Jeanette Schade is a mother of three, and a new grandmother, with over 23 years as an educator. She wants to put it to good use representing Zone 1 on the Beaverton School District Board of Directors.

Her extensive in-classroom experience includes stints as a teacher’s assistant at a group home and for foster youth, a substitute at K-12 schools and education service districts (ESDs), a high school English teacher, at a charter school with 95 percent minority students and an alternative school working with students with behavioral issues. Jeanette is also certified to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. Outside the classroom, Jeanette has successfully tutored students with their sights on college entrance on how to pass the ACT and SAT college entrance exams.

She earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Liberal Studies from California State University-Sacramento and went on to earn her Master of Art in Teaching (MAT) as a member of the first-ever cohort at Oregon State University’s Cascade Campus in Bend.

Jeanette has done countless hours of volunteer work in her free time. In the evenings, she taught people in her community who dropped out of high school through a non-profit organization to help them get their GEDs. During Hurricane Harvey, Jeanette helped neighbors who were flooded out of their homes by gathering food, clothing, school supplies and other important items that people lost during the floods. She also went out and helped to gut out houses that were badly damaged by flood water.

More recently, Jeanette has been a volunteer co-teacher for women with betrayal trauma and was elected to the fundraising committee for the choir board at her daughter’s school. She also volunteers at her church in various capacities.