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colin-cameronb&w Colin Cameron has been named Director of Professional Development for the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators (COSA).  Cameron’s 30-plus years in Oregon education have included successful stints as a teacher, principal, curriculum director, college professor and consultant.

“Colin’s blend of experience and skills are a perfect fit for COSA.  He has an unmatched background in providing the highest quality professional development for educators.  His relationships at the local, state and national levels will be of tremendous benefit to COSA members,” COSA Executive Director Kent Hunsaker said.

Cameron currently works as a national consultant for the Northwest Evaluation Association.  He also serves as the executive director of Oregon Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), a member of the Oregon Staff Development Council, a member of the ASCD National Board of Directors Leadership Council, coordinator of the Portland State University masters cohort program and national chairman of the ASCD Executive Directors/Presidents.

“COSA is focused on providing the professional development and support that Oregon’s educational leaders really need,” Cameron said.  “I am excited to be a part of serving leaders so they can continue to make a positive difference for students.  I think COSA is the organization with the greatest potential to influence educational practices and policy, and, in turn, impact the quality of learning, teaching and leadership in Oregon.”

Cameron has extensive experience in successfully collaborating with state agencies and higher education.  He has planned and implemented a number of statewide and regional conferences.  He has served on boards and committees of national associations, civic organizations, community colleges, universities, schools and education service districts.

“Colin has been the single most active educator I know at the national and state levels,” Glen Fielding, Ph.D., Willamette ESD director of curriculum, assessment and research, said. “His leadership of Oregon ASCD is almost legendary.  He has tirelessly pursued connections between national, and even international, school reform themes and reforms that we are engaged in here in Oregon.  I believe that Colin’s only motivation has been his passion for educational improvement and his faith that working collaboratively, within our state and with other educational leaders across the country, is ultimately much more productive and rewarding than working in isolation.”

Cameron will begin his duties at COSA July 1.  He succeeds Bill Beck, whose eight-year tenure at COSA has been noteworthy for the quality and effectiveness of COSA’s statewide administrator, special education and law conferences; for the enhancement of the technological skills of Oregon administrators; and for the advancement of administrator licensure issues.

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