Fasana appointed to Willamina School Board

05.12.2016 Dean Rhodes People, Education, Tribal Employees

Tribal member Angela Fasana was unanimously appointed to the Willamina School Board on Monday, May 9, to fill the seat of Linda O’Neil, whose term has another year to run.

Fasana was the only applicant for the vacant seat.

A 1990 Willamina High School graduate, Fasana previously served as the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde board liaison. She currently is the Tribal Court administrator.

Her husband, Ariah, teaches at the high school and serves as the head wrestling coach. Her daughter, Cheyanne, graduated from Willamina High and her son, Justin, is currently a junior at the school.

Fasana ran a write-in campaign for the Willamina School Board in 2015 after the School Board balked at posting the Grand Ronde Tribal flag in the gymnasium.

“The decision to apply for the vacant position with the Willamina School Board was an easy one,” Fasana said. “As an alumni of the district as well as a parent of a district student and a resident of the community, I care deeply about the district and want to be part of ensuring a quality education for the children of our district. I served as the Tribal liaison to the board for approximately eight years and felt the time was right to serve as a voting member.”