Meet the Board of Education

The Mt. Hood Community College District Board of Education consists of seven citizens of the school district, each of whom is elected for a four-year term. Board members serve without pay. Regular business meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month, in the Mt. Hood Community College Board Room.

Tamie Arnold
AT-LARGE, 2015-2019


Michael Calcagno
AT-LARGE, 2015-2019


Susie Jones
ZONE 1, 2013-2017

SUSIE JONES, ZONE 1, 2013-2017 Susie Jones was elected to the MHCCD Board of Education in 2013 to a four-year term. She received both her BME and MM from University of Portland. She was an instructor of music at MHCC for 12 years, and prior to her appointments at MHCC, she taught for 9 years in the North Clackamas School District and 8 years in the David Douglas School District. She has served numerous years as president of the Mt. Hood Jazz Festival, producing that event in 2008, 2009 and 2013. She also serves on the writing team of NCCAS (National Coalition for Core Arts Standards), writing the next generation of national standards for the arts.

Susie Jones may be reached by e-mail at

James Zordich
ZONE 2, 2013-2017

JAMES ZORDICH, ZONE 2, 2013-2017 James Zordich was elected to a four-year term of the MHCC Board of Education representing Zone 2 in 2013. Mr. Zordich holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Industrial Education from California State University at Los Angeles. He is a Curator (Emeritus) at the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, with a specialty in Technological History. He was also a president of the Horseless Carriage Club of America, and a member of the Southern California Historical Society Board of Directors. Jim is the liaison to the MHCC Foundation.

James Zordich may be reached at e-mail at

Teena Ainslie
ZONE 3, 2015-2019


George ‘Sonny’ Yellott
Zone 4, 2013-2017

GEORGE ‘SONNY’ YELLOTT, Zone 4, 2013-2017 George ‘Sonny’ Yellott was elected to the MHCCD Board in 2013 to a four-year term. Mr. Yellott holds two Associate of Applied Science Degrees in Hotel Administration and Paralegal Science. He is a member of the Republican Central Committee and is a Precinct Committee Person and a House District Captain, HD 48. He is a member of the Oregon Citizens Lobby and an occasional contributor to Capitol Watch.

George ‘Sonny‘ Yellott may be reached by e-mail at

Kenney Polson
ZONE 5, 2015 – 2019


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