18 graduate from OSBA's advanced class in school board leadership
On May 16, 18 school board members from around the state completed OSBA's advanced board leadership training, Leadership Oregon. Over the past five months, they have participated in four two-day workshops in Salem which dealt with all facets of school leadership. The program brings together school board members from all over Oregon for comprehensive, specialized workshops to build their understanding of school issues, advocacy, decision-making and communication and to provide an expanded support network for local school leaders.
L to R: Henry Perry, Dick Morley, Adrienne Black, Rick Pardy, Linda Dugan, Nancy MacMorris-Adix, Vince Ceriello, Wylda Cafferata, Anna Tavera-Weller, Howard Wand, William Dooley, Charlene Moore, Twinkle Morton, Barbara Orre, Leah Harris, Janeen Sollman, Valerie Tewksbury and Alisa Hampton.
Adrienne Black, Ridgeline Montessori Public Charter School
Wylda Cafferata and Barbara Orre, Pleasant Hill School District
Vince Ceriello, Rick Pardy and Howard Wand, Rogue River School District
William Dooley, Port Orford-Langlois School District
Linda Dugan, Warrenton-Hammond School District
Alisa Hampton and Anna Tavera-Weller, Forest Grove School District
Leah Harris, North Lake School District
Nancy MacMorris-Adix, Salem-Keizer School District
Charlene Moore, Coos Bay School District
Dick Morley, North Santiam School District
Twinkle Morton, Fern Ridge School District
Henry Perry, Glendale School District and Douglas ESD
Janeen Sollman, Hillsboro School District
Valerie Tewksbury, Reynolds School District
“This kind of in-depth professional development required a major time commitment. It signals you are serious about learning what it takes to be outstanding leaders in your schools and communities,” Kevin McCann, OSBA executive director, told the graduates. “As school board members, you each have a huge role in setting policy and making sure all students are getting a good education. It’s complex and important work.”
The Oregon School Boards Association offered this advanced leadership class at no cost to school districts.