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ACSA Region XIX Election Results

March 24, 2017  |   Comments Off on ACSA Region XIX Election Results

Congratulations to the following who will serve as members of  the 2017-2018 ACSA Region XIX Executive Board:

President – Diane Perez, San Jacinto USD
President-Elect – Grant Bennett, Perris Union High SD

Vice President, Legislative Action – Julie Vitale, Romoland SD

Vice President, Membership – Kelly May Vollmar, Desert Sands USD

Vice President, Committee/Councils – Jeff Simmons, Nuview Union SD

ACSA State Board Director – Michael McCormick, Val Verde USD

Past President – Karen Valdes, Menifee Union SD

Professional Development Event with Dr. Michele Borba

January 29, 2017  |   Comments Off on Professional Development Event with Dr. Michele Borba

Images of Possibilities: How to Create Empathic, Caring, Respectful Schools — and Why We Must

featuring
Dr. Michele Borba

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
5:00 to 7:30 p.m. (dinner provided)

Hemet USD Professional Development Center
1791 W. Acacia Avenue, Hemet

Early bird registration: $10 (by February 14)
After February 14: $15

Registration Flyer (PDF)

For additional information, contact Diane Perez,
(951) 929-7700, ext. 4202; dperez@sanjacinto.k12.ca.us

Registration available through EventBrite Link:
http://goo.gl/UhrCb8

ACSA State and Region Awards Programs

November 3, 2016  |   Comments Off on ACSA State and Region Awards Programs

Each year, State ACSA and Region XIX recognize outstanding performance and achievement by individual administrators, classified managers, confidential employees, community partners, and lay persons.  The 2017 Awards Program has been officially announced by State ACSA.  Information, tips, and nomination forms are available online on the State ACSA website, http://www.acsa.org/awards.  All members are encouraged to submit nominations.

In addition, members have an opportunity to nominate outstanding students for the Every Student Succeeding Awards.  Be sure to submit your nomination forms for a deserving student to be recognized at the region and state levels.

Region XIX also welcomes nominations for the Dr. John Schrom award for given to an administrator who exemplifies selfless service. The award is named after the late Dr. John Schrom, who died suddenly in 2004 after being diagnosed with cancer. John’s legacy to our region was the respect, kindness, and humility that he demonstrated while serving in a variety of administrative positions in four districts in Riverside County. Please access the Dr. John Schrom nomination form here.

When submitting a nomination, you must address the criteria identified on each form to provide a quality and competitive application.

You are encouraged to include supporting information for nominations in all categories.  A selection committee, chaired by Region XIX Past President Michael McCormick, comprised of individuals representing the Region XIX board, charters, and committees/councils will be responsible for reviewing and selecting individual winners in each category.

Region XIX will honor and recognize award recipients at the Spring Celebration to be held Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at the Riverside Convention Center.

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Nomination deadline:  Nomination forms must be postmarked no later than Monday, December 19, 2016.  Nomination forms must be submitted to the ACSA Region XIX Awards Committee as follows:

ACSA Region XIX Awards Committee
c/o Jennette Harper, Region Consultant
33159 Fairway Drive
Yucaipa, CA 92399

Questions may be addressed to Jennette at (909) 522-7274.

Join Us for Our Region Fall Membership Event

September 30, 2016  |   Comments Off on Join Us for Our Region Fall Membership Event
Region President Karen Valdes and the Region XIX Board of Directors invite you to the

ACSA Region XIX Fall Membership Event

featuring an informative presentation by

Dr. Ilene Straus

California State Board of Education, Vice President
Join us as we celebrate the Week of the School Administrator (October 9th – 15th) and acknowledge the contributions all school administrators make “to ensure the creation of communities of learning and teaching that serve both the aspirations of individual students and the greater good of society.” –ACSA Mission Statement

Thursday, October 6, 2016

5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Ponte Winery

35053 Rancho California Road, Temecula

Appetizers will be provided.
Members and prospective members are encouraged to attend. For a chance to win a prize, enter an exciting drawing by either bringing a non-member as your guest or become a new member during the event!

Thank you to our sponsor: AXA

RSVP your attendance by contacting Kelly May-Vollmar,
Kelly.may-vollmar@desertsands.us

Regions XIX and 12 Leadership Conference Engages #ACSALeaders

June 6, 2016  |   Comments Off on Regions XIX and 12 Leadership Conference Engages #ACSALeaders
2016-17 ACSA Region XIX Leaders - thanks to Bill Olinger, Region 12, for getting us all in one fabulous photo!

2016-17 ACSA Region XIX Leaders – thanks to Bill Olinger, Region 12, for getting us all in one fabulous photo!

Regions XIX and 12 join forces once again for another successful leadership conference!

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Presentation files:

Honoring our Region’s Outstanding Administrators and Students

June 5, 2016  |   Comments Off on Honoring our Region’s Outstanding Administrators and Students
This year’s annual Spring Celebration included a special presentation of the Dr. John Schrom Award.
group photo

#ACSA19Unconference Express Tri-Charter Event

April 6, 2016  |   Comments Off on #ACSA19Unconference Express Tri-Charter Event

WRCASM, RASM and CNMA are joining together to present the ACSA19Unconference.

ACSA19Unconference is an event organized by your colleagues, specifically designed to create a participant-driven, fun-filled day of professional development.  This Unconference will focus on topics of high interest to administrators.

When:    April 16, 2016

Where:  Val Verde High School
Multipurpose Room/Gymnasium
972 Morgan Street
Perris, California 92571

Time:      8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (a light breakfast will be provided)

Who should attend:  Administrators, aspiring administrators, and teacher leaders will connect with like-minded individuals, collaborate on ideas, brainstorm solutions to common education problems, have group discussions, and receive information that can immediately be applied to their campus or district.  Sessions are not planned until the day of the event, and anyone can start a session.  ACSA19 Unconference follows the “vote with your feet” model – if a session does not meet your needs, get up and join a different session.

Encourage your fellow ACSA members to attend and bring a non-member and both of you will receive a chance to win a prize.

To learn more and to register for this FREE event go to this link  https://goo.gl/fu5A3j  If you can’t make it, follow the event on Twitter using the hashtag #ACSA19Unconference.  Walk-ins are welcome.

We hope to see you on April 16th!!!

Region XIX 2016 Administrator of the Year and Every Student Succeeding Recipients

February 3, 2016  |   Comments Off on Region XIX 2016 Administrator of the Year and Every Student Succeeding Recipients

Thank you to all of our members who nominated their colleagues for this year’s awards program. Congratulations to the following award recipients:

Superintendent
Barry Kayrell
Hemet USD

Secondary Principal
Ryan Lewis
Santiago High School
Corona-Norco USD

Middle Grades Principal
Sean Curtin
Amelia Earhart Middle School
Riverside USD

Elementary Principal
Kelly May-Vollmar
Benjamin Franklin Elementary School
Desert Sands USD

Central Office Administrator – County/District

Tony Knapp
Palm Springs USD

Secondary Co-Administrator

Margo McCormick
Indio High School
Desert Sands USD

Elementary Co-Administrator
La-Trice Johnson
Bubbling Wells Elementary School
Palm Springs USD

Classified Leader
Judy Miller
Perris Union High SD

Confidential Employee
Joyce Threadgold
Riverside USD

Personnel/Human Resources Administrator
Kyley Ybarra
Riverside USD

Special Education Administrator
Troy Knudsvig
Val Verde USD

Business Services Administrator

Vincent Christakos
Hemet USD

Pupil Personnel Administrator
Jane Mills
Palm Springs USD

Curriculum and Instruction Administrator
Christina Goennier
Beaumont USD

Adult Education Administrator
Jereme Weishedel
Coachella Valley Adult School
Coachella Valley USD

Valuing Diversity Award
Eric Antuna
Palm Springs USD

Partners in Education Award
WestEd
Kevin Schaefer, Technical Assistance Facilitator
National Center for System Improvement

Ferd Keisel Award
Susan Mills
Riverside USD

Dr. John Schrom Award
Sari Kustner

Every Student Succeeding
Dulce Nance
Ramona High School
Riverside USD

Please join us in honoring our award recipients at this year’s Spring Celebration, June 3, in Palm Springs.  Registration flyers will be available in April.

Congratulations to our Region Scholarship Recipients

September 28, 2015  |   Comments Off on Congratulations to our Region Scholarship Recipients

The following members received 2015-16 Region XIX Professional Development Scholarships:

Curriculum and Instruction Leaders Academy — $500

  • Janice Delagrammatikas, Riverside County Office of Education
  • April Moore, Corona-Norco USD

Equity Institute – $500

  • Deborah Rozeski, Moreno Valley USD

Innovative Technology Academy-  $500

  • Frieda Brands, Lake Elsinore USD
  • Victor Cisneros, Riverside USD
  • Robbin Hamilton, Lake Elsinore USD
  • Karen Valdes, Menifee Union SD
  • Steven Ybarra, Riverside USD

Principals’ Academy – $733

  • Tiffany Norton, Desert Sands USD
  • Jacqui Olmos, Desert Sands USD
  • Michael Schneider, Desert Sands USD

School Business Academy – $838

  • Joshua Kim, Menifee Union SD

Fall Membership Event

September 1, 2015  |   Comments Off on Fall Membership Event

Region President Michael McCormick and the Region XIX Board of Directors hosted the

ACSA Region XIX Fall Membership Event

featuring an informative presentation by

Naj Alikhan
Communications Director/Public Information Officer
State ACSA

The event was held to celebrate the Week of the School Administrator (October 11-17) and acknowledge the contributions all school administrators make “to ensure the creation of communities of learning and teaching that serve both the aspirations of individual students and the greater good of society.” –ACSA Mission Statement

The event was held October 7, 2015, at the Europa Village Winery in Temecula, and was well attended. Retiring Region Consultant Sari Kustner was honored for her work in the Region.

Thanks to VP Membership Kelly May-Vollmar, kelly.may-vollmar@desertsands.us for organizing this event.

CLICK HERE for event flyer