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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

Keynote Speaker, Dr. Montenegro

President/CEO of Montenegro Consulting Group, LLC, is currently an associate for Margarita Calderon and Associates. He provides training on instructional strategies for ELL, leadership development for administrators and instructional coaches, and specializes in the teacher coaching process through the use of technology, video recording, web based platforms and observation protocols. Dr. Montenegro is also a Senior District Advisor for the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) and works with districts on systemic implementation of SEL.

Dr. Hector Montenegro began his teaching career in San Jose, California in 1975 where he taught math at the junior and senior high school levels. He later taught and was an assistant principal in Washington, DC and a junior high principal and a high school principal in Virginia. Dr. Montenegro later served as Chief of Staff of the DC Public Schools before moving to Texas where he served as a principal and an Area Superintendent in Austin, Deputy Superintendent for Instructional Services in Dallas, and Superintendent of Schools for three school districts in Texas: San Marcos CISD, Ysleta ISD and Arlington ISD. Dr. Montenegro was later an Area Superintendent for the San Diego School District in California. He obtained his masters from Stanford University and doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin.

As the Senior District Advisor for the Collaborative for Academic Social Emotional Learning (CASEL), a nonprofit organization based in Chicago, Dr. Montenegro provides technical expertise to further advance the science and practice of school-based social emotional learning (SEL) in school districts across the country. His primary focus is providing SEL professional development, research, monitoring and evaluation, policy development and implementation, and the development of SEL district standards. The goal is systemic and universal implementation of SEL standards and the adoption of evidence-based SEL programs that are sustainable and have a positive impact on student academic achievement.

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.

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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)

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

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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