COSA/Department Leaders

OASSA Executive Committee

Committee Description

Oregon Association of Secondary Administrators (OASSA) serves those administrators who are actively engaged in the administration or supervision of secondary and middle schools/students.  Membership includes principals and vice principals of middle schools, junior highs, high schools and all other levels of administrators in the secondary school.
The purpose of the executive committee is:

  • to exercise leadership in promoting the best interest of secondary education in Oregon; and
  • to develop cooperation, professional growth, promote the general welfare of secondary school administrators and work cooperatively with the Oregon Board of Education and other groups, organizations and institutions in the support of public and private secondary education.

Elections for OASSA officers are held annually.  OASSA presidents serve three years (as president-elect, president and past-president) and NASSP Coordinator.  OASSA members-at-large serve 2-year terms.

Committee Leadership
Kevin Ricker
Centennial High School
Gresham, OR

Matt Thatcher
(President Elect)
Cascade High School
Turner, OR

Mr Bryan Starr
(Past President)
Scio High School
Scio, OR

Eric Bergmann
(At Large Member)
Newberg High School
Newberg, OR

Peyton Chapman
(At Large Member)
Lincoln High School
Portland, OR

Eric S Clendenin
(At Large Member)
Scappoose High School
Scappoose, OR

Therese Gerlits
(At Large Member)
Assistant Principal
Silverton High School - Pine Street
Silverton, OR

Wayne Herron
(At Large Member)
Elgin SD 23
Elgin, OR

Lee W Loving
(At Large Member)
Ridgeview High School
Redmond, OR

Mr. Ed Mendelssohn
(At Large Member)
Thurston High School
Springfield, OR

Susan R Rieke-Smith
(At Large Member)
Director of Instructional Services
Salem-Keizer SD 24J - Paulus Professional Building
Salem, OR

Mr Curt D Shelley
(At Large Member)
Grant Union Jr.-Sr. High School
John Day, OR

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