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

"Speaks for teachers"...NOT!

There is a parallel between the demonstrations in northern Africa and the amassing of large, contentious crowds in American state capitals: in both situations, populations of humans beings are asking to be treated fairly. In Africa and the US, citizens want their government officials to be accountable for how public resources are used and for how public laws are enforced. History has taught the human race that unchecked authority begets tyranny, Democratic societies are most productive when we guard diligently against governmental bullying.
Much is being said about the importance of unions to our state's teachers and government workers, but when unions become monolithic political machines, they cease to be socially beneficient and become detrimental (toxic) to the public welfare.
Nepotism, cronyism, self-interest (these are not new words). All paid for by the public...who is broke (these are the new words).
What is the difference in what the people of Bahrain want and what Scott Walker's electorate wants? This gutsy, controversial governor is representing Wisconsin's taxpayers...and their futures, as he was elected to do. In Wisconsin, as in Oregon, taxpayers have been misrepresented by some bad actors in organized labor.
There would be no drama in Madison or Salem today if union leaders were not so unaccountable. And so unwilling to give up power...
Corrupt unions are corrosive in a country with a vast public education system, yet we are doing so little to oversee them. When have you read any bad PR about OEA lawyers, of whom there are many? The OEA is merely funded by classroom teachers; it does not represent them. Its current leadership serves a privileged few--and any dues-paying OEA member who thinks he/she will be supported should a conflict arise with an entrenched bureaucrat will be forced to sign a confession or risk losing his/her career (this apparently does not apply to select pedophiles in Oregon who, should they know too much, can receive support from the TSPC in the form of secrecy agreements).
When I needed a real union, I learned that I had been paying individuals who worked closely with some unaccountable school administrators—people who were not following many rules. I was abused by lawyers and state employees for years after I was fired, with my union representatives' tacit approval.
BTW, fellow teachers: My mother (special ed 35 years) was dying and I had asked to quit after being paid unfairly...
So it is offensive to me that Gail Rasmussen speaks "for teachers" while her organization routinely sells us out...and charges us for the indignity. She owes me ten years' of dues.
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2003 Westview High School "Advisory" program 
(four-year home room) 
Starring A. J. Anderson...
Created and produced in 2003 by Don Bellairs, Westview High School video productions teacher, for former Westview principal Malcolm Dennis for a presentation to Beaverton School District administrators and principals.


Storm Clouds BSD Secrecy Agreement Policy?









Quite possibly Mr. Storm suffers from a disease I heard a superintendent once describe as “double-edged sword syndrome” where his caring, protective side (obvious to some of these letter writers) was sometimes subordinate to a dark, unnatural desire to be intimate with vulnerable people.

Beyond Storm’s possession of illegal material, there seem to be no claims of actual abuse ...although I am sure the rumors are swirling like cyclones at Stoller Middle. According to the Oregonian, a former counselor, Shannon Foxley, reported suspicions to the Stoller principal (BSD officials seem to have a lot of these “counselors” available to provide innuendo about former employees' unseemly conduct...after the fact).

The year Storm was hired (2005), significant changes were made in Beaverton's personnel department. The reasons for those changes were hidden from the public by current Beaverton administrators who enjoy a privilege of silence that is as remarkable as it is unethical (BEAVERTON SCHOOL DISTRICT SETTLES RACIAL BIAS SUIT Anitha Reddy The Oregonian January 10, 2005).

Situations like Storm's will always arise at schools (the motivations we adults have for working with chi never been explained very well—and many teachers probably question them daily) but there are way, way, way more decent teachers than degenerate ones. Still there will always be line-crossers (and criminals) in the education field, unfortunately. We have to keep our guard up and do a lot of work proactively—none of which requires the inept and unbalanced activity of Oregon's dysfunctional teacher licensing board (Schools cut secret deals with abusive teachers The Oregonian – February 18, 2008).

Perhaps (we can hope) the consequences of this event will motivate Mr. Storm to behave in more positive ways, to address serious issues and to lead a fuller life?

The rest of us should ask of Beaverton's administrators: Why is a former middle school guidance counselor telling us this stuff in the newspaper? (Oregonian Maxine Bernstein Feb 18 2011).

The culture of secrecy at BSD administrative levels makes issues like this one problematic...Storm resigned by email?

Beaverton Schools will soon hiring a new leader and three board members are up for re-election this Spring. BSD schools have suffered from a lack of open, honest government for a long time...too many board members and fundraisers were taking field trips to Europe while the rest of us labored in over-crowded classrooms back around the time Storm was hired.

Entrenched, ineffective leadership is where our energy and attention belong...not with the titillating, sad story of an ill, confused man who has a lot of grief ahead of him...

Pray for the children.





2003 Westview High School Freshman Lit/Comp Parents' Night
Kids from a very diverse English class star demonstrate their talent and knowledge on a festive night created for their parents.

Who said, "My fault?" Nobody...

Beaverton School District will pay $75,000 to settle discrimination claim by gay student teacher

A neat and tidy package, Ms. Fong. However, I may not be the only reader with the gnawing sense that something remains unreported. BSD administrators (unavailable for comment?) have paid 75 thousand public education dollars to solve a problem and no one knows what principal sent that student teacher home that day. No one knows who is responsible.
Seventy-five grand would've paid the yearly salaries of two beginning teachers who would be working 60-hr weeks with hundreds of kids on the taxpayers' behalf (and this number excludes the thousands of dollars Beaverton administrators paid their "in-house" lawyers).
Meanwhile, the principal who created this unfortunate situation is several months closer to a generous retirement package, ever-loyal to his bosses and grateful to a distracted public.
Ms. Fong has written a concise report that touches all the bases expertly...until we realize that, once again, no one was really held accountable while We the People had to pay the bill.
Although the media seems to require Beaverton officials to be more transparent than during the days of Yvonne "Kickback" Katz, the Inconvenient Truth remains that, beyond all the tired new promises offered by individuals quoted in Ms. Fong's report, noBODY in leadership took responsibility for the improper, unnecessary, and expensive conduct that necessitated a lawsuit by STUDENT TEACHER!
They may all be too busy working on their golf games, preparing for impending retirements...while their teachers labor in tough jobs in over-crowded classrooms under curiously-qualified bosses...

To Kim Melton, Oregonian--8 Ideas for the Oregon Education Investment Team

Ms. Melton,
I look forward to your announcment: 
http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2011/02/governor_john_kitzhaber_to_ann.html

Please tell the Oregon Education Investment Team: 
1. more administrative meaculpa; more Bill Korach-type retirements
2. cameras in every public school 
3. published grades (redacted names) 
4. published principals' qualifications 
5. separate big-budget school programs from the education part of public schools 
(morning/afternoon schedules?)
6. hire ombudsmen and encourage teachers to opt out of the OEA 
7. hire competent professional volunteer administrators 
8. experiment with "teacher-swaps" (ex: high school teacher trades jobs with 
elementary teacher for a week/month/other) to promote retention, avoid burnout, 
stimulate creativity

Working in public schools should not be a haven for self-interested individuals 
to build wealth. Good schools provide human beings with an opportunity to do 
stimulating, personally-rewarding work that a lot of other professions lack. 

Take a drive around administrative parking lots in different public school 
districts and count the European sports cars.

We have let greed hijack our economic system.  Lack of regulation and oversight 
coupled with failure to hold real individuals accountable are poisonous to 
democratic governments.

Schools are the first places we can fix.  Oversight and accountability may now 
be impossible to implement in Washington, D.C., but they are not impossible in 
Washington County, Oregon...yet.

Oversight and accountability--without those, everything else is (expensive, 
time-consuming) hypocrisy.

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OEA: Shielding Poor Principals' Poor Principles







OREGONIAN Tuesday, February 08, 2011, 9:05 AM

To The Oregonian:
And what, fellow readers, will we do with this information? Are these reports something to keep newspaper employees busy during a slow cycle?

The state of Oregon, struggling like other states to find answers for our education failures, has in place a non-teacher as head of the teachers' union (a woman who also moonlights as a Super Delegate for the Democratic Party) and a former state senator as an entrenched Superintendent of Education. A network of allied school administrators employs the same law firm, Hungerford Law, whose lawyers maintain close ties to the Oregon Education Association “advocacy” lawyer, Mark Toledo. My personal experience has taught me that the Hungerford firm, when not held accountable, will deceive federal judges, mislead state officials and conspire with union employees on behalf of some school adminstrators. Not so coincidentally, the Beaverton School District has a policy in place whereby administrators can secretly spend up to 1/2 million dollars of education money--much of it on lawyers like the Hungerfords.

I am making none of this up. Please consider that I am an experienced teacher with a wide range of skills who taught in the state's largest high school--frequently working with kids whom other teachers did not wish to teach. My efforts to be treated fairly led to a conflict with some entrenched and unaccountable administrators. The teacher disciplinary process I was forced to undergo after being fired by sneak attack was demeaning and unethical. I had been paid unfairly, given inequitable assignments by poorly supervised administrators (whom we will be paying for life) and, after appropriately voicing my concerns, had my employment contract violated by school officials who contacted my union to hire ME a lawyer.

I have been camping in my own private Tahrir Square for seven years now, enduring the on-going betrayal of a teachers' union that I paid into for a decade. An Oregonian reporter (D. Anderson) has printed a great deal about my conflict with Beaverton school employees without ever having spoken to me (Mr. Anderson, I have spent my adult life helping kids who did not yet have a voice. I cannot abandon mine).

So when, in space devoted to Oregon's education issues, Ms. Melton uses her skills to report about ethnic diversity (it will all be a DNA-measured thing in less than 5 years, Kim), I am bitterly disappointed. We are in decline because we allow ourselves to jump from national football championship to Super Bowl to other distractions and then take a few minutes to read about archaic labels for different-colored people...and consider ourselves informed.

Intellectual fraud, Ms. Melton. Being self-governed is hard work.

And, taxpayers, the foxes have been in the henhouse for some time, even as our media representative calls our attention to all the different barnyard critters.

www.statesponsoredtheft.blogspot.com

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"