Share your leadership passion and make a difference for students and educators in ACSA Region 6.
January 10, 2018
Happy New Year!
2018 ACSA Administrators of the Year UPDATE - NEW TIMELINE
Nominations for Region 6 have been extended to this Friday, January 12. If you are working on a nomination, please complete and SUBMIT it by 5:00 pm on January 12. All nominations submitted will be considered by our region for 2018 State ACSA Administrator of the Year.

However, we will accept late nominations submitted by 5:00 pm on January 19 for recognition at our Region level. Nominations submitted in this window will need to be emailed to Rose Lock as the ACSA platform will be closed on January 12.

Please contact Rose Lock, Region 6 Consultant, if you have any questions.
Region 6 Leadership Opportunities
Region 6 will be holding its annual election in March for the following positions on the Executive Board:

President-Elect shall serve as an aide to the President; shall be responsible for the extension activities of the Region, e.g. committees, professional development; and shall serve as one of the region delegates to the ACSA Leadership Assembly. The President-Elect shall become President and then Past President in subsequent years.

Vice President, Staff Development shall serve for two years and be responsible for facilitating the planning, developing, and implementing staff development activities of the region, including the annual Region Conference (Leadership Summit).

Region 6 Representative to State ACSA Board of Directors shall be elected for a 3-year term in accordance with state ACSA Bylaws. The Director shall communicate with the Region regarding all significant ACSA matters.

If you are interested in these positions or any other leadership opportunities in Region 6, don't hesitate to contact President Essence Phillips, Executive Bob Giannini, or Consultant Rose Lock.
ACSA Academies Survey - Tell us what you need
In partnership with Region 6, ACSA would like to bring the high quality professional learning available through ACSA Academies to you! Your professional learning needs will help us identify high local and regional interest in specific Academies for which Region 6 would provide active promotion and support.
ACSA’s job-specific Academies provide a solid foundation of training in the application of leadership and management fundamentals, for new and experienced administrators who: (1) have promoted into jobs in new administrative specializations, as well as those (2) preparing for career advancement.
Please respond to the short survey at  2018-19 ACSA Region 6 Academy Survey  by January 24, 2018 so that you may help us determine the Academy(ies) that would be of most service to our Region.
SAVE The DATE for 2018 Region 6 Leadership Summit
Mark your calendar now!

Plan to attend another outstanding and inspiring conference.
June 20-21, 2018 – Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery in Pleasanton
Superintendent of Schools, Contra Costa County
With the retirement of Superintendent Karen Sakata at the end of 2018, voters in Contra Costa County will be electing a new Superintendent of Schools for Contra Costa County in June.

Region 6 will be holding a candidate vetting meeting on February 22, 2018 at Brandman University in Pleasant Hill. Candidates for the Superintendent of Schools have been invited to participate in this process. Region President Essence Phillips and a committee will develop a set of questions based on input from our Region Board of Directors and superintendents in the county. If you are interested in attending this public session, contact Essence.
Long Time ACSA Leader Turns 90!
Congratulations to Dr. John Searles! After John retired as a superintendent, he continued to dedicate his service to school leaders through ACSA. He retired (again) in 2015 after more than ten years as the beloved Consultant in Region 6. So many of us have been mentored and inspired by him over the years.
Dr. Trudy Arriaga will be presenting a full-day ACSA workshop on
Opening Doors for Women in Leadership
January 18, 2018
8:30 to 3:00 at the Orinda School District Office.
8 Altarinda Road, Orinda
Information on this full-day presentation can be found on the ACSA website
or  click here for flyer.

Region 6 WLN networking event (FREE)
will follow from 4:30 to 6:00 pm

Download the  flyer   for the networking part of the day
Register networking event separately at   Eventbrite

Refreshments provided
Door prizes awarded
We welcome your feedback and suggestions.
Region 6 Staff
Bob Giannini, Executive
Rose Lock, Consultant
Region 6 Leadership
President:  Essence Phillips
President-Elect: Sonja Neely-Johnson
Past President: Steve Collins
Vice President, Staff Development: Pam Comfort
Vice President, Programs: Cindy Matteoni
Vice President, Legislation: Lynn Mackey
Vice President, Membership: Kris Martin-Meyer
Secretary: Pam Hughes
Treasurer: Pam VandeKamp
Comptroller: Lorianne Ventura
ACSA Board Director: Karen Sakata
At-large Representatives: Bruce Burns, Kevin Grier, Kathy LaCome, Tracie Noriega
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela