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ACSA Region XIX President’s Membership Reception

September 26, 2017  |   Comments Off on ACSA Region XIX President’s Membership Reception

Please calendar this date and join us.

ACSA members and their management team (classified and certificated non-members) are invited to attend our Region XIX President’s Membership Reception.

Superintendent
Candace Singh

Featured Speaker:
“Leading with Intention: Adding Value to Others”
Superintendent Candace Singh,
Fallbrook Union Elementary School District

Our Region XIX vision this year:
Communicating Excellence through Authentic Leadership.


Details

Date:

October 23, 2017

Time:
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Venue

Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon
36211 Champions Dr.
Beaumont,
+ Google Map

RSVP

your attendance to
kelly.may-vollmar@desertsands.us

ACSA State and Region Awards Programs

September 7, 2017  |   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 2018 Awards Program has been officially announced by State ACSA.  All members are encouraged to submit nominations.

Beginning this year, ACSA will be using a new online platform for nominations for the Administrator of the Year categories, as well as the special awards including Marcus Foster Award for Administrator Excellence, Ferd. Kiesel Memorial Distinguished Service Award, Partners in Educational Excellence Award, Robert E. Kelly Award, and the Valuing Diversity Award.  Information, tips, resources, and the link to access the nomination platform are available online at the State ACSA website, http://www.acsa.org/awards.

 

In addition, members have an opportunity to nominate outstanding students for the Every Student Succeeding Awards. The nomination form for Every Student Succeeding can be found on the link above, and paper applications should be submitted to the Region directly, c/o Jennette Harper, 33159 Fairway Drive, Yucaipa, CA 92399 by the January 12 deadline date.

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 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 Derrick Lawson, 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, May 2, 2018 at the Riverside Convention Center. Mark your calendars to attend this exciting event celebrating our award recipients!

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If you have difficulty accessing the site or need assistance with the process for any of the award nominations, feel free to contact:

Jennette Harper, Region Consultant.

State ACSA Leadership Summit – Nov. 2-4, 2017

September 1, 2017  |   Comments Off on State ACSA Leadership Summit – Nov. 2-4, 2017

Leading Beyond Limits

San Jose Convention Center

FEATURED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

ACSA Summit web page

Follow Summit activity w/#ACSAsummit

Welcome to Region 19!

June 28, 2017  |   Comments Off on Welcome to Region 19!

Welcome to the ACSA Region 19 website! Here you will find news, events, useful contacts, helpful resources and more, created for administrators working in Riverside county.

What is ACSA?

The Association of California School Administrators was established in 1971, and is the largest umbrella organization for school leaders in the nation, serving more than 16,000 school leaders throughout California.

The mission of ACSA is to support California’s educational leaders; ensure all students have the essential skills and knowledge needed to excel; and champion public education. More than two dozen job-alike and issue-oriented councils and committees, a board of directors and a delegate assembly keep ACSA focused on school leadership and on education policy issues at the local, state and federal levels.

ACSA has a significant role in steering the course for improvements and progress in public education and for school administration. Among its many activities, ACSA continues to lead efforts in negotiations on school finance as well as in advocacy efforts to increase program flexibility for schools, districts and counties. Recognizing the state’s financial situation these past several years, ACSA has led efforts with counterparts in the Education Coalition to maximize education funding and to protect the integrity of Proposition 98.

ACSA’s focus on teaching and learning means the association has a lead advocacy role on issues such as curriculum and instruction, assessment and accountability and improving efforts to close the achievement gap. As expectations and accountability requirements for school leaders increase, ACSA continues to be on the forefront on No Child Left Behind implementation issues at the state and federal level.

The association continues to be the leading proponent in the state for school leaders and for our profession. ACSA led the cooperative effort to adopt California Professional Standards for Education Leaders, a set of high quality standards for effective school leadership. Professional learning programs offered by the association – ACSA’s Principal Center summer programs, ACSA academies for nearly every administrative position, AB 75 principal training programs and coaching programs for both new and experienced school and district leaders – are aligned with these standards to ensure quality among the ranks of school administration.

The State Level

Opportunities for involvement at the state level include serving as an elected officer, a member of the Board of Directors, or a representative to the Delegate Assembly. ACSA members serve on statewide professional committees, task forces and advisory bodies. This cadre of committed volunteers is a vital professional network for ACSA members. State ACSA’s leaders can be located on the state ACSA web site under ACSA Leadership.

The Region Level

ACSA’s 19 regions divide the state geographically and provide valuable opportunities for professional involvement with administrators in nearby school districts. The regional structure allows your voice to be heard on education issues. Each region elects regional officers who also serve as the region’s voice at the statewide Delegate Assembly. In addition, regions elect a representative to ACSA’s state Board of Directors. ACSA regions offer networking opportunities, professional development workshops and programs tailored to meet local needs. A portion of your dues is rebated to regions for these programs and activities.

The Charter Level

More than 200 charters have been created within regions to address the local interests of members in one or more school districts. The charter structure gives ACSA its grassroots strength. If you are new to a district, the local ACSA charter is an excellent forum in which to meet your colleagues, share experiences and learn about district issues.

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

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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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

Region XIX Members Receive State ACSA Academy Scholarships

August 9, 2015  |   Comments Off on Region XIX Members Receive State ACSA Academy Scholarships

Each year State ACSA offers scholarships to members who attend ACSA Academies.  This year two Region XIX members received $500 scholarships to attend the Curriculum & Instructional Leaders Academy in Irvine.  Congratulations to April Moore and Russ Schiver, both members of the Corona-Norco Managers Association charter.

Region XIX President Named Top ACSA Recruiter

July 29, 2015  |   Comments Off on Region XIX President Named Top ACSA Recruiter

Congratulations to Michael McCormick, our Region XIX President who is the 4th quarter member-to-member winner of ACSA’s 2014-15 membership campaign.

McCormick recruited 8 new members between the months of April – June of 2015. State ACSA will be presenting him with $250 gift card sponsored by California Casualty.

State ACSA expressed their appreciation for McCormick’s efforts especially at the end of the year as they were striving for a new membership record – which they achieved.

Region XIX members, make next quarter YOUR winning recruitment quarter!  Take the time to share your ACSA stories and help our organization grow.

It’s going to be a great year – don’t let your colleagues miss out!

RASM Fundraiser Supports Arts Scholarship

June 8, 2015  |   Comments Off on RASM Fundraiser Supports Arts Scholarship

Student created Mission BellsThe Riverside Association of School Managers (RASM) recently held a wonderfully creative and successful fundraiser designed to raise money for a scholarship for an Riverside Unified School District student pursuing a degree in the arts. In order to incorporate student artists in the district as part of the campaign, RASM reached out to one of the art teachers at Ramona High School to create approximately 60 Riverside Raincross casts. The teacher created a mold that he then used to create the statues with the help of his visual arts students.

The RASM Executive board members worked with the art departments at each high school to develop a plan for decorating the casts for each site. The unfinished casts were distributed to each district high school where the students were able to plan and execute their designs using a variety of materials including tile, fabric, paint, paper, and more to decorate the statues. The students were able to choose the theme of their choice and the results included iconic Riverside images like orange groves, the Mission Inn, and Mount Rubidoux, while others were abstract or based on other themes.

RASM created a promotional flyer advertising the event that was emailed to all managers in the district. At the May manager’s meeting, staff members were able to enter a drawing for their turn to purchase a statue to help to ensure that all who were interested had an opportunity to select a statue. Each statue was sold for a minimum donation of $20. Most of the statues were sold and the others will be made available for purchase to other staff members at district school sites.

Submitted by Victor Cisneros, Jr.
President, Riverside Association of School Managers