Congratulations Region 8 Winners

Our students need us to advocate for them, and in some cases, that means being their voice and speaking to the hearts of those who can make a difference in their lives. As members of ACSA, we are that voice, for each other, our staffs, and especially, for our students like Nathan Smith, our 2015 ACSA Region 8 Every Student Succeeding Award. On May 12th we will celebrate our Region 8 Leaders’ Choice Awards (a.k.a. ACSA Administrator of the Year). The following award recipients demonstrate the standards of leadership and service outlined in the criteria for each nomination, and represent all of us who strive to do the same for the students and staff we support:

SUPERINTENDENT/PRINCIPAL Corey Kidwell Loma Prieta
SUPERINTENDENT Will H. Ector, Jr. Berryessa
MIDDLE GRADES PRINCIPAL Derrick Watkins Evergreen
ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL Dr. Jose Gonzalez Mt. Pleasant
CENTRAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR Maria Wetzel Oak Grove
HUMAN RESOURCES ADMINISTRATOR Jerry Merza Franklin McKinley
SPECIAL EDUCATION ADMINISTRATOR Janice Yamamoto  Saratoga Union
BUSINESS SERVICES Phuong Le Berryessa
CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATOR Paula Cornia Oak Grove
EDUCATIONAL OPTIONS Dr. Mary Ann Dewan SCCOE
PROFESSOR OF EDUCATION Dr. Shelly Viramontez USF (Campbell Union)
RETIRED ADMINISTRATOR Barbara Malaspina Retired
TECHNOLOGY ADMINISTRATOR Karen Larson SCCOE
PARTNER IN EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE Bay Area Women’s Sport Initiative N/A
EVERY STUDENT SUCCEEDING Jacqueline Rodriguez Del Mar (SCCOE)
ROBERT E. KELLY Dan Moser Retired

Thank you to all of those who submitted nomination applications and letters of support, you too embody what it means to be an ACSA advocate!  Here’s the link for more information about each award category:  one page summary.

ACSA Region 8 offers several recognition programs to honor both educational leaders and students. These include the annual Administrator of the Year Awards and Every Student Succeeding Awards.  Each of the following links will take you to the main ACSA page on Awards.  Please click on Awards Program at the bottom of the page once you are redirected to the main page.

Learn about the Administrator of the Year Awards

Learn about the ESS Program Videos  and about How to Nominate for this Award

Visit the State ACSA Awards Program website and click on Awards for FAQs, nomination forms, tips and an overview on each of the awards.