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

vs. Beaverton School District, et al., Civil 04-770-JO

To:jerome_colonna@beavton.k12.or.us; leeann_larsen@beavton.k12.or.us; Sarah_Smith@beavton.k12.or.us; Jeff_Hicks@beavton.k12.or.us; Mary_VanderWeele@beavton.k12.or.us; Camellia Osterink 
Cc:gail.rasmussen@oregoned.org; Claire Griffin ; representative.citizen@state.or.us; Karla.L.Forsythe@state.or.us; Deeanna.Hassanpour@state.or.us; David.K.Gerstenfeld@state.or.us; Gary.L.Tyler@state.or.us; William.A.Halpert@state.or.us; Lorrin.M.King@state.or.us; Donna.L.Brann@state.or.us; Wendy Owen ; valerie.sebesta@oregoned.org; ken.day@oregoned.org; charlie.johnson@oregoned.org; karen.hoffman@oregoned.org; nicole.heniff@oregoned.org; karen.lally@oregoned.org; karen.stratton@oregoned.org; katja.freeborn@oregoned.org; susan.harvey@oregoned.org; sara.schmitt@oregoned.org; Hank Gmitro ; Marcia Tingey ; rattain@osba.org; mbevens@osba.org; tgross@osba.org; jwehrli@osba.org; tyates@osba.org; bmillerjones@osba.org; slamb@osba.org; rstucky@osba.org
To Beaverton School District School Board and Administrators:
Dear BSD "Leadership:"

Firing a hard-working teacher by sneak attack when he had been cheated out of several thousands of dollars by improperly supervised principals--after he had asked to resign--is immoral.
Paying unethical lawyers secretly with public funds to conceal administrative misconduct while relying on political affiliations with OEA leaders and with individuals in the state government to protect you is illegal.

You can continue to call me indecent names until hell freezes for telling the truth about how you have run your organization: I will not stop pursuing justice until you accept responsibility for your conduct.
Immoral and illegal.  My mother was dying and I had asked to quit...

Don Bellairs, teacher

THIS (below) IS THREE AND 1/2 YEARS AFTER I WAS FIRED...I was supposed to have
been beaten down enough to have quit. The lawyer writing to the federal judge
(below) is representing BSD without the School Board's knowledge.

----- Forwarded Message ----
From: Jennifer Hungerford <jennifer@hungerfordlaw.com>
To: Cindy_Schultz@ord.uscourts.gov
Cc: doylet@bennetthartman.comnjhlaw@aol.combellairsd@yahoo.com
Sent: Thu, July 5, 2007 3:59:35 PM
Subject: Re:  To Cindy Shultz--Judge Robert E. Jones' office Bellairs v.   
Beaverton School District, et al., Civil 04-770-JO

Judge Jones:

I was one of the attorneys representing Beaverton School District in this matter.  It is my understanding that there was a settlement reached by the parties in March 2006.  I do not believe that the terms of the settlement were made a matter of record.  The Beaverton School District was prepared to release the funds upon the receipt of Mr. Bellairs' signature on an original copy of the agreement, but the District was never provided an original copy with Mr. Bellairs' signature.  I believe that in the fall of 2006, Mr. Bellairs had direct discussions with the Beaverton School District (who now also employs in-house counsel).  We have contacted the District and will provide the Court with further information as soon as we receive it.

Thank you.
Jennifer Hungerford
The Hungerford Law Firm
Direct line: 503-722-8612
Fax: 503-657-7977
1995 Woodford County (KY) Middle School Accelerated Language Arts unit
An eighth grade "Creative Enrichment-Language Arts" at a small middle school in horse country in central Kentucky...

Resurgence of "No Labels"

Beyond the irony that “No Labels” is a label, the rising momentum of this independent political movement is quite possibly the most important political activity flying under the collective radar for now, at least here in Oregon. The English language has almost always had descriptive words with which to categorize the attributes of the “No Label” brand: Open-minded, rational, civil...

The list goes on...

But I believe the curiously-named movement is not about those adjectives. It is about this one: Honesty. Alas, the Truth remains that once we humans achieve some status, some influence, some walkin' around money, we historically enter “denial” and are easily distracted from the Inconvenient Truths by sexier news.

Lord Acton and “power,” right? The reason for Checks and Balances, right?

Some leaders use their newfound authority to manufacture those distractions to shelter their shortcomings—and we citizens go willingly along. Most of us learn is way easier to help our teenage son with his crossover dribble than his evolving drug habit and anger management issues. We are eager for another national championship game so we don't have to address some pretty serious community issues. Go Ducks.

See, we can agree...

Steve Duin, The Oregonian's George Will, was on top of his game the other day when he wrote about the ignominy that we, as taxpayers, are willing to accept (ignore?) the fact that, relative to other US colleges, we are doing very well at football while we are not doing so well at educating down there in Eugene. Susan Castillo, state senator-turned-Education Secretary, has recently published a humble apology for the about-be-be-reavealed “mediocre” performance of Oregon's K-12 education system. Meanwhile, the leaders at the Oregon Education Association hosted a “summit,” (which is a label for a positive news-generating event). Leaders at the Department of Education and the Oregon Education Association are in damage-control mode—as they should be--as our legislate convenes what may become known as an “oversight session.”

Both individuals with labels and No Labels should consider, before any other issue, that the president of the Oregon Education Association is a non-teacher who serves as a Super-Delegate to the National Democratic Convention. The exchange of political favors and the rise of unaccountable administrators in schools is due in large part to the over-lapping of education policy and backroom politics. That sentence should be read again...

The Truth, which Labels and No Labels alike must embrace and, hopefully, act on is that, through years of neglected oversight and accountability, a lot of people who are celebrated and successful in our public life have been disappointing us...misleading us... deceiving us. People who are big shots in our daily lives have behaved opportunisticly as our population grew rapidly and public employment expanded. Self-interested conduct has been disguised as public service by skillful PR personneland has been delivered to us as balm by a media that makes lots of taxpayer money publishing school materials.

Go Ducks. Some of the folks on the front rows have been running your schools. Without ever worrying about losing their jobs.

We will be paying them for life. We cannot afford for a continuing lack of oversight and a vast failure of accountability to permit our systems of government to enrich self-interested people while exploiting serve the common good. Our leaders insist in talking about the budget shortfall to avoid acknowledging the moral one.

The No Labels here in Oregon have the ability to say: We don't care if you are a Duck or a Beaver; we care about the professionalism of our education system. Some of you have been making a lot of money and have released a lot of positive press material about your public service...yet your schools have absorbed huge amounts of money and you decry the lack of funding needed to solve your myriad problems...yet you grow comfortable by offering a product that is not adequate.

The Truth is what we seek. Civilly. No labels.


----- Forwarded Message ----
From: Don Bellairs
To: Kimberly Melton ; Betsy Hammond ; wendyowen@news.oregonian.comCc: Katherine Wentzel ; sen.jasonatkinson@state.or.us; sen.alanbates@state.or.us; sen.brianboquist@state.or.us; sen.ginnyburdick@state.or.us; sen.richarddevlin@state.or.us; sen.jackiedingfelder@state.or.us; sen.tedferrioli@state.or.us; sen.larrygeorge@state.or.us; sen.fredgirod@state.or.us; sen.betsyjohnson@state.or.us; sen.jeffkruse@state.or.us; sen.lauriemonnesanderson@state.or.us; sen.rodmonroe@state.or.us; sen.billmorrisette@state.or.us; sen.frankmorse@state.or.us; sen.davidnelson@state.or.us; sen.floydprozanski@state.or.us; sen.dianerosenbaum@state.or.us; sen.marthaschrader@state.or.us; sen.chipshields@state.or.us; sen.brucestarr@state.or.us; sen.christelfer@state.or.us; sen.joanneverger@state.or.us; sen.dougwhitsett@state.or.us; sen.jackiewinters@state.or.usSent: Sun, January 16, 2011 9:43:55 AMSubject: OEA hosting summit?!? For whom, really?

Generalizations...sigh. What are all those people talking about when they refer to "teachers?"
From the existential perspective, there are no teachers; there are myriad unique individuals who perform vastly disparate roles under the collective title of "teacher." Those citizens who have never worked in a school have no idea what is going on behind the scenes there, and those people who know what happens behind the scenes at one school do not know what is happening at another.
My personal experience has been that some teachers in Oregon have shirked responsibility and some have done the work of two people. Most fall somewhere in between. You will never get them on the same motivational plane.
Our societal problem here in Oregon: The system that holds people who run schools accountable is broken.
Ms. Rasmussen, for all her public posturing, has no business leading a union of professional educators. She is non-teacher who serves as a super delegate to the National Democratic Convention. Under spotty or non-existent oversight, union lawyers and dishonest employees in our state bureaucracy have enriched themselves for years with money that could have improved schools.
But, more that that, we are experiencing the results of falling morale as years of unaccountable school administrators, disposable teachers and undervalued students take their toll. Many school districts are run top-down for administrators who use education money to pay lawyers to protect their big retirement packages.
As a consequence, we pay them for life for work they were never required to do. In a country where schools all over are failing to even prepare people for our military, we in Oregon are doing far worse than most (43rd).
Accountability and oversight of administration. Without those, all other reform is hypocrisy.  This summit about which Ms. Melton has reported so earnestly seems to be one more smoke screen to distract taxpayers.
Oregon Education Association Fraud

Outtakes from 2003 Westview High School media project "Wishes, Wisemen and Little Pigs"
With Mike "Puppy" McDonald, Fritz Brayton, Larry Arnold, Ryan Varella and many others...

In the Oregonian: Susan Castillo's Mediocre Mea Culpa

In 1997, during my second month as a teacher in Oregon (I already had several years of classroom experience in New England and in the Southeast and had been a sign language interpreter, as well, for a few years in public schools), a middle school guidance counselor employed by the Beaverton School District attempted to double the size of a theater class being built up after years of neglect by me and another brand new teacher. This counselor was deciding class sizes arbitrarily--basically providing her veteran friends with small enrollments by overstocking those of us who were new and who didn't have any juice...I would find that the principal of our school didn't even know.
I stood up for my students and my program and was told to "watch my back." Sure enough, this counselor* would, years later, be the originator of undocumented innuendo that would be used to falsely malign me (appearing even in the Oregonian), innuendo distorted by dishonest lawyers being paid EDUCATION money to conceal administrative misconduct.
The licensing board (TSPC) harassed me for three and 1/2 years before suspending my license for 6 months because I wouldn't sign this confession. For years, I futilely sought legitimate union support, asking only for an opportunity to present my side. My OEA "lawyer," appointed after my school district HR chief contacted the union rep with whom she dined weekly, manipulated me cruelly with a federal law suit and demeaned me with delays and postponements of FOUR different cases i was involved in because it pissed someone off when I asked to be treated fairly...
I had been working seventy-hour weeks in the state's largest public high school with kids whom a lot of veteran teachers didn't want to teach. When my building principal retired, I became vulnerable to influential people with whom I had long-standing conflicts...people who were cheating teachers and their students with unfair assignments and limited support. People who were creating...mediocrity.
I asked the head of the Beaverton HR department to allow me to resign when she came to my classroom one autumn day to look at a video project I was helping her son make. I told her I had been paid unfairly and was being mistreated by unsupervised administrators. My mother was dying of lung disease and I had been written up for missing a meeting I didn't know about, held during the summer while I was driving a U Haul with her stuff in it to Oregon so I could try to make her limited time more bearable.
Within weeks of my request to resign, I was fired by vicious, unwarranted sneak attack. I was at the mercy of unaccountable lawyers and, almost daily for four years, I was distracted by four different legal cases...
After I had asked to quit...
I strove for excellence as a teacher and honest appraisals of my work have recognized that. I was harassed by cronies of some unscrupulous bullies who have come to habituate our education bureaucracy. My mother, a special ed teacher for 35 years, died watching me fight the people whom Ms. Castillo now tells us have provided "mediocrity" in our schools. I have been chased from my profession here in Oregon by phonies who haven't been near a class full of teenagers in decades, if ever. Yet no one in administrative leadership is ever held accountable. 
Oregon Education Association Fraud
*I taught this counselor's son in several elective video classes after my conflict with her, and would write a letter of recommendation to the college from which he has now graduated.
1/15/11by Mr. B

To Sue Robertson BSD HR director--On-going Request for "Physical Safety" Concerns

Don Bellairs 
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Cc:Mary_VanderWeele@beavton.k12.or.us; Jeff_Hicks@beavton.k12.or.us; wendyowen@news.oregonian.com; Camellia Osterink ; Reverend Larsen ; Sarah_Smith@beavton.k12.or.us; gail.rasmussen@oregoned.org

To Sue Robertson, HR chief
Beaverton Schools

Ms. Robertson,
As you know, I have complained to officials about the ability of BSD employees to hire lawyers to mislead federal judges to conceal administrative malfeasance at your organization.

The complicity of the TSPC director and the fraudulent conduct of OEA attorneys in my ordeal are evidence of a dysfunctional system that perpetrates poor leadership.  I am a man of many faults and have a history of owning up to them; nothing Beaverton administrators or TSPC "investigators" has charged me with, ever, has risen to the standard of discipline applied to me.  

My efforts to communicate my concerns about administrative oversight to Mr. Colonna led to an attack on my career with false, undocumented allegations--supported by a system the devalues Oregon's teachers.

You have accused me of frightening people, yet provide no names or examples, despite my on-going requests.  The people whom you improperly shelter with your defamatory "trespass status" deserve exposure.  For your information, I had asked to quit and instead got stabbed in the back by some well-paid administrators with a hidden agenda, some of them with some pretty lively back-stories.  

You guys fired me for missing a summer meeting I didn't know was being held while I was driving a UHaul full of my dying mother's possessions from Kentucky to Oregon.

Would you be angry, lady?

I remain angry but I represent no danger and insist you quit criminalizing me.  It has been six years.  You are, sadly, continuing the flow of mendacity from your department. The public is weary of your duplicity, I assure you.

These are tough times for everyone. To equate righteous anger at injustice with violence is the tactic of a despot, Ms. Robertson. Examine yourself.

I have been cheated by your organization and by state employees protecting their cronies in the bureaucracy. I continue to be cheated and you know it.  Please send the list of people and examples immediately.  I would like to end this conflict with all-around accountability.  Then we can address true school reform.

The word "fair" was applied by the state of Oregon to my "hearing." I am working (peacefully and tenaciously) to make that an honest word.

Don Bellairs, teacher  
Oregon Education Association Fraud

2002 Westview Student Activities "Target Kids" winter-holiday stewardship program

Education reform that won't cost much...

Don Bellairs   
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To:rep.bettykomp@state.or.us; rep.johnhuffman@state.or.us; sen.frankmorse@state.or.us; sen.rodmonroe@state.or.us
Cc:jerome_colonna@beavton.k12.or.us; sue_robertson@beavton.k12.or.us; Camellia Osterink; holly_lekas@beavton.k12.or.us; aanderson@nwresd.k12.or.us; penny.grotting@malesd.k12.or.us; samantha.steele@district6.org; carlson_catherine@salkeiz.k12.or.us... more

To Education Reform legislators:

Dear Ms. Komp, Mr. Huffman, Mr. Morse, and Mr. Monroe, 

Until we have oversight and accountability, the other stuff is hypocrisy...

Beginning True Reform:
a. Educate teachers on the history and mission of the Oregon Education Association.  Most public school teachers would not join the OEA voluntarily if informed of other options (see NWPE). 
b. Pass legislation that prevents new teachers' automatic membership in the OEA when they are hired by Oregon's public school districts.  While there is no administrative accountability at the OEA, it is failing Oregon's classroom teachers and diminishing the effectiveness of our schools.

a.Require school officials to "Post-Publish" (on websites and in print media) the qualifications and duties of all public school administrators.  The taxpayers are paying those folks huge salaries for life and deserve to know what they are getting. 
b. Additionally, school websites and government websites should provide the taxpayers with all the information that was used to hire these officials: these very important administrative personnel decisions should be public information. Administrators will be more accountable if required to inform the public of their specific areas of supervision and oversight. Eventually, our schools will benefit from a system that requires these officials to publish their daily calendars.  There is no such thing as too much accountability.

a. Post-Publish teacher assignments.  Help the taxpayers learn who is actually doing the "heavy lifting" and who is out-of-the-classroom, skating with "administrative" duties until they retire.  
b. Post-Publish all grades that teachers give (redact student names). This will improve accountability and make it more difficult for insiders to shirk responsibilities by avoiding teaching or getting small or inconsequential classes. A lot can be learned about an educator by a cursory analysis of his/her grades. 

4. Invest in video cameras for all public schools.  Be sure to put them in administrative offices, too.

5. Establish the role of an ombudsmen (not a parent or anyone with a discernible conflict of interest) to advocate for teachers and help with conflict resolution.  The existing system for teacher discipline in Oregon is corrupt and devalues teachers while protecting administrators and lawyers who violate our laws.

There are a lot of easy ways to make life more positive for teachers. Most of the struggles in public schools are ultimately rooted in class conflict--a lot of teachers and administrators don't do well with poor kids; they just talk about it. Some school districts have put a lot of snobs in important administrative roles.  We need a way to separate the "foo-foo" that drives influential status seekers to interrupt the education process for needy kids.  Until then, we will pay more attention to Glendale, AZ, than Glencoe High School while the fuse is burning.

I have other lots of ideas that can help you make schools better places to teach and learn. Please look at that sentence again. 

As I go forward in my effort to be treated fairly by state employees, please realize that none of my conflicts were with people who were actually teaching children--or with the children themselves. Officials who have learned they are immune to accountability will invariably misbehave.  The state is paying big salaries to some administrators who make it harder, not easier, for teachers to teach. 

That should concern you.

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"