CASCWA'S STATE EXECUTIVE BOARD
CASCWA STATE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
By the way, you are doing a great job!
As we look back over the past year, we are all reminded that life, as we knew it, has changed dramatically. Daily news of dropping stock markets, rising gas prices, changing Covid mandates and now watching a war develop in Ukraine has taken its toll.
As my own family endures the trials of daily life; including serious illnesses, loss of family members and friends (too many to count), experiencing first-hand the effects of Covid, fires, evacuations, and “Snowmageddon” which left us without power for two weeks, we are reminded that we are not alone. Each of us have battled our own challenges and are trying to navigate a world that seems to change daily.
During a very challenging day last week, I received a timely email from a fellow CASCWA member with nine simple words that prompted me to take a deep breath and press on: “By the way, you are doing a great job!” The value of colleagues, outside of your office or local area, is a reminder to all of us that words can change our perspective, outlook and desire to model behaviors and practices that influence in a positive way. It should not have been a surprise when one of our very own reached out and encouraged me with those words, it’s what we do.
Collaboration amongst the CASCWA community is built on relationships, compassion and encouragement. We must model the behaviors we expect of our students and our staff and build one another up in times that threaten to tear us down. Celebrating the success and efforts of others, listening to one another with the intention of encouraging and finding strength in the good things that are happening helps us redirect our minds to the positive.
There are good things happening and I would like to celebrate and draw attention to a few:
Stay tuned for a job description of the position vacated at the CDE by David Kopperud. CASCWA members might be a great fit.
Blue skies are ahead – spring is sneaking in and we are all looking forward to sunshine, new life, and brighter days. Stay strong, stay positive, and take the time to encourage those around you. I look forward to seeing you all in person in May at our CASCWA Conference.
Nevada County Superintendent of Schools
2021-22 CASCWA STATE EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS
Bay Section President
Minutes of Meetings
Traditionally, the CASCWA Executive Board holds meeting approximately five to six times a year. There is constant communication throughout the year and occasionally there are meetings for special reasons. These past few years have faced challenges due to the pandemic and several of our meetings have been conducted through zoom. Our CASCWA Executive Board continues to be strong and productive.