Sara Pocklington for Lake Oswego School Board
OCCUPATION: Nike, Technology Accounting Director; Certified Public Accountant
PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND: Senior Auditor, Deloitte; Finance Project Manager, WWE
EDUCATION: University of Oregon, BS, Accounting
PRIOR DISTRICT EXPERIENCE: Chairwoman, LOSD Safety and Technology Special Advisory Committee; School Captain, Lake Oswego Schools Foundation; Technology Liaison, River Grove Elementary
Strongest Leader for the Future
Board-certified CPA. As the board’s only CPA, I’ll bring deep experience in financial governance and oversight. I’ll work to find budget efficiencies to keep more of your tax dollars in the classroom. I’ll ensure that bond proceeds are spent as promised and investments are managed wisely.
Diverse Perspective. I will be the only school board member with elementary students in LO (third and first graders) and one of only two women on the school board.
Academics + Arts + Athletics. Research shows that kids who feel connected to their school community have better academic outcomes. I’ll support continued investment in programs that foster connectedness, across disciplines.
STEAM Advocate. The World Economic Forum reports that “a projected 65% of children entering grade school will work in jobs that do not exist today.” To begin preparing our students for the economy of the future I’ll advocate strongly for a comprehensive computer science and technology curriculum.
Endorsed by Community Leaders
“Sara will bring fresh perspective and a keen accounting eye to the LOSD school budget at a time when strong fiscal management is critical.”- Joe Buck, Lake Oswego City Councilor
“The LOSEA is endorsing Sara because she understands today’s students and best represents our community’s values."- Melissa Siegel, Lake Oswego School Employee Association President
“As an elementary mom, Sara will represent and advocate for Lake Oswego’s elementary school students, parents and communities." - Kristy Cory, Forest Hills Elementary parent leader
“Sara is dedicated, innovative, and level-headed. She takes the time to solicit input and do her homework to fully understand the issues she is working on." - Dan McKenzie, LO resident, VP of Nike Global Accounting