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

Tamie Arnold

Tamie Tlustos-Arnold was elected to the MHCCD Board of Education in 2015 to a four-year term. She has been a small business owner since 2006, and a practicing registered nurse specializing in pediatrics since 1998. She worked in the credit union and banking industry for five years. She is working towards her master’s degree in healthcare administration at the Oregon Health Sciences University. She has a bachelor’s degree in nursing and general studies earned through Walla Walla University and MHCC.

E-mail: nursetamie@comcast.net

Michael Calcagno
AT-LARGE, 2015-2019

Michael Calcagno

Michael Calcagno was elected to the MHCCD Board of Education in 2015 to a four-year term. He owns and operates a small business called Calcagno Media. Previously he was employed as a reporter at KBOI-CBS TV in Boise, Idaho, and KPTV-FOX 12 in Portland. He earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Oregon.

E-mail: m@calcagnomedia.com

Susie Jones - Board Chair
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 susie.jones52@frontier.com.

James Zordich - Vice Chair
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 jim.zordich@mhcc.edu.

Teena Ainslie
ZONE 3, 2015-2019

Teena Aimslie

Teena Klawa-Ainslie was elected to the MHCCD Board of Education in 2015 to a four-year term. She now serves on the Long Term Care Advisory for the State of Oregon. She retired from the David Douglas School District after working as staff advisor to the Exploring Division unit for 14 years. She has studied at several colleges and universities in Oregon, including Mt. Hood, and earned her certification in Career and Vocations from the University of Oregon.

E-mail: teena@viewkey.com

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 yellott@comcast.net.

Kenney Polson
ZONE 5, 2015 – 2019

Kenney Polson

Kenney Polson was elected to the MHCCD Board of Education in 2015 to a four-year term. He works for Portland Public Schools as the dean of students. His background in music education includes stops at Marylhurst University, Merced College, the International School of Beijing, Howard University, and the American School of Rio de Janeiro. He has an Associate of Arts degree from Fresno City College, a master’s degree in jazz composition from Howard University and a master’s degree in education administration from Lewis & Clark College.

E-mail: kenneypolson@hotmail.com

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