EagleRidge Board Meetings

Tonie Kellom – Board President

I was born and raised in Klamath Falls. Graduated from Klamath Union High School and graduated with a Bachelors in Education from Southern Oregon University and a Masters in Education from University of Oregon. 

 I started my teaching career at Klamath Union High School where I taught Keyboarding, Accounting, Record Keeping, PE, General Math and helped create the in-school Credit Recovery Program. While at KU, I also served as the Athletic Director/ Administrator, then moved into Vice Principal of Curriculum and Vice Principal of Discipline. Following my time at KU, I moved to the  Klamath Learning Center as the Director of Alternative Education.  I was there several years before returning to Klamath Union High School as the Assistant Principal as we moved into the remodeled building.  

 Outside of my career I have been married to my husband for 36 years, have 2 amazing adult daughters, a wonderful son-in-law and 2 fun grandsons. We all enjoy being outside and spending time as a family. I have volunteered at the local 4-H Horse Association served on the 4-H Board of Directors for Klamath County 

Cecelia Amuchastegui- Vice President

***Bio coming soon!***

Dianne Spires – Treasurer

I am a Certified Public Accountant, working my entire career in Klamath Falls.  I am a partner in the accounting firm of Rusth Spires and Menefee, LLP.  Tax seasons are busy yet are my favorite part of the job.

I have lived in the Klamath Basin since I was 6 months old.  I love the basin; I believe it is the best place to raise a family.  My husband, Oliver, and I have two children.  Our daughter, Alycia, is an attorney working as a deputy DA in Clackamas County.  Our son, Cory, is a senior at OIT and plays baseball on the OIT baseball team.

Project based learning is what I love about EagleRidge High School.  I saw this concept at work in a program my daughter was in at KU called DECA.  In a way it is very similar to the concept of project based learning.  I could see that the kids loved to go to that class and worked extra hard often to the detriment of other classes.  I really believe that some children were meant for this type of learning.  That is why EagleRidge is so special.  It can be the perfect fit.  I am so excited to see EagleRidge High School students give presentations.  Their improvement is amazing.  EagleRidge is preparing these students for life.  It is so exciting to watch.

An interesting factoid:  My father and brother owned and operated the Chevrolet automobile dealership at 677 S 7th Street, the site of the new EagleRidge High School.  I started working at age 16 in the service department that is now the cafeteria.  I also spent a summer or two working in the parts department which is the space now occupied by Mr. Martinez, Mrs. Cole, Mrs. Amos and Mrs. Ratliff.

Renea Wood – Board Member

As a parent I strongly believe that “you get what you put into it”. That goes for parenting, schooling, and relationships. Our children’s academic experiences are what shape their future, making it crucial that each experience positively builds on each other. It is our job as parents, board members, and community members to make sure our children have these positive academic experiences to help build them into the people they will become.

EagleRidge High School is truly the place where youth can be who they are so they can get where they are going. I have seen it first hand with my oldest who graduated June 2019. I have been in Klamath Falls since 1999 growing my family and giving back to the community. As a professional with experience in youth development, advocacy, and community health I hope to give back to EHS. Grant writing and fundraising have been critical skills that have I developed in my career and know these will be instrumental in helping EHS build a better future for our youth.

Wendy Clark – Board Member

Wendy is a former “Community Volunteer Women of the Year” and currently is a Real Estate Agent and CEO of Clark Builders. Wendy has been instrumental in adding a parents perspective to the Board. One of Wendy’s responsibilities has been Chairman of the Grants and Funding Board Committee.