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Oregon Elementary School Principals Association

About Oregon Elementary School Principals Association (OESPA)

Oregon Elementary School Principals Association (OESPA) serves those administrators who are actively engaged in the administration or supervision of elementary and middle school students.  Principals, vice principals of elementary and middle schools as well as other administrative personnel in the elementary and middle schools are eligible to become OESPA members.

The purpose of the OESPA Executive Committee is:

  • to promote, improve and exert a leadership role for the educational welfare of Oregon's children;
  • to encourage continual professional growth among principals;
  • to work cooperatively with other organizations, institutions and individuals interested in education; and
  • to develop cooperation and fellowship among elementary school principals.

OESPA is a state affiliate of the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP). 

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Online Let's Talk! Meetings

To receive your secure registration, click here.

Tuesday, October 13th - 4:00-5:00

Tuesday, November 10th - 4:00-5:00

Tuesday, January 5th - 4:00-5:00

Tuesday, February 2nd - 4:00-5:00

Tuesday, March 2nd - 4:00-5:00

Tuesday, April 6th - 4:00-5:00

Tuesday, May 4th - 4:00-5:00

Online Zoom Meetings

For connection information, check your email for messages from OESPA President Gerry Flock.

Tuesday, September 15th - 4:00-5:00

Tuesday, November 17th - 4:00-5:00

Tuesday, January 19th - 4:00-5:00

Tuesday, February 16th - 4:00-5:00 - Click here for video.

Tuesday, March 16th - 4:00-5:00

Tuesday, April 20th - 4:00-5:00 - Click here for ODE PPT

Tuesday, May 18th - 4:00-5:00


OESPA Executive Committee


Heidi Brown

Superintendent/Principal, Crow-Applegate-Lorane SD


Barb Keeton

Principal, Oak Creek Elementary

Past President

Gerry Flock

Principal, Lone Pine Elementary

NAESP Representative

Rachael George

Principal, Sandy Grade School

Central Region Representative

Kelle Hilldebrandt

Principal, Elk Meadow Elementary

Coastal Region Representative

Elias Ashton

Principal, Madison Elementary

Eastern Region Representative

Tobey Huddleston

Principal, Aiken Elementary

Metro Region Representative

Kim Miles

Principal, East Gresham Elementary

Southern Region Representative

Sallie Johnson

Principal, Washington Elementary

Willamette Region Representative

Cory Gaub

Principal, North Marion Intermediate

At-Large Member

Currently vacant


At-Large Member

Currently Vacant


At-Large Member

Mariela Mireles

Principal, Dilley Elementary

COSA Executive Director

Craig Hawkins

Coalition of Oregon School Administrators

Elections for OESPA officers are held annually.  OESPA presidents serve three years (as president, president-elect, past-president).  Other officers include six regional representatives, an NAESP representative and up to four appointed positions.