Confederation of Oregon School Administrators

Session resources

  • Scott Drue, Principal, Aloha-Huber Park Elementary,

          Beaverton School District

  • Alfonso Giardiello, Assistant Principal, Aloha-Huber Park
  • Ali Hurd, Consultant, Educational Excellence
  • Missi Thurman, Consultant, Educational Excellence


Every student deserves a chance at success, but that is easier said than done when working with a diverse student population. Teaching culturally diverse learners requires school leadership to invest significant time and effort supporting staff as they build a strong core that guarantees equitable access to all standards, for all students. In this interactive session, district leaders will hear from school leaders about the conditions for successful implementation of organizational change, typically done at a district level, that can be scaled up to meet the needs of highly diverse school communities. The workshop highlights clear, specific steps and resources to achieving this outcome through curriculum mapping work being done in a culturally diverse environment: a school with both English-only and two way-immersion classrooms. Aloha-Huber Park of the Beaverton School District knew that improving core would have the greatest impact and further guarantee equitable access to all standards, for all students, including language considerations. The session will be moderated by consultants from Educational Excellence, who have partnered with AHP in this journey and will provide context on the process as well as point participants to available resources. Bring your questions, challenges, ideas and listen to the voices of those who are taking this critical step –– and actually making it work for them, and most importantly, for their students – ALL of their students!

Friday, Jan. 25, 11:15 a.m., Council House C

2019 OACOA/OASE/OASBO Winter Conference in Salishan