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March 13, 2023
R16: Women in Leadership Summit hosts Dolores Huerta
Region 16 recently held its seventh annual Women in Leadership Summit with civil rights leader Dolores Huerta. Keynote speakers LACOE Superintendent Debra Duardo and ACSA President Erin Simon were followed by a panel of LAUSD’s top women leaders Ileana Davalos, chief, Human Resources; Karla Estrada, deputy superintendent; Denise Collier, superintendent, Region West; and Frances Baez, chief academic officer. Women from all over LAUSD came together to for an inspirational day of learning. ACSA Region 16 is supporting, encouraging and lifting up women leaders and leading with excellence.
ACSA Region 16 hosted its Women in Leadership Summit featuring civil rights champion Dolores Huerta (center in green) on March 4 in Los Angeles.
ACSA members and leaders at the Region 16 Women in Leadership Summit.
A panel at the Region 16 Women in Leadership Summit.
R7: Administrators of the Year announced
Region 7 recently announced the winners of the 2023 Administrators of the Year awards. The following awardees will be honored at the Region 7 Annual Spring Conference in South Lake Tahoe on May 5. Congratulations to the winners in the following categories:
Superintendent: Dana Trevethan, Turlock USD. Secondary Principal: Greg Diaz, Riverbank USD. Middle Grades: Scott Nicotero, Vallecito Union SD. Elementary Principal: Joanna O’Brien, Sylvan Union SD. Central Office: Brad Goudeau, Modesto City Schools. Elementary Co-Administrator: Nate Diamantine, Ceres USD. Secondary Co-Administrator: Phuc Pham-Goulart, Modesto City Schools. Classified Leader of the Year: Scott Richardson, Turlock USD. Confidential Employee: Cheryl Crawford, Turlock USD. Personnel/Human Resources: Fernando Ureno, Turlock USD. Adult Education: Antony Little, Modesto City Schools. Career Technical Education: Pam Knapp, Director, San Joaquin COE. Special Education: Ericka Tschantz, Turlock USD. Business Services: Myra “Lizett” Aguilar, Sylvan Union SD. Student Services: Danielle Hinkle, Modesto City Schools. Curriculum & Instruction: Kathy Griggs, Calaveras USD. Continuation/Educational Options: Linda Stubbs, Ceres USD. Retired: Barbara McCleskey, RAC. Technology: Ashley Grim, Ceres USD. Professor of Education: David Viss, Ceres USD. Partners in Educational Excellence: Legacy Health Endowment/EMC Health Foundation. Valuing Diversity: Contessa Pelfrey, Superintendent, Jamestown SD. Elementary Board Member of the Year (Region 7 award): Lori Carlson, Board Clerk, Turlock USD. High School Board Member of the Year (Region 7 award): Steve Abercrombie, Board President, Tracy USD. Bob Price Distinguished Service Award (Region 7 award): Jeff Winfield, Superintendent, Soulsbyville SD. Bill Ullom Award (Region 7 award): Christine Facella, Superintendent, Riverbank USD.
R4: Administrators of the Year announced
Region 4 has just announced its 2023 Administrators of the Year. Region honorees will be recognized in June at the ACSA R4 Leadership Workshop in Napa.

Congratulations to the regional honorees in the following categories:
Central Office Administrator: Rebecca Walker, Fort Bragg USD/Lake COE. Confidential Employee: Marie Lemos, Roseland Public Schools. Classified Leader: Tacey Rodgers, Solano COE. Continuation/Ed Options: Maria Cisneros Napa Valley USD. Elementary Principal: Justine Turner, Fairfield Suisun USD. Middle Grades Principal: Bryan Barrett, Ukiah USD. Personnel/Human Resources: Dana Page, Napa Valley USD. Secondary Principal: Mike Jones, Kelseyville USD. Student Services: Nicola Parr, Solano COE. Superintendent: David McQueen, Kelseyville USD. Secondary Co-Administrator: Gregory Fetters, St. Helena USD. Special Education: Janel Plack, Santa Rosa City Schools.
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