Our Mission

The purpose of the Oregon School Personnel Association (OSPA) is to: a) foster the staffing of Oregon school systems with the highest qualified individuals; and b) encourage and assist in the development and utilization of exemplary school personnel administration practices.

All individuals with responsibilities for personnel administration and related functions in public, private, or postsecondary school systems in the State of Oregon are invited to become members of OSPA. Membership in OSPA requires an annual fee which was reinstituted beginning July 1, 2013. You may register as a member by going to www.ospa.k12.or.us and then clicking on red banner in the middle of the home page.

One of the most important benefits of membership is access to a statewide network of people in positions similar to yours. The regular regional meetings of the association, held twice yearly, and our workshops and conferences strengthen these connections.

OSPA currently provides an HR Leadership program titled "Human Resources in Education Leadership (HrELP)." Those interested in taking courses through OSPA, with credit available through Portland State University, can contact Dawn Strong at ospastrong@gmail.com.

An annual membership directory and handbook are available on the OSPA website. Members are asked to update their membership information when changes in position or contact information occur.

For more information about OSPA services, contact Dawn Strong, Executive Director, at ospastrong@gmail.com or phone: 541-954-2839.

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