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Newport-Mesa Administrators Association

Serving the Certificated and Classified Management of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District


The general purpose of this Association shall be to promote the advancement of public education, school management, and leadership in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District.  The specific purposes are as follows:

  • To become informed of and to implement the most effective techniques and methods of public school management for the good of the students and the communities we serve.
  • To advance public education through research and investigation.
  • To increase, in the community at large, an awareness of the importance of public education and the role of public school leaders.
  • To support and encourage legislation and laws that are in the best interest of students and public education.
  • To increase professional and social contacts among public school leaders and managers, as well as others engaged in public education.
  • To provide guidance and support in matters concerned with the advancement and support of public education.
  • To disseminate information about organizations which exhibit a concern for public education and public school management and leadership.
  • To encourage and reward genuine interest in public education as a career among public school students in the communities we serve.

Memberships in the N-MAA shall be open to all interested persons who meet the following criteria:

  • Current leadership responsibility and active involvement in public education, including those in training (i.e. administrative interns), supporting, and consulting services whose job description identify them as performing public management or supervisory responsibilities
  • Confidential employees

Deb Granger - President

Todd Hatfield - Vice President

Kari Adams - President Elect

Jennifer Chamberlin - Secretary

Kathleen Leary - Treasurer

Dave Martinez - Past President

Aaron Peralta - Elementary

Jennifer Fox - Secondary

Candy Barela - Special Education

Shoshana Nakano - Director/Coordinator

TBD - Confidential

Todd Hatfield - Benefits

Lance Bidnick - Facilities

Amy Nagy - ACSA

Cheryl Beck - Membership

Kathleen Leary - Legislation

Kari Adam - Finance

Jeff Trader - Finance

Teri Schad - Policy

Kari Adams - Professional Relations/Networking

Bonnie Hinton - Professional Relations/Networking

Lorie Hoggard - Professional Relations/Networking

TBD - Scholarship


The Executive Board meets once a month at 7:15 am using the following agenda to guide discussion:

  • Welcome and Call to Order
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Cabinet Update
  • New Business
  • Old Business
  • Ad Hoc Committee Reports
  • Committee Reports
  • Representative Reports
Association of California School Administrators (ACSA)

The Association of California School Administrators was established in 1971.  ACSA is the largest umbrella organization for school leaders in the nation, serving more than 16,000 school leaders.  The mission of ACSA is to support California’s educational leaders; ensure all students have the essential skills and knowledge needed to excel; and champion public education.

Association of California School Administrators (ACSA)

ACSA Region 17 serves Orange County.

 > ACSA Region 17

2020-2021  Dave Martinez

2019-2020 Lorie Hoggard

2018-2019  Michael Sciacca

2017-2018 Todd Schmidt

2016-2017  Duane Cox

2015-2016  Cheryl Beck

2014-2015  Amy Nagy

2013-2014  Mary Jo Vecchiarelli

2012-2013   Guy Olguin

2011-2012   Rebecca Gogel

2010-2011   Kelli Smith

2009-2010   Ed Wong

2008-2009   Candace Cloud

2007-2008   Monique Van Zeebroeck

2006-2007   Jeff Trader

2005-2006   John Garcia

2004-2005   Charlene Metoyer

2003-2004   Pat Insley

2002-2003   Thomas Antal

2001-2002   Sharon Fry

2000-2001   Karen Kendall

1999-2000   Julie Chan

1998-1999   Bruce Crockard

1997-1998   Peggy Anatol

1996-1997   Tammy Parham

1995-1996   Brooke Booth