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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 Executive Committee

    June 21, 2019
     | 7:00 am

    Seaside, OR

  • OESPA Executive Committee Planning Meeting

    August 13, 2019
     | 10:00 am

    COSA Office
    Salem, Oregon

  • OESPA Executive Committee Meeting

    October 21, 2019
     | 1:00 pm

    Portland, Oregon

  • OESPA Executive Committee Meeting

    February 13, 2020
     | 1:00 pm

    Online via GoTo Meeting

  • OESPA Executive Committee Meeting

    April 22, 2020
     | 8:00 am

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

  • OESPA Executive Committee Meeting

    June 26, 2020
     | 7:00 am

    Seaside, Oregon

OESPA Executive Committee


Kate Barker

Principal, Cherry Park Elementary


Currently Vacant


Past President

Rachael George

Principal, Sandy Grade School

NAESP Representative

Rachael George

Principal, Sandy Grade School

Regional Representative

Dan Wolnick

Principal, Juniper Elementary

Regional Representative

Geoff Wetherell

Principal, Coquille Valley School

Regional Representative

Marshell Hooker

Principal, May Roberts Elementary

Regional Representative

Dana Nerenberg

Principal, Sitton Elementary

Regional Representative

Gerry Flock

Principal, Lone Pine Elementary

Regional Representative

Cory Gaub

Vice Principal, North Marion Intermediate

At-Large Member

Currently Vacant

At-Large Member

Gail Buermann Neumann

Principal, North Lake Elementary

At-Large Member

Mariela Mireles

Principal, Dilley Elementary

Co-Director of Professional Learning

Suzanne Strite

Confederation 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.