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The Bay Section Workshop Friday December 6th at the Alameda County Office of Education

 

Each fall our "Bay Section Executive Board" host an important workshop for educators throughout the State of California.  This years title is "H.E.A.T. Watch" Alameda County: Stop Human Exploitation and Trafficking.  

Keep student safe and build the capacity of all first responders to support victims and those who at risk of sexual exploitation and trafficking.  Teresa Drenick, Assistant District Attorney, Alameda County!

The Faces Behind CASCWA

Bay Area Section

Andrew Kevy
Bay Section
President

Principal, Hayward USD

akevy@husd.k12.ca.us

Evelyn Ocasio
Bay Section
Past President

Director Alternative Ed.
Hayward Unified USD

eocasio@husd.k12.ca.us 

Janet McMurray
Bay Area Secretary

West Contra Costa USD

 jmcmurray@wccusd.net

Alan Del Simone
Bay Area Treasurer

West Contra Costa USD, Retired

adelsimone@sbcglobal.net

A Message From Our President

Andrew Kevy's President's Message

 

Bay Section Greetings,

Greetings CASCWA members! As newly elected president of CASCWA’s Bay Section, I would like to introduce myself and welcome current and potential new members to Bay Section and the CASCWA family.  Education is a complex field and as we know, the dynamic of teaching and learning grows ever more complex in the 21st century.  The role of Child Welfare and Attendance is more important than ever in creating climates and cultures where students are ready to learn so they can learn a lot.  Being a member of CASCWA, attending our workshops and conferences and being an active part of our learning community is so important and valuable as we help lead our schools and districts through challenges and toward success. 

 

I am so appreciative of Bay Sections Executive Board who last year facilitated last year’s hugely successful state conference in Napa last April.  Last May, we hosted a CWA certification workshop and had one of our largest turnouts in years.  A spring workshop tradition is awarding CASCWA scholarships to 10 extremely deserving students to help support their college ambitions.   Be on the lookout for a save the date flyer coming shortly to promote our fall workshop. We are finalizing presentations on positive climate and restorative practices.  I am very pleased to present my fellow board members DiShawn Givens, Vice President, Evelyn Ocacio, past President, Janet McMurray, Secretary, Alan del Simone, Treasurer and Ligia Mancia, Cynthia Brice, and Celeste Pracale as members at large.  I am honored and very excited to be working with such a strong and talented group of people this coming year!

 

I am very proud and honored to be CASCWA Bay Section President for the upcoming year.  I have worked in student services in the Hayward Unified School District for over 25 years and as Director of CWA for almost ten.  I have a counseling background and earned my MSW through U.C. Berkeley and my Administrative Services Credential through Cal State Hayward (not yet CSU East Bay).   I am very proud to share that my wife has been a teacher longer than I have been in education and we have two sons, one just graduating the U.C. system with the other just starting at U.C. Davis.  Go Mustangs. 

 

CWA and student services covers a wide range of responsibilities and CASCWA has supporting me all along my educational journey.  Looking ahead as section president, my goals for 2019-20 are to continue to provide meaningful, informative workshops for our members, increase membership in Bay Section and continue to grow a collaborative peer culture and community in Bay Section and CASCWA statewide.  Our responsibilities continue to grow and we must continue expand our knowledge, abilities, and collaborations.  Our communities look to us to help lead our schools toward success so all students’ graduate college and career ready.  For them to thrive, we must work together to build our collective impact. CASCWA is an organization primed to do this and I look forward working with you through the Bay Section.

 

We look forward to a great 2019-20 school year and look forward to all of our CASCWA members and friends!

Sincerely,

Andrew Kevy

Bay Section President

2019-2020 Bay Section Executive Board Meetings:

All meetings on Wednesday from 4:30-6:30

2019 Meetings:

Meeting dates and times are being determined

2020 Meetings:

Meeting dates and times are being determined

Information on our future CASCWA workshops,  upcoming events and the 2020 CASCWA State Conference will be placed here soon!