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

Rudy Crew Rides at the Oregon Education Rodeo


Rudy's Ride (go, rudy--btw: I used to work for the amherst regional schools long ago) 

"Hope has Two Daughters: Anger and Courage." Saroyan

Any man who talks in metaphors has the soul of a poet, but it doesn't matter if Mr. Crew channels Shakespeare is he can't address the problems of a dysfunctional teachers' union and a bureaucracy with a history of creating rationale and opacity instead of equity and opportunity.

The USA Today has an article about concerns rising over publishing teacher evaluations. (http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/story/2012-05-30/teacher-rankings-public/55291466/1)

Every evaluation that one publicly-paid individual makes of another should be widely available to the public. Then those evaluations become real--the people who make them will be forced to be honest or be accountable.

Evaluations at the state's largest high school (Westview--late '90's to mid-'00's) were perfunctory when they occurred at all during my five years there. My efforts to hold unfair and underperforming administrators accountable cost me my job, followed by several years of lawyerly harassment and ultimately the destruction of my career.

I refused to sign a confession.


My OEA-appointed lawyer worked very hard with the former BSD lawyers (paid secretly with education money...oh, so THAT'S where the $ went!) to keep my evaluations out of the public view--to shelter my deep-pocketed administrators...

This lawyer, selected without my knowledge by my uniserve rep after he was contacted by BSD HR officials, was paid by oblivious teachers to manipulate me for years while Beaverton's lawyers were paid by oblivious taxpayers.

The building principals and administrators who conspired to violate my employment contract had all fled the classroom--those who had EVER been there--for the big money of public school administration.

They remain un-fireable, sheltered by promotions and secrecy agreements, and will be paid for life for work no one oversees here in Oregon.

That is probably where Mr. Crew should start. Right there in the fancy office that Oregon's classroom teachers built for Richard Sanders at the OEA.
That wouid be a great first start, Rudy. Support the teachers who actually work with kids.


(And after Oregon starts publishing the evaluations of educators AND administrators, we should put video cameras in the classrooms in the halls...objective evidence in the land of deceptions and excuses. Then we will be told the truth more often.)



2003 Westview HS "Advisory Program" informational video


Created and produced in 2003 by Don Bellairs, Westview High School video productions teacher, for former Westview principals Malcolm Dennis and Gail Vangorder for a presentation to Jerome Colonna and other Beaverton School District administrators and principals.

Portland School Kids Begin Education Revolution May 1st


by Betsy Hammond The Oregonian

Schools need to change radically. Kids know they can waste a lot of time--and a lot of taxpayers' money--even in the good ones.

The public is paying for a lot of stuff that does not provide return in the form of good citizenship.
Schools have leadership issues...Who out there can deny that EVERY school does not have at least one sheltered tyrant who gets more than his or her share? Too easily, the "insider" school culture becomes top-heavy, one of self-service rather than public service--at least at the administrative level...

If you last long enough in a district, you can't get fired...If you get some seniority in a situation where nobody is accountable, you get away with progressively more abuse.

I believe that young teachers still enter the education field with ideals intact but a lot of potentially great teachers become indentured to a corrupted process and learn they must go along to get along (see: "Learned Helplessness").

Recipe for mediocre schools: Allow them to become wasteful plutocracies, primarily class-driven, top heavy and insular and mostly designed to preserve the jobs of bureaucrats, some of whom once fled the classroom.

Ironically, on May 1st, it will probably be the more affluent kids who will actually voice their opinions at this revolutionary event, but that is the way democracy works, too, when it is working correctly.

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"