COSA/Department Leaders


OACOA Executive Committee

Committee Description

Oregon Association of Central Office Administrators (OACOA) membership is open to any supervisory personnel who are excluded from the bargaining unit and whose job descriptions are to coordinate, supervise, and/or evaluate instructional programs, curriculum and/or personnel.  This includes Administrators, Directors of Human Resources/Personnel, Directors of Student Services, Directors of Special Education, Business Managers, Coordinators of Special Programs, Curriculum Directors, Special Education Coordinators, Athletic Directors, Technology Directors and IT/IS.

The purpose of the executive committee is to provide opportunities for increasing the competence of persons engaged in supervisory activities in Oregon schools; provide an organizational framework which represents supervisors in statewide education discussion and decisions; and encourage professional communication among members.

Elections for OACOA officers are held annually.  OACOA presidents serve three years (as president-elect, president and past-president).  OACOA regional and at-large representatives serve three-year terms.


Committee Leadership
Dawne R Huckaby
(President)
Director of Teaching & Learning
Roseburg SD 4
Roseburg, OR

Ms Joan Steiner
(President Elect)
Director of Special Programs
Scappoose SD 1J
Scappoose, OR

Mr Verne Ferguson
(Past President)
Director of Special Services
Oregon City SD 62
Oregon City, OR

Ms Catherine Carlson
(Regional Representative)
Testing & Evaluation
Salem-Keizer SD
Salem, OR

Debra M Connolly
(Regional Representative)
Supervisor of Curriculum and Assessment
Medford SD 549
Medford, OR

Danielle A Sheldrake
(Regional Representative)
Administrator of Student Services
Beaverton SD - Special Education
Beaverton, OR

Mr William Stewart
(Regional Representative)
Curriculum/Assessment
Gladstone SD 115
Gladstone, OR

Eric Volger
(Regional Representative)
Director of School Improvement Services
InterMountain ESD
Pendleton, OR

Kyra Donovan
(At Large Member)
Director of Elementary/Federal Programs
McMinnville SD 40
McMinnville, OR

Dr Cynthia Marie Jaeger
(At Large Member)
County Education Coordinator
Northwest Regional ESD (Columbia Service Center)
St. Helens, OR

Patti Lovemark
(At Large Member)
Special Education Director
Sutherlin SD 130
Sutherlin, OR

Angie Peterman
(Ex-Officio Member)
Executive Director, Business
OASBO-SD
Salem, OR

Mr Chuck A White
(Ex-Officio Member)
Retiree
Silverton, OR

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