As a longtime Canby resident who was raised in this community, I am invested in the future successes of our education system that has served my family well for three generations. I am a father of five children, three graduates from Canby schools and two current CHS students. My connection to our schools runs deep.
With more than a dozen years as a youth sports coach, a decade serving on my church finance council, and 20 plus years on the Oregon Association of Nurseries Board, I bring a well-rounded and experienced perspective to the board. As an employer, I know first-hand the importance of an educated workforce. Canby students must be prepared to seamlessly transition to a job, training program, classroom, or entry to our armed services. The quality of education they receive is directly connected to their future success and the success of our community and country.
I am running for the school board because, as a dad of five kids in our schools, I am committed to working hard to promote academic success, parent engagement and student well-being. Through accountability and transparency our schools can thrive. We have a responsibility to provide Canby students with a high quality education that focuses on the basics. I am committed to supporting our students and families, in partnership with our incredible staff, to create a successful learning environment for all students. As a member of your school board I will listen, address concerns and tirelessly advocate for academic success, parent engagement and student well-being.
“I am so thankful Mark is willing to take his experience and heart for service to the next level and continue to fight for the kids in our district. We need leaders like Mark on the school board.”
“Mark Bigej is a fierce advocate because as a dad he knows how important it is for parents to have a voice in our schools and protect our children. He knows our future is at stake and he is ready for the fight.”
“Mark will prioritize education by putting students first while supporting staff, teachers and administration. Please join me in voting for Mark Bigej for Canby School Board.”
“I enthusiastically support Mark Bigej for a position on the Canby School Board. I know that Mark will take the time to listen and consider all opinions before making a decision. I trust that he will be an advocate for the youth of our community and will lead our district in a direction that focuses on important issues that truly impact our children’s education. I truly believe that Mark has the best interest in mind for our students and our community.”
“I have served with Mark in many capacities and have seen his deep character, unrelenting work ethic and a commitment to excellence. The Bigej family is a witness to his strong family values and eagerness to serve.”
Former Minority Leader of the
Oregon House of Representatives
Former K-8 Principal
Former Aurora Rural Fire
Protection District President
Mary Jeanne Sheveland
Former Canby School Board Director
Teacher, Coach Canby School District
Educational Technology Professional
Clackamas County Fair Board Chair
Mike and Marcia Zagyva
Former Teacher, Principal, School Board Member
and Community Member
Ron and Jan Halter