Dear Colleagues of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties:

LEAD WELL for Equity and Excellence! This was the theme of the 2019 ACSA Leadership Summit. Attendees from across all 19 ACSA regions heard from keynote speakers Roni Habib about the importance of creating and sustaining a safe and emotionally intelligent climate and Ruha Benjamin telling us that innovation and equity go hand in hand unless we are thoughtful about inclusivity in our design. Thanks to the many ACSA Region 6 members who attended this invaluable opportunity for networking and professional development. We also honored the recipients of the Every Student Succeeding Award for 2019. Our own Region 6 student recipient, Armando Wright from New Haven USD, was honored for his perseverance and diligence in completing high school and preparing for his future. 

My challenge to every charter and district this year is to find at least one student deserving of this award and complete the nomination form. We will recognize these amazing students at our Region 6 Awards Luncheon in April. It would be fantastic to have every charter recognize a student and those administrators, teachers and parents or guardians who support them.  Check with your charter president for details.

Remember that we are #celebratingboldandcourageousleadership in @acsaregion6 this year!  Be sure to participate and nominate a colleague as an Administrator of the Year. There are many categories, including, but not limited to job-alike awards. We also recognize colleagues for Valuing Diversity, as well as the Marcus Foster Award, and the Ferd Kiesel Award. More information is available on our website. Recognizing excellence is part of our mission and calling and one of the ways we build professional networks that honor our profession. November is typically a time that we are reminded to be thankful, and I would like to thank each of you for your daily work as a school administrator.

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember you have within you the strength, the patience and the passion to reach for the stars and to change the world.” Harriet Tubman

In partnership,

Pam VandeKamp, Ed.D.
ACSA Region 6 President
Director of Assessment and Accountability, Pleasanton USD


Region 6 Past Presidents

2018-19 Sonja Neely-Johnson
2017-18 Essence Phillips
2016-17 Steve Collins
2015-16 Janet Haun
2014-15 Rob Stockberger
2013-14 Linda Hutcherson
2012-13 Steven France
2011-12 Karen Sakata
2010-11 Teresa Kapellas
2009-10 Rose Lock
2008-09 Kale Alderson
2007-08 Marie McClaskey
2006-07 Belen Magers
2005-06 Jim Negri
2004-05 Evie Groch
2003-04 Joe Ovick
2002-03 Cyril Bonanno
2001-02 Peggy Green
2000-01 Cynthia Galbo