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
Rynda Gregory
Student Services Coordinator
Corvallis SD 509J
Corvallis, OR

Laura R Fendall
(President Elect)
Oliver Elementary
Portland, OR

Jodi O'Mara
(Past President)
Mapleton SD 32
Mapleton, OR

Joseph R Frazier
(Regional Representative)
Washington Elem Sch
Medford, OR

Ms Denise Gorthy
(Regional Representative)
Wilson Elem School
Corvallis, OR

Jeremiah Patterson
(Regional Representative)
Middleton Elementary
Sherwood, OR

Travis Roe
(Regional Representative)
Astor Elementary
Astoria, OR

Kim Vogel
(Regional Representative)
Parkdale Elementary School
Parkdale, OR

Shari M Furtwangler
(At Large Member)
Two Rivers-Dos Rios Elementary School
Springfield, OR

Rosemary O'Neil
(At Large Member)
Mt View Elementary School
Corvallis, OR

Tina Acker
(NAESP Representative)
Vernon Elementary School
Portland, OR

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