Riverdale School Board

  • The five-member Riverdale School Board is the policy-making body of our school district. It is responsible for providing an educational program for students living within the district. 

    To accomplish its role, the board:

    • Determines the long range direction of the district
    • Establishes policies that direct the instructional and support programs
    • Communicates with the community
    • Employs and evaluates the superintendent
    • Negotiates with employee groups to determine salaries and benefits
    • Calls elections on bond proposals
    • Approves the annual budget 


    All Riverdale School Board regular meetings begin at 6 p.m. and are open to the public. Meetings are held at the Riverdale Grade School Commons, unless otherwise noted. Public participation time is scheduled at the end of each regular meeting to allow community members the opportunity to share information or concerns about educational issues.  

    In addition to the regular meetings, the board has scheduled work study sessions. Work study sessions are special meetings in which the board meets but does not intend to take any action. Work sessions enable the board to gather information and discuss and review various aspects of an issue. Like regular meetings, work study sessions are open to the public. These meetings are held at the Riverdale Grade School Commons, unless otherwise noted, and typically begin at 4:30 p.m.

Upcoming Board Meetings

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Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Board Members

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Carrie Spurlock

Chair | Seat 2 | Term May 2019 - June 2023

Carrie was elected to the Board in May, 2019. She is a licensed attorney with a background in public service and communications. She has been actively involved in all things Riverdale since moving to the District in 2015. She has two boys at RGS; William and Henry.

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Jeff Dominitz

Vice Chair | Seat 1 | Term July 2021 - June 2025

Since moving into the Riverdale School District in 2013, Jeff has been deeply involved in the Riverdale school community as a parent of three, a volunteer in the classroom and on the ball fields, and a member of various volunteer committees. A Ph.D. economist, Jeff has spent his professional career working to help households, businesses, and governmental organizations make better decisions. As principal researcher at a nonprofit, he worked with school districts and states across the country to help them respond to Covid-19. His research findings have been cited in hundreds of publications, including leading journals of economics, econometrics, statistics, and survey methods as well as a decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

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Joe Prats

Director | Seat 4 | Term May 2019 - June 2023

Joe has been part of the Riverdale school community for the past 12 years with his wife, Michelle, and their children Mercedes and Seve. Joe has served on the board since 2014 and has been involved with the Riverdale Foundation since 2011. Joe is CEO of APR Staffing; a talent acquisition and staffing firm providing information technology, engineering, technician and administrative professional resources.

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Kevin McPherson

Director | Seat 5 | Term July 2021 – June 2023

Kevin and his wife, Dimati, originally joined the Riverdale School District community in 2008 as an out-of-district family. His oldest daughter, Shayla, is a graduate of RHS and is currently at the University of Southern California. His youngest daughter, Kendra, is a student at RGS. Kevin has been an active member of the Riverdale Community, coaching girls basketball at RGS since 2010. Kevin is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and is currently a Regional Director for Fidelity Institutional Asset Management.  

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Michele Rosenbaum

Director | Seat 3 | Term July 2021 – June 2025

Michele Rosenbaum and her husband, David, chose Riverdale in 2008 before the birth of their twin sons, Jack and Aiden who attend RGS. Their two older children, Sarah and Hanna, also attended Riverdale Grade School and Hanna graduated from Riverdale High School in 2017. After graduating from University of California at Los Angeles, Michele worked in real estate and owned a fashion retail/design small business. While actively volunteering in many different roles in the Riverdale community since 2009, she has most recently been a member of the District, High School and Grade School Equity Teams. Michele has standing office hours on Mondays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. To attend these hours or schedule time, please contact her at mrosenbaum@riverdale.k12.or.us

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Letters from the Board