Rockwood Preparatory ACADEMY is a Private Non-Profit Organization governed by the KNOVA Learning Oregon Board of Directors. These volunteers provide fiscal oversight, establish organizational policy, adopt the RPA annual budget, and hire/evaluate the Executive Director. We are ever grateful for their commitment and sacrifices on behalf of our community.
KNOVA Board meetings are normally held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 4:30pm and include a “public to be heard” during which time community members are able to speak directly with the Board of Directors.
Board Chair- Director: Dr. Jerome “Jerry” Fladoos, DC
Recently retired, Dr. Fladoos has helped thousands of patients in the East County since beginning his practice in 1976. While a chiropractic physician by trade, Dr. Fladoos has been a long-time champion of school choice. As a founding board member of Mastery Learning Institute (Arthur Academy) Dr. Fladoos was instrumental in establishing the region’s first highly-effective charter schools. As a founding board member of KNOVA Learning, Jerome (“Jerry”) brings leadership, wisdom, direction, and passion in helping the school reach towards its mission.
Director Ana Weakland
Ana brings a wealth of energy and community advocacy to the board. She brings an understanding of trauma-informed practices that affect individuals and communities to RPA and the greater Rockwood community. In addition to certifications as a Community Health Specialist and Return to Work Specialist, Ana holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Programming. She is fluent in English, Spanish and Mayan. Ana is currently a Case Manager with Multnomah County.
Director: Ms. Catherine Nicewood
Catherine has as big a heart for the Rockwood neighborhood as anyone. As long-time President of the Rockwood Neighborhood Association her courageous, insightful, and selfless leadership is an inspiration to everyone she touches. Catherine is active in her church, music and a myriad community-based activities in service of our community. We are very pleased to welcome Catherine to the KNOVA Learning board!
Director: Mr. Balwant Bhullar
Balwant Bhullar’s life is a lesson in intelligence, courage and determination. Originally born in India, where he earned a degree in electrical engineering, Mr. Bhullar exemplifies the many gifts immigrants bring to our community. Upon arriving in America, Balwant worked in a convenience store, security services and commercial truck driving before a serious accident confined him to a wheelchair in the late 1990’s. Over-coming his physical challenges, Balwant has owned a successful convenience store if Fairview for nearly 20 years. Recently elected to a second term on the Fairview City Council, Balwant brings intelligence, political savvy, business knowledge and a love for children that will serve our families and students well.
Director: Mr. Jeff Reynolds
As a Rockwood Prep dad, President of the Rockwood Kiwanis Club, freelance writer and local activist, Director Reynolds brings energy, passion and an understanding of llocal government to board deliberations. A graduate of Connecticut College and Eagle Scout, Director Reynolds also volunteers to oversee RPA’s growing Scouting troops.
Director: Mrs. Tina Long
As Superintendent of Exalt Education in Little Rock Arkansas, Tina is an invaluable source of ground-level teaching experience she has accumulated since early in her career as a successful teacher at the Arthur Academies.