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Oregon Association of School Executives

About Oregon Association of School Executives (OASE)

The Oregon Association of School Executives (OASE) serves licensed school administrators who are directly responsible to a board of education; who serve as superintendents, or as a deputy, associate, area or assistant superintendent; and who are district level directors in personnel, business management or collective bargaining.  OASE includes the State Superintendent of Public Instruction and deputies or assistants to that office.

The purpose of the executive committee is to serve members in a continuous effort to improve education and educational administration through striving:

  • to exercise leadership in promoting the best interests of all education;
  • to improve educational programs through studies of problems and developments in areas selected by its membership;
  • to direct and sponsor in-service programs and activities designed to improve the effectiveness of its members in performing their various roles as administrators; and
  • to work cooperatively with other organizations - within and out of the profession - when goals are to improve public education.

OASE is a state affiliate of the national Superintendents Association (AASA).           

OASE Executive Committee Meetings

2023-2024 Time Location
August 15, 2023 10 am - 12 pm Zoom
November 2, 2023 9 am - 11 am Zoom
January 24, 2024 TBD Salishan
(in conjunction with the
Winter Conference January 24-26)
April 26, 2024 8 am - 10 am
with OTR 10:30 - 12:30
Sheraton Portland Airport

Off-the-Record Meetings

OASE Off the Record Meetings are held periodically throughout the school year. They are attended by school superintendents from all of Oregon's school districts and ESDs, and invited guests.

Regional Off-the-Record Meetings:

  • Zone I: Wednesday, September 20, 10am - 1pm, NWRESD, Hillsboro
  • Zone II: Tuesday, October 3, 11am - 2pm, Multnomah ESD, Portland
  • Zone III: Thursday, October 19, 1 - 3pm, Willamette ESD, Salem
  • Zone IV: Wednesday, October 18, 11am - 2pm, LBL ESD, Albany
  • Zone V: Monday, October 2, 11am - 2pm, South Coast ESD, Coos Bay
  • Zone VI: Monday, October 23, 11am - 2pm, Running Y Ranch, Klamath Falls
  • Zone VII: Wednesday, September 27, 11am - 2pm, Columbia Gorge ESD, The Dalles
  • Zone VIII: Wednesday, October 11, 11am - 2pm, InterMountain ESD, Pendleton
  • Zone IX: Tuesday, September 26, 11am - 2pm, High Desert ESD, Redmond
  • Zone X: Tuesday, September 19, 11:30am - 2:30pm, Lane ESD, Eugene
  • Zone XI: Thursday, October 12, 11am - 2pm, Baker City School District Office, Baker City

Statewide Off-the-Record Meetings

  • Tuesday, August 8, 2023, 2 - 4pm, via Zoom
  • Tuesday, September 12, 2023, 2 - 4pm, via Zoom
  • Tuesday, November 14, 2023, 2 - 4pm, via Zoom
  • Tuesday, December 12, 2023, 2 - 4pm, via Zoom
  • Thursday, January 25, 2024, Time TBD, Salishan
  • Tuesday, March 12, 2024, 2 - 4pm, via Zoom
  • Tuesday, April 9, 2024, 2 - 4pm, via Zoom
  • Friday, April 26, 2024, 10:30am - 2:30pm, Sheraton Portland Airport

Executive Committee


Sue Rieke-Smith

Superintendent, Tigard-Tualatin SD


Alisha McBride

Superintendent, Vale SD

Past President

George Mendoza

Superintendent, LaGrande SD

Zone I Director

Scot Stockwell

Superintendent, St. Helens SD

Zone II Director

Ken Richardson

Superintendent, David Douglas SD

Zone III Director

Brad Capener

Superintendent, Jefferson SD

Zone IV Director

Ryan Noss

Superintendent, Corvallis SD

Zone V Director

Jared Cordon

Superintendent, Roseburg SD

Zone VI Director

Brent Barry

Superintendent, Phoenix-Talent SD

Zone VII Director

Pat Sublette

Superintendent, Columbia Gorge ESD

Zone VIII Director

Aaron Duff

Superintendent, Milton-Freewater SD

Zone IX Director

Steve Cook

Superintendent, Bend-LaPine SD

Zone X Director

Adam Watkins

Superintendent, Blachly SD

Zone XI Director



Ex-Officio Member

Darin Drill

COSA Presidency

Superintendent, Cascade SD

Ex-Officio Member

Emielle Nischik

Acting Executive Director, Oregon School Boards Association

Ex-Officio Member

Peter Weber

Executive Director, Oregon School Activities Association

Ex-Officio Member

Heidi Sipe

AASA Executive Board

Superintendent, Umatilla SD

Ex-Officio Member

Michael Carter

Oregon Small Schools Association

Superintendent, Lakeview SD

Ex-Officio Member

Ryan Noss

AASA Governing Board

Superintendent, Corvallis SD

Ex-Officio Member

Paul Andrews


Superintendent, High Desert ESD

Ex-Officio Member

Gustavo Balderas

AASA Governing Board

Superintendent, Beaverton SD

COSA Executive Director

Craig Hawkins

Coalition of Oregon School Administrators

Elections for OASE officers are held annually. OASE presidents serve three years (as president-elect, president and past-president). OASE Zone Directors serve three-year terms.