COREN News & Events

“Elk Meadow partnered with COREN as we endeavored to engage our families in a new and different way. The COREN team met and led our team throughout the whole process. They guided us through casting a big vision and then facilitated the planning down to the last detail for our event. We hosted listening sessions with diverse groups from our school community.

The information we gleaned will impact our decisions and growth for years to come. Parents left feeling heard and seen. COREN’s partnership infused this event with inclusivity and elevated the caliber of the experience, superseding anything we would have created independently. Our team walked away feeling inspired and so grateful for the work of COREN.”

Kelle Hildebrandt

Principal, Elk Meadow Elementary School

Educator Feature: Yoselin Viramontes

Educator Feature: Yoselin Viramontes

Educator Feature: Yoselin ViramontesYoselin Viramontes English Language Development and Spanish for Heritage Speakers Teacher, Ridgeview High School"One of the best things about working alongside Yoselin, or Miss V. as her students call her, is that she is a fierce...

read more
Educator Feature: Carson Hickox

Educator Feature: Carson Hickox

Educator Feature: Carson HickoxCarson Hickox 7th Grade Social Studies Teacher, Crook County Middle School"I am constantly impressed with Carson’s learner’s mentality, especially in equity topics. He is always looking for ways to build belonging in his classroom and...

read more
ELEVATE Survey Results

ELEVATE Survey Results

2023 ELEVATE EDUCATOR SURVEYThe ELEVATE Survey Results are In! COREN heard from 183 educators from Central Oregon in our first ELEVATE survey this spring. Teachers, building administrators, and district administrators were asked questions about why they stay or why...

read more
Educator Feature: Ana Wright

Educator Feature: Ana Wright

Educator Feature: Ana WrightAna Wright Bilingual Kindergarten Educator Bear Creek Elementary School Dual Immersion Program in Bend, Oregon. BEA Building Representative and Co-Facilatator of the Employee Resource Group for Staff of Color"Ana has a heart for learning,...

read more
Take Our ELEVATE Survey!

Take Our ELEVATE Survey!

ELEVATE SurveyCentral Oregon Educators: Participate in our ELEVATE Survey!  What is COREN? Central Oregon Regional Educators Network (COREN) is charged with recruiting, supporting, and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the faces of our students. What is the...

read more
VOICES Report

VOICES Report

VOICES Educator Retention ReportCOREN has issued the 2022 VOICES Report! VOICES details the current Central Oregon educator landscape with a collective focus on educator retention. COREN seeks to understand what educators need to make teaching in Central Oregon a...

read more
Educator Feature: Laurie Danzuka

Educator Feature: Laurie Danzuka

Educator Feature: Laurie DanzukaLaurie Danzuka School Board Member and Native American Success Coordinator Warm Springs (tenino, wy-am), Wasco (wasqu), Paiute "Laurie is a long time educator and education advocate who brings rich experiences and knowledge to her work...

read more
Educator Feature: Jessica Pickens

Educator Feature: Jessica Pickens

Educator Feature: Jessica PickensJessica Pickens Reading Intervention Teacher and COREN AMPLIFY Facilitator"Jessica continues to empower, educate, and promotescultural practices to ensure our systems and practices evolve to meet the needs of all.”Jessica Pickens is a...

read more