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Coalition of Oregon School Administrators

About COSA

Mission: We develop and support educational leaders to ensure student success.

The Coalition of Oregon School Administrators (COSA) serves and represents more than 2,900 school administrators, managers and executives. COSA was founded in 1974 to give Oregon's education leaders a united voice in helping to shape public policy, advocate for schools and speak on behalf of students. COSA's perspective has earned the respect of educators, the Legislature, the Department of Education and other statewide agencies. COSA consistently puts the interests of schools and students ahead of self-interest.

In addition to advocacy, COSA supports and develops educational leaders with unmatched professional development opportunities—including statewide conferences, regional seminars and workshops, and much more -- and a variety of exclusive member services. Areas of focus include school finance and legislative services.

Our Organizations

A member-driven umbrella organization, COSA is governed by an elected Board of Directors that represents the organization's four Departments:

COSA Board of Directors Meetings

2024-2025 Time Location
Thursday, September 26, 2024
(joint meeting with Equity Board)
9:30 - 11:30 am Salem Grand Hotel
(In conjunction with the Equity Summit, Sept. 26-27)
Wednesday, December 11, 2024 12 - 3 pm Zoom
Thursday, February 13, 2025 12 - 3 pm Zoom
Tuesday, April 8, 2025 11 am - 3 pm Zoom
Monday, June 16, 2025 9 - 11 am Seaside
(In conjunction with the COSA
Seaside Conference, June 16-18)

COSA Board of Directors


Majalise Tolan

Lincoln County SD


Kimberly Miles

East Gresham Elementary

Past President

LaShawanta Spears

David Douglas SD

Board Member

Adam Watkins

Blachly SD

Board Member

Alisha McBride

Vale SD

Board Member

Felicia Holt

Medford SD

Board Member

Vanessa Jones

Grants Pass SD

Board Member

Amy Skirvin

Waldport Middle/High School

Board Member

Christy Hartford

Neah-Kah-Nie High School

Board Member

Gary Roberts

Millicoma Intermediate School

Board Member

Tobey Huddleston

Aiken Elementary

Board Member

Arcema Tovar

Hillsboro SD

Board Member

Joseph Hattrick

Ashland SD

Ex-Officio Member

Peter Weber

Oregon School Activities Association

Ex-Officio Member

Emielle Nischik

Oregon School Boards Association

Ex-Officio Member

Charlene Williams

Oregon Department of Education

Executive Director

Krista Parent

Coalition of Oregon School Administrators

COSA Staff

Morgan Allen

Deputy Executive Director of Policy & Advocacy

Betsy Brawner

Member Services/Technology Coordinator

Parasa Chanramy

Senior Director of Policy & Advocacy

Joanne Fey

Administrative Assistant

Carmen Gelman

Senior Director of Professional Learning

Dave Holtmeier

Print Shop Manager

Trina Hmura

Leadership Program Coordinator

Sera Lockwood

Professional Learning Support

Krista Parent

Executive Director 

Chris Parra

Director of Leadership & Licensure

Sue Scott

Accounts Receivable

Cate Study

Chief of Staff

Debbie Sullivan

Business Services

Derrick Sullivan

Administrative Assistant / Event Specialist


Each year, COSA members participate in online elections to select members of the COSA Board of Directors and department (OASE, OASSA, OESPA, OACOA) Executive Committees.

Current COSA and department officers develop a slate of candidates each winter. COSA members are encouraged to submit their names or to nominate a colleague for a leadership position by submitting a nomination e-mail that includes the name, position and district of the nominee, as well as a brief statement of support.

Generally, the COSA and department presidents-elect are up for election annually and serve for three years (as president-elect, president and past president). Members of the various executive boards serve staggered terms of two or three years. Presidents and presidents-elect of each department serve on the COSA Board of Directors.

You must be a COSA active member to run for office. Need to update your active membership ?

Here's a current list of COSA Boards and Executive Committees.