School Board Members

  • John Diamond John Diamond, President

    John Diamond has been in Oak Harbor since 2009.  Prior to living on the island, John lived in Utah and Southern California.  He has a daughter who graduated from Oak Harbor High School in 2018 and is currently enrolled at WSU. John worked in public safety for 10 years and currently managed the computer public safety system for Island County 911 (ICOM911).  He currently is the Chief Operating Officer for Whidbey Tech Solutions. In addition, John volunteers as a member of the North Whidbey Fire and Rescue on the Marines Search and Rescue Team. He’s also an active member of the Oak Harbor Kiwanis Club.  John graduated from Grand Island Senior high in 1983 and attended Ricks College and Arizona State University.  He earned his certificate in Computer Networking from the Computer Education Institute in 2002 and a diploma from Maric College in 2005.  An avid boater, John and his wife, Nancy, can be found on the water crabbing or enjoying time with their two grandchildren.  “I believe in the principle of giving back where you can. We have a great opportunity to support the system that educates young minds and create great productive citizens for our future.  This is where I believe I can contribute to our community.” Elected 2017 | Term Expires 2021   Email Mr. Diamond

     
    Jessica Aws portrait picture. Jessica Aws, Vice President
     
    Jessica Aws is a recent resident of Oak Harbor and is the current youth librarian of Oak Harbor Public Library. She earned her bachelor's degree in anthropology and a minor in history from the University of Washington in 2009.  She pursued her master’s degree in medieval archaeology from the University of York a year later and received another master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Syracuse University in 2014.  No stranger to the classroom, Jessica partnered with teachers from Oak Harbor High School to teach a course on fake news last spring.  An avid hiker and gardener, Jessica is a world traveler and a self-proclaimed animal lover. "I see this an excellent opportunity to become a greater advocate for students and families in this community, and to bring a fresh perspective into the governance of the Oak Harbor School District.”  Appointed 2017, Elected 2019 | Term Expires 2023  Email Ms. Aws

     
    Bob Hallahan  
    Bob Hallahan
     
    Mr. Hallahan and his wife moved to Oak Harbor in 1993 when he was assigned to fly EA-6B’s as a Navy pilot and completed five major deployments.  After he left the military, the couple stayed, raising and educating their two children. He is active in the community and recently served as a volunteer assistant scoutmaster for Oak Harbor’s oldest Boy Scout Troop. He also works on behalf of the environment, speaking and writing on climate change and leading a citizens’ group advocating solutions. Bob studied natural science at the University of Notre Dame and holds a master’s degree in National Security from the U.S. Navy War College. He worked as a local realtor for several years, and now is a commercial airline pilot. His hobbies include backpacking, bird watching and gardening. He was elected to the school board in 2015 and says he was inspired to serve “as a way to give back to the community while remaining close to the lively energy and creativity that youth bring to the world.”  Elected 2015, Reelected 2019 | Term Expires 2023   Email Mr. Hallahan    

     
    Erik Mann, Board of Directors
    Erik Mann
     
    Erik Mann has called Oak Harbor home for most of his life. A 1995 graduate of Oak Harbor High School, Erik is a realtor in town and has two daughters enrolled in Oak Harbor Public Schools. He received his Associate of Technical Arts degree in Parks and Operation and Maintenance from Skagit Valley College. He’s lived in Bellingham, Burlington, and Sedro Woolley and on San Juan Island before returning to Whidbey Island. He has been a vested community member by being on the Board of Oak Harbor Kiwanis, the Planning Commissioner Position 4 City of Oak Harbor and Board Member for Oak Harbor Youth Sailing. In his free time, Erik can be found on the water coaching the Wildcat Sailing team or racing himself. “I am proud of the progress achieved already, but there will be new challenges ahead relating to aging facilities and state funding, that will require great vision, and am excited to help chart the course for continuous improvement.”  Elected 2017 | Term Expires 2021  Email Mr. Mann
     
    Lynn Goebel headshot. Lynn Goebel
     
    Lynn Goebel is a familiar face to Oak Harbor Public Schools.  A 30-year resident of Oak Harbor, Lynn retired from teaching in June of 2019 after serving students for 18 years. A 1981 Texas Tech graduate, Lynn has a strong passion for all students.  She expressed interest in joining the Board because she values the importance of education and helping students reaching their full potential.  Her quest is to allow students who walk through the doors of Oak Harbor Public Schools the opportunity to become successful. Lynn now works as a consultant and has two kids, Gregory and Millie, who graduated from Oak Harbor High School. In her spare time, Lynn and her husband enjoy walking, biking, skiing, and boating.    "I am very honored about serving the students, families, staff, and community of Oak Harbor on the Oak Harbor Public School Board." Elected 2019 | Term Expires 2023 | Email Ms. Goebel
     

    Headshot of Tiara Hylton. Tiara Hylton, Student Board Member

    Tiara is a 4.0 student who enjoys participating in community service projects with Key Club and Kiwanis by serving at breakfasts and helping with fundraisers or food drives. An interest in government and politics, she also has an affinity for working with others as she actively participates in the National Honor Society by tutoring on Wednesdays. A student-athlete, Tiara plays tennis and performed in the choir for two years.  Tiara has a vision of collecting student input prior to School Board meetings and sharing the information with fellow school board members.  From anecdotal research to surveys, Tiara has vowed to represent the Oak Harbor student population with facts and research. “We have a lot of students with some great ideas, and to be able to listen to them and be their spokesperson for all students from the elementary school to the high school will be my goal.” Email Ms. Hylton