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Oregon Association of Central Office Administrators

About Oregon Association of Central Office Administrators (OACOA)

Oregon Association of Central Office Administrators (OACOA) membership is open to any supervisory personnel who are excluded from the bargaining unit and whose job descriptions are to coordinate, supervise, and/or evaluate instructional programs, curriculum and/or personnel.  This includes Administrators, Directors of Human Resources/Personnel, Directors of Student Services, Directors of Special Education, Business Managers, Coordinators of Special Programs, Curriculum Directors, Special Education Coordinators, Athletic Directors, Technology Directors and IT/IS.

The purpose of the executive committee is to provide opportunities for increasing the competence of persons engaged in supervisory activities in Oregon schools; provide an organizational framework which represents supervisors in statewide education discussion and decisions; and encourage professional communication among members.

OACOA Executive Committee Meetings

2023-2024 Time Location
October 4, 2023 10:30 - 12:00 pm Eugene
(in conjunction with the Special
Education Conference October 4-6)
January 25, 2024 10:30 - 12:15 pm Salishan
(in conjunction with the Winter
Conference January 24-26)
March 6, 2024 11:30 - 1:00 pm Eugene
(In conjunction with the Multilingual &
English Learner Conference, March 6-8)

Executive Committee


April Harrison

Director of Student Services, Ashland SD


Vanessa Jones

Director of Special Services, Grants Pass SD

Past President

Lynne Griffin

Clatsop Service Center Administrator, NWRESD

Region A Representative

Felicia Holt

Elementary Special Education Coordinator, Central Point SD

Region B Representative

Melissa Glover

Coordinator, Student Services, Salem-Keizer SD

Region C Representative

Kira Fee

Director of Student Services, Jefferson County SD

Region D Representative



Region E Representative

Lori Thompson

Director of Student Services, St. Helens SD

Region F Representative

Julie Smith

Director of Special Programs, Pendleton SD

At-Large Member

Stephanie Allen-Hart

Special Education Director, Three Rivers SD

At-Large Member



At-Large Member

Karina Smith

Director of Equity, Diversity, and Instruction, McMinnville SD

At-Large Member

Janel Reed

Chief Human Resources Officer, Medford SD

Ex-Officio Member

Bill Stewart


Ex-Officio Member

Tenneal Wetherell

Assistant Superintendent, ODE

Ex-Officio Member

Lisa DeSalvio

Special Education Director, Coos Bay SD

COSA Executive Director

Craig Hawkins

Coalition of Oregon School Administrators

Elections for OACOA officers are held annually.  OACOA presidents serve three years (as president-elect, president and past-president).  OACOA regional and at-large representatives serve three-year terms.