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Region 12 Co-Administrators Receive Starbucks Gift Card from State ACSA

May 14, 2018  |   Comments Off on Region 12 Co-Administrators Receive Starbucks Gift Card from State ACSA

This spring, randomly-selected co-administratrators from Region 12–one per charter–received a Starbucks gift card from State ACSA. Those gifted were:

12 01 Chino Assoc. Management Personnel 12 01 13 5 Heather L. Post
12 02 San Bernardino School Management Assoc. 12 02 12 5 Shenita L. Stevenson
12 03 Redlands Administrative Personnel Assoc. 12 03 13 5 Joshua C. Oliver
12 04 Association of West End Sch Admin. 12 04 13 5 Judith Maxwell
12 05 Mountain and Desert Management Assoc. 12 05 13 5 Rachel M. Storch
12 06 High Desert School Management Assn. 12 06 13 5 Sara Kardouni
12 08 Management Association of Colton 12 08 13 5 Victor R. Schiro
12 09 Fontana Management Assoc. 12 09 13 5 Nikia N. Owens
12 10 Rialto School Managers’ Association 12 10 13 5 Jeremiah J. De La Cruz
12 15 Yucaipa Management Team 12 15 13 5 Kristen M. Dean
12 22 Chaffey Admin Leaders Assoc 12 22 13 5 Gayle A. Ross
12 23 Assoc of Hesperia Admin 12 23 13 5 Faysel M. Bell

Student-Associate Charter Hears Lowdown on Current School Discipline Issues

April 25, 2018  |   Comments Off on Student-Associate Charter Hears Lowdown on Current School Discipline Issues

The SAC charter was honored to receive Mr. Craig Baker, Child Welfare & Attendance Director for Fontana USD, at its mini-conference held at the Azusa Pacific University San Bernardino Campus on April 25, 2018. Mr. Baker is also this year’s Region 12 Pupil Personnel Administrator of the Year.

Much has changed in recent years in regards to Education Codes and other laws and policies on the books in regards to student discipline. Administrators walk a finer line when it comes to suspensions, expulsions, and “Other Means of Correction.” Mr. Baker pulled no punches in outlining specific and commons school site situations and how they should now be handled.

This event was also attended by Dr. Ron Williams, Superintendent of VVUHSD, who is currently a candidate for State ACSA V.P.

The SAC charter is comprised mostly of teachers who are itching to join administrative ranks where they wi

ll surely face these issues daily. Thank you Mr. Baker for your keen insights!

Craig Baker, CWA Director for Fontana USD, briefs SAC members on the latest regulations regarding student discipline.

Dr. Ron Williams, Superintendent of Victor Valley Union HSD, attended and spoke of his candidacy for State ACSA VP and the importance of ACSA to SAC members.

MAC (Colton) Charter Holds Crisis Communications Workshop

April 17, 2018  |   Comments Off on MAC (Colton) Charter Holds Crisis Communications Workshop

The Management Association of Colton (MAC) heard State ACSA Senior Director of Communications Naj Alikhan speak on April 17, 2018 to enhance their understanding of handling crises, the media and families during severe school events. Mr. Alikhan covered specific topics as follows:

  • The three pillars of communication
  • Why clarity is your best friend
  • How to confront a crisis
  • The use of social media to build a school district’s brand.

Legislative Action Day 2018

April 16, 2018  |   Comments Off on Legislative Action Day 2018

Once again this year, leaders from throughout state ACSA convened on the capitol building in Sacramento to petition lawmakers to consider our viewpoints. This year, there were two major thrusts:

1) Extending the teacher probationary period an additional year, from two to three;

2) Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) & AB 2808.

Region 12 had about 23 region board members and charter VPLAs attend from Sunday April 15 to Monday April 16. Training sessions were held, general meetings convened, and then it was off to the Capitol. The pictures below summarize this paparazzo’s walkaround on the heels of our members. For additional details regarding the specific issues and talking points, click here: LAD 2018 issues

Here is but a small portion of the crowd at a general session, where we honored our VPLAs and conferred ACSA awards on deserving “Friends of Education.”

Our own Region 12 group met privately prior to visits. We were briefed by State ACSA’s Legislative Advocate, Laura Preston (center far end of table).

 

Region 12 members confer with Assemblymember Marc Steinorth (R-40) in his offices. The Assemblymember is at the far right. Our team found him most affable.

VPLAs statewide were also recognized by Terri Rufert, State ACSA VPLA. Our own Dana Carter can be seen in back center if you look closely.

 

Here’s a typical scene during LAD: ACSA reps conferring just in the hallways just prior to entering a legislator’s office.

Another Region 12 team met with Teresa Trujillo (far fight), Chief of Staff for Assemblymember Jay Obernolte (R-33).

More hallway preparations!

CHAMP Charter (Chino Valley USD) Holds Conference on Restorative Justice Practices

March 6, 2018  |   Comments Off on CHAMP Charter (Chino Valley USD) Holds Conference on Restorative Justice Practices

CHAMPers held a conference on March 6 which introduced attendees to Restorative Justice Practices.  Our speakers were Marissa Lazo-Necco and Charles Neighbours.  The event was put on by Chino Valley Unified School District’s ACSA charter CHAMP in order to support administrators in addressing how to improve school climate. This event was an effort to support the District’s PBIS initiative. The speakers were engaging, informative and passionate about delivering the message that changes in practice will lead to changed outcomes which leads to a changed mindset.

-Yvette Farley, CHAMP President.

 

 

Hector Macias Wins $200 Gift Card from State ACSA!

March 6, 2018  |   Comments Off on Hector Macias Wins $200 Gift Card from State ACSA!

Region 12 member Hector Macias (Ontario-Montclair SD/AWESA Charter) has won $200 from State ACSA for being Johnny on the Spot with updating membership information. See the full announcement here from State ACSA:

Dear Hector,

Congratulations – you are a “Member Profile Contest” winner!  You were entered into our random drawing to win one of four $200 gift cards, because you responded to our membership card mailing and updated your contact information by our deadline.  We appreciate the help in keeping your membership record accurate and as complete as possible.  Your gift card will be sent to your home address.  Enjoy your prize and thank you for being an ACSA member!

 

Best Regards,

  Margarita Cuizon
Senior Director, Member Services
Association of California School Administrators
1029 J Street, Suite 500 | Sacramento, CA 95814
P 916.329.3823 | 800.608.2272 | www.acsa.org
 

 

 

 

Chaffey Administrative Leadership Association (CALA) Classified Staff Attend State ACSA CEL (Classified Educational Leaders) Institute

March 1, 2018  |   Comments Off on Chaffey Administrative Leadership Association (CALA) Classified Staff Attend State ACSA CEL (Classified Educational Leaders) Institute

Members of the CALA charter of R-12 recently attended the State ACSA CEL institute on March 1 in Redondo Beach. Left to Right: Mike Weaver (Project Manager); Debbie Beeson (Director of Food Services); Rick Wiersma (Assistant Superintendent of Business); Margo Quintanilla (Director of Personnel); Elizabeth Magallanes (Administrative Assistant); Joey Collisson (Administrative Assistant); CJ Telles (Administrative Assistant).

Region 12’s and XIX’s REM charter go on shopping spree, eat chocolate later.

February 20, 2018  |   Comments Off on Region 12’s and XIX’s REM charter go on shopping spree, eat chocolate later.

The REM (Retired Educational Managers) charters of ACSA Regions 12 and XIX went on a field trip to the Spectrum Mall in Irvine by bus on February 20, 2018, followed by a visit to the nearby CHOCXO chocolate factory. Members dispersed through the mall for shopping and lunch after they departed their comfortable bus, meeting later to reboard and head to the factory. The CHOXCO factory had a salesroom/display area featuring not only their wares, but murals outlining the steps from bean to bar in making chocolate. We had our own factory tour guide, who led us from one display to another while workers could be seen behind glass monitoring their tanks.

The Oompa-Loompas were on strike, and Willy Wonka had just left for the day when we arrived.  We nevertheless had a good time and all came home with diabetes, tooth decay and a sugar high whilst lugging heavy packages of consumer goods from the mall that no one could really afford or needed.

Special thanks to REM board member Nancy Cliath for once again organizing a wonderful trip!

 

 

Region Leadership Assembly Held on February 5, 2018

February 5, 2018  |   Comments Off on Region Leadership Assembly Held on February 5, 2018

Rosilicie Bogh, field rep for Chad Mayes, shares her mini-presentation on how to talk with legislators.

Kari Eisenacher, Territory Leader for Horace Mann insurance, discusses her company and delivers a $1500 check to Region 12.

From left to right: Ted Alejandre (County Supt. of Schools), Dr. Shannon Miller (FUSD), Dr. Cindie Medeiros (R12 President), Rosilicie Bogh (field rep) and Dr. Ron Williams (VVUHSD Superintendent and candidate for State ACSA VP).

Carlos Cerna, President of the MDMA charter, shares activities from his charter.

Dr. Ron Williams, Superintendent of VVUHSD, discusses his run for State ACSA VP.

Another Region Leadership Assembly was held on November 5 at the Azusa Pacific University San Bernardino campus. The agenda can be viewed here: leadership assembly region agenda February 5 2018

We have altered how we have “L.A.” meetings this year. Instead of “breakout” sessions at the beginning with (e.g.) charter presidents in one corner, Membership VPs in another etc., we now have mini-sessions for professional development. This time, we featured “Incorporating Differential Coaching Skills in Working with Teacher Leaders and Others” by Dr. Shannon Miller, Director, Fontana USD, followed by “How to Communicate with your Legislator” by Rosilicie Bogh, Field Representative for Assemblymember Chad Mayes (R-42).  We postponed a third session for our next L.A. meeting later this year.

The Leadership Assembly accepted a donation from Horace Mann representative Kari Eisenacher for $1500 to further our region and state objectives.

The Executive Board stayed behind at the meeting’s conclusion to brainstorm on a strategic planning exercise to provide input to State ACSA on our organization’s most pressing issues.

 

Region 12 and XIX Retired Educational Managers Charter Holds Annual Winter Presidents Luncheon

January 24, 2018  |   Comments Off on Region 12 and XIX Retired Educational Managers Charter Holds Annual Winter Presidents Luncheon

The combined REM charter of ACSA Region’s 12 and XIX held its annual Presidents Luncheon on January 24, 2018 at the Doubletree by Hilton in San Bernardino. REM events concentrate on not only information relevant ot our group such as retirement benefits, but also “fun” activities that are entertaining and informational. This time, we were entertained by Prestidigitator Anthony the Magic, who really did amaze us. “How did he do that?” we asked. “How could that rabbit come out of that handkerchief?”  We were also brought up to date on retirement issues by Nancy Cliath and Dr. Margaret Reed, two of our REM board members. Nancy also shared plans for remaining events for this year. When the time comes for YOU to retire, ask about membership in the REM charter and also how to continue your ACSA membership and keep in the know.

Dr. Margaret Reed apprises attendees of the latest political goings-on regarding pensions and other retirement issues.

Members enjoy their Sombrero Buffet prior to the magic act. In the background, Nancy Cliath shares out.

Presto Chango! Moments later, animals appear.

REM board member Sari Kustner (center) is bedazzled and befuddled by Anthony the Magic. His assistant is at the left.

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    • Region 12 Co-Administrators Receive Starbucks Gift Card from State ACSA May 14, 2018
      This spring, randomly-selected co-administratrators from Region 12–one per charter–received a Starbucks gift card from State ACSA. Those gifted were: 12 01 Chino Assoc. Management Personnel 12 01 13 5 Heather L. Post 12 02 San Bernardino School Management Assoc. 12 02 12 5 Shenita L. Stevenson 12 03 Redlands Administrative Personnel Assoc. 12 03 13 […]