Lynn Grannan retired from the Beaverton School District where she was an elementary school teacher. While with the district, she served on the Diversity Council. Lynn has been involved with the Japanese American community in Portland having served on the board of Portland Taiko, a professional Japanese American drumming group. She also serves on the board of Oregon Nikkei Endowment which has as its projects the Japanese American Historical Plaza located on Portland’s Waterfront Park and the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center in Old Town Portland.
George Katagiri (1926-2009)
George Katagiri was an educator for most of his life. He began his career in 1950 at Abernethy School in Portland, teaching social studies at the school he had attended through the eighth grade. He moved to the Oregon Department of Education in 1959 to become the state’s science …