Meet Our Team

The entire Oregon Family School staff is available Monday through Friday to help and aid

our families with planning and concerns regarding their home-based education.

Carol Hammett

Vice Principal

Dr. Hammett serves as OFS's Vice Principal. She recently retired from the
Bend-LaPine School District as an elementary principal for many years. Prior to that she taught physical education, pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and special education. Carol designed early childhood degree programs, taught classes at COCC, and is a published author. Her passion in
education is in the area of reading and writing. The research Carol conducted during her doctoral program focused on reading development in young children. Dr. Hammett loves to
share children’s literature from her personal library!

Donese Pogue

Special Programs Director

Donese Pogue has been a classroom teacher, tutor, CASA volunteer, educational bookstore owner, and a coordinator and coach for the Battle of the Books program. She has been involved in the start-up of three schools, including Oregon Family School. She has a Master's Degree, Administrator License, and holds an endorsement for Special Education. Her passion is collecting books.

Laura Hildebrandt

Office Manager/Registrar

Laura has worked in business for many years, beginning in southern California, then in Bend since 1989. While running her family business for 30+ years, she home-educated her four children for 17 years. She began her work in charter school education in 2017.  She is currently our Registrar and Office Manager. Laura looks forward to meeting and greeting you all. 

Lori Bogen

Executive Director/Principal

Dr. Bogen has been in education for almost 30 years.  She has a Bachelor of Arts in Management & Organizational Leadership and a Master of Arts in Teaching from George Fox University, a Credential in Global Career Development Facilitation from University of Oregon, and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from Oregon State University.  Her roles have included being an Instructional Assistant, Program Coordinator for English-as-a-Second-Language, School-to-Work Coordinator, Spanish/ESL/ASL Teacher, Director of Alternative School, Principal, and Executive Director.


Dr. Bogen has a passion for ensuring students' needs are met through parent and community partnerships, flexible schooling formats, and support for Dyslexia and other differences.  She is a nurturer by nature and wants everyone to feel safe and valued throughout their educational journeys.

Noah Reed

Technology Coordinator

Noah Reed graduated from Oregon State University with a B.S. in Sociology and focus on Computer Science. He has a passion for helping people and eventually would like to teach around the world. In his free time you will find him outside with friends, or working on various projects.

Kristin Curtis

Reading Specialist

Kristin Curtis’ love and interest is in the field of learning differences. She has spent 13 years working specifically with children diagnosed with dyslexia and/or specific language disabilities. She has an M.A. from Loyola Marymount University in Reading Instruction with endorsements in Elementary/Multiple- Subjects and English to Speakers of Other Languages. Additionally, she has completed the Slingerland Introductory Comprehensive Class and is currently working to become certified in the Orton-Gillingham Approach.

Ami Zimmerman

HR Secretary

Bio coming soon!

Oregon Family School does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other status protected by law, in any of its programs and activities and provides equal access to the designated youth organizations in the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act. Click HERE to view the Oregon Family School vaccination rates.

Main Office: (541) 600-4946

Fax: (541) 668-6561

Bend Learning Center:

21530 NE Butler Market Rd. Bend, OR 97701

Redmond Learning Center:

224 SW 7th St. Redmond, OR 97756

Mailing Addess:

PO Box 335 Bend, OR 97709

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