Board of Directors
Arnie Roblan was born in Port Angeles, Washington. After completing his education, he moved to Coos Bay in 1972 with his wife.
His wife of 53 years, Arlene, spent 26 years with the Coos Bay School District and retired as Principal of Madison School in 2013. They have spent the last 49 years on the Oregon Coast where they raised their three children. All three attended Coos Bay schools and graduated from Marshfield High School. Arnie and Arlene also have two beautiful grandchildren.
Arnie first earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington and Master of Arts degree from the University of Oregon. He then began his lengthy career teaching mathematics at Marshfield High School in 1972. He held the positions of Dean of Students, Assistant Principal, and finally Principal of Marshfield High School in 1989. Soon after retiring from his principalship in 2004 Arnie was elected to Oregon State Legislature. Arnie has represented District 09 as an Oregon State Representative from 2005 to 2013 and District 05 as an Oregon State Senator from 2013 to 2021.
Through the years Arnie has been a driving force behind legislation that moved Oregon forward on critically important issues. In 2018, the Legislative Leadership tasked Senator Roblan with studying K-12 education and make recommendation on how to improve Oregon’s public education system. With his bipartisan committee, he traveled nearly 3,000 miles and visited 77 schools to listen directly to students, teachers, families and community members. With the passage of the Student Success Act, and as part of his lifelong commitment to fighting for education, Sen. Roblan was able to ensure that Oregon students were ready and able to learn during their educational path.
In his free time, Arnie enjoys reading, carpentry, bricklaying, and cooking.
“Students and Families of the Coos Bay School District are the most important to me as a Board member; to help every student reach their full potential and be able to pursue their passions.”
Adrian grew up in Casa Grande, Arizona. He lived in Tucson, AZ and Bethel, AK before relocating to Coos Bay in 2004.
He is married to Dr. Jenni DeLeon. They have one child in Coos Bay schools an another who is a Marshfield graduate.
Adrian holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arizona. He worked as an engineer for Raytheon Missile Systems and as a media technician for the Kuskokwim Campus of the University of Alaska Fairbanks before becoming a stay-at-home father. He currently volunteers as a robotics coach for middle school, junior high, and high school teams.
His hobbies include R/C airplanes, electronics, reading, and playing the piano.
“The children of Coos Bay deserve the best education we can provide. They are the future of our community”