Ridgeline Equity Committee

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First Wednesday of the month


7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Ayelet Amittay

Bio and photo coming soon!

Devan Fahsholz

Devan is a high school teacher for the Eugene 4J School District. A graduate of the University of Oregon, with Bachelor's degrees in history and political science, and a Masters of Education. Devan has served in a variety of positions within the field of education: tutor, daycare supervisor, literacy coach, special-ed assistant and academic coach, serving students with a variety of backgrounds and needs from kindergarten all the way through to the college level. Devan has joined the Ridgeline Equity Committee in order to serve the school community and learn what is needed to help make the environment best support all students and families. Devan is the father of a Ridgeline kindergartner.

Caroline Madigan

Bio and photo coming soon!

Jenny Noyce

Jenny is a freelance writer & editor, former teacher, and active community member. Jenny was a composition and literature instructor at the University of Oregon while earning a PhD in English. Since becoming a parent, Jenny has been a member of the Lane County Friends of the Birth Center, which advocates for access to birth center care in our region. Jenny was also a board member at Hazelwood Outdoor Kindergarten, and currently serves on the stewardship council of Our Community Birth Center. Jenny believes that Ridgeline has the potential to be an institution that seeks justice and fully honors the diversity of its students and families, and seeks to play a supporting role in our school reaching that potential. Jenny is the Secretary of Ridgeline Public Montessori’s Board of Directors and a non-voting member of the Ridgeline Equity Committee. Jenny is the parent of two current lower-elementary students.

Chelsea Whitney

Chelsea is the parent of a 3rd grader at Ridgeline and this is their first year at Ridgeline. Our family is excited to join the Ridgeline Community. Chelsea works as a public health nurse and has been involved with equity and access topics since high school where she became involved with disability rights advocacy. Chelsea is especially interested in LGBTQ+ advoacy--especially for transgender youth, building community willing to dialogue on hard topics, and ongoing learning on how to parent with an anti-racisit approach. Chelsea's family enjoys biking, animals, and Saturday's curled up with a good book.

April-Kay Williams

April-Kay has a degree in Early Childhood Education and an AMI Assistant’s to Infancy (birth to three) diploma. April-Kay was the co-founder of Zora Montessori located in West Eugene. April-Kay is a community trainer for the state of Oregon focusing on introductory workshops centering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. April-Kay has experience in social justice, anti-bias and anti-racist education. April-Kay is the Vice-President for the Ridgeline Montessori Public Charter School's Board of Directors and a non-voting member on the Ridgeline Equity Committee. April-Kay is the mother to two current Ridgeline students and one Ridgeline alumni.