Gresham-Barlow School Board Member Position 6 At Large
Dr. Mayra Gómez was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. At fifteen, her family moved to Oregon where she graduated from Roosevelt High School in North Portland. She obtained a Bachelors of Science in Public Policy and a Bachelors of Art in Sociology from the University of Oregon in 2002. She went on to pursue her Master’s degree in Urban Education at the University of California-Los Angeles. She began her teaching career as a middle school social studies teacher in Los Angeles, CA.
Once in Oregon, she served as the AVID coordinator and social studies and ELL teacher at Gresham High School. As an administrator, she has held the positions of assistant principal at Reynolds High School and Federal Programs Coordinator at Centennial School District. She earned a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and Curriculum Development from Lewis and Clark College in the spring of 2017 and is currently the Director of College and Career Readiness in West Linn’s Wilsonville School District.
Her passion is empowering and encouraging marginalized youth to pursue a higher education, empower their communities, and serve as mentors to younger generations. Mayra credits her success to the mentorship of community members who believed in her and the endless support and encouragement from her family. Now she strives to do the same for her students.