As the role of the County Offices of Education continues to evolve, this conference is dedicated to providing COE board members with the tools and information to empower them to be effective elected education leaders. This year’s sessions will address governance during challenging times, focusing on the unique responsibilities that differentiate county school board members from district board members. Be inspired as you leave with new ideas for serving students.

Please thank our AC sponsors: Capitol Advisors, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo, Seneca Family of Agencies, Voler Strategic Advisors, California State Lottery, Lozano Smith, Footsteps2Brilliance, and Edwards, Stevens & Tucker LLP.
avatar for Carmen Barnhart

Carmen Barnhart

California Department of Education
Small School District Monitoring & Technical Assistance
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Tamara Basepayne

San Joaquin COE
Environmental Literacy Coordinator
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Ken Berrick

Alameda COE / Seneca Family of Agencies
Board Member / Founder and CEO Emeritus
avatar for Mildred Browne

Mildred Browne

Ascendency Solutions
Education Consultant
avatar for Kris Carroll

Kris Carroll

San Mateo COE
Coordinator of Special Education and Instruction
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Chad Castruita

Founder & CEO
avatar for Allen Clyde

Allen Clyde

Fresno COE
Board Member

Suwinder Cooper

Center for Leadership, Equity and Research (CLEAR)
Board Member 
avatar for Gina Cuclis

Gina Cuclis

Sonoma COE
CCBE President-Elect
avatar for Elizabeth Estes

Elizabeth Estes

Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo
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Toby Ewing

Executive Director, California Mental Health Commission
Executive Director, Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability...
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Thomas Gauthier

Lozano Smith, LLP
avatar for Beverly Gerard

Beverly Gerard

San Mateo COE
Board President
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Kevin Gordon

Capitol Advisors Group, LLC

Steph Johnston-Austin

San Diego COE
Student Transition at Juvenile Court and Community Schools
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John Laird

California State Senate
avatar for Nikki Lovelace

Nikki Lovelace

Kepler Neighborhood School
avatar for Katherine Lucero

Katherine Lucero

State of California
Director, Office of Youth and Community Restoration (OYCR)
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Mara Madrigal-Weiss

San Diego County Office of Education
Executive Director, Student Wellness
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Nancy Magee

San Mateo COE
avatar for Sara Matthews

Sara Matthews

San Diego COE
Computer Science Resource Teacher, Curriculum and Instruction ...

John McPherson

Monterey COE
Board Member
avatar for Matt Navo

Matt Navo

California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE)
Executive Director
avatar for Heather Nemour

Heather Nemour

San Diego County Office of Education
Coordinator, Student Wellness & School Culture
avatar for Sarah Notch

Sarah Notch

San Mateo COE
Executive Director of Special Education and Instruction
avatar for Jack O'Connell

Jack O'Connell

Capitol Advisors Group
avatar for Jason Okonofua

Jason Okonofua

University of California Berkeley
Psychology Professor
avatar for David Patterson

David Patterson

Placer COE
avatar for Abby Petropulos

Abby Petropulos

Fresno COE
Executive Leadership Coach
avatar for Lee Angela Reid

Lee Angela Reid

Partner/Legislative Advocate
avatar for Joaquin Rivera

Joaquin Rivera

Alameda COE
Board President
avatar for Perla Rodriguez

Perla Rodriguez

Voler Strategic Advisors
avatar for Joe Ross

Joe Ross

San Mateo COE
CCBE President
avatar for Amity Sandage

Amity Sandage

Santa Cruz COE
Environmental Literacy Coordinator
avatar for Lisa Wittke Schaffner

Lisa Wittke Schaffner

Sonoma COE
Board Member, CEO
avatar for Rick Shea

Rick Shea

San Diego COE
avatar for Connie Silva

Connie Silva

Napa COE
State Performance Plan Technical Assistance Project Director
avatar for Barrett Snider

Barrett Snider

Capitol Advisors Group
avatar for Michael Teasdale

Michael Teasdale

Ventura COE

Chris Toomey

San Diego COE
Head Counselor Juvenile Court and Community Schools
avatar for Michael Tucker

Michael Tucker

Edwards, Stevens & Tucker
avatar for Kimberly Vallee

Kimberly Vallee

Sonoma COE
Administrative Operations Manager
avatar for Vanessa Johns Wedderburn

Vanessa Johns Wedderburn

Santa Rosa City Schools
Public Information Officer
avatar for Loretta Whitson

Loretta Whitson

California Association of School Counselors
Executive Director
avatar for Lori Willson

Lori Willson

Fresno COE
Director of Systems and Leadership/CASC
avatar for Andra Yeghoian

Andra Yeghoian

San Mateo COE
Environmental Literacy Coordinator