Submit your nominations for
Oregon Teacher of the Year!
Whoever is picked as the Regional Teacher of the Year for the Lane Region could be picked to be the Oregon Teacher of the Year, as we saw with Nicole Butler-Hooten (Bethel) in 2021 and Keri Pilgrim Ricker (Eugene) in 2019. Get your nominations in by January 31st! Go to: oregonteacheroftheyear.org/nominate
Lane African American / Black Student Success (Lane AABSS) Presents:
Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day!
Thank you to all the students, staff, and families for walking with us on November 17, 2021 for #RubyBridgesWalktoSchoolDay!
For more photos and video from the event taken by the Eugene, Springfield, and Bethel School Districts, visit LaneAABSS on Facebook.
Instructional assistants share experiences
A group of our instructional assistants (IAs) shared what they love about working in education, in a series of videos made for sharing on social media. Thank you to IAs John, Alia, Blake, and Chad for talking about their work and encouraging others to join the Lane ESD Team! Thank you also to Shawn and Caitlyn of Lane Regional Inclusive Services for sign language interpretation.
The Register-Guard also reported on the staffing challenges we've been experiencing in the article Learning to Cope.
Lane ESD currently has job openings for instructional assistants in Eugene, Springfield, Creswell, and Cottage Grove. Go to lesdjobs.com to apply.
Lane County Superintendent Council
Racism is a widespread, dangerous cancer in our society. It manifests itself in many ways – some subtle and often unnoticed by white Americans, and others loud and prevalent with headline grabbing attention. Such is the case now as we have seen the news with the killing of George Floyd. Read more
Proud to Support
Connected Lane County is a local coalition of school districts, institutions of public higher education, the local workforce board, industry innovators, and early childhood partners created as Lane County's regional achievement collaborative.
Elevate is a county-wide program connecting students to careers. They host career expos/job fairs, coordinate industry tours, job shadows, and 6-week internships for high school students, as well as organize industry panels and guest speakers for teachers.