Archive - President's Messages

Spring 2015

posted May 30, 2015, 6:30 PM by ACSA Region 7   [ updated Sep 3, 2015, 9:14 PM ]

Where did the year go? I remember this time last year…I was an anxious new region president, thinking “What in the world did I get myself into?” Looking back now, I know that I survived and thrived in my jobs as region president and assistant superintendent at the Calaveras County Office of Education with the backing of a great team. It’s been a true pleasure serving our members and the students of California; I have enjoyed meeting so many great educational leaders this past year both within our region and around the state.

Having just finished the Region 7 Conference with our Lead to Inspire theme, I can say it truly was an inspirational event for me. I wish each of you could have the opportunity to meet and chat with our regional Administrators of the Year. A friend of mine from CDE was a guest of one of our award winners, and he shared with me how the awards dinner lifted his heart and renewed his belief in our educational system, stating, “I needed to attend a positive event like this one.”  While I know he has a tough job at CDE, I believe all of us in education have tough jobs; this makes it even more important that we take every opportunity to network and appreciate each other.  Inside this issue you will find the names and photos of the awardees…just ignore the guy on the left.

As my term as president comes to an end, I want to thank the great team of ACSA volunteers in Region 7. Our region is very highly regarded ACSA communities around the state, and I know that’s because of the countless volunteer hours dedicated to fulfilling ACSA’s mission “to be the driving force of education in California and beyond, and to ensure the creation of communities of learning and teaching that serve both the aspirations of individual students and the greater good of society.”

You will find the upcoming regional leadership team full of ideas and energy. President Daryl Camp, President-Elect Jeff Santos, and Vice President Greg Leland are a great team and will continue us on the path ofbold and authoritative advocacy, dedication to the highest personal and professional ethics, inspirational networks of discovery and sharing of knowledge, mutual commitment to excellence, and universal accessibility to learning.”

I hope to see you all again at the next ACSA event, be it the Region 7 Leadership Retreat in Sonora this June or the state Leadership Summit in November in Sacramento. Keep up the good work you do so well, and be sure to take time to rejuvenate this summer.

Region 7 administrators ROCK!

Winter 2015

posted Feb 6, 2015, 2:38 PM by ACSA Region 7   [ updated Sep 3, 2015, 9:14 PM ]

Welcome Back

posted Feb 6, 2015, 2:36 PM by ACSA Region 7   [ updated Sep 3, 2015, 9:11 PM ]

Welcome Back!

I’m very excited as we enter the 2014-15 school year. Schools are now discovering the power behind Common Core and are making strides to bring real meaning back into education and learning for students.

This movement, along with educational funding reform, has meant some substantial changes within education. Through it all, ACSA continues to be at the table to advocate and educate policymakers about the support needed to ensure success. This is why your membership in ACSA is vital. The more individuals we have sharing a common message the more political clout we have as an organization and therefore the capacity to influence change.

My goal this year is to improve communication through the use of technology. Region 7 will leverage partnerships with state ACSA to allow our members more up to date and easy to access resources. If all goes as planned we will have a Region 7 mobile app ready just after the first of the year (remember ACSA has a great one for state resources). Where we can’t leverage, we will lead. Region 7 has a reputation of being involved and getting things done. I know with the strength and talents of our members we can be on the leading edge and a model Region in this area and more.  

I plan on visiting each Charter over the next few months. I look forward to hearing about all your exciting plans for the year.  Remember, ACSA Region 7 is here to meet your professional development needs as well. All of our Charter and Region 7 events can be found on our ACSA Region 7 Website at

Thank you for all you do for our students and thank you for belonging to ACSA. 

Scott O. Nanik 

Assistant Superintendent, Instructional Support Services
Calaveras County Office of Education

ACSA Region 7 President, 2014-15

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