MRA Executive Director

Welcome to Molalla River Academy. MRA is an Arts and Sciences charter school that opened in the fall of 2009, providing students with an exceptional and unique educational experience. MRA offers integrated, thematic instruction with an emphasis on project based learning with high standards for academic achievement. We believe that every child is a capable learner and that our job as educators is to encourage and foster each student’s talents and abilities. With that in mind, we strive to provide an enriching and challenging environment that promotes inquiry, responsibility, and kindness in all of our students.  

I look forward to meeting you and your family.

Shelley Urben, Executive Director

Meet Our Staff

Shannon Lishka

Trillium (KG)

Amanda Burgi

Huckleberry North Associate

Aimee Peterson

North Clarkia (3rd/4th)

Grant Myers

Alder East (5th/6th)

David Takano

Alder/Cedar Math Associate

Kevin Mahr

Technology Coordinator

Lunch Program Coordinator/Aftercare Associate

Andrew Marquez


Appeya Galindo

Trillium Associate

Dainette Harris

Huckleberry South (1st/2nd)

Jamie Navarrete

Clarkia Associate

Debbie Hood

Alder West (5th/6th)

Cedar West (7th/8th)

Rachel Blythe

Director of Music and

Performing Arts

Dawn Marie Powers

Office Manager

Kevin Farris

Student Support Specialist

Allegra Fety

Huckleberry North (1st/2nd)

Alexis (Lex) Foster

Huckleberry South Associate

Dante Torgersen

South Clarkia (3rd/4th)

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Christopher Mikkelson

Cedar East (7th/8th)

Garden and Library Coordinator

Gina Harnish


Jill Fammatre


Our Vision

Successful graduates with the knowledge and confidence to pursue their dreams and enrich the community.

Contact Us

Tel: 503-829-6672

Fax: 503-759-6672



16897 S. Callahan Rd.

Molalla, OR 97038