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OSBA announces leadership change

The Oregon School Boards Association (OSBA) today announced a change in the organization’s leadership. The OSBA Board of Directors has named Betsy Miller-Jones as interim Executive Director effective immediately. Miller-Jones has been serving as OSBA Associate Director of Board Development and Policy Services.

Executive Director Kevin McCann and Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel Dori Brattain have left the organization according to OSBA 2012 President Kris Howatt.

“The board recognizes and thanks Kevin and Dori for their service to the association and local school boards,” says Howatt. “The board concluded new organizational leadership was necessary to meet the tough challenges facing Oregon’s elected school boards and the districts they guide.”

Miller-Jones has a long career in education management. Prior to coming to Oregon, she worked for the New Hampshire School Boards Association and has served as an elected school board member.

“We are very pleased Betsy has agreed to assume her new leadership role,” says OSBA Immediate Past President David Beeson. “The next few months will be exciting and challenging as we strengthen the organization.”

“Together with our local school boards and the exceptional OSBA staff we have an opportunity to reshape the organization to meet the needs of Oregon's school boards into the future,” Beeson added.

“As we look forward, it is vitally important that our organization reassert its leadership on behalf of public education in Oregon and provide high-value services to local boards. I am very appreciative of the faith the board has placed in me,” says Miller-Jones.

For further information please see the OSBA website at or contact Norm Eder at 503-720-1859 or