Teachers

Gena Fields
Art Teacher
Eugena “Gena” Fields is a professional art educator and has taught and studied art in Portland most of her life. She has a Bachelors of Art in Drawing, Painting and Printmaking, and a Masters Degree in Education, both from Portland State University. During her time in college, she also painted murals for children’s spaces and taught art part-time so she […]
Elizabeth Dove
Development Director
Elizabeth (Liz) Dove is a native Portlander, growing up in East County. Liz has a degree in Political Science, with a focus on minority studies, from Portland State University. For the past thirteen years, Liz has worked hard to raise funds and awareness for children struggling with mental health issues. Most recently, as part of the development team at Trillium […]
Chris Devers
Teacher
Growing up a military brat, Chris Devers has lived all over the United States and abroad.  Some of the more unique locations were Iceland, Newfoundland, and Hawaii.  He was born in Alabama (Roll Tide) and returned to attend college after graduating from high school.  At the University of Alabama-Birmingham, he majored in Comprehensive Language Arts.  This prepared him to teach […]
Kim Barton
Admissions Coordinator
Kim grew up in the Bay Area of California. She was a girl scout as a child and became a Brownie Leader as a young adult. Kim now has two children and four grandsons who keep her life very interesting. She loves baking and reading – something she never thought she would be good at as she struggled with this […]
Craig Lowery
Head of School
Craig Lowery has spent his career in education focused on students with unique learning challenges. After beginning his career as a Language Arts teacher, he set off overseas serving as a teacher and teacher trainer as a Peace Corps Volunteer on the distant Pacific island Archipelago of Kiribati. Soon after returning, Mr. Lowery completed his M.S in school and clinical […]
Melissa Carroll
Music Teacher
Melissa Carroll teaches music to both Lower and Upper School students.  She is a native Oregonian born and raised in Salem. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Pacific University and a Master of Music in Jazz Studies from Portland State University.  Prior to teaching at Park Academy, Melissa lived in Singapore and Chengdu, China where she worked […]
Jeff Barnes
Teacher
Jeff Barnes was born in Portland, Oregon and grew up in the small town of Madras. As a young boy, he loved to play sports. Mr. Barnes interest in helping students began his junior year in high school. He was a peer tutor at Madras Elementary and was also a fifth and sixth-grade boys basketball coach for Kiwanis. He continued […]
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