Members of the ACSA Strategic Planning Team have been selected, representing every region in the state and the gamut of job categories under the association umbrella.
The Planning Team will embark on Phase One of the strategic planning process, developing a mission, beliefs and parameters of strategic action.
Phase Two will include identifying Action Teams to develop specific strategic results and plans for implementing them to ensure ACSA’s vitality and relevance. Solicitation for Action Team members will begin Oct. 23.
The ACSA Planning Team has been carefully crafted, following solicitation of applications that began in August, to ensure a strong level of commitment to the strategic planning process under the auspices of Bill Cook, internationally renowned facilitator and author of “Strategics: The Art and Science of Holistic Strategy.”
The group is composed of fewer than 30 members, which Cook encourages for optimal collaboration. Action Teams will require more than 100 ACSA-member participants.
The ACSA Strategic Planning Team members are as follows:
Holly Edds, assistant superintendent, Orcutt Union SD; Amy Enomoto-Perez, superintendent, Rosemead ESD; Clara Finneran, principal, James Monroe Middle School, Sierra Sands USD; David Gomez, retired, ACSA president; Lisa Gonzales, coordinator of curriculum and instruction, Santa Clara COE;
Jose Gonzalez, superintendent, Planada ESD; Joseph Green, specialist, special education, Los Angeles USD; Kimberly Hendricks, principal, Sunnymeadows Elementary School, Moreno Valley USD; Darrien Johnson, director of human resources, Rescue Union ESD; Ofelia Lariviere, administrative director, Pomona USD;
Bob Lee, assistant superintendent, Fremont USD; Adonai Mack, ACSA legislative advocate; Joe Mahood, assistant principal, Aragon High School, San Mateo UHSD; Brett McFadden, chief business official, Pajaro Valley USD; Christopher Morris, vice principal, Vallejo High School, Vallejo City USD;
Tom O’Malley, principal, Modoc Community Adult School, Modoc Joint USD; David Robertson, director of human resources, Vacaville USD; Cara Robinson, principal, Talbert Middle School, Fountain Valley USD; Gary Rutherford, superintendent, Upland USD; Karen Stapf Walters, ACSA interim executive director;
David Verdugo, superintendent, Paramount USD; Claudia Vicino, administrative assistant to the superintendent, Empire UESD; Ron Williams, assistant superintendent, educational services, Victor Valley UHSD; Doris Wilson, retired; Susan Yamate, coordinator, adult education, San Diego COE; Anne Zeman, director of curriculum, Elk Grove USD.
Participation on the Strategic Planning Team requires a time commitment of at least seven full days. Team members are required to attend a two-day strategic thinking session, Sept. 24-25;
three days of strategic planning, Oct. 20-22; and an additional two-day follow-up meeting in spring 2013.
ACSA Strategic Planning is being facilitated by planning expert Bill Cook, president of the Cambrian Group. His process, known as Strategics, comprises strategic thinking, planning and action. The Cambrian Group has led this process for more than 1,200 school systems throughout the
For more information on ACSA Strategic Planning, visit www.acsa.org/strategicplanning.