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

Winning: Just do it...with integrity


My early-morning coffee shop "therapist," a witty Evangelical of a very conservative political stripe, believes our government institutions are unable to take care of us but that our churches might, if given a chance, pick up the slack in our unraveling social safety net. 



I'm not sure about the role of churches...I am betting that our society's salvation is more likely in the collective consciousness created by our Constitution. 



Meanwhile, all over there are examples of cheating to win and of using power to cover up misconduct.

Time out. Only rarely are we forced to get to really know a "Sandusky" and the experience is so distasteful, no one is eager for a recurrence.



Does bad stuff quit happening when an occasional pedophile is imprisoned? Nope. We are so infatuated with "winning" (a gerund that usually means defeating someone else) that the "cost-benefit" ratio is skewed heavily toward doing things we don't want others to know about to achieve "success."



(Disclaimer: To paraphrase Twain, I am not only in the want-to-win parade but sometimes carry the banner. I have been known to try hard and not give up easily.)



Contemporary society coronates the champion while the loser, often in spite of a stellar list of accomplishments, fades quickly into an oblivion of runners-up, also-rans, and losers.



Someone used to say "winning" wasn't "everything." What happened to that philosophy? Maybe we should start giving awards to people who play by the rules? Personal integrity could become the new everything. Nike would spend less money changing the names of buildings on the Beaverton campus and our government institutions and schools would be run by less selfish people.



That sounds like victory to me.



I have been working for a decade to expose waste and fraud in the Beaverton School District where, traditionally, opportunities have abounded for lawyers and public school millionaires, but not so much for classroom teachers and working-class kids.



My early-morning coffee acquaintance is praying for those school children while I view the tenacious rule-enforcers who finally exploded the Lance Armstrong mythology as good role models for the rest of us. 



Without accountability for people with power who cheat for personal gain, any reform effort is smokescreen hypocrisy. 



And citizens are merely chattel. 









Checks and Balances: Lessons for Oregon education from Penn State


The evil one is put away for 30 to 60 years. The next news of Sandusky will likely concern some attempt on his life.

The trial for our souls is the one that begins soon--the cover-up conspiracy involving former leaders of the Pennsylvania State University. Powerful men with enormous influence and prestige, men paid huge sums of money, remained silent about abuse. Kept others quiet, we will find.

Powerful, respected leaders provided their former linebacker expert with the opportunity to abuse children...sins of grievous omission and felonies both, we may discover, to preserve the power and the respect they received from the public.

By spinning the story. Wonder how many times those Penn State guys in their executive roles bullied some vulnerable hourly employees about petty misconduct on the job? If, as a steward of public trust, you are able to overlook child abuse, wonder what else you might possibly overlook to preserve your "brand?"

Sadistic homosexual rape of children on school property is a pretty low bar...A little financial hanky-panky? Pshaw...Cover that up in a heart beat.

The benefit to society gleaned from the yuck of the sordid Sandusky saga is the gut-wrenching reminder that we are a nation of checks and balances FOR A REASON. Nobody in a position of authority deserves a pass on ethical conduct just because he or she has a title and some clout.

The higher up, the more accountable he or she should be. Otherwise, reform is smokescreen hypocrisy designed to quell the current demand for government accountability until the news cycle passes.

Regarding education reform: School board members should have some skin in the game--if they have saddled the public with a lot of expense for the next 30 years without any ROI, that should be noted.

While we are paying a czar in Salem, we will do well to replace those state bureaucrats and administrators who have contributed to a secretive culture in public schools.

A new attorney general might open some investigations of how school district employees use private lawyers.

One prominent lawyer, Nancy Hungerford, serves as "attorney for many Oregon school districts" while she publishes papers with the OEA pool lawyers whom she opposes. Hungerford works closely with the director of Oregon's teacher licensing agency in influencing which of Oregon's teachers are licensed to earn a living by the state government. Hungerford works closely with an extra-legal state agency called, deceptively, the Fair Dismissal Appeals Board, where she has made a TON of money by arranging secretive deals known poetically as "passing-the-trash" for some of the bad actors who might create some Penn State-ish poor publicity.

When some Beaverton administrators grew angry with me (I was voicing equity concerns to the new superintendent), the former BSD HR directors called my union rep, Husted, ahead of time, then hired Hungerford (with public education money) to prolong and manipulate the bogus FDAB hearing, to influence the actions of the teacher licensing agency for four years, and to mislead Judge Robert E. Jones in a federal court where I had been lured improperly by my union lawyer early in his four-year manipulation of me and my family.
Teachers are chattel when administrators can co-opt the union. I got "punished" by a dysfunctional system that still exists to protect public school millionaires and enrich lawyers.) statesponsoredtheft.blogspot.com

Without accountability, poorly-qualified, unsupervised administrators are paid for life for work they will never do. And, without oversight, stuff they shouldn't do:

By Amy Hsuan, Melissa Navas and Bill Graves





Dear Oregon Taxpayers:


Dear Taxpayers:

I arrived in Oregon in '97 with an honorable mention Teacher-of-the-Year from an education program at one of Kentucky's best eduction universities, Murray State, and with 25 years of experience working with deaf and hearing teens in public and private schools. Included in my training were a Masters degree in secondary counseling and extensive behavioral therapy training (at the American School for the Deaf in CT) by the people who designed the Boystown-Nebraska program.

After subbing for a half a year, I was hired full-time to teach 7th-grade language arts and revive a dormant theater program in a Beaverton middle school, Meadow Park (substitute teaching is the way I got jobs in PA, CT, MA and KY, the other states where I have been licensed to teach language arts).

During November of 1997, I learned my new theater program was doubling in size at the trimester break--an arrangement created by a veteran counselor without the knowledge of my building principal. I was already working extra hours and now some of my highly-paid fellow veteran teachers would thereby get smaller group--while I was expected to do more work.

I stood up for my rights. My objections were costly--I was told to "watch my back"--but for the next seven years I was given a chance to do my job most of the time and I earned promotions and raises. I was in conflict with authority occasionally, frequently for standing up to injustice.

When I was fired for insubordination in mid-year 2004, a contrived sexual harassment complaint by a librarian was used to augment the insubordination charges that were the real basis for terminating my conduct. My union representative was contacted by Beaverton HR personnel prior to my termination and the lawyer selected to represent me (for the next four years!?!), Thomas Doyle of Bennett-Hartman, had recently served with the BSD HR director (Borquist) on a committee designing the current PERS format. Read that sentence again.

This OEA-"supervised" attorney illegally filed a million-dollar freedom of speech civil suit in U.S. District Judge Robert E. Jones' court while making me wait six months for an employment hearing (the BSD HR director was vacationing in Morocco that Spring and needed a postponement).

My mother was in hospice care.

When I was finally given a "hearing," my OEA lawyer, Doyle, allowed this same Beaverton Human Resources director (Linda Borquist) to smear my seven-year record and my reputation--without EVER asking her about a number of elective classes her son Jeff took with me over a period of years at Westview.

Not once. Striking omission. The OEA will not comment.

Doyle delayed appealing the results of this "hearing" for three years while the Oregon TSPC director, Vickie Chamberlain, tried to force me to sign a protean list of confessions, including an improper charge by the counselor from the middle school, seven years before, who had tried to double my class size. Watch your back.

Everyone's misconduct is covered by the stipulations. Teacher goes somewhere else; principal retires rich; lawyer makes speeches at state conventions...Status quo.

I refused to sign those charges for which there was no documentation or testimony so, at Ms. Chamberlain's request, a state court allowed the TSPC to use testimony from that first hearing, three and 1/2 years before, to suspend my license.

A lot of the people I worked with were wonderful, courageous educators, but I saw too many people in Beaverton making money by avoiding heavy lifting while blatantly taking advantage of vulnerable people in their school communities. This is not isolated behavior in public education. The OEA was in this up to their eyeballs, supporting people they knew were cheating their dues-paying members.

Entrenched public servants have learned which lawyers to hire (with public money). Protected by dishonest leaders at the OEA (who are still stealing from me and many unrepresented classroom teachers), some of these public school millionaires fled the classroom early in their "education" careers--at least in Beaverton--to become highly-paid administrators and are now sheltered for life by Oregon Department of Education officials. Unsupervised state employees like Ms. Chamberlain help their unethical lawyers by circumnavigating school employees' due process rights with extra-legal FDAB hearings and by using forced "stipulations" (legalese for "confessions").

Concurrently, until 2008--when the Oregon legislature was forced to act, Chamberlain was blatantly helping her administrator-cronies by secretly placing pedophiles back in the classroom with "pass-the-trash" agreements to shelter her school administrator cronies.

I worked seventy-hour weeks in Beaverton schools, frequently with kids others did not want to--or have to--teach. When I stood up for my rights as a teacher, I was betrayed by the OEA (See: Hanna Vaandering) and thrown into a four-year grinder to be abused by unethical lawyers who were paid with education money...while Beaverton employees lied to the media about my protracted case.

My protracted, expensive, unnecessary case. i had asked to quit and Beaverton officials spent $200,000 and four years punishing me, and using The Oregonian to tell the public I was delaying the process.

Right. My mother, a classroom teacher for thirty-five years, died watching me fight the OEA leaders and lawyers I had paid and the despicable, unaccountable tyrant who STILL runs the Oregon TSPC, Victoria Chamberlain. Meanwhile, undeserving "public servants" retire with benefits for work nobody ever made them do.

Our education problems do not begin and end with the parents...Our deeper problems are rooted in the failure of accountability at the state level--trickling down..

The Beaverton administrators who lied about and cheated me--and many other teachers--were able to use a lot of public money to cull favor and create support in the community during their careers. They give those people a lot of power and a lot of money. In Beaverton, some of these people are celebrated as big shots and community leaders--least those who weren't given secrecy agreements and forced out. We (attn: Oregonian education reporters) need to expose a few public school millionaires, just like Wall Street needed to expose a few financiers and Penn State needed to expose a few football coaches.

Then we can move our attention to stabilized funding, parental responsibilities and teacher evaluations.



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"