President’s Message

Amanda Brooke, Region 18 President

Amanda Brooke, Region 18 President

Welcome to Region 18 serving Imperial and San Diego counties. I am privileged to take on the role of President for this dynamic group of talented educators that continuously put the needs of students first.

As we move into the 2016-2017 school year, I would like to say welcome to the new and returning board members. Your service is greatly valued and appreciated.

In the coming year I hope to:

  1. Continue to support the great work being done to bring in more and more retired administrators. Thanks Mary Lawlor for the tireless work you do in this area.
  2. Continue to support the outreach done by our amazing Deborah Burke in bringing in and welcoming new members to our group.
  3. Work closely with our partners in the legislature as we move into this new paradigm shift of LCFF/LCAP.
  4. Promote ACSA activities and programs and professional development opportunities within the Region and at the State level.

Thank you to Joe Austin and the comprehensive work he has done as President the past two years. I am honored to follow you.

Thank you to Tom Teagle and Cindy Allen for your encouraging and tireless work as our Region staff. You are the glue for all of us.

Thank you to Jon LeDoux for the work you do at the State Board level. Your representation benefits all of us.

While I can’t name everyone, please know that your service to our Region is invaluable as we move through the system of educating students. The work of bringing young people to be good citizens is the most honorable and challenging of work. So I thank you again for the work you do today to build a future for all of us.

It’s going to be a great year.


Amanda Brooke, Deputy Superintendent
Imperial County Office of Education