Board of Directors

The primary role of the Corvallis School Board is to establish policies and programs which will promote student learning and prepare students for life after graduation. This is accomplished in partnership with the schools superintendent and district staff who implement policies and programs, and through sound fiscal management of the district’s resources.  Board members are elected from the district at large to serve a term of four years.  The public is welcome to contact them individually using the contact information listed below or as a group by sending an email to:

How to Provide Input to the School Board   All emails to board members are considered public record. Others who will receive emails sent to the address above are the superintendent, assistant superintendent, Student Services director, Human Resources director, Finance and Operations director, executive assistant to the superintendent and the school board administrative assistant. 

Bill Kemper

Position #1

3730 NW Harrison Blvd. 'Meet Bill Kemper' Video (January 2015)
Corvallis, OR 97330
Phone: 541-754-0943
Appointed to board in 2013; term expires 6/30/17

Educational background: B.S. in Physics, Denison University; M.S. Computer Science, University of Colorado

Career experience: Hewlett-Packard Company for 28 years in software development, product management, and product support; retired in 2002.

Community Involvement: Volunteer for 11 years in Corvallis Public Schools, OSU Academy for Lifelong Learning, Majestic Theatre Management. 

Family: Wife, Marc, and three children—all three attended Corvallis Public Schools K-12; all three are teachers—one in science, one in social studies, and one in language arts.

Hobbies: Gardening, non-fiction reading, and both Sudoku and crossword puzzles.

Judy Ball

Position #2

3116 SE Everglade St                                                                 'Meet Judy Ball' Video (January 2015)
Corvallis, OR  97333
Phone: 541-758-1671
Cell: 240-997-1222   
Facebook:  Judy Ball, Position #2, Corvallis School Board

Elected in 2011; term expires 6/30/15

Educational background: B.A. in Political Science, West Virginia University; M.P.A. and Ph.D. in Public Administration, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University.

Career experience: Researcher and manager with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Maryland and Washington, D.C. for 23 years; currently retired.

Community involvement:  Special Education Advisory Committee, Friends of the Corvallis Benton County Library, League of Women Voters.

Family:  Two cats, one dog, and seven chickens.

Hobbies/special interests: Reading, hiking, weight lifting and public policy (education and health care).

Beth Heaney

Position #3

4707 NW Veronica Pl                                                           'Meet Beth Heaney' Video (January 2015)
Corvallis, OR 97330
Phone: 541-738-0918
Appointed in 2014; term expires 6/30/15

Educational background: B.A. in English, minor in Philosophy (Le Moyne College), M.A. in Social Ethics (doctoral work begun) University of Chicago.

Career experience: University Development (Johns Hopkins University, Harvard University), Director for Special Projects (Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth), Undergraduate Admissions Officer (Harvard University) and High School English Teacher.

Community Involvement: Nine years as a volunteer in Corvallis Public Schools; two years on Corvallis School District Budget Committee; served as a board member for Benton Community Foundation.

Family: Husband, Kevin, and two children - one at Cheldelin and one at Crescent Valley.

Hobbies: Fitness, reading, kayaking, and travel.

Vincent Adams

Postion #4

425 SE Atwood Ave                                                                    'Meet Vincent Adams' Video (January 2015)
Corvallis, OR 97333
Phone: 541-738-4324 or 541-240-4055
Elected in 2013, term expires in June 30, 2017

Educational background: Master of Public Policy, Oregon State University (Rural and Environmental Policy); Honors BS Environmental Science, Oregon State University.

Career experience: Community Indicator Database Manager for OSU Extension, Public Policy Research Assistant, Business Manager, Emergency Medical Services, Sonar Technician (U.S. Navy).

Community involvement: Action Team Leader with the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition; Audit Committee, Coalition of Graduate Employees; Volunteer, Friends of Zumwalt Park.

Family: Wife Autumn; two daughters, the oldest will start at Lincoln Elementary in the fall of 2014.

Hobbies/special interests: Cooking, reading, committed bicycle commuter, hiking.

Tom Sauret, Vice-Chair

Position #5

6220 N.W. Ponderosa Ave.                                                                  'Meet Tom Sauret' Video (January 2015)
Corvallis, OR 97330
Phone: 541-758-2244
Appointed in 2011; term expires 6/30/17

Educational background: B.A. in Economics and Political Science, M.B.A., San Jose State University;  M.P.A., Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Career experience: Thirty years' federal civilian service as an acquisition manager, senior procurement official, and executive officer with NASA and as contracting officer for the U.S. Air Force, a technical advisor to the Auditor General of the U.S. Air Force; currently retired.

Community involvement: Served on the Corvallis School District Budget Committee and Special Education Advisory Committee; member of the Mid-Valley Bicycle Club, Willamette Valley Bicycle Team and the Oregon Bicycle Racing Association.

Family: Wife, Rebecca, and two children attending Corvallis Schools..

Hobbies/special interests: Reading, bicycling, hiking, watching OSU football and soccer games.

Felicia Reid-Metoyer

Position #6

747 NW Fox Place                                                                    'Meet Felicia Reid-Metoyer' Video (January 2015)
Corvallis, OR 97330
Phone: 541-250-0352
Appointed in 2014; term expires 6/30/15

Educational background: B.A. in Sociology & Certificate in Diversified Liberal Arts, UCLA, M.Ed. in Elementary Education, Mercer University.

Career experience: 
Elementary Teacher pre-K-6, 11 years, parenting education instructor LBCC, 4 years, OSU College of Education instructor and student teaching supervisor, 3 years.

Community involvement: 
DaVinci Days Planning Team, Corvallis School District Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Rural Parenting Initiative Advisory Board, Wilson Elementary PTA Executive Board.

Husband, Ron and three children – two at Wilson Elementary and one at Cheldelin Middle School

Hobbies/special interests: 
Reading, fitness, cooking, baking, and crafting

Chris Rochester, Chair

Position #7

3200 N.W. Garfield Ave.                                                             'Meet Chris Rochester' Video (January 2015)
Corvallis, OR 97330
Phone: 541-224-1880
Elected in 2011; term expires 6/30/15

Educational background: B.A. in Government, Harvard University; M.Phil. in Modern British and American Literature, Oxford University; Advanced certificate in French, University of Paris-Sorbonne.

Career experience: Secondary and university teacher for 10 years in Paris; Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State for 22 years serving in Japan, Central African Republic, Washington, D.C., Bangladesh, France, Sweden, Senegal and Belgium; currently retired.

Community involvement:  Past president of the board of the Corvallis-OSU Symphony Society; past music director of Chamber Music Corvallis; past board member of Friends of the Library; former community member of the Corvallis school district budget committee.

Family: Wife, Kathleen and three children, Katherine, Christopher, and Eleanor, who is a senior at Corvallis High School.

Hobbies/special interests:  Playing the piano, going to concerts, reading, hiking in the mountains.