Meet our board
Our board meets each month on the second Thursday at 5:30pm at the school. our next meeting is Thursday, May 10, 2018. This will be followed by an executive session that is closed to the public.
Kellye Dewey, President
Born and raised in Cannon Beach. Attended Cannon Beach elementary school from K - 5th grade. Kellye is married to Ryan Dewey, who is a local small business owner. She and her husband moved to Portland for a short time before deciding to come back and raise their two small children.
Sue Neuwirth, Vice President
Sue was born and raised in Northern California and attended Chico State briefly. In 1972, she married and moved to NYC and lived in the NE states (NJ, MD, PA & DE). She raised her two children and created several businesses including an award-winning design boutique and two restaurants. Sue moved to Cannon Beach in 2004 and opened a restaurant and catering business. Currently Sue is a designing and sales consultant at Randall Lee's in Seaside. Her two children and six grandchildren all live in Cannon Beach. Sue volunteers as much as she can for heart-felt causes in our beloved village.
Patti Rouse, Secretary
Patti moved to Cannon Beach in 1984 with husband, Dave and three children ages 7, 6 and 3. The beauty of the area, the genuinely kind people and the quaint grade school were immediate draws. She is so happy to be a part of keeping a grade school in Cannon Beach. Being around children is always a joy and inspiration.
Barb Knop, Treasurer
Undergraduate degree from Western Washington State College in Business Education. Master’s Degree from Western Washington University in Business Education. Retired teacher with 26 years of classroom experience, final 17 years at Broadway Middle School in Seaside. She serves as a member of the City of Cannon Beach’s Parks and Community Services committee, the chair of the 12 Days of Earth Day committee, a member of the Cannon Beach Farmer’s Market committee, a member of the Friends of the Cannon Beach Trail and the coordinator of the monthly trail cleaning project, a member of the the Cannon Beach CERT team, and is the treasurer of the following nonprofit organizations: The Cannon Beach Academy, Cannon Beach Food Pantry and Seaside Scholarships.
Philip Simmons, Board Member
Phil earned his undergraduate degree from California State University in Physics and Juris Doctorate from the University of Arizona. Phil is a retired Marine Corps officer after 21 years serving as an Infantry officer and attorney and is currently licensed to practice law in Arizona. Phil serves as the Veterans Services Officer for Clatsop County. He has experience in institutional law and significant experience with leadership, and was a prior board member of the Arch Cape Community Club. Phil was the driving force early in our project; he led the task force attempting to relocate the district school within the city.
Phyllis Bernt, Board Member
Moved to Cannon Beach with her husband in 2012. Retired from Ohio University where she taught information and telecommunications policy for 23 years, and has been teaching online for Ohio for the past 5 years. Earlier in her career was an English instructor at the University of Nebraska, then worked for a telephone company in Nebraska in the cost accounting, rate development, and regulatory policy areas. Has an MA and PhD in English literature and an MA in Business Administration with an accounting emphasis. Serves on the boards of the Cannon Beach Library and the Cannon Beach Arts Association.