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Winter Conference 2015 Our Leadership Stories: Nurturing the Seeds of Change
The OALA Winter Conference is more than a conference with great speakers, it's a vehicle to develop, support and mentor the next generation of Oregon educators in a more diverse and challenging learning environment.

Held annually, the OALA Winter Conference offers intensive exploration of the field of innovative instructional and learning strategies for Latino students, best practices for parent involvement, closing of the achievement gap for English language learners, and profession development training for aspiring administrators. Participants can expect a hand-on curriculum which includes presentations by nationally-recognized authors and educational officials.

SAVE THE DATE February 7, 2015

Theme for 2015
Our Leadership Stories: Nurturing the Seeds of Change

We are happy to announce that this year our host will be:

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Any attendees who are staying the night before are welcome to attend our pre-conference reception that will take place on campus and is a great opportunity to network with others before the conference. More information will be sent out in early January.

Hotel Information
Please let the hotel you choose know you are with OALA conference to receive the special rate.

NOTE: OALA blocks of rooms will only be held up until 30 days before the event. If you are booking within 30 days, you can still get the same rate if there are rooms available.

Best Western New Oregon
$99.99+tax for single rooms and $104.39+tax for double occupancy
Phone: 541-683-3669
Location: About 100 yards from the Ford Alumni Center
Group reservations: Call main phone number above - Ethan
Hotel is located on the north side of Franklin Blvd ' attendees would need to cross Franklin

Phoenix Inn - $99 per night single/double (plus tax)
Phone: 541-344-0001
Location: Less than 1 mile from Ford Alumni Center; attendees could take EmX bus to Ford Alumni Center (stop 2.5 blocks from hotel) or drive to event; attendees could walk from hotel to event in about 15-20 minutes
Group reservations: Tamy Perkins

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Distinguished Latino Educator Award Recipients

2007 - Jose Garcia (retired)
2008 - Carmen Gelman (Springfield Public Schools)
2009 - Carlos Perez (Hillsboro School District)
2010 - Sonny Montes (Portland Public Schools)
2011 - David Bautista (Woodburn Public Schools)
2012 - Olga Acuna (Hillsboro School District)
2013 - Dr. Perla Rodriguez (Forest Grove School District)
2014 - Dr. Emilio Hernandez

OALA Allies

2009 - Rob Larson (Education Northwest)
Tom Ruhl (Marylhurst University)
2010 - Jon Lenssen
Walter Blomberg (retired Woodburn SD)
2011 - Joyce Harris
Dave Dorman

Renamed Tom Ruhl Ally of OALA
2012 - Dr. Carolyn Carr and Eduardo Angulo
2013 - Carole Smith (Portland Public) and
Dr. Bill Rhoades (West Linn-Wilsonville)
2014 - Mike Scott (Hillsboro SD) and
Dr. Deborah Peterson (PSU)

Please nominate an educator for 2015
DLEA Nomination Form

Due Date is December 12th to Saideh Haghighi - Please see form for more information.

Call for Presenters
We would like to invite you to send in a proposal to present at the 2015 OALA conference. We welcome all who want to share experiences, success, and visions that align with the theme and the vision of OALA.

Call for Presenters Application 2015

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