Saturday, February 20, 2016

Humans of Oregon Save Our Schools

Those of us on the Oregon Save Our Schools Communications committee really enjoy the "Humans of New York" blog.  We thought it would be great to play off the idea of that blog and create a few blog posts about the "Humans of Oregon Save Our Schools" to introduce our followers to some of the many people who also follow us!

It's been said that the most revolutionary thing we can do is introduce people to each other. With that in mind, we would like to introduce you to the Humans of Oregon Save Our Schools!

If you would like your story about why you joined or follow Oregon Save Our Schools, what OSOS means to you, or why you think OSOS is important featured in a series of blog entries, send a short paragraph with your bio and tell us how and why you are involved!

Send your entries to:

Thanks, and we hope you enjoy our first entry.

Rex Hagans – My Story

At 78, I have spent just over a half century doing the best I can to help improve learning and life for kids and other folks who have little “voice” to speak for themselves.  It continues to be a rewarding but weird journey.

I hold a B.A with dual majors in Political Science and Education, an M.A. in counseling, and a PhD in School Administration. I am a lifetime Honorary Member of NEA and have received a Career Achievement Award from The American Association of School Administrators.

I worked 39 years in education, 32 of them at the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory as the Director of Planning. My job was to work with state and national leaders to improve educational practice through research based innovation and enlightened policy changes.

I retired in 2000, and began a " second career" as a volunteer advocate for schools and those living in poverty.  In addition to my work with Oregon Save Our Schools, I serve on the Public Policy Council of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, am a member of the Oregon TANF Coalition, and a member and past Chair of the Canby Education Foundation.

1 comment:

  1. You are one of the most intelligent men I know. And a great friendly person.