COSA/Department Leaders


OESPA Executive Committee

Committee Description

Oregon Elementary School Principals Association (OESPA) serves those administrators who are actively engaged in the administration or supervision of elementary and middle school students.  Principals, vice principals of elementary and middle schools as well as other administrative personnel in the elementary and middle schools are eligible to become OESPA members.

The purpose of the OESPA Executive Committee is:

  • to promote, improve and exert a leadership role for the educational welfare of Oregon's children;
  • to encourage continual professional growth among principals;
  • to work cooperatively with other organizations, institutions and individuals interested in education; and
  • to develop cooperation and fellowship among elementary school principals.

Elections for OESPA officers are held annually.  OESPA presidents serve three years (as president, president-elect, past-president).  Other officers include six regional representatives, an NAESP representative and up to four appointed positions.


Committee Leadership
Rachael George
(President)
Principal
Sandy Grade
Sandy, OR
United States

Kate Barker
(President Elect)
Principal
Cherry Park Elementary School
Portland, OR
United States

Tina Acker
(Past President)
Director- IB, Early Learners, and Advanced Placement Testing
Office of Teaching and Learning at Rice
Portland, OR
United States

Mrs Kourtney Kay Ferrua
(Regional Representative)
Principal
Wascher Elementary
Lafayette,
United States

Gerald Flock
(Regional Representative)
Principal
Wilson Elementary School
Medford, OR
United States

Marshell L Hooker
(Regional Representative)
Principal
May Roberts Elementary School
Ontario, OR
United States

Dana Nerenberg
(Regional Representative)
Principal
Sitton Elementary School
Portland, OR
United States

Geoff Wetherell
(Regional Representative)
Principal
Coquille Valley Elementary School
Coquille, OR
United States

Mr. Dan Wolnick
(Regional Representative)
Principal
Juniper Elementary School
Bend, OR
United States

Gail Buermann Neumann
(At Large Member)
Principal
North Lake Elementary School/Jr & High
Silver Lake, OR
United States

Mariela Mireles
(At Large Member)
Principal
Dilley Elementary School
Forest Grove, OR
United States

Theresa Lynn Owens
(At Large Member)
Principal
Sherwood Heights Elementary School
Pendleton, OR
United States

Tim B Larkin
(NAESP Representative)
Principal
Gaston Elementary School
Gaston, OR
United States

Craig Hawkins
(COSA Executive Director)
Executive Director
Confederation of Oregon School Administrators
Salem, OR
United States