February 8, 2018
Jeff Spiegel is the Senior Vice President of Marketing for KinderCare Education (KCE). In his role, Jeff oversees content and creative services, digital marketing, marketing strategy and corporate communications for the company and its family of brands – KinderCare Learning Centers, KinderCare Education at Work and Champions before & after school programs.
Previously, Jeff served as Senior Vice President of Field HR & Recruiting for KCE. Jeff is passionate about the impact that KinderCare has in building whole-child confidence and giving parents peace of mind to pursue their dreams and to integrate work and life. Before joining KinderCare, Jeff served as head of Corporate and Operational Communications at Old Navy and in various roles during his 13 years at Target Corporation. Jeff has an undergraduate degree in History from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
A moderately capable speller, Jeff enjoys eating his way through Portland’s restaurants, spending time with his partner Todd and their two dogs (Emma and Peyton), reading, and exercising. Will Jeff take home the spelling bee trophy? Get your tickets to find out!
February 7, 2018
Andy knows first-hand how invaluable a teacher’s influence can be. Both his parents, wife and mother-in-law are from academia, teachers all. While in college Andy was a struggling Biology major at OSU, doing ok in Biology and Physics, but failing… Read more »
February 1, 2018
Meet Tra’Renee! Tra’Renee is a an Emmy Award Winning Television Personality and Radio DJ in the Portland Metro Area. She is the host of the new afternoon lifestyle program on KATU-TV (ABC affiliate), ”Afternoon Live!” airing weekdays at 3pm PST. Tra’Renee… Read more »
February 1, 2018
David Valenzuela hails from New York City where he was a NYC Teaching Fellow serving the South Bronx. He has called Portland his home since 2011. The coolest word he ever spelled was ‘sardoodledom’ which is a fun word for… Read more »
February 1, 2018
Cassidy Quinn is a reporter at KGW News, reporting on events going on around town. She is a video blogger who loves sports, travel, and technology, and is a bit addicted to social media. Before coming to KGW, Cassidy lived… Read more »
January 30, 2018
April Baer, one half of this year’s Fred Meyer spelling team, hosts the weekly radio arts show, “State of Wonder,” at Oregon Public Broadcasting, covering how art is made and consumed. Prior to this assignment, she worked as a reporter… Read more »
January 29, 2018
We are excited to welcome Master of Ceremonies Carl Wolfson back for the 2018 Schoolhouse Supplies Celebrity Spelling Bee presented by Fred Meyer. Carl has been a popular Portland radio host for the past decade. From 2007 to 2016, he… Read more »
January 19, 2018
Buy your tickets to the event of the year! We can’t wait to celebrate with our friends and community while raising much-needed funds to help students and teachers have the supplies they need to reach their full potential. Cheer for… Read more »
December 6, 2017
Schoolhouse Supplies will be holding Free Store for Teachers Feedback Sessions in January! We want to hear from teachers, school staff and the community about how they use the Free Store, ideas about areas of improvement and how we can increase our… Read more »
November 21, 2017
There is an alarming opportunity gap in our schools. Low income children and students of color disproportionately face barriers to academic achievement. Schoolhouse Supplies works to remove a barrier to success by ensuring each student has the school supplies they… Read more »