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Newport-Mesa Administrators Association



Duane Cox- President

Michael Sciacca–Vice President

Todd Schmidt  – President Elect

Jennifer Chamberlin – Secretary

Kathleen Jaquin – Treasurer

Cheryl Beck – Past President


Aaron Peralta– Elementary

Kira Hurst – Secondary

Candy Barela – Special Education

Kurt Suhr- Director/Coordinator

Patty Dreher- Confidential

Ad HOC Commitees

Todd Hatfield – Benefits

Guy Olguin - Measure F

Amy Nagy- ACSA


Cheryl Beck - Membership

Rebecca Gogel – Membership

 – Legislation

Todd Schmidt- Finance 

Jeff Trader– Finance

Debbie Granger – Policy

Christine Anderson- Professional Relations

Megan Brown - Professional Relations

Lorie Hoggard – Professional Relations  

Phil D’Agostino- Scholarship

Lorie Hoggard– Networking

Christine Anderson– Networking

Past Presidents

Past Presidents

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   Broce Crockard

1997-1998   Peggy Anatol

1996-1997   Tammy Parham

1995-1996   Brooke Booth

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


Income:  $12,00

  • Membership Dues $8000 ($100/Member)
  • District Staff Development Support: $4000 ($50/Member)

Expenses:  $11,828

Provide Professional Development and Networking Opportunities for Educational Leaders

  • August NMUSD Administrative Professional Development/Planning Days (Lunch - $978)
  • Spring Professional Development Breakfast (Breakfast and Decorations/Prizes -$900)
  • 3 Networking Events ($1000)
  • ACSA Leadership Summit ($0)

Promote Public School Education in Our Community

  • ACSA Every Student Succeeding Recognition ($300)
  • E-readers for 4 8th Grade Outstanding Student Awards ($400)
  • Contribution towards the District Welcome Back Luncheon for All Staff ($2500)

Encourage Legislation that Supports Students and Public Education

  • Legislation Action Day ($900)

Support Public Education as a Career

  • Future Teacher College Scholarships ($4000/year - $1000/year for 4 years)
  • Scholarship Plaque Engraving ($75)

Operational Costs

  • Membership Incentives/Prizes ($300)
  • Supplies ($100)
  • Retirements /Recognition ($275)


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 (ASCA)

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.

ACSA Region 17

ACSA Region 17 serves Orange County.