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Thirty-six school board members receive leadership awards

Congratulations to the thirty-six school board members who received board leadership awards at the Oregon School Boards Association’s annual convention on November 11. The awards, offered through OSBA’s Leadership Institute, represent a significant level of achievement in board leadership and development. The institute offers four levels of awards for individual school board members, recognizing completion of specific OSBA board leadership courses. For more information, visit OSBA’s Leadership Institute.

Platinum level award

This is an image of Kevin McCann, Kris Howatt and David Beeson.Kris Howatt, Gresham-Barlow School Board member, received a Platinum board leadership award at the convention. This award represents the highest level of achievement for individual board members. Howatt has served as OSBA president-elect this past year; she will take office as OSBA president on January 1, 2012.

Photo at right, from left to right: Kevin McCann, OSBA Executive Director; Kris Howatt; David Beeson, OSBA President and Silver Falls Board member.

Silver level awards

The following school board members received Silver awards for completing the second level of courses in the Leadership Institute:

  • Charlene Moore, Coos Bay 9
  • Sally Killen, Medford 549C
  • Bruce McCain, Reynolds 7
  • Robert Lee, Reynolds 7
  • Doug McKinley, Southern Oregon ESD

    Photo below: Charlene Moore, Coos Bay 9                    Photo below: Bruce McCain, Reynolds 7

This is an image of Kevin McCann, Charlene Moore and David Beeson. This is an image of Kevin McCann, Bruce McCain and David Beeson.This is an image of Kevin McCann, Robert Lee and David Beeson. This is an image of Kevin McCann, Doug McKinley and David Beeson.

    Photo above: Robert Lee, Reynolds 7                           Photo above: Doug McKinley, Southern Oregon ESD

Bronze level awards

Receiving Bronze awards for completing the first level of courses are:

  • Mark Henderson, Baker 5J
  • Jill Christiana, Coos Bay 9
  • Fred Eschler, Coquille 8
  • Claresa Roberson, Coquille 8
  • Thomas Schultz, Elkton 34
  • Twinkle Morton, Fern Ridge 28J
  • Lyle Utt, Greater Albany 8J
  • Anthony Knox, Harrisburg 7
  • Janeen Sollman, Hillsboro 1J
  • Kaye Jones, Jefferson 14J
  • Richard Borden, Lebanon Community Schools
  • Bill Hagerty, Nestucca Valley 101J
  • Diane Wilkinson, Nestucca Valley 101J
  • Alane Jennings, North Bend 13
  • Ernie Blatz, North Wasco County 21
  • Clay Smith, North Wasco County 21
  • Tim Calonder, Perrydale 21J
  • Marina Piacentini, Phoenix-Talent 4
  • Tim Weinke, Pilot Rock 2
  • A.J .Losoya, Redmond 2J
  • Tamara Schaffner, Reynolds 7
  • Dia Leavenworth, Scio
  • Judy Breeden, Sheridan 48J
  • Robert Smith, Tigard-Tualatin 23J
  • Mel Jasmin, Warrenton-Hammond 30
  • Debbie Morrow, Warrenton-Hammond 30
  • Len Mossman, Warrenton-Hammond 30
  • Kelly Simonsen, Warrenton-Hammond 30
  • Betty Reynolds, West Linn-Wilsonville 3J
  • Ron Gelbrich, Yamhill-Carlton 1

This is an image of Bronze award recipients.

Front row: Dia Leavenworth, Scio. Back row, from left to right: Kevin McCann, OSBA Executive Director; Ron Gelbrich, Yamhill-Carlton 1; Betty Reynolds, West Linn-Wilsonville 3J; Clay Smith, North Wasco County 21; Ernie Blatz, North Wasco County 21; Janeen Sollman, Hillsboro 1J; Anthony Knox, Harrisburg 7; Kaye Jones, Jefferson 14J; Mark Henderson, Baker 5J; Judy Breeden, Sheridan 48J; Mel Jasmin, Warrenton-Hammond 30; David Beeson, OSBA President