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Regional Educator Networks

Connecting educators with one another throughout Oregon, Regional Educator Networks (RENs) are a great way to find support and access new resources.
Regional Educator Networks

About Regional Educator Networks (RENs)

There are many regional opportunities for educators across Oregon as part of the RENs funded by the Educator Advancement Council. The Educator Advancement Council (EAC) was created as a public-nonprofit partnership through state statute to significantly improve professional supports for Oregon's public educators. The council launched 10 Regional Educator Networks (RENs) across Oregon. The RENs facilitate a process that centers the voices of educators to operationalize meaningful, systemic changes to improve recruitment, retention, and professional learning.

Please see below for your REN’s website and contact information so you, your school team, your district or local association, and/or your UniServ can get more involved in this crucial work!

Find Your Regional Educator Network

Central Oregon Regional Educator Network

For educators in Crook, Deschutes, & Jefferson counties: 

Website: Central Oregon REN

Contact: Kimberly Strong

Columbia Regional Educator Network

For educators in Gilliam, Hood River, Sherman, Wasco, & William counties: 

Website: Columbia REN

Contact: Gabi Deleone

Douglas County Regional Educator Network

For educators in Douglas county:

Website: Douglas County REN

Contact: Reina Pike

Eastern Oregon Regional Educator Network

For educators in Grant, Harney, Lake, Malheur, & Wallowa counties:

Website: Eastern Oregon REN

Contact: Jennifer Martin

Multnomah-Clackamas Regional Educator Network

For educators in Multnomah & Clackamas counties:

Website: Multnomah-Clackamas REN

Contact: Erin Gardenhire

Northwest Regional Educator Network

For educators in Clatsop, Columbia, Tillamook, & Washington counties:

Website: Northwest REN

Contact: Mariana Zaragoza

Oregon Trail Regional Educator Network

For educators in Baker, Morrow, Umatilla, & Union counties:

Website: Oregon Trail REN

Contact: Morgan Rauch

South Coast to Valley Regional Educator Network

For educators in Coos, Curry, Marion, Polk, & Yamhill counties:

Website: South Coast to Valley REN

Contact: Kerri Tatum

Southern Oregon Regional Educator Network

For educators in Jackson, Josephine, & Klamath counties:

Website: Southern Oregon REN

Contact: Heidi Olivadoti

Western Regional Educator Network

For educators in Benton, Lane, Lincoln, & Linn counties:

Website: Western REN

Contact: Tracy Conaghan


Keeping the Promise of Quality Public Education

The Oregon Education Association (OEA) is a union committed to the cause of providing the basic right of great public education to every student. OEA represents about 41,000 educators working in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 public schools and community colleges. OEA’s membership includes licensed teachers and specialists, classified/education support professionals (ESPs), community college faculty, retired educators, and student members. OEA members also belong to the 3.2 million members of the National Education Association (NEA).