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Committee Chairs and Council Presidents

 

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ACSA's effectiveness in shaping education policy at both the state and federal level lies in its grassroots strength. To that end, ACSA is structured with issue-focused committees and job-alike councils made up of education leaders. Following are descriptions of each of ACSA's committees and councils, as well as their purpose within the organization and contact information if you would like to learn more.

Issue-focused Committees

ACSA/CAPEA

Purpose: To identify and study issues in the areas of higher education, administrator preparation and licensing, professional development providers, and legislation for the purpose of building collaboration and informing policy. To work collaboratively to identify issues and concerns of higher education and K-12 public education, professional preparation and development, and partnerships among school districts, institutions of higher education, and professional development providers. To influence and contribute to the education research agenda. To identify issues and make recommendations regarding increasing diversity and membership in the ranks of education administrators and professors of educational administration.

Staff Liaison: Tracy Robinson, ACSA Educational Services
Support Staff: Kimberly Rhoden, ACSA Educational Services
Subject Matter Expert: Tracy Robinson, ACSA Educational Services

Co-Administration

Purpose: To assist co-administrators (vice-principals, assistant principals, deans, coordinators, etc.) in their role as instructional leaders within their schools and communities. To promote networking and increase communication among co-administrators. To provide access to professional development and mentoring experiences. To increase awareness of the co-administrator's role and the importance of that role.

Staff Liaison: Tracy Robinson, ACSA Educational Services
Support Staff: Rhonda Morgan, ACSA Educational Services
Subject Matter Expert: State GR Advocacy Team

Equity

Purpose: To build the capacity in equity leadership and cultural proficiency of all educators within the organization and throughout the state of California to effectively eliminate all equity gaps.

  • Identify and research issues related to equity and diversity
  • Develop strong recruitment and retention policies and practices to grow membership
  • Recommend policies, practices, and resources which lead to quality instructional/educational programs and services
  • Assist in the development of programs, resources, and materials to help leaders effectively respond to equity issues
  • Establish partnerships and communication links
  • Assist the board in implementing aspects of the association strategic plan

Staff Liaison: Dr. Marguerite WiIliams, Senior Director, Equity and Diversity
Support Staff: Janis Rawlins, ACSA Member Services
Subject Matter Expert: Margarita Cuizon, ACSA Member Services
Subject Matter Expert: Adonai Mack, ACSA Federal Governmental Relations

Legislative Policy

Purpose: To identify and study areas of needed legislation impacting ACSA members and public education. To solicit sponsorship requests from ACSA members and sponsor bills improving conditions in California schools. To study proposed legislation and, based upon ACSA's Legislative Platform and additional input from the Board of Directors, establish ACSA's position on state and federal legislation. To assist in the establishment of the ACSA Legislative Platform.

Staff Liaison: Edgar Zazueta, ACSA State Governmental Relations
Support Staff: Christy Sinclair, ACSA State Governmental Relations
Subject Matter Expert: State GR Advocacy Team

Member Services

Purpose: To recruit, retain and recognize members. To identify trends and issues with membership categories that may require changes or adjustments. To support and help grow ACSA's Partner4Purpose program in order to further meet the needs of members. To monitor and ensure that region and charter bylaws align with state ACSA bylaws and that region and charters are in compliance with these regulations.

Staff Liaison: Margarita Cuizon, ACSA Member Services
Support Staff: Joanne Godfrey, ACSA Member Services
Subject Matter Expert: Margarita Cuizon, ACSA Member Services

Retirement

Purpose: To provide leadership, direction, clarification, and understanding of the California State Teachers' and California Public Employees' Retirement Systems to all ACSA members. To actively work with other members of the retirement coalition to protect and enhance the benefits of the CalSTRS and CalPERS. To investigate and to promote legislation that positively impacts or affects members of both systems. To encourage the continued participation, involvement, and service of retired ACSA members in the cause of improving the benefits of the CalSTRS and CalPERS.

Staff Liaison: Alice Petrossian
Staff Liaison: Margarita Cuizon, ACSA Member Services
Support Staff: Janis Rawlins, ACSA Member Services
Subject Matter Expert: Iván Carillo, ACSA State Governmental Relations

Small School District

Purpose: To advocate small school district issues within ACSA. To provide the Legislative Policy Committee information on legislation that would impact small school districts in conformance with ACSA's legislative platform and positions. To provide training and information to support small school district administrators. To facilitate networking between CSBA's Small School District Council and the Small School Districts Association Executive Committee.

Staff Liaison: Rich Malfatti
Support Staff: Rhonda Morgan, ACSA Educational Services
Subject Matter Expert: Margaret Arthofer, ACSA Educational Services

Urban Education

Purpose: To identify and study issues relating to urban education. To emphasize the need to improve educational opportunity for children in urban school districts. To identify and articulate the unique concerns of administrators in urban school districts. To recommend solutions and/or courses of action to deal with problems and needs of urban schools.

Staff Liaison: Adonai Mack, ACSA Federal Governmental Relations
Support Staff: Jason Henderson, ACSA Federal Governmental Relations
Subject Matter Expert: ACSA Equity Executive

Job-alike Councils

Adult Education

Purpose: To identify and study issues relating to adult education. To recommend legislative positions to ACSA and advocate for legislation that advances public adult education statewide. To actively enhance and promote adult education's role with professional organizations, government officials, state agencies, school districts, business, industry, and the community at large. To plan and coordinate professional growth opportunities for administrators of adult education programs.

Staff Liaison: Iván Carrillo, ACSA State Governmental Relations
Support Staff: Christy Sinclair, ACSA State Governmental Relations
Subject Matter Expert: Iván Carrillo, ACSA State Governmental Relations

Business Services

Purpose: To identify and study issues relating to administrators who work in the area of business services. To promote membership in ACSA by school business officials by enhancing the position and skills of business officials through workshops and conferences. To maintain liaison with other ACSA committees, affiliated organizations, the state Department of Education, and other educational agencies. To serve as a quick response team.

Staff Liaison:Martha Alvarez, ACSA State Governmental Relations
Support Staff: Kristy Tinsley, ACSA State Governmental Relations
Subject Matter Expert: Senior Director, ACSA Financial Services

Career Technical Education

Purpose: To support CTE administrators and promote high quality CTE programs that prepare Pre-K through adult students for successful transition to careers and post-secondary education through: legislation, advocacy, professional development, communication, and collaboration.

Staff Liaison: Tony Baldwin, ACSA Information Technology Department
Staff Liaison: Naj Alikhan, ACSA Communications
Support Staff: Tracy Olmedo, ACSA Communications
Support Staff: Chris Booth, ACSA Information Technology Department
Subject Matter Expert: Iván Carrillo, ACSA State Governmental Relations

Classified Leaders

Purpose: To build and maintain a vibrant and purposeful network of classified leaders, who share a mutual commitment to excellence and are valued as members of their leadership team. To develop and enhance professional growth opportunities for classified educational leaders, promote ACSA membership, and encourage participation in all levels of ACSA.

Staff Liaison: Tatia Davenport, ACSA Marketing Department
Support Staff: Lori Allred, ACSA Executive Department
Subject Matter Expert: Laura Preston, ACSA State Governmental Relations

Curriculum, Instruction and Accountability Leaders

To identify and study issues and make recommendations on practices, policies, and positions to ACSA's leadership and staff and to state agencies related to curriculum, instruction, assessment, and accountability. To identify and disseminate best practices for administrators who work in the areas of curriculum, instruction, and accountability, to ensure student centered instruction and services, which prepare all students to compete in an international society. To plan, develop, and coordinate professional learning programs, electronic media, and publications related to council business. To maintain liaison with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), including nominating WASC commissioners. To review all non-ACSA requests to conduct research using ACSA records. To review all non-ACSA requests to conduct research using ACSA records. To maintain liaison with state agencies and other organizations which impact curriculum, instruction, accountability, interventions, assessment and evaluation. To assist in ACSA membership recruitment.

Staff Liaison: Margaret Arthofer, ACSA Educational Services
Support Staff: Jeannette Carpenter, ACSA Educational Services
Subject Matter Expert: State GR Advocacy Team

Educational Options

Purpose: To explore, promote, support, and influence solutions to financial, program, accountability, and legislative issues facing alternative education in the state agencies which impact curriculum, instruction, accountability, interventions, assessment, and evaluation. To assist in ACSA membership recruitment.

Staff Liaison: Iván Carrillo, ACSA State Governmental Relations
Support Staff: Christy Sinclair, ACSA State Governmental Relations
Subject Matter Expert: Iván Carrillo, ACSA State Governmental Relations

 

Elementary Education

Purpose: To identify and study issues related to elementary and preschool administrators. To recommend best practices and policies and to serve as advocates for high quality programs for all elementary and preschool children. To serve as a forum in which elementary and preschool administrators may resolve issues related to their professional efforts. To serve as a representative of elementary and preschool administrators in meeting the goals and priorities of ACSA. To provide representation and leadership from ACSA to NAESP. To assist in the recruitment of elementary and pre-school administrators as ACSA members. To plan and coordinate professional growth opportunities for elementary and preschool administrators.

Staff Liaison: Mary Gomes, ACSA Educational Services
Support Staff: Marianne Magalona, ACSA Educational Services
Subject Matter Expert: State GR Advocacy Team
Subject Matter Expert: Adonai Mack, ACSA Federal Governmental Relations

Human Resources

Purpose: To identify and study issues relating to professionals responsible for personnel, employer/employee relations and other human resources programs. To provide leadership, direction, clarification, and understanding in such areas as personnel practices, employer-employee relationships, fair and equal employment practices, contract management, negotiations, retirement, legislation, credentials, management team concept, individual rights, and staff-related issues. To plan, provide, and encourage in-service training for administrators in this area, and to maintain liaison between ACSA and the American Association of School Personnel Administrators. To assist in the recruitment of personnel, employer/employee relations and other human resources administrators as ACSA members. To promote the training and recruitment of individuals of diverse backgrounds as human resources administrators. To promote the highest standard of ethical conduct, assist local school administrators, and to assure due process to all members of ACSA.

Staff Liaison: Laura Preston, ACSA State Governmental Relations
Staff Liaison: Leslie McMenamy, ACSA HR Manager
Support Staff: Kristy Tinsley, ACSA Educational Services
Subject Matter Expert: Margaret Arthofer, ACSA Educational Services
Subject Matter Expert: Laura Preston, ACSA State Governmental Relations

Middle Grades Education

Purpose: To identify and study issues relating to middle grades administrators and to recommend practices and policies that will lead to high quality programs for young adolescents. To strengthen a network for communication among middle grade administrators. To plan, provide, and encourage professional development programs for middle grades administrators. To assist in the recruitment of middle grades administrators as ACSA members. To encourage interaction and support between ACSA, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the California Department of Education, and other organizations and agencies promoting the interests of middle grades education.

Staff Liaison: Mary Gomes, ACSA Educational Services
Support Staff: Marianne Magalona, ACSA Educational Services
Subject Matter Expert: State GR Advocacy Team
Subject Matter Expert: Adonai Mack, ACSA Federal Governmental Relations

Secondary Education

Purpose: To identify and study issues and make recommendations to the ACSA Board of Directors related to secondary education. To recommend practices and policies that will lead to high quality programs for secondary students. To recruit secondary administrators as members and to maintain a liaison between ACSA, National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), and other state agencies relating to secondary education. To plan and coordinate professional development programs for secondary administrators.

Staff Liaison: Mary Gomes, ACSA Educational Services
Support Staff: Marianne Magalona, ACSA Educational Services
Subject Matter Expert: ACSA State GR Advocacy Team
Subject Matter Expert: Adonai Mack, ACSA Federal Governmental Relations

Student Services and Special Education

Purpose: To support administrators in the areas of special education, student services, and coordinated youth services by:

  • Advocating best practices, policies, and legislation to ensure high quality student programs.
  • Improving collaboration and communication between general education, student services, special education, and other support agencies and organizations.
  • Facilitating the development and understanding of current trends and financial issues related to their impact on student programs and services.
  • Planning and coordinating timely and meaningful professional development offerings for new and experienced school administrators.
  • Assisting in ACSA membership recruitment.
Staff Liaison: Margaret Arthofer, ACSA Educational Services
Support Staff: Jeannette Carpenter, ACSA Educational Services
Subject Matter Expert: Cathy McBride, ACSA State Governmental Relations
Subject Matter Expert: Danelle Bowron, ACSA Educational Services

Superintendency

Purpose: To identify and study issues related to the role and responsibilities of superintendents and proactively advocate for solutions. To strengthen a network for communication among superintendents. To be proactive in representing the viewpoints and vision of superintendents on critical education issues with a view toward influencing policy and practice at the local, state, and national levels. To plan strategies and practices that will influence the quality of education for all California students. To voice the critical need for stable, sound finance for educating California's children. To represent superintendents in ACSA's relations with the governor's office, Legislature, and state Superintendent of Public Instruction. To plan and coordinate professional development activities for superintendents and activities to enhance professional development of administrators and all school district positions. To encourage the active participation of superintendents and all other management team members in ACSA. To maintain a liaison relationship with AASA and other state organizations and agencies.

Staff Liaison: Wes Smith, ACSA Executive Director
Support Staff: Suzanne Caffrey, ACSA Executive Associate
Subject Matter Expert: Edgar Zazueta, ACSA State Governmental Relations

Adult Education Council 

      Natalie Hamilton, Coordinator Alt Ed

        Irvine Unified School District

        5050 Barranca Parkway

        Irvine, CA 92604

        Phone: (949) 936-7406

        [email protected]                       

                                                                       

Business Services Council 

  Tim McLellan, Ed.D., Asst. Supt., Business Services

        Cypress School District

        9470 Moody Street

        Cypress, CA 90630

        Phone: (714) 220-6941

        [email protected]                 

 

Career Technical Education Council  

Terri Giamarino, Superintendent

North Orange County ROP

385 N. Muller Street

Anaheim, CA 92801

Phone: (714) 502-5800

[email protected]                             

                                                                               

Classified Educational Leaders Council  

      Victoria Webber, Executive Assistant.

        Laguna Beach Unified School District

        550 Blumont St.

        Laguna Beach, CA 92651     

        Phone: (949) 497-7700

[email protected]

 

Co-Administration Committee Co-Chairs

      Troy Fresch, Assistant Principal

        Tustin Unified School District

        Pioneer Middle School

        2700 Pioneer Road

        Tustin, CA 92782

        Phone: (714) 730-7534

        [email protected]

 

      Esther Cho, Ed. D., Assistant Principal

        Anaheim Union High School District

        Oxford Academy

        5172 Orange Ave.

        Cypress, CA 90630

     Phone: (714) 220-3055

      [email protected]us

                                                                     

 

State ACSA Curriculum, Instruction & Accountability

Council

      Tandy Taylor, Director, Instructional Services

        Cypress School District

        9470 Moody St.

        Cypress, CA 90630

        Phone: (714) 220-6920

        [email protected] 

 

Curriculum, Instruction & Accountability

Council

      Kristine Cvar, Ed.D., Asst. Supt. Ed. Services

Centralia School District

        6625 La Palma Ave.

        Buena Park, CA 90620

        Phone: (714) 228-3197

        [email protected]                                          

                                

Educational Options Council (Region Chair)

    Michael Wagner, Principal                      

     Newport-Mesa Unified School District

     Monte Vista High School  

     390 Monte Vista Ave.

     Costa Mesa, CA 92627

     Phone: (949) 515-3390

     [email protected]                            

 

Elementary Education Council 

      Beth Ewing, Principal

        Capistrano USD

        Laguna Niguel Elementary School

        27922 Niguel Heights Blvd

        Laguna Niguel, CA 92688

        Phone: (949) 234-5304 

      [email protected]              

 

Equity Committee 

    Mary Grace, Ed.D., Asst. Superintendent Ed Service

Anaheim Elementary District

1001 S. East Street.

Anaheim, CA 92805

  1. 517.7517

        [email protected]      

 

Human Resources

      Eamonn O’Donovan, Assistant Superintendent of HR

        Irvine Unified School District

        5050 Barranca Pkwy

        Irvine, CA 92604

        Phone: (949) 936-5135

[email protected]

 

Member Services Committee

      David Appling, Executive Director, Human Resources

        Magnolia School District

        2705 W. Orange Avenue

        Anaheim, CA 92804

        Work: (714) 761-5533 x 1015

        [email protected]                        

 

Legislative Policy Committee

      Jason Ross, Assistant Principal      

        Huntington Beach Union High School District

        Huntington Beach Adult Ed

        17231 Gothard Street

        Huntington Beach, CA 92647

        Phone: (714) 842-4227 x 4404

        [email protected]                                 

 

Middle Grades Education Council

      Eugene Kwong, Principal

        Newport -Mesa Unified School District

        Costa Mesa Middle School

        2650 Fairview

        Costa Mesa, CA 92626

        (949) 424-8700

        [email protected]

 

Retirement Committee

  Greg Rankin (Region Chair)

  26351 Santa Rosa Avenue

  Laguna Hills, CA 92653

  Phone: (949) 643-0602

        [email protected]                         

 

     Bob Silva (State Committee Representative)

4281 Margarita

Irvine, CA 92604         

        Phone: (949) 552-4050

        [email protected]                      

 

Secondary Education Council                                                   

      Jennifer Graves, Principal

     Huntington Beach Union High School District

        Edison High School

        21400 Magnolia

        Huntington Beach, CA 92646

        Phone: (714) 962-1356

        [email protected]

Student Services & Special Education Council    

      Leslie Hansen, Director of Pupil Services

        Anaheim Elementary School District

        1001 S. East Street

        Anaheim, CA 92805

        Phone: (714) 264-8484

        [email protected]

 

State ACSA/CAPEA Committee Chair

     Leisa Winston, Superintendent

Huntington Beach City School District

        8750 Dorset Drive

        Huntington Beach, CA 92646

        Phone: (714) 964-8888 est. 2010

        [email protected]   

 

State ACSA Member Recruiter

     Anne Welsh-Treglia, Ed.D.

     Bassett Unified School District

        18581 Amalia Lane

        Huntington Beach, CA 92648

        Phone: (714) 306-2245

        [email protected]

 

Educational Options Council (State President)

Elsie Briseño Simonovski, Ph.D., Director, Student and Community Services

     Buena Park School District

        6885 Orangethorpe

        Buena Park, CA 90620

        Phone: (714) 522-8412

        [email protected]                 

 

Superintendency Council (Region Representative)

        Gabriela Mafi, Ed.D., Superintendent

        Garden Grove Unified School District

        10331 Stanford Ave.

        Garden Grove, CA 92840

        714-663-6000

        [email protected]

 

 

State Special Education Council Past President

 State Special Education Council Past President

      Jean Martin, Ph.D., Director          

     North Orange County SELPA

        1021 W. Bastanchury, Ste. 161

        Fullerton, CA 92833

        Phone: (714) 641-5400

        [email protected]