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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

2023-2024 Time Location
September 28, 2023
(joint meeting with Equity Board)
TBD Salem Grand Hotel
(In conjunction with the Equity Summit)
December 13, 2023 12 - 3 pm Zoom
April 11, 2024 11 am - 3 pm Zoom
June 20, 2024 TBD Seaside
(In conjunction with the COSA
Seaside Conference, June 20-22)

COSA Board of Directors


LaShawanta Spears

Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, David Douglas SD


Majalise Tolan

Superintendent, Lincoln County SD

Past President

Darin Drill

Superintendent, Cascade SD

Board Member

Vanessa Jones

Director of Special Services, Grants Pass SD

Board Member

April Harrison

Special Programs Director, Rogue River SD

Board Member

Alisha McBride

Superintendent, Vale SD

Board Member

Sue Rieke-Smith

Superintendent, Tigard-Tualatin SD

Board Member

Michelle Jonas

Principal, Crook County High School

Board Member

Christy Hartford

Principal, Wilson River School

Board Member

Tobey Huddleston

Principal, Aiken Elementary

Board Member

Kimberly Miles

Principal, East Gresham Elementary

Board Member

Koreen Barreras-Brown

Chief Academic Officer, Reynolds SD

Board Member

Joseph Hattrick

Superintendent, Rainier SD

Board Member

James Hiu

Superintendent, Gresham-Barlow SD

Board Member

Ginger Redlinger

Superintendent, North Marion SD

Board Member

Iton Udosenata

Assistant Superintendent, Salem-Keizer SD

Ex-Officio Member

Peter Weber

Executive Director, Oregon School Activities Association

Ex-Officio Member

Jim Green

Executive Director, Oregon School Boards Association

Executive Director

Craig Hawkins

Coalition of Oregon School Administrators

COSA Staff

Morgan Allen

Deputy Director of Policy & Advocacy

Betsy Brawner

Member Services/Technology Coordinator

Parasa Chanramy

Legislative Director

Joanne Fey

Administrative Assistant

Carmen Gelman

Director of Professional Learning

Craig Hawkins

Executive Director

Dave Holtmeier

Print Shop Manager

Trina Hmura

Leadership Program Coordinator

Sera Lockwood

Professional Learning Support

Krista Parent

Deputy Executive Director of Leadership 

Shelly Reggiani

Senior Director of Learning, Equity and Communications

Sue Scott

Accounts Receivable

Cate Study

Events, Marketing & Communications Manager

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.