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!
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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.