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SC2V REN Coordinating Body

The South Coast to Valley Regional Educator Network (SC2V REN) serves the 31 districts in Coos, Curry, Western Douglas, Marion, Polk and Yamhill Counties and is lead by a diverse team called a Coordinating Body which is comprised of at least 51% K-12 teachers.

The SC2V REN strives to have a Coordinating Body that is racially, ethnically, culturally, and/or linguistically diverse and reflective of our region's educators and students. Our team benefits greatly from having novice educators in their first 3 years.

We are seeking representatives with strong communication skills, a desire to make a positive impact, have experience with and willingness to lead with equity, understand the strengths and needs of their district or organization and region, and be willing to grow professionally.

Apply here to become a member of our coordinating body.

Coordinating Body Convenings 
  • September 13th (Wednesday) | Virtual | 3:30pm-5:30pm
  • November 8th (Wednesday) | Virtual | 3:30pm-5:30pm
  • January 24th (Wednesday) | Virtual | 3:30pm-5:30pm
  • March 13th (Wednesday) | Virtual | 3:30pm-5:30pm
  • May 8th (Wednesday) | Virtual | 3:30pm-5:30pm
Header for 2023-2024 list of Coordinating Body Members

South Coast Educator Voice

Bandon, Central Curry, Coquille, Myrtle Point, Powers Vacant
K’la Kennedy, Teacher
Coos Bay
Sam Beckett, Teacher
North Bend
Raphael Concha, Teacher
Port Orford-Langlois
Ashley Jones, Counselor
Jon Zwemke, Superintendent

Willamette Valley Educator Voice

Amity, Cascade, Central, Falls City, Gervais, Mt. Angel, Newberg, North Marion, Perrydale, Silver Falls, St. Paul, Woodburn, Yamhill-Carlton Vacant
Olivia Cole, Teacher
Efrain Arredondo, Technology Coordinator
DIE Leadership and BIPoC Support
Brad Capener, Superintendent
Shane Fox, TOSA
Karina Smith, EDI Director
North Santiam
Nicole Duncan, Director of Teaching and Learning 
Urmila Baruah,  Social Studies PA/TOSA
Maria Rodriguez, Pre-K Teacher
McKenzie Grauer, Teacher
Cori Farmer-Blackwell, Special Education Teacher
Willamina Middle School Embark

Stakeholder Voice

Community Based Organization
Community College
Early Learning 
Rebeca McDermitt , TOSA
Salem Keizer School District
Education Association
Education Service District
Paul Peterson, Superintendent
South Coast ESD
Educator Preparation Provider
Mark Girod, Dean College of Education
Western Oregon University
Federally Recognized Tribe
Cheyanne Heidt, Curriculum Specialist
Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde,
Education Focused Nonprofit & Philanthropic Organization
Vellena Howard, Founder/President
CEDAR Bridges Native and Indigenous Center
Oregon School Board
Alonso Oliveros, Board Member
Willamette Education Service District
State Agency
Arden Robinette
Oregon Department of Education
The South Coast to Valley Regional Educator Network (SC2V REN) champions teacher voice while emphasizing the equity lens to support professional growth for educators through every stage of their career from recruitment through retirement.