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EDC Administrators Receive Regional Awards

08:25 AM - March 14, 2023

From left to right: Kevin Monsma, EDCOE Deputy Superintendent of Educational Services, award winner Carey Buchanan, EDCOE Charter Alternative Programs Principal, award winner Michael Gillespie, EDCOE Executive Director Charter Alternative Programs, award winner Rachel Chaloux, EDCOE Human Resources Program Assistant-Confidential, Amy Andersen, EDCOE Executive Director of Human Resources, Ginese Quann, EDCOE Executive Director of Charter SELPA, and Dr. Ed Manansala, El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools.

On March 10, the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Region 2 hosted a gala at the Catta Verdera Country Club in Lincoln, celebrating Region 2 Administrators of the Year. ACSA Region 2 represents educational leaders from the Northern California counties of Butte, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sierra, Sutter, and Yuba. Several administrators from the local El Dorado Chapter were recognized. “The educational leaders recognized here tonight demonstrate an authentic commitment to students of El Dorado County and beyond,” expressed Dr. Ed Manansala, El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools. “I’m honored to work alongside this distinguished group of educators who exemplify a steadfast focus on excellent service for others.” 

Awards were presented to the following El Dorado County administrators:

Category: Adult Education Administrator – Carey Buchanan, Principal, Charter Alternative Programs, El Dorado County Office of Education

Category: Business Services Administrator – Tara Clark, Chief Business Official, Pollock Pines Elementary School District

Category: Confidential Employee – Rachel Chaloux, Program Assistant-Confidential, Human Resources, El Dorado County Office of Education

Category: Continuation/Educational Options Administrator – Michael Gillespie, Executive Director, Charter Alternative Programs, El Dorado County Office of Education

Category: Middle Grades Principal – Mary Beal, Principal, Herbert Green Middle School, Mother Lode Union School District

Category: Sam LaCara Administrator – Ron Carruth, Superintendent, El Dorado Union High School District

ACSA is the largest umbrella organization for school leaders in the United States, serving more than 17,000 California educators. ACSA’s top priority is advocating for public school students in kindergarten through grade 12, as well as adult learners. Its mission is to be the driving force for an equitable, world-class education system, and the development and support of inspired educational leaders who meet the diverse needs of all California students. For more information about ACSA, Region 2, visit

Congratulations to all!

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