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

A Tale of Two (Beaverton OR) Teachers

Janet Hogue and Don Bellairs model different approaches to communicating with teenagers...





Mike Chamberlain sworn testimony
Fair Dismissal Appeals Board hearing testimony
June, 2004

Q: Nancy Hungerford, Beaverton School District attorney
A: Mike Chamberlain, just promoted to BSD middle school principal

Q. The last paragraph states that he has not been pleased with much administrative guidance in the past, and it often seemed uninformed. Did you believe that referred to anyone?
A. Yes, I did.
Q. To whom?
A. Gail, Malcolm. I believed he was referring to administrators that had been at Westview, who are currently there, or those that had been there recently.
Q. Did you sometime after that point have information that was shared with you about women's football?
A. Yes, I did.
Q. How did that information come to you?
A. It came to me from Gail. It also came to me from Monica Gorman, who was the activities director, who had been hearing some rumblings of things that kids were unhappy about some things.
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Q. They came to you because you were Don's supervisor; is that right?
A. Yes. But, I mean, as administrators you'll hear lots of things. Just because you're not the administrator evaluating doesn't mean you're not going to hear things.
Q. What did you do with the information? First of all, let me ask you, what was the nature of the information that you had about the women's football in relationship to Mr. Bellairs?
A. That they had had some kind of practice over the weekend for the powder puff football game that was coming up the Friday afternoon. That the practice had not gone well. That Mr. Bellairs had become very angry. That there had been some swearing from him toward the girls
about some involvement in practice, something with the practice. The girls were upset. They were hesitant to participate. They were not sure how to proceed.
Q. What did you then do with that information?
A. I went and talked to Don.
Q. What did he say to you?
A. First of all, that he appreciated me coming directly to him. He said that there had been some issues at practice. He said that there were some girls who weren't following his plans. He had spent a lot of
Time outlining a plan for practice, and they were kind of
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off on their own. They were basically doing their own thing, weren't listening to him. Some of the girls were not attending practice, and he was very upset about the commitment.
Q. What, to your understanding, was the role of the faculty member in relationship -- this was not a competitive team; is that correct?
A. Correct.
Q. What was the role of the faculty member assigned to this activity?
A. My understanding is that the faculty role was to make sure that the girls are organized, they understand the time line, they have the permission forms in, and that they're there as a faculty rep for safety. So make surethe kids are safe when they practice.
Q. Is the faculty rep supposed to be the coach?
A. No. The understanding was, no, that the coaches were boys. So freshman boys would coach freshman girls, senior boys would coach senior girls.
Q. Okay. Did you have other information about what had happened? Did Mr. Bellairs acknowledge the fact that he had used inappropriate language?
A. I asked him. He said no, he had not.
Q. Gail testified that she had talked to one student and had gotten a phone call from one parent. Did
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you have any independent contact with either students or parents about this episode, besides what you got from Gail?
A. I talked to Monica Gorman, who is the activities director. She had some of the senior girls in class, in the activities class -- in student government class. She said that there were some rumblings that they were upset about some things. I did talk to two students in the afternoon on Wednesday, October 8th or 9th. I can't remember the exact day, but I talked to two students.
Q. What did those students tell you about what had gone on?
A. That Mr. Bellairs had gotten angry at them. That they really wanted to have a good experience. They wanted it to work. They weren't -- you know, they didn't want to have any kind of conflict. They wanted to make this work and have fun. And they felt like it was
becoming much more serious than they ever intended it.
Q. Then if you take a look at Exhibit No. 17, did you get this message back from Mr. Bellairs after your conversation with him about the weekend episode?
A. Yes. Yes. I had talked with students, and on Wednesday -- and, you know, we finished our conversation before school was out, so it was about 2:15 on Wednesday, the 8th of October.
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Q. Okay. Now, this e-mail says at the end of the first paragraph, "I will post the list today so you can handle all the complaints about my fictitious outbursts." He is still maintaining that his outbursts were
fictitious, that that was something that the girls were inaccurately or dishonestly portraying to you?
A. Yes.
Q. The next paragraph says, "I realize this will create for you some issues, but I know that you will do what's right and not cave in to self-interested parents who believe the system should serve a few kids well and give the vast majority what is left." What's that
about?
A. There were some students that were seniors that Don felt -- some of the same kids at Meadow Park – that were after him and their parents were after him. So he felt like it was the same parents that were constantly trying to sabotage him and get him in trouble.
Q. He told you that?
A. Yes.
Q. Did you then have a conversation with him about that same time about the e-mail? And I'm going to refer you to the conference summary that you wrote a few days later at D-18. There's a reference there in the first paragraph to the fact that you and Don met in your
Office at your request because of a concern you had about this
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e-mail we just looked at, that there were other individuals involved. What was the reason why you decided that you needed to meet with Don Bellairs on October 9th?
A. The original e-mail from the issue with eSIS and the student -- which I guess was 16 -- when that came to me, I met with Don, and I -- we talked about the issue of: "What do you mean by the fairy's spreading dust?" And I explained to him once again that I was the one who had walked by and seen the girl. But in that meeting I clearly expressed to him how I did not want him to be speaking to me or
e-mailing me negative things about administrators that were currently in the building. I said, "These are people I work with." So I said, "We can talk about this kind of stuff, but it's not something that I feel good about." He would continue to say things to me in person about administrative decisions that had been made in the
past. On the 18th or -- on Thursday, October 9th, this kind of e-mail came through again. This time the e-mail had cc'd two teachers and the principal. So I met with him on Thursday, October 9th, to once again express my concern about the pattern of e-mail that are disrespectful
to staff members.
Q. In that meeting did you get any kind of concurrence from Don that he shouldn't be e-mailing and
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copying to other people and using disrespectful language of that sort?
A. He remembered our conversation before. He knew that we had talked about it. He knew that I had clearly expressed my wishes. And he understood that it was only a couple weeks ago that this had happened. He knew all about my requests. But he said to me very clearly that this was the way he was going to do business. This was Don, and he was going to continue to do it this way.
Q. He told you that on October 9th?
A. Yes. Very clearly.
Q. Were you aware -- I think I asked you generally about the problems between Gail and Don. Were you aware of the series of angry outbursts that Don had had specifically directed at Gail in the prior year?
A. I was aware of them, yes.
Q. Did you have a concern about the kind of working relationship you were going to have with him?
A. Actually, our relationship was very good. I mean, we had never had that kind of an outburst. It was a concern of mine -- I can't say that I didn't think about it, but he -- I didn't have angry outbursts with Don. So it took me by surprise, because the September -- late
September early October issues were pretty sudden and pretty unexpected. So I was aware of them, but I didn't
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have that kind of outbursts with Don.
...
Q. There's another note from you here, the next one, at the faculty meeting. We've had some testimony about this already, but I want to ask -- at this point in time you were in a faculty meeting. We understand the superintendent was there and Tom Greene was there. Did you stay after the faculty meeting for any further discussion with the superintendent and Tom Greene?
A. Yes, I did.
Q. And about how many other people stayed, to your recollection?
A. Ten to twelve, something like that.
Q. And were the rest teachers?
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A. All four administrators were there, and the rest were teachers, yes, or counselors. Staff people at school, yes.
Q. What was the general discussion, if you can characterize, that was going on after the full faculty meeting had broken up and you had this small group?
A. It was an open discussion. The superintendent was really asking for issues that were of concern. So other people were bringing up some ESL issues, and I don't remember specifics about other things. I think Link Crew or CAT Crew was also brought up, which is a leadership program for juniors and seniors who are linked with 9th graders. Funding for Link Crew was discussed. Then Don brought up some issues.
Q. Did Don have a school newspaper with him?
A. Yes, he did.
Q. To the best of your recollection, what was it that he was saying about the school newspaper or the article that was on the newspaper?
A. Well, he started off by talking about three parents that came to the Westview faculty in August, the first day of school. These parents were talking about fundraising and fundraising that would go to needy
programs and kids and/or programs in the school. The father who spoke to the parents was Rick Hogue, so it
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was -- everybody knew that. He was talking about how --that the funds find there way to special programs. He was complaining about these kind of fundraising programs. He also mentioned that his wife, Janet Hogue, happens to be president of the district's Beaverton Education Foundation, which is a program that through applications awards programs and scholarship dollars to needy kids. So at the end of that he also had the newspaper that had Kaitlyn, their daughter, who is –was a senior at Westview. It had her picture on the front of the paper, school newspaper, because she had one of the leads in a play that had just concluded sometime in early December, late October. He said, "And who knows, she may have even deserved the lead in the play."
Q. Did you have a problem with that comment?
A. Yes, I did.
Q. Why?
A. Because he was insinuating very clearly that she wasn't deserving of the part, that she got it because her parents in his opinion were influential and money was being diverted through fundraising to a program that either wasn't appropriate or didn't need it.
Q. Was that the drama program?
A. Yes. The theater program.
Q. So he didn't mention Kaitlyn's name
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specifically?
A. No. He just held up the newspaper with this picture on it.
Q. Kaitlyn is a student who is pretty well known around the school?
A. Yes. Very much so.
Q. Were there others who were there who also spoke about equity issues and concerns?
A. Yes.
Q. And who do you remember speaking to those issues?
A. I remember a social studies teacher, Vince Jones, was talking about equity for ESL. He's been a trooper, if you will, about getting funding for students for all schools in ESL.
Q. Okay. Did you view what Mr. Bellairs did in making reference to Kaitlyn as being a violation of your directive from your October meeting?
A. Yes, I did.
Q. How so?
A. Because he clearly had slandered a family and a
student without clearing it through me, which I felt was what we had talked about on the 9th of October.
Q. Did you expect that if he had had a problem with a student or a family, that he would have come to you and
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looked to you for helping him resolve that issue?
A. Yes.
Q. And then if you take a look at the next page, D-22, there's a note. Was there another episode that occurred around about the 16th of January?
A. Yes, there was.
Q. What is this in reference to?
A. It was around the middle of the day. I was at…


Gail VanGorder’s sworn testimony
Fair Dismissal Appeals Board hearing testimony
June 2004

Q: Nancy Hungerford, Beaverton School District attorney
A: Gail Vangorder, just-retired Westview High School asst. principal

Q. In the fall of 2003 you're not involved with the technology piece anymore. Did you get some sort of contact about a powder puff football event that was going on?
A. A parent called me to express her concern
Over what Don had allegedly said at a powder puff football practice. She told me that he had used inappropriate language, had sworn at the students, and also had told them something about, "Don't go running to your mommy to complain about this the way you did when you were in
middle school."
Q. Were these some of the same girls who had been involved in complaints against him in middle school?
A. Yes.
MR. DOYLE: I'm going to object. This is --we are so far afield from the termination notice. And, once again, the district is trying to get a lot of things in that have already been reviewed and already decided
As not the basis of termination. Ms. Hungerford is going
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that this is background, but this is just a
back-door attempt to dirty up the record.
MS. LINDA HUNGERFORD: The powder puff football incident mentioned is in the dismissal letter. But beyond that, the phone call, as we will hear, came from Mrs. Hogue, so this definitely plays into the situation in which on January 14th Mr. Bellairs denigrated this student in front of others and suggested that she--the student didn't deserve the lead in the school play. This is the same family -- one of the families that was involved back in 1999. So I do think it is directly connected to three of the incidents mentioned in the dismissal letter.
MR. DOYLE: Mrs. Hogue is available for testimony?
MS. LINDA HUNGERFORD: This is not hearsay. This witness received a phone call from her, and that's what I am calling this for. It is not even for the truth of the matter of what went on in that football game,
But what was the kind of information that the
Administration was dealing with along about October.
MR. DOYLE: Once again, I don't know. I've heard reference to something in 1999. I think we all eee what the district is attempting to do now, whether by way of background or whatever argument they would use to be
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able to have veiled references to items that were never subject to any discipline and never were even – merited even being put in the personnel file, yet being presented to you through this testimony. I think that's inappropriate.
MR. SMITH: I think part of what we have
Been presented has to do with the football game and with the Hogues. I think we'll hear it in terms of what the witness can testify that she heard from the parent and how she reacted to it, not to the truthfulness of what occurred at the football game.
MR. DOYLE: Thank you very much.
BY MS. LINDA HUNGERFORD:
Q. This phone call was from Mrs. Hogue?
A. Yes.
Q. Were you aware of the situation involving the Hogues at the middle school?
A. No.
Q. This was the first time you learned about
that?
A. Yes.
A. A parent called me to express her concern
Over what Don had allegedly said at a powder puff football practice. She told me that he had used inappropriate language, had sworn at the students, and also had told them something about, "Don't go running to your mommy to complain about this the way you did when you were in
middle school."
Q. Were these some of the same girls who had been involved in complaints against him in middle school?
A. Yes.
MR. DOYLE: I'm going to object. This is --we are so far afield from the termination notice.
Q. And so your understanding was that there was something that had gone on at the middle school that had involved which girl? Do you remember which Hogue daughter it was?
Well, the only daughter at Westview now is
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Kaitlyn.
Q. Mrs. Hogue's report was that Mr. Bellairs was bringing up the episode from the middle school years?
A. That was my understanding, that the reference
to "You can't go running to your mommies the way you did
in middle school" was a reference to that.
Q. And what did you do with the information you got?
A. I told her that I would share that information with Mr. Chamberlain, and I told her that we didn't – the school does not approve of teachers or other adults using profane language or inappropriate language with students,and that also we didn't approve of, you know, teachers trying to denigrate students or bully students, and that we would deal with it.
Q. Did you have a concern about comments that students couldn't talk to their parents about something?
A. Yeah. Students have to be able to talk to their parents about things. I mean, I'll chastise a student when they don't share information with their parents.

MORE VANGORDER TESTIMONYQ. You gave some testimony about Mr. Bellairs'comments at the January 14, 2004, meeting with the superintendent. I could not tell what part of your testimony was verbatim this is what Don said, and what
Was this was the gist, this is the implication. Can you tell me right now everything that you remember specifically Don saying at that meeting, just in his words, not yours?
A. Direct quotes?
Q. As best you can remember.
A. The statement that I can paraphrase the most close to the statement he made about Kaitlyn Hogue was, "Who knows, she may have some talent. Who knows, she may have deserved the part." The others things I said I could describe the content but I can't quote what he said.
Q. Okay. And did he say Kaitlyn Hogue's name?
A. No. He had her picture.
Q. This was in a group of around ten people; is that right?
A. Fewer than ten. Probably eight.
Q. That statement, "Who knows, she may have deserved the part," that sounds to me like he's saying, because of whatever he was talking about before, it's hard
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to know if she deserves the part or what reason she got the part, and was it because of her talent or was it because of the family connections. Is that a fair characterization of how you interpreted that?
A. I interpreted it as though he believed she would not have gotten the part without her parents' involvement.
Q. Is a reasonable interpretation and one that you would also use to say that, because of the parent involvement and because of this parent, we don't know? Who knows if she may have deserved part? We'll never know?
A. No. I don't think it's reasonable to say that.
Q. Why not?
A. Because she's a very talented actress. Because I saw the play. Because I saw how well she did. Because I know the drama teacher and because I know -- I'm familiar with the procedures used in selecting students for the play. Because there's no pattern of selecting students whose parents raise money.
Q. Okay. In the context of what Mr. Bellairs was talking about that day, according to the testimony we've had, it sounds like he was saying there is an equity concern here, that there are -- we have the rich
Students getting the benefits, and we have the poor students or
The less privileged students not getting the benefits.

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There's a problem here. It leads to consequences. Is that kind of a fair characterization of – I know you don't remember what he said verbatim, but is that the gist of what he was saying that day?
A. Many people were talking equity issues. I felt that Mr. Bellairs was talking about the fact that the parents who raise money for Westview, the money didn't go to support his program, that, you know, he had needs, as did other departments in the school, that they weren't
seeing money coming from these parent groups.
Q. Okay. You don't remember anything about him talking about there was an appearance of impropriety where certain students would receive benefits and it happened those students' parents were active in funding?
A. Only in relation to Kaitlyn.
Q. Do you remember anything about Mr. Bellairs' conduct, the way he was saying this, that struck you as being out of bounds? Now, I'm not talking about what he was saying, but how he was saying it. Was he
screaming, yelling, jumping up and down, anything like that?
A. No. He was, you know, using a normal conversational voice. It was a small group of people. What was unusual I thought were two things. One is that he had the newspaper with him for the whole meeting. I remember looking at him and thinking, Why does he have
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that school newspaper? Then also that he would use this -- this he would say something like that. That struck me as odd.
Q. Okay.
A. Because it became all of the sudden very personal when our discussion had been much more general.
Q. So there hadn't been any other discussion in that small group meeting about specific students?
A. No. There had not.
Q. Nothing about a specific student's father having to sneak into an athletic event?
A. There was a discussion -- there was mention about -- I'm trying to remember who said it. Now I remember. It was about a student who doesn't have a lot of economic resources who had made the soccer team, and that the school had given the student a family pass so that they could all get -- so that a lot of people could attend the athletic event to see this particular boy participate without having to pay lots of money. So there wouldn't be a per person entry. They could all use the one pass. I don't remember the comment about sneaking
in.
Q. In terms of the -- you said there was pretty --
it was a pretty general conversation. That sounds pretty specific to me. Doesn't it?
A. Yes, it does. Although, the difference would be
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that there was no picture of that student, so the student wasn't identified. And I think the student was a soccer player. Not everyone knew who the soccer player was. There was a picture of the student, of Kaitlyn.
Q. So you don't remember the student's name being used?
A. I don't. No.
Q. To the extent of the student's name -- actually, strike that question.




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"