School Board Members
The Camas Board of Education consists of five citizens of the school district elected from director districts for a four-year term. Any resident may run for election to the board, providing the candidate meets certain legal qualifications. Board members serve without pay. Candidate and elections information are posted on the Clark County Elections web page. Read about expectations in the Washington State School Directors Association’s guide Serving on Your Local School Board.
In Washington, education is defined as a function of the state government by the constitution. Legislative actions have created school boards to serve as agents of the state to administer the school functions, which have been delegated to local districts. School board members are responsible to the voters and act under the restrictions of state law.
The board provides direction for the district, approving policies, making financial decisions, determining building needs, and approving the budget. The progress of the district is reviewed regularly by the board. The board relies on the superintendent for advice, but final decisions are the responsibility of the school board.
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Corey McEnry, Vice President
Email name: Corey.McEnry
Term ends 2021
Corey McEnry, a third-generation Camas High School alum, is a National Board Certified Teacher and works as the band director for Hockinson High School. He has served as vice-president of the Hockinson Education Association and as a committee member of the Hockinson Facilities Planning Committee and the citizens’ bond committee. McEnry earned his Bachelor’s degree from Western Washington University and his Master’s degree from Sam Houston State University.
He told the Board in an interview that he was interested in serving because he is proud of the education he received in Camas.
“This is a time of great change in education, both in terms of legislation and the ever-evolving role of the school in the community,” McEnry stated in his application materials. “I believe my varied roles as a parent, teacher, taxpayer, and community member coupled with my ability to be a respectful, open-minded, team player will be a positive addition to the Board.”
Email name: Erika.Cox
Term ends 2021
Erika Cox and her family have lived in Camas for 15 years. Her volunteerism started as Prune Hill Elementary PTA President. It continued at Dorothy Fox Elementary, Skyridge Middle School, Camas Educational Foundation, Citizens Advisory Committee, and serving the City of Camas Salary Commission Board for seven years. Erika and her husband, Ryan, have 3 children who have been in Camas schools since kindergarten: Emma (CHS 2019), Elliot (CHS 2021), and Charlotte (CHS 2024). Cox earned her Bachelor’s degree in political science from Oregon State University and is a tech industry analyst relations specialist at Edelman (a communications and marketing firm).
Erika is humbled to serve Camas students, educators, and families as a Camas School Director since 2018 and finds inspiration in supporting all students with the highest-quality learning experiences, devoting and engaging in open communication with staff, families. “I am committed to the role of public education in our community and the difference it can make for a student,” Cox shared. “Through our partnerships with supportive organizations and city and state advocates, we can recruit and retain best-in-class educational professionals and offer unique educational experiences that connect learners and our community.”
Email name: Connie.Hennessey
Term ends 2023
Connie is a native of California who graduated from Oregon State University and received her master’s degree in guidance and counseling from City University in Seattle.
A longtime volunteer in Camas schools, Connie worked in various positions with the Helen Baller PTA and the Camas Educational Foundation before joining the School Board in 2005. She and her husband, Patrick, have two children: Taylor, who graduated from CHS in 2012, and Reilly, who graduated in 2014.
Connie works at the Henrietta Lacks Health and Bioscience High School in the Evergreen School District as a school counselor. She enjoys reading, watching football, hanging out with family, and traveling in her spare time.
Email name: Doug.Quinn
Term ends 2023
Although born in the Portland area, Doug was fortunate to grow up in a large family in Coos Bay, Oregon. While living in “the other Bay area,” Doug developed a passion for the outdoors and the myriad hobbies that return him there regularly. His father is a retired electrical engineer, and his mother, “Dr. Quinn,” was a college instructor until her passing. Education has always been a core family value when one realizes that Doug’s parents, all seven of his siblings, his wife, and their three children have all attained their college degrees.
Beginning in the late 80′s, Doug served as the public works director/city engineer in Camas. In 2003, he joined Clark Public Utilities as the director of water services. He volunteers his time on the boards of the Camas School District, Camas Downtown Association, and Washington Water Utility Council. As time allows, you will find him hiking, diving, or biking someplace sunny or, if you listen very carefully, practicing on his blues harp.
Tracey Malone, President
Email Name: Tracey.Malone
Term ends 2023
Tracey is a Camas High School graduate and longtime Camas community member, with two children in the district. A graduate of Clark College and Leadership Clark County, today she is vice president and partner and Halbert Construction Services LLC. She also serves on the boards of directors for Cascadia Technical Academy (formerly Clark County Skills Center) Foundation and Southwest Washington Contractors Association.
To the role of Camas School District board member, Tracey brings a deep appreciation for her own education in Camas Schools and for that of her children. She aims to constantly utilize her skills and expertise and her passion for and commitment to giving back to the community.
Tracey was appointed to the CSD Board of Directors in February 2017, filling a vacancy left by the resignation of Mary Tipton. Malone will run in the general election this November to keep her appointment. If successful, she will complete Tipton’s term on the board, which ends in December 2019.