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January 25–27, 2018

2018 OACOA/OASE/OASBO Winter Conference

"District Leadership Moving Oregon Forward"

This winter conference welcomes Oregon Superintendents, Central Office Administrators and Oregon Business Managers for this mid-winter professional learning and advocacy conference.  Each year OACOA, OASE and OASBO welcome their members for policy and financial updates and planning activities for the upcoming legislative session.

Featured Speakers:


  • Sasha Pudelski, Assistant Director, Policy & Advocacy, AASA - "Federal Education Update": Ms. Pudelski, who serves as Assistant Director of AASA’s federal advocacy department, will walk through what is on deck for the new year, the new Congress, and the new administration, and what all three mean for opportunities to move public policy that supports and strengthens our nation’s public schools. Topics will include, but are not limited to, Every Student Succeeds Act, federal appropriations, regulations, health care, and more.  A follow-up session will be available. - Click here for Sasha's PowerPoint
  • Ralph Martire, Executive Director, Center for Tax and Budget Accountability - Ralph has been featured as a tax policy expert for numerous television and radio news programs.  He serves as a regular columnist for the State Journal-Register and the Daily Herald on issues involving government accountability, tax, fiscal and budget policies.  Ralph's presentation will focus on fiscal and education funding policies required to provide an excellent education to every child. Click here for Ralph's PowerPoint.
  • Pam Allyn, Founder, LitWorld and LitLife - Pam Allyn is the Executive Director and Founder of LitWorld, a global organization advocating for children's rights as readers, writers, and learners.  She is the author of several winning books including "Every Child a Super Reader", and will emphasize the current research around "Summer Slide" and share what can be done about it. - Bio
  • Michael Haggen, Chief Academic Officer, Scholastic - Bio
  • Nancy Hungerford, Attorney, The Hungerfod Law Firm - Bio

Breakout Session Topics:

  • The Power of Partnerships: Building a Movement to Reimagine Oregon’s Public Education
  • Post-ESSA World: How to Create Opportunity for Students
  • School Privatization
  • Outdoor School for All
  • Implementation of the Statewide Chronic Absenteeism Plan
  • The Emerging Role of SEL in (the implementation of) Trauma-Informed Practices
  • High School Success (M98) Self-Assessment and Planning Update
  • Early Learning Programs from Three Different Regions Striving to Close the Readiness Gap
  • Paying Attention to Student Test Effort – Measuring When Students Don’t Try on Tests
  • Equity Driven Actions Increase the Cultural Assets of Oregon's Educator Workforce-A 2017-18 Update on our Work
  • Hot Topics - 2018 Legislative Session, Instructional Hours, Dual Credits and More!
  • Five Essential Steps to High School Success (Measure 98)
  • School Report Card Redesign
  • AVID Proven Achievement Lifelong Advantage is Moving Oregon Schools Forward
  • Hot Topics - 2018 Legislative Session, Instructional Hours, Dual Credits and More!
  • 7 Strengths for a New Era of Literacy Instruction
  • Books To Inspire and Inform Leaders:  Great Reads for Superintendents and Administrators
  • I Hate PLCs: Changing the Battle Cry
  • Federal Programs Update and Family Engagement
  • Stakeholder Assessment Concerns


Conference Sponsors:






7760 Highway 101 North
PO Box 118
Gleneden Beach, OR 97388


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7760 Highway 101 North
PO Box 118
Gleneden Beach, OR 97388

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Additional Lodging:

Inn at Spanish Head
4009 SW Hwy 101
Lincoln City, OR 97367
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