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Region News
February 15, 2021
Virtual Mid-state Conference coming March 5-6
The 6th annual ACSA Mid-State Conference is scheduled for March 5-6, 2021. This year, the conference will be held virtually. The theme will be “From A Distance: Meeting Students Where They Are.” The conference will feature exciting keynote speakers, relevant breakout sessions, a legislative session and dozens of prizes. On Friday, March 5, the featured speaker will be Roni Habib, who will speak on self-care for educators. Habib is an expert in helping leaders, educators and parents become happier, more resilient, more connected to their purpose, and more playful. The founder of EQ Schools, he leads workshops and speaks nationally and abroad.
On Saturday, the featured speak-er will be Pam Gildersleeve-Hernandez, who will address technology in education. Gildersleeve-Hernandez is the executive director at CUE and is devoted to empowering educators, enhancing pedagogical practice and accelerating learning through the use of technology.
Breakout session topics will include student social-emotional learning, digital transformation, goal-set-ting, effective distance learning, restorative practices and meeting the needs of autistic students. The conference will run 6-8 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday. Register for $49 at For more information you may contact Randy Bangs at 831-737-6080 or
R6: Administrators of the year announced live on Facebook Region 6 is proud to announce the winners for the 2021 Administrator of the Year Awards, which were revealed during a special Facebook live stream on Feb. 5. The nominees and winners in 19 categories were announced by ACSA Region 6 President Jacob Berg and Vice President, Programs Pam Hughes. Congratulations to these education leaders in Alameda and Contra Costa counties, who have helped lead public schools during the pandemic: Superintendent — Matt Wayne, Hayward USD. Secondary Principal — Kevin Ahern, San Ramon Valley USD. Middle Grades Principal — Lorianne Ventura, Dublin USD. Elementary Principal — Jeffrey Varner, Pittsburg USD. Central Office Administrator — Pam VandeKamp, Pleasanton USD. Secondary Co-Administrator — Lauren Falkner, San Ramon Valley USD. Elementary Co-Administrator — Sara Roat, Antioch USD. Classified Leader — Gary Krebbs, Castro Valley USD. Confidential Employee — Terri Saenz, Livermore Valley JUSD. Personnel Human Resources Administrator — Keith Rogenski, San Ramon Valley USD. Adult Education Administrator — Jonathan Roselin, Mt. Diablo USD. Career Technical Administrator — Dan Hanel, Contra Costa COE. Special Education Administrator — Jennifer Yoko Ostreicher, Castro Valley USD. Business Services Administrator — Shariq Khan, Alameda USD. Student Services Administrator — Ed Diolazo, Pleasanton USD. Curriculum & Instruction Administrator — Terri Elkin, Alameda USD. Continuation/Ed Options Administrator — Erik Taylor, Livermore Valley JUSD. Retired Administrator — Lynda Hayes, Contra Costa COE. Technology Administrator — Tracey Logan, West Contra Costa USD. Valuing Diversity Award — Jorge Melgoza, Mt. Diablo USD. Partners in Educational Excellence Award — Union City Family Center, New Haven USD. Marcus Foster Memorial Award (region nominee) — Taynesha LeBeaux, Antioch USD.
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