Region 9 Education Cooperative

Message from the Executive Director

May brings a lot of transition to Region 9. We have programs and staff winding down to the end of the year. We also have staff gearing up for some of the busiest work of the year for Region 9. We are looking forward to the opportunities that will be available to us with new leadership in state agencies. May 10 was an all-Region 9 staff day, originally scheduled for Wingfield Park, however, the weather found us celebrating another successful Region 9 year in the ballroom at Mountain Annies. With a small break from a tradition of presenting Apple Service Awards in the fall, we recognized Region 9 employees for their service and presented Apples this year in the spring. Congratulations for five years of service to Calla Goeller, Carmen Spann, Stacy Wren, Rebekah Stephens, Carolina Hernandez, Ellen Virden, and Susan Maynard. We had one 15-year service award to Robert Miller. We also recognized a 25-year award to John Ashcraft. 

We honored both Lee Ann Southard and Evelyn Sanchez for their contributions to Region 9 as they retire. Both Lee Ann and Evelyn have made a lasting imprint on all of us here at Region 9. 

We gave a message of positive work, positive things that have happened at Region 9 this year, and to remember to be proud of each other and the work we do every day. Have an enjoyable summer. 

Bryan Dooley
Executive Director
Region 9 Education Cooperative


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