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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). 

Meetings

  • Regional Off-the-Record Meeting

    October 21, 2019
     | 11:00 am

    Running Y Ranch
    Klamath Falls

  • Regional Off-the-Record Meeting

    October 24, 2019
     | 10:00 am

    South Coast ESD
    Coos Bay

  • Regional Off-the-Record Meeting

    October 25, 2019
     | 10:00 am

    Northwest Regional ESD
    Hillsboro

  • Regional Off-the-Record Meeting

    October 28, 2019
     | 10:00 am

    Multnomah ESD
    Portland

  • Regional Off-the-Record Meeting

    October 30, 2019
     | 10:00 am

    Lane ESD
    Eugene

  • Regional Off-the-Record Meeting

    October 31, 2019
     | 9:30 am

    Linn-Benton-Lincoln ESD
    Albany

  • OASE Executive Committee Meeting

    November 14, 2019
     | 12:00 pm

    Portland, Oregon

  • OASE ELC Meeting

    November 14, 2019
     | 2:30 pm

    Portland, Oregon

  • OASE Off-the-Record Meeting

    December 4, 2019
     | 3:00 pm

    Graduate Eugene (formerly Eugene Hilton)
    66 E. 6th Ave.
    Eugene, Oregon

  • OASE Executive Committee Meeting

    January 23, 2020
     | 1:00 pm

    Salishan Resort
    Gleneden Beach, Oregon

  • OASE Off-the-Record Meeting

    January 23, 2020
     | 3:00 pm

    Salishan Resort
    Gleneden Beach, Oregon

  • OASE ELC Meeting

    February 28, 2020
     | 12:00 pm

    Chemeketa-Eola Viticulture Center
    215 Doaks Ferry Rd. NW
    Salem, Oregon

  • OASE Executive Committee Meeting

    April 17, 2020
     | 9:30 am

    Chemeketa-Eola Viticulture Center
    215 Doaks Ferry Rd. NW
    Salem, Oregon

  • OASE Off-the-Record Meeting

    April 17, 2020
     | 12:00 pm

    Chemeketa-Eola Viticulture Center
    215 Doaks Ferry Rd. NW
    Salem, Oregon

  • OASE Executive Committee Meeting

    May 22, 2020
     | 9:00 am

    Chemeketa-Eola Viticulture Center
    215 Doaks Ferry Rd. NW
    Salem, Oregon

  • OASE ELC Meeting

    May 22, 2020
     | 11:00 am

    Chemeketa-Eola Viticulture Center
    215 Doaks Ferry Rd. NW
    Salem, Oregon

Off the Record Meetings

OASE Off the Record Meetings are held periodically through out the school year, usually three-to-five times per year. They are attended by school superintendents from all of Oregon's school districts and ESDs, and invited guests. 

See Off the Record dates and materials

Education Leadership Coalition (ELC)

The OASE Education Leadership Coalition (ELC) was established to develop consensus among superintendents regarding matters of educational policy and school funding. Consensus positions developed by the ELC are used to form advocacy plans and proposals, and to advise COSA staff and guide conversations with legislators and other policymakers.

See ELC materials

Executive Committee

President

Candy Armstrong

Superintendent, North Wasco County SD

President-Elect

Mark Witty

Superintendent, Baker SD

Past President

Darin Drill

Superintendent, Cascade SD

Zone I Director

Mike Scott

Superintendent, Hillsboro SD

Zone II Director

Matt Utterback

Superintendent, North Clackamas SD

Zone III Director

Andy Gardner

Superintendent, North Santiam SD

Zone IV Director

Brian Gardner

Superintendent, Central Linn SD

Zone V Director

Tim Sweeney

Superintendent, Coquille SD

Zone VI Director

Scott Beveridge

Superintendent, Southern Oregon ESD

Zone VII Director

Currently vacant

 

Zone VIII Director

Currently vacant

 

Zone IX Director

Paul Andrews

Superintendent, High Desert ESD

Zone X Director

Kathleen Rodden-Nord

Superintendent, Junction City SD

 

Zone XI Director

Currently vacant

 

Ex-Officio Member

Samantha Steele

Superintendent, Central Point SD

Ex-Officio Member

Jim Green

Executive Director, Oregon School Boards Association

Ex-Officio Member

Peter Weber

Executive Director, Oregon School Activities Association

Ex-Officio Member

Heidi Sipe

AASA Governing Board, Umatilla SD

COSA Executive Director

Craig Hawkins

Confederation 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.