website.
  3. Meeting minutes will be approved by the board at the next month’s meeting, and then posted approximately one week after that on the website.
  4. In order to facilitate community involvement, the public comment section of each board meeting has been moved to the beginning of the agenda.
  5. A time limit of 3 minutes per individual will be enforced to ensure that the Board can hear public comment at the outset and still proceed through that month’s agenda items without delay.
  6. If students wish to attend and speak at a board meeting, it is requested that the student (or parent) notify the Board chair at least 48 hours in advance, so that the location of the meeting can be changed to the school.
  7. Input sessions, surveys and other opportunities for obtaining families’ input, such as the Spring 2012 facilitated input sessions, will be scheduled on an as-needed basis to supplement the opportunity for public comment at board meetings.
Board meeting dates

Board Members for 2017-2018

David CrossBoard Chair David Cross has two children at Springwater in the 6th and 4th grades. David was born and raised in England, and over the last 27 years has worked in 21 countries and lived in six of them, before finally settling on a small farm close to the school where he grows vegetables and fruits, and rears his own organic meat. David has a varied career history including CEO of a tech. startup, QVC host, earthquake relief volunteer, chef, and for the past 18 years running his own successful online marketing consulting company.


Joshua Bryan Green, owner of Creative Undertakers (brand and retail marketing services & solutions company), has a highly diversified background as a business owner and manager; sales executive; and an operator at a high tech facility. Joshua has spent most of his career in the creative/marketing industry until 2013 when he decided to start his own business so that he could spend more time with his family and have a better quality of life. When Joshua is not running his own business and serving major consumer and retail brands, most of his time is spent with his wife and 3 kids (Orion 7, Brooklyn 5 and a brand new baby boy). Joshua is an avid gardener  with a true passion for plants, wildlife, and the environment. Joshua is a lifelong student where he enjoys researching and learning as much as he can about any topic. His passion for learning is further reinforced by his love of traveling around the world to new and exciting countries and exploring diverse cultures. Joshua is proud to be a Springwater Board member where he will bring creative ideas and reinforce Springwater’s ESS mission.

devon-bio-picDevon Sommer is the father of two current Springwater students (Mason & Kaitlyn) and a former one (Collin). He and his wife Kristi are transplants from the midwest and have lived in Oregon City since 1998. Devon has degrees in Chemistry and is a Forensic Scientist for the Oregon State Police. He is active in Oregon City youth sports, particularly the youth lacrosse program where he is the acting president. In his free time, he enjoys being outside with his family and especially his German shorthaired pointer, Rambo. He is looking forward to working with the board to continue to build on the foundation of this wonderful school

Robert Murray

Tina Marquez

Chelsea Hamilton

Genevieve Sheesley

Tory Blackwell

Mali Geister