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!