President’s Message





I believe in public schools. I believe that we are better when all students are educated. I believe the children of today have the ability and resources to make our world a better place. I believe it is our responsibility to support them in doing just that. The responsibility I feel is my call to service. It is my joy to serve students and it is my honor to serve ACSA Region 8 as President for 2018-2019.

The purpose of ACSA Region 8 is to support educational leaders in the pursuit of equity and excellence to meet the diverse needs of all students.

This year, we will work to meeting our purpose through a 3- part lens of

  1. Advocacy & Influence
  2. Membership Development & Support
  3. Organization Development & Sustainability

Because of the work each of us does on behalf of students and within our professional organization, we make the work easier for one another. I thank every one of you who step forward in service to our students as you contribute to our schools and those of you who contribute to the work of making Region 8 an exemplar in the state. Thank you for allowing me to represent you in our professional organization,

Joann Vaars