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.
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Friday, September 9 • 2:30pm - 3:45pm
County Offices Of Education As Catalysts For Climate-Ready Schools

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According to the US Department of Education, “Climate change impacts on students, families, schools, and communities across the country are present, severe, and worsening.” County Offices of Education have an essential role to play in coordinating a response to climate change, and Boards of Education can serve as powerful advocates for schools, while engaging community, county, and state leaders in developing solutions. In this session, participants will learn how COE leaders in San Mateo, San Joaquin, and Santa Cruz counties have begun to catalyze regional change towards sustainable and climate-ready schools.


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Andra Yeghoian

Environmental Literacy Coordinator, San Mateo COE
Environmental literacy coordinator at the San Mateo COE. Andra has over 15 years of experience in education across public and private school systems, nationally and internationally, and has served in various roles.
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Amity Sandage

Environmental Literacy Coordinator, Santa Cruz COE
Environmental literacy coordinator for Santa Cruz COE leading a countywide effort to build environmental literacy of K–12 students.
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Joe Ross

CCBE President, San Mateo COE
Trustee and former President, San Mateo County Board of Education. President of California County Boards of Education; University President of Reach University; former San Mateo County Deputy District Attorney.
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Tamara Basepayne

Environmental Literacy Coordinator, San Joaquin COE
STEM coordinator of outdoor education and environmental literacy for the San Joaquin COE (SJCOE). She has 14 years of experience as an educator.

Friday September 9, 2022 2:30pm - 3:45pm PDT
Regency 1-2