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

The Unprincipled Principals

Principal famed for helping all students aim for college cited by judge for failing to pay his own child's college costs Betsy Hammond  Oregonian

Ouch. Betsy is again the "accountability" advocate.
Poor Mr. Ramos has had a character flaw revealed publicly. He will not last long in the current fed-up-with-bureaucratic-cheaters zeitgeist, though his crime is one committed by a lot of divorced men as their children grow older. One would think, with 100K+ and all those benefits, that Ramos has been doing some some sloppy personal budgeting--surely he is not banking that cash, but is over-extended with the expense of supporting two families? Gambling habit? Mistress? Who cares...
Without Ms. Hammond's article, Mr. Ramos would move into the privileged pantheon of retired school administrators, with a government appointment on his resume and a smile on his face, and draw a ton of taxpayer money for doing work he may have never done. Now, Ms. Hammond and her editors have changed his life.
Doesn't happen enough. I bet she got a lot of principals' attention today... : )
But, careful...Could be that a spiteful teenager created some of the issues that precipitated Mr. Ramos' errant priorities. My experience with divorces is that the kids can make it pretty hard on the parents--some are angry and tired of being in the middle and can be vindictive and cruel when they get some play in the game. There may have been times when Ramos would have paid, except that he felt manipulated by his former family and pressured by growing expenses. We don't know. Seems harsh to publicize his "criminality" without an explanation that he can never give us now without shaming himself further. Ouch.
But the hypocrisy in this school principal's conduct is self-evident and needs to be aired out. We will probably never know if, as a public servant with a ton of power over his teachers' livelihoods and his students' opportunities, he was predisposed to taking advantage of his staff or shortchanging some of his kids. We will never know if he had a habit of getting a little more extra pay when it was available. My experience is, the way the system works for Oregon's school administrators, we are often not getting what we pay for.
Accountability and oversight of public school administrators. www.teachingintheshadowoftheswoosh.blogspot.com
While that may be changing, you should be careful, Betsy...you, too, wield enormous power. And you understand the game well enough to know that, if Ramos were D-S-K, Jazmin's flaws would soon be in somebody's story.
What a mess. Pray for the children and volunteer to work in our schools. They are ours and we can fix them.
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To Dawn Phillips, legislative asst. to Matt Wingard, Oregon House of Representatives

From: Rep Wingard <rep.mattwingard@state.or.us>
To: Don Bellairs <
bellairsd@yahoo.com>
Sent: Monday, September 26, 2011 2:15 PM
Subject: RE: Second effort to get oversight of abusive gov't agency head

Don,
I will talk to Rep Wingard further about your inquiry but at this point I do not believe there is anything more our office can do to be of assistance.

Sincerely,
Dawn Phillips
Legislative Assistant
State Representative
Matt Wingard
House District 26
900 Court Street NE H-372
Salem, OR 97301
www.leg.state.or.us/wingard
rep.mattwingard@state.or.us
503.986.1426
 



Dawn,
Please thank Representative Wingard for his interest, however limited. 

I am a hillbilly artist/teacher who came here in '97 and poured myself into a middle school teaching job. I was pretty good at different kinds of things with different kinds of kids and so they kept giving me more to do.

Along the way, some of my colleagues were not supportive of my success.  That almost always happens, in my experience.  

What is different this time is that, after being paid unfairly, I had asked to quit and, instead, was fired by below-the-belt sneak attack, then demeaned and manipulated by collaborating lawyers who were working with state employees to game the courts.  

Whew.  And it's much harder to live through all that than to say it.

To imply that my OEA lawyer, Tom Doyle (who was surely pre-arranged when the BSD HR administrators initiated contact with the OEA reps) EVER represented my interests is to be naive or dishonest. His multiple requests for delays of my FDAB appeal for "work load" reasons for 2 1/2 years while he manipulated me with a conflict-of-interest federal lawsuit and badgered me to sign TSPC "stipulations" in a state court are evidence of his breach of trust.

I was fired in a below-the-belt sneak attack by some punitive bosses with a lot to conceal. With the OEA's de facto permission, I was harassed by a TSPC investigator (Nisbet) who has since been replaced; years later, I was found "guilty" of "accepted facts" (what are those?!?) by a judge (Sloan) whom I have never met, who has since been removed from her job.

In the meantime, the TSPC director and OEA officials colluded to help BSD officials conceal the abrupt, secretive departure of the Westview principal, Malcolm Dennis, who was "in charge" when my employment contract was violated. He was coming to work 1/2 days, hung-over. By the start of his second year, he was on a plan-of assistance that the public never knew about and would soon be forced to resign quietly and would be given health benefits to buy his silence.

Because I refused to sign a confession, my license was suspended, three and 1/2 years after my employment contract was violated.   State employees were using my licensing to leverage a federal court settlement on behalf of BSD administrators.  That Hanna Vaandering, now OEA VP, brought me a second settlement contract in the federal case is a big red flag about the legitimacy of OEA legal advocacy.

So maybe there is something that Rep Wingard can do for me. For four years after I was fired, I was in an abyss with greedy lawyers, dealing with a deluge of notifications from the OEA and the state of Oregon about scheduled and postponed hearings and delays and cancellations and re-scheduling and unique findings and...

My brother and I had just moved my mom out here--she was dying.  I was trying to resign from my school after being mistreated and, instead, was harassed and abused by individuals being paid by Oregon's government. 

Ask Mr Wingard to prod these individuals out from behind their lawyers:
1. Jerome Colonna, former BSD superintendent, who signed a termination notice to violate my employment contract listing charges he had never investigated.  He has never asked me about them. Never looked me in the eye--he just took my job.  
2. Andrea Sloan, former Oregon Administrative Law Judge, who made a first-of-its-kind preclusion "finding" that has cost me my career, and I have never seen her face.  
3. Victoria Chamberlain, eminent director of the TSPC, harassed me with an array of protean stipulations for years before taking my license and trashing my career to shelter unethical lawyers. I have never met her. Never.

I believe ALL these people would behave differently if they felt they would be held personally accountable for their actions. The system, if nothing else, promotes cowardice in its leaders.

Tell Mr. Wingard I hope we have a chance to talk about the challenges facing real teachers in Oregon.  There are a lot of people spending taxpayer money to avoid that sort of eye contact.

Thank you for your response.  If I can be of help, text me.

Don the teacher

To NYT: Secrets of a Bad Principal


To the editor
NYT

I lost my teaching career because the Beaverton (OR) School District's patronage policies encompassed an unqualified high school assistant principal, Gail Vangorder, whose intrusive conduct and uninformed decision-making made it difficult for me to focus on my classes and my students when I worked under her administration.  I taught both humanities and technology courses (in two languages) at the then-largest high school in Oregon.  Additionally, I served as sponsor for several clubs, was the PA announcer for the school's varsity football and softball teams, and even worked as assistant girls' basketball coach.  I served on the administrative team as activities director. 

And taught five classes. 

I threatened Ms. Vangorder and alienated some of the more entrenched staff.  (Note to reformers: New teachers with chops do not always get the welcome mat--this is one of the significant problems with the way teacher unions work now.

Vangorder convinced our new principal (since secretly forced to resign for coming to work drunk) to replace me as Activities Director and pay the new person twice as much money, then persuaded the librarian she had supervised for several years to sign a bogus sexual harassment charge--it was thrown out six months later, after doing it's damage.  

She changed my life, this principal who never taught. I had asked to quit after discovering the demeaning pay disparity. My mother was dying of lung disease at the time.  

Vangorder never taught a class.  Never went to any at our school, as far as I can tell. I know she never came to my class in five years. I don't think she went into our halls without her security guard.  She had a library degree from a time when they called it that and, other than a vanity year overseas, had spent her whole career in one place.

She was catapulted into school administration after serving...as a librarian to the Beaverton School District's administrative headquarters (See: Rick Casey "Katz' Litter" Houston Chronicle ca. 2005).

Think about that.  I was fired by a woman who had trained to be my supervisor by running a library for the school bureaucracy.

To terminate my contract, she would lie under oath about my work. Now, "retired" and quietly re-situated in a part-time university job, she is being paid for life by oblivious Oregon taxpayers for work she didn't ever know how do do.

And, sadly, never had to.  After years of effort, I remain eager to clear my record and to expose the dysfunctional and hypocritical process that makes Oregon's teachers second-class citizens.
Mr. Winerip's article is the most important education piece I have read in some time.

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Crying for Angelina

Money for schools: For Angelina to graduate, state must address poverty

At a small faculty meeting, I mentioned to my new superintendent, back in '04 when the rest of the school had been told to ditch any plans for field trips that year because of budget shortages, that it sent a bad message, letting our prestigious school drama club go off to Europe with the school board chairman's daughter and the district fundraiser's daughter.
The result of my comment to the superintendent (I never actually spoke with him again after that day--the HR department chiefs took over) was a below-the-belt, sneak attack that included blatantly false sex charges, perpetrated by greedy, well-connected lawyers being paid education money to cover up for dishonest and inept school administrators. I had asked to resign; instead, my supervisors chose to spend $250,000 of the taxpayers' money secretly to fire me for FOUR years. Employees of the state and of the OEA were helpful to collegial lawyers--they all conveniently work together, earning "education" money.
Today's Oregonian has a letter from a mom whose daughter is getting swallowed by her unmanageable new teaching job. Left unsaid: That stuff has been going on for a long time; Beaverton has long had a turnover rate that rivaled McDonalds. This imbalance of work equity is kept in one corner of most schools, where disposable teachers do more work with kids like Angelina so the veteran insiders can do cushy "faux" teaching and avoid the heavy lifting that public school teaching requires.
Mr. Olson's earnest efforts will soon put him on the wrong side of the OEA and those assorted individuals who have used education as a cash cow; he will find that, in very successful schools, the lead teachers don't live in million-dollar homes...or need to. Where there is no oversight or accountability, there is no equity for Angelina.
Beaverton's citizens should demand that their school board immediately fire anybody in the school bureaucracy who has any vestigial odor from Katz' Litter Box (see Rick Casey: Houston Chronicle, 2005). When I taught for her, a lot of unnoticed kids passed through the system while she and her entourage commanded so much attention. Talk about a parade of naked emperors. I discovered how far-reaching this phalanx of phonies has extended into our school bureaucracy; it concerns me deeply today.
My unnecessarily expensive, prolonged conflict with Beaverton's school administrators could NEVER happen to a teacher who belongs to an authentic teachers' union. We are in an education abyss and we should cry for far more kids than Angelina.
But, through our tears, we should thank God for Mr. Olson, who is on the right track by holding folks accountable...AND by getting volunteer medical/dental treatment introduced in the elementary school process.
You go, Tom. There are fat cats purring while Angelina suffers.
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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, our script committee focused on "three's"missing from the list in the title: __Wishes, __ Wisemen and__ Pigs. (To English teachers: Do you use the 'Oxford comma' after "Wisemen"?

Open letter to Oregon's school teachers

(This exchange was over two years after I was fired illegally.)



Dear Oregon’s teachers:

I have asked the administrators of the OEA for my money back but they have ignored me. They are able. The lawyers there have all our money and the resources to manipulate Oregon's legal system (see: Sizemore).

So I am reaching out to the people who pay for that OEA. Here is my reasoning:

Foremost, the role of the OEA “uniserve” deserves scrutiny. Are other teachers getting what they are paying for? I was not.

Tom Husted, formerly the Beaverton Education Association uniserve, stole from me for ten years. Actually, as he currently sips cold drinks on the Big Island, retired and drawing money taken from teachers' salaries, he is still stealing from me, almost fifteen years after I began paying dues to the Oregon Education Association.

Tom was the BEA uniserve for many years...whatever “uniserve” means. In my case, it meant that when the BSD HR department administrators (then Linda Borquist and Hollis Lekas) needed him, they whistled and he came.

In this way, the steady flow of $ from the salaries of unrepresented teachers through the BSD HR department to the coffers of the OEA continued, unabated, from the time when Yvonne “Kickback” Katz was masquerading as an administrative whiz, using her calculated relationships with affluent, self-interested community members to leverage just about anything she pretended to need.

To paraphrase Twain, Husted was not only in Katz's parade but carried one of the banners. Testimony in my FDAB “hearing” indicates Borquist and Lekas met with Husted and the BEA elected president (Trish Parks, the Hanna Vaandering) almost weekly for “issues sessions.”

I am sure my termination was discussed as it was evolving during these meetings...unfortunately, neither Mr. Husted, nor Parks and Vaandering, was keeping me informed of the accumulating “evidence.” They were working with BSD administrators—I was merely paying them.

So, when I was fired for sexually harassing a librarian whom I did not, Husted was ALREADY there at that fateful meeting. He had known about it way ahead of time. And, when my OEA lawyer called three days later, it was after he had been contacted by Husted.

Thus began four years of demeaning harassment by employees of an organization I had paid to represent me--in the event of the exactly the kind of labor conflict I was having.

To get rid of a whistle blower in education, school administrators contact Nancy Hungerford, a l;awyer with a great deal of experience smearing the reputations of teachers and special ed kids. Ironically, Hungerford is also the same lawyer school adnministrators pay to create secrecy agreements and “pass-the-trash” deals to conceal those personnel unpleasantries that might interfere with their retirement packages.

The BSD administrators who, with Hungerford's guidance, gave false testimony about my work could not have done it without the knowing support of my OEA uniserve rep,Tom Husted. But I was at a disadvantage as a dues-paying member of the BEA: If I had realized my union representative sat on the board of a fundraiser Janet Hogue, who managed to control the use of space and all certified and administrative hiring at Beaverton's largest institution, Westview High, I would not have sought his help. Hogue was like a lot of people who feel superior; she used her considerable influence at Westview High to create and perpetuate inequities and to cause teachers to have unfair working conditions. I have seen a lot of zealous parent over the years—but no one approached Mrs. Hogue. In 1998-99, when I taught a team of 120 middle school kids that included her daughter, we teachers were told we had to place ALL our requests for parent volunteers through Hogue. Honest. Ask any member of the ol' Frog team.

Ms. Hogue, as BEF CEO, enjoyed an office in the BSD HR building where she shared a secretary with Borquist and Lekas. When I said to Jerry Colonna and Dr. Tom Greene that “she may have even deserved the part” about Mrs. Hogue's daughter and our million-dollar drama program, I was trying to get some administrative oversight of a situation that was out-of-control. I had asked Borquist about resigning the previous October--when she came to my classroom and observed a movie her son Jeff was making with my help for the cross country team. She reassured me and asked me to stay. In October.

I had asked Linda Borquist for her help; instead, she allowed me to keep helping her son (on my own time) for two months while Gail Vangorder and Mike Chamberlain (Westview assistant principals) were padding my file to violate my employment contract. When I told Colonna about my concerns three months later, I was fired—8 days after--for “sexually harassing” Ms. Vangorder's assistant, the school's librarian.

I was told by Mike Chamberlain—who had been my boss for 3 months and written me up four times—to report to the office of Ms. Lekas, who, according to her husband Jim, had been Hogue's neighbor and had once borrowed a lot of money from her. I showed up there to discover Tom Husted already waiting.

My life has not been the same since that day. The betrayal of someone I trusted and the inhumane manipulation by the lawyer he employed to “advocate” for my employment rights—while my mother was dying—have had a pretty significant effect on my life. The TSPC director, Vickei Chamberlain, (her connections to BSD are legion) harassed me for almost four years to sign a confession designed to cover up for the dishonest lawyers and administrators who are using state courts to deceive taxpayers. When I refused, Ms. Chamberlain disregarded the recommendation of a judge and suspended my license until I get anger management therapy and report to her.

That a state agency is run by some one so devoid of integrity continues to hurt my stomach. I have waited a long time for a fair chance to tell my side of the story. When I desperately needed a union of teachers, I discovered iI had been paying into on organization of greedy political types whose interest in the classroom extends only as far an needed to help gain influence and control funds.

I am hoping for support in my effort to force OEA representatives to return dues that were taken fraudulently.  I remain eager for dishonest current and former BSD administrators to be held accountable for misuse of authority. We are paying some of them for life for work they knew they didn't have to do. 

They have called me all the names they can call me. My mother (a classroom special ed teacher for over 30 years) died watching em fight my teachers union. Damn straight I'm angry,.Ms Chamberlain. But you and your lawyers are criminals. There is a huge difference.

I would like the circumstance surrounding my illegal termination and subsequent harassment by state employees to be investigated. And, Oregonian writers: It is not truth when one side controls the story.

I was a hard-working teacher, often working with kids whom other preferred not to teach.

www.statesponsoredtheft.blogspot.com

Email exchanges with OEA "advocates"


Agreement
From: Tom Doyle <doylet@bennetthartman.com>
Sent: Tue, August 29, 2006 3:04:54 PM
Don:

To follow-up on your discussions with Hannah Vaandering from BEA, I have reviewed the agreement that she will be giving to you.  It is my understanding that you will be signing it, having it notarized, and give it back to her to give to BEA.

Once again, I do not know if you still want me representing you on this or TSPC, but I feel I have to continue until you tell me that you do not.

Tom Doyle

From: Don Bellairs [mailto:bellairsd@yahoo.com]
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2007 11:46 AM
To: Tom Doyle
Cc: Larry.Wolf@oregoned.org; mark.toledo@oregoned.org; erika marion; Hanna Vaandering; LeeAnn Larsen; Elena Hillier; Dan Jamsa; Patsy Stobie; Karen Horowitz; info@nwpe.org; dmcdonald@iseee.org; delfinaheart@yahoo.com; ty_mcdonald@hotmail.com; jsapiro@osbar.org
Subject: Resolution
Re: Civil case #CV-04-770-JO
District of Oregon

Tom,
In response to my request for a document freeing me from any financial responsibility to you, you have asked me to cover costs of preparation for the civil suit. 

Public documents indicate my case against the Beaverton School District was settled in March 2006.  I am under the impression that you have held my check for almost a year.  You have withheld the settlement money to attempt to force me to sign stipulations for the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission.  I have refused to do that and have been deprived of what is legally mine. 

I recently defended myself in the TSPC matter, three years after I was fired.  This was what you were once hired to do. 
I trusted you.  My mother was dying.
Please send my check and the document I requested immediately.  If you feel you are owed something for your work on the civil suit, you should bill someone who has benefited by it. 
Receipt of my check and the release document will end our need to communicate further.

Don Bellairs

From: Tom Doyle <doylet@bennetthartman.com>
Sent: Fri, February 16, 2007 2:28:45 PM
Don:
I do not have your check from the District and never have had it. You know that. 
I never told you I was withholding your check and certainly never wanted to force you to sign a stipulation.
Recently, you wrote me asking for a release of the attorney fees you owed me.  I said I would but that I could not release costs. That doesn't mean I have your check.

Tom

From: Don Bellairs [mailto:bellairsd@yahoo.com]
Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2006 12:48 PM
To: Toledo, Mark [OR]
Cc: Wolf, Larry [OR]
Subject: accountability

Mr. Toledo,
I received your letter regarding your meeting with my wife and brother.  Do not scold me again. I believe that you are aware that the union-appointed attorney has manipulated me and allowed his close associates representing the  Beaverton School District and the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission to trample my rights as a contracted professional educator and as a human being. 

You and I have had this discussion.  I have been cheated and defrauded.  I can prove it and will if necessary.  I am very uncomfortable with your position--it confirms what I have feared the most.  I have encountered a system of cover-ups and concealment--people with obvious conflicts of interest are not held accountable.

Arrange for me to meet an attorney who will treat me with respect at your earliest convenience.  The "inconventient truth" is that my membership in the BEA has been very costly to me--people have stolen a large part of my life unnecessarily, because they could.  Hopefully some changes will result from my case. 

I await word from the new attorney.  Additionally, I am hopeful Mr. Wolfe comes to Salem at the end of November.  If he is truly an advocate for teachers, he will be ashamed of what has been allowed to happen.

Don Bellairs

----- Original Message ----
Sent: Friday, November 3, 2006 2:04:46 PM
Subject: RE: accountability
Mr. Bellairs
In response to my October 31 letter you have told me to arrange for you to meet an attorney.  I need to clarify your request.  The message that your wife Tonya left with me was that you would proceed through the TSPC matter without OEA legal assistance because I would not guarantee OEA legal assistance through the TSPC hearing.  Please confirm that your request to assign new legal counsel is made with the understanding that OEA is not guaranteeing unconditional authorization of legal assistance through the TSPC hearing.  I will make the assignment of new legal counsel as soon as I receive confirmation of this understanding.  Liz Joffe is the attorney who I will assign your to your case.
Mark Toledo

----- Original Message ----

From: Don Bellairs
Sent: Friday, November 03, 2006 2:47 PM
To: Toledo, Mark [OR]
Cc: Wolf, Larry [OR]; Karen Horowitz
Subject: Re: accountability

Mr. Toledo,
Liz Joffe co-authored a book with Nancy Hungerford, Beaverton's (former) lawyer who has defamed me with perjured testimony and who has apparently made a cottage industry out of covering up for unethical administrators who abuse teachers, including Malcolm Dennis, (formerly) of Westview High.
Who is in charge of our union?  Who is paying for it?
Don Bellairs, teacher


Sent: Friday, November 3, 2006 3:17:04 PM
Subject: RE: accountability

Mr. Bellairs
Liz Joffe is an excellent attorney with the highest of ethical standards.  Liz has 12 years of experience and I have no reservations or doubts about her ability to represent you and advocate your interests in a competent and professional manner.  Would you like me to assign Liz to your case or not?  If not, I accept your decision that you do not accept the reassignment of your case to Ms. Joffe and I do not plan to reassign your case to any other OEA attorney or authorize continued LDP funding for your TSPC matter.  If you would like to appeal my decision to the OEA Legal Defense Committe, please notify Erika.  Because of the pending TSPC hearing I recommend that you seek separate legal counsel to assist you with your TSPC matter without delay.
Mark Toledo
General Counsel


From: Don Bellairs [mailto:bellairsd@yahoo.com]
Sent:Fri Nov 03 17:12:36 2006
To: Toledo, Mark [OR]
Cc: Wolf, Larry [OR]
Subject: Re: accountability

Mr. Toledo,

I can appreciate your endorsement of Ms. Joffe--it was not long ago that you were saying similar things about Mr. Doyle.  I am certain Ms. Joffe has excellent credentials. 

My request is that you provide me with funds to hire an attorney that is not associated with the OEA, the TSPC or other education bureaucracies on a regular basis; I have been mistreated, misled and "managed" by the first attorney you appointed to protect my rights.

It is November 2006, Mr. Toledo.  Your attorney has told me for over a year that I had to sign a list of unproven, uninvestigated stipulations which will be used to further disgrace me before I get the settlement of a civil suit you have all agreed was my "best remedy."  Then he conspired to delay any opportunity I may have had to be treated fairly.

You are abusing my civil rights to cover up a lack of oversight and accountability.

"Fool me twice..."

Don Bellairs
Re: accountability
From: Toledo, Mark [OR]
To: Don Bellairs
Sent: Fri Nov 03 18:20:12 2006

Mr. Bellairs.
I am denying your request.
Mark Toledo





Shakespearian Irony in "Hub of Conflict" at Concordia



Mr. Graves has served his readers by dragging us away from the controversies surrounding pot-smoking Ducks and graft-grabbing parking czars.
We Faithful believe in the Bard in our own ways, with our own instincts--much like we believe in the Bible, guided by the wisdom of its words and empowered by the beauty of its language, qualities that are not diminished by a centuries-old conflict about authorial authenticity.
The Shakespeare I studied and taught is THE undisputed superstar of English language scholarship--no one else comes close. Those with awareness of his reputed predilection for Earls and his curious collaboration with Anne Hathaway know that at least some histories present a complex character capable of...well, Shakespeare.
How healthy for us to have a reason to revisit academia. How fun to use terms like "Oxfordians" and "Anti-Stratfordians" in digital communications. The irony is...well, you know where this is going : )
I for one look forward to a vigorous debate among people of intelligence and goodwill. The conversation will serve as a model as the political season, like a hurricane gathering farce, roars toward our defenseless coast of civility and common sense.
I cannot remember anticipating more eagerly the release of a film. It would be interesting if Mr. Graves were able to provide the perspectives of Susan Castillo, Gail Rasmussen and Hanna Vaandering.
Oh, to all the English scholars: Let's get a grip on our eminent teachers' union...You know what "HE" said about the lawyers. 
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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...



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"