Board of Directors
SCESD board members attending the 2019 OSBA summer conference along with Pace Director Dave Harvey and members of the Brookings Board of Directors. SCESD Board members from middle to right: Bruce Levy, Billie Reeves, Corinne Potts and Chuck Ostmeyer.

Kathy Metzger
Board Administrative Assistant
kathleenm@scesd.k12.or.us
541-266-3951

Meet our board

Billie Reeves – Board Chair

Billie has been on the South Coast ESD board of directors since 2017 and represents Position 3/Zone 2 which covers Bandon, Coquille, Myrtle Point and Powers.

She has a BS from Memphis State University, MA from the University of Washington and an MA in Education Administration from Cal State San Bernardino. Billie is a retired classroom teacher (grades 2-12), Reading Specialist, and was an Administrator for K-8 schools for 20 years in California and currently substitutes for the Bandon school district.

As a Board member she says she will advocate for each child’s right to the best possible educational opportunities, a caring and supportive learning environment and a proficiently run and well organized Education Service District.

Billie participates on several of SCESD committees, attends board trainings and community outreach activities as well as serving as our current board chair.

Corinne Potts – Board Vice-Chair

Corinne has been on the South Coast ESD board of directors since 2014 and represents Position 2/Zone 3 which covers the Coos Bay area.

Corinne attended Southwestern Oregon Community College, RICKS College (BYU – Idaho) and Western Oregon University. She has earned degrees and certificates in Childhood Education & Family Studies, Parenting Education & Early Childhood Home Visiting and Infant/Toddler Development.

She believes every person has worth and merit, from the children we serve, the parents who entrust us with their children, and the amazing teachers and support staff that get to play a vital role in helping children grow and develop in all areas of life. She has seen the impact that specialty placed supports have in shaping the minds and lives of children and their families. She truly feels that the work that is accomplished by SCESD is vital to the success of our communities and their ability to thrive and move forward into the future. Whether a child is struggling or excelling, all children need support and scaffolding to be successful, reach their individual goals and potential. What amazing possibilities lie before us as we come together with that goal in mind.

Corinne participates on various SCESD committees focusing on the budget, policies and overall governance of the district as well as serving as our current board vice chair.

Fred Brick

Fred has been on the South Coast ESD board of directors for seven years and recently finished his second term as board chair. He represents Position 6/At Large.

Fred received his BA in History – Social Studies Education at the College of St. Thomas in St. Paul Minnesota and has a MA in History from the University of Minnesota. He is still working on his PhD in History also at the University of Minnesota.

He has worked with the SCESD and its service providers while gaining supports for his adopted children with special needs. As a result, he has a strong desire to support the ESD and his community access the same great opportunities.​

Fred participates on several SCESD committees which has contributed to the growth and development of SCESD. He brings several skill sets and an open mind and looks forward to helping our students and districts for the next several years.

Chuck Ostmeyer

Chuck has started his first year on the South Coast ESD board and represents Position 1/Zone 4 which represents North Bend, Lakeside and Reedsport.

Chuck has worked in the computer/software business since 1997 including support work for Apple in 1998 and the last twenty plus years with Marketron Broadcast Solution (CBSI) performing software testing tasks and some development work.

He has two special needs children and has worked directly with South Coast ESD and the Reedsport school district in developing plans for his children. He looks forward to using this first-hand knowledge to help make South Coast ESD the best it can be in helping all children succeed.

Bruce Levy

Bruce has been on the South Coast ESD board of directors since 2017 and represents Position 4/Zone 1A which covers Gold Beach and Port Orford in Curry county.

Bruce has a BA in Social Work from Penn State, Elementary Teaching Certificate from Concordia University, a Masters in Special Education from National University and a certificate in Child Behavior from California State.

He wants to bring something to the community and his ambition is to impart any knowledge he may have working with others to continue the greater work of South Coast ESD.

Bruce participates on several of the SCESD committees, volunteers at SCESD community events and is a substitute teacher in the Bandon, Port Orford and Gold Beach districts.

Jackie Crook

Jackie Crook has been on the South Coast ESD board of directors for 18 years and has served as board chair and vice chair. She represents Position 5/Zone 1B which represents from Gold Beach to Brookings in Curry County.

Jackie Crook lives in Pistol River Oregon and has been an educator for 50 years. As a classroom teacher, Jackie has dedicated herself to providing an engaging and relevant education experience for the students, families and community she supported. At the state level she has been elected as the President on the Board side of Oregon Association of Education Service Districts, was a member of the Oregon School Boards Association Board and is currently the zone lead 9 for Coos, Curry and Douglas Counties for the Oregon School Boards Association.

Joyce Merchant

Joyce is South Coast ESDs newest board member and represents Position 7 At Large. Joyce has lived in North Bend for over 20 years and previously worked for SCESD as an educational assistant while she was obtaining her special education teaching license and SWOCC as an after school preschool teacher. For the last 8 years, Joyce has worked as a teacher in the North Bend School District in special education.

Joyce has always been an active participants in both SCESD and NBSD events, board meetings and organizational development activities and looks forward to contributing as a board member her knowledge and information from a current teacher’s viewpoint. Above all Joyce believes that ALL children deserve an education that, not only meets their current needs, but prepares them for their future.

Board Meetings