Carolyn Jones Christoferson
Carolyn Christoferson is a third generation Oregonian. She grew up in Portland, Oregon, and attended the University of Oregon where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. She taught first grade in the Portland Public School system. Carolyn received a Master’s Degree in Education with a reading endorsement.
She became a Reading Specialist and focused on teaching first graders at risk for reading failure. In 1991 she met and married Carl Christoferson. They began their lives together and became parents to three daughters. After the birth of their third daughter Carolyn retired from teaching and devoted her life to volunteering in her daughter’s schools at all levels throughout their entire education.
She tutored students in reading, served on numerous committees, and chaired and planned countless events. She has volunteered with the Junior League of Portland, Emanuel Hospital, Ronald McDonald House, The Parry Center for At Risk Youth, Project Lemonade, an organization that provides clothing and school supplies for children in foster care, served meals for the homeless at the Portland Rescue Mission and taught Sunday School in her church.
She has also volunteered with the Salvation Army at the SAFES shelter and served on the Salvation Army Advisory Board in Portland with her husband. Carolyn has devoted her life to her family, supporting and encouraging others when they are troubled and volunteering and giving back to her community.