** Coming Soon … So please pardon the incompleteness while as we work on adding our Board Members Bio & Photos to our Website **
Mrs. Christine Otto
Mr. Scott Taylor
Scott (Elias) has been part of the Agia Sophia Academy Board & the Greek Open Golf Tournament Committee for many years.
Mrs. Constanta Gilmore
Constanta is the mother of two ASA students. When asked what she loves most about ASA, Constanta said, “We love that ASA has offered a great environment for our children to grow and be challenged in academics, art, languages, PE, empathy, and faith. We truly appreciate how their teachers are strong but nurturing and keep in contact with us.” When asked what she hopes to bring to the Board, Constanta offered, “With a background in software engineering and architecture, I hope to bring to the Board a different look on time management, problem-solving, and more ways to grow the school. I also believe I can bring a tireless attitude for our school’s success. Like other parents at our school who grew up outside the U.S., I understand and will continue to stress how important a solid and well-rounded education is for our kids.”
Mr. Norman Goldman
Norm has been a big supporter of Agia Sophia Academy since the beginning through his yearly sponsorship of our Greek Open Golf Tournament and is one of the founding members of our St. Basil Society monthly donor program.
Mrs. Nikole Hartman
Nikole Hartman grew up in Seattle, Washington where she attended St. Paul’s Orthodox Church in Brier. In 2007, she moved to Portland to attend the University of Portland and began going to The Church of the Annunciation in SE Portland. After graduating with her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Middle School Education, Nikki married Herman, a commercial fisherman from Alaska and began teaching at-risk adolescents in Forest Grove (adding her high school licensure to her credentials). Later she attending Portland State University and recieved her Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction. The birth of her two children have each made life all the sweeter, and Nikki is excited to bring her education, curriculum, and classroom knowledge to the ASA board and help ASA pursues a strategic plan for its future.
Fr. Matthew Swehla
Fr. Matthew is the proistamenos of St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church (as of June 2017). Originally from Northern California, he is a graduate of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Seminary, and has joined us after spending four years at another St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fr. Matthew is married to Presvytera Annie and they have six children: Dimas, Débora, Thomas, Peter, Nicholas and Joseph. Three of their sons currently attend ASA.
A big thank you to all our Board members who continue to volunteer their time to help grow & support our Pan-Orthodox school community!