Yvonne Katz, formerly supt. of Beaverton OR and Spring Branch TX school districts, embarrassing retiring Westview High principal Len Case.











Dan Wieden talks about the night he wrote "Just do It" to a fascinated Wesview High School Media Studies class in 2001.

TSPC director Vickie Chamberlain conspires with OEA attorney Tom Doyle

TSPC director Vickie Chamberlain conspires with OEA attorney Tom Doyle
Chamberlain's three-and-a-half year manipulation of teacher discipline case conceals misconduct of Linda Borquist and Hollis Lekas of the Beaverton School District while interfering with the outcome of a federal lawsuit in support of an attorney formerly employed by the Beaverton School District, Nancy Hungerford.

Oregon ALJ Andrea Sloan collaborates with TSPC director Vickie Chamberlain & OEA atty Tom Doyle

Oregon ALJ Andrea Sloan collaborates with TSPC director Vickie Chamberlain & OEA atty Tom Doyle
"First of its kind in Oregon" decision helps unethical lawyers manipulate federal law suit after Beaverton administrators violated teacher employment contract

Signing a confession to conceal misconduct and influence a federal law suit

Signing a confession to conceal misconduct and influence a federal law suit
Tom Doyle of the OEA collaborates with OAH lawyers and Vickie Chamberlain of the TSPC

TSPC director Vickie Chamberlain makes finding based on secret "first of its kind" hearing

TSPC director Vickie Chamberlain makes finding based on secret "first of its kind" hearing
Chamberlain's delay protects Nancy Hungerford, former attorney for the Beaverton Schools, who colluded with attorneys for the OEA and the state of Oregon to violate a teacher contract and deny due process in a federal civil suit.

Confederation of Oregon School Administrators

Leadership Academy for Beginning Principals
July 18, 19 and 20, 2007
Linfield College

The Faculty:

Linda Borquist, Academy Coordinator

Victor Musial, Field Operations Director, OSEA

Colin Cameron, Director of Professional Development,COSA

Jill O'Neil, Principal, Beaverton Middle School - OMLA President

Vickie Chamberlain, Executive Director, TSPC

Kris Olsen, Principal, McMinnville High School - OASSA President

Matt Coleman, Principal, Westview High School

Shannon Priem, Communication Services Director, OSBA

Vickie Fleming, Superintendent, Redmond SD 2J

Perla Rodriguez, Principal, Cornelius Elementary School - OMLA President

Shawna Harris, Field Representative, OSEA

Nanci Schneider, NWREL

Craig Hawkins, Communications Director, COSA

Valerie Sebesta, Oregon Education Association

Sally Leet, Principal, Oak Grove Elementary School - OESPA Past President

Brian Traylor, Principal, Corvallis Elementary School - OESPA President

Holly Lekas, Regional Administrator, Beaverton SD 48 Joe Wehrili, OSBA

Michael Carter, Superintendent, Rainier SD 13

Philip McCullum, Director Administrative Licensure, University of Oregon

Authentic evaluation legally dated

Authentic evaluation legally dated
signed by retiring principal Len Case

Post-dated Westview High School evaluation 2002-03

Post-dated Westview High School evaluation 2002-03
Entered fraudulently at Fair Dismissal Appeals Board hearing: Malcolm Dennis (forced resignation; secrecy agreement) and Chris Bick, signing principals

2002 Westview High School Media Studies mini-documentary "The Cat Crew"

Written and narrated by Don Bellairs, Westview video production and English teacher, for Malcolm Dennis and Gail Vangorder, then-Westview administrators.

To: Jerome Colonna on the 1st day of Summer, 2010

Dear Mr. Colonna,

At the end of the day, the fact remains that you have paid unethical lawyers with secret funds to violate the terms of my employment contract because I was truthful to you at a meeting nine days prior to my unlawful termination in January 2004.

I realize that you were a bystander initially; that is why I feel you should be accountable now. I have been damagede to shelter the misconduct of people being paid with public funds. You has knowledge of that, as do other Beaverton leaders, and are concealing it.

About the education reform we are all seeking: If the boss is doin' the right things, then the workers are so inclined...

Which leads directly to: "She may have even deserved the part."

Your friend Vickie Chamberlain at the TSPC deserves a national stage for her abuse of authority on your behalf. Nancy Hungerford deserves to be disbarred.

Please act appropriately in helping me clear my name of the false charges listed on the recommendation for dismissal you signed in February 2004 (that was sent--improperly-- to the TSPC by Hollis Lekas). I would very much like to focus on other things in my life. I did not start this conflict; I asked to quit after I had been treated and paid unfairly. If my union representation had not been so manipulative and phony, you and your employees would have been held accountable a long time ago, at the FDAB hearing, and this would be in the past.

Again, I am telling the Truth. Act on it appropriately this time, please.

Sincerely,
Don Bellairs, teacher

Letter to the New York Times by PSU prof Joanne Latvin

To the Editor:

Re “Pressed to Show Progress, Educators Tamper With Test Scores” (“Cheat Sheet” series, front page, June 11):

Although the intense pressures on teachers don’t justify cheating, they certainly make it understandable. What would you do if your professional life and livelihood depended on students’ test scores, and the little demons wouldn’t come to school regularly, do their homework or even pay attention in class?

The only moral course of action left in these twisted times of test scores as king is nonviolent resistance on a grand scale: the faculties of entire schools and districts should teach what is best for their students and not waste time on test prep; refuse merit pay; let parents know that tests are not the true measure of their children’s knowledge; and stand together against all unfair dismissals of their colleagues.

Joanne Yatvin
Portland, Ore., June 12, 2010

The writer is a former public school teacher, principal and district superintendent who now teaches at the Graduate School of Education at Portland State University.

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Workplace Ethics: The High Cost of Compromise

"Sacrifice is Not a New Behavior" To: Jerome Colonna BSD supt June 4, 2010

Mr. Colonna:

As you know from my many emails, I remain angry about the way I was treated by you, some school board members, a few of my bosses at Westview, and the lawyers who were enriched during my criminalization.

I continue to be damaged by a process that devalues and demeans teachers in the Beaverton School District; I feel strongly that your efforts to conceal administrative misconduct should be investigated.

I could not have predicted this result back in 2004 because, at that point in my life, I had never met anyone like Tom Doyle, the union lawyer, or Nancy Hungerford, your former lawyer. I didn't realize people like that existed beyond magazines and TV shows.

Linda Borquist was a new experience for me, too. Fired me while I was working with her son on my lunch hour. Lied about seven years of work, three with her boy. Lied under oath and Ms. Chamberlain at the TSPC helped cover up with a "first of it's kind" legal manuever with an Administrative Law Judge.

That would be when my heart broke, sir.

I didn't know how dishonest the bigshots could be. I've been lucky enough in the past to confine my conflicts to people in power who were restrained by good manners, human decency...or some oversight.

My high blood pressure is your fault, sir. I was doing my job when you signed an outrageous document created by Nancy Hungerford to smear my character and work history.

You should have known better.

The convenience of Vickie Chamberlain's blatant abuse of authority should not provide comfort for your failure to behave honorably. If a few BSD administrators can cheat one teacher and secretly pay someone like Nancy Hungerford to help them get away with it, they can cheat a whole districtful.

That is not how you want to be perceived--we both know it would be unfair.

These times are tough for everybody, but sacrifice is not a new behavior for a lot of educators. I am disheartened daily by the thought of what sort of phonies were allowed to interrupt my career, and how they were able to do it. You are the person to clear it up. The sooner, the better.

Sincerely,
Don Bellairs, teacher

Daily rushes from 2003 Westview High School Adv. Media original production "Wishes, Wisemen and Little Pigs"

In an effort to learn the structure of story-telling, we focused on "three's"--missing from the list in the title. (To English teachers: Do you use the 'Oxford comma' after "Wisemen"?

The Stench of Hypocrisy To: Mary Vanderweele, Beaverton School Board June 3, 2010


Ms. Vanderweele,
If, as you recently told the reporter from the Beaverton weekly, you are focusing on providing support for the "classroom," I have the following suggestions:

1. You should ascertain that classroom observations and evaluations are actually taking place. it was my experience that they did not. I also suggest that your board review some of the resulting documentation and make certain they are professionally composed, and not obfuscatory rhetoric.

2. Your board should act to remove administrators who were put in place during Katz/Borquist era. There is sufficient evidence that many individuals were given jobs for which they were unqualified, and some of those individuals are now entrenched. The BSD leadership, as I experienced it, was a culture of extravagance and greed, symptomatic of our larger society but more egregious in that it was a large public school district with huge ripple ramifications.

You cannot expect real teachers to be effective, or forceful enough to manage large classrooms (some of which are full of kids who don't want to be there), yet somehow be compliant enough to accept demeaning treatment from administrators who, by their observable conduct, demonstrate they don't understand much about teaching kids.

While at Westview, I voluntarily (I was was sought out to do this job by the principal at Westview, Len Case) took a job for .4FTE ($20 K) less than the former activities director because the budget was tight. That summer, I watched as the drama club went to Scotland. I had been unceremoniously dumped as Activities Director and found that my successor had the full salary restored.

Mike Chamberlain, then a new assistant principal, apparently replaced Chris Bick as my new supervisor and wrote me up for emails in the three months he was my boss, but never observed a class.

The Beaverton District no longer employs Nancy Hungerford to hammer on disposable teachers. Praise God. From my own experience, I can tell you that those current and former employees whose lives have been touched by Ms. Hungerford's special way of earning public education money should have their cases reviewed. Her associations with the teachers' union and the licensing board made it possible for certain Beaverton administrators to bully, cheat and exploit classroom teachers. Your board continues to conceal some of that behavior.

And so it stinks of hypocrisy when I ready your comments to the media about classroom support. As I have frequently told Mr. Colonna, I am eager to have my record cleared of information that was improperly put on the public record by current and former Beaverton administrators to conceal lack of oversight and other improprieties.

Sincerely,
Don Bellairs, teacher

Janet Hogue, then CEO of the BSD's fundraising organization, the BEF...

Janet Hogue, then CEO of the BSD's  fundraising organization, the BEF...
...representing herself as superintendent.

Oct 06 letter from new BSD HR director Sue Robertson

Oct 06 letter from new BSD HR director Sue Robertson
...blocking access to evidence that would demonstrate Beaverton administrative misconduct.

Response to Sue Robertson, BSD HR chief, concerning false allegations to conceal misconduct

Response to Sue Robertson, BSD HR chief, concerning false allegations to conceal misconduct

Letter from Jennifer Hungerford, former Beaverton atty referencing BSD money manager Dan Thomas

Letter from Jennifer Hungerford, former Beaverton atty referencing BSD money manager Dan Thomas

Hollis Lekas, former Beaverton HR admin., June 2004 "complaint" to TSPC...

Hollis Lekas, former Beaverton HR admin., June 2004 "complaint" to TSPC...
...after waiting on FDAB results.

Justice delayed...

Justice delayed...

...is justice denied, Tom Doyle-style

...is justice denied, Tom Doyle-style

Former TSPC investigator Nisbet working unethically with Tom Doyle, OEA atty

Former TSPC investigator Nisbet working unethically with Tom Doyle, OEA atty
Her actions were designed to affect the outcome of a federal lawsuit. She lost her job consequently (Like me, she was small enough to fail). The improper use of TSPC "stipulations" and "pass-the-trash" deals effectively lets lawyers and bureaucrats in Oregon education play "God" with student welfare and teacher careers...

TSPC director Vickie Chamberlain trying to work a "deal" with Doyle

TSPC director Vickie Chamberlain trying to work a "deal" with Doyle
Signing stipulations to protect BSD administrators who violated employment and civil rights laws

OEA Legal Conceals Fraud

OEA Legal Conceals Fraud
Mark Toledo tries to cover up for Tom Doyle

Former OEA President Larry Wolf denial of illegal civil suit filed by OEA atty Tom Doyle

Former OEA President Larry Wolf denial of illegal civil suit filed by OEA atty Tom Doyle
Wolf abdicates leadership of union's membership to OEA "Advocacy"