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President's Message

We Are Golden Together

A Message from Dr. Lisa Dachs-Ornelas, President, ACSA Region 16


Welcome to ACSA Region 16. I am honored and privileged to serve as president of this great region – representing Los Angeles Unified School.  I would like to welcome all of the newly-elected board members and thank Leonard Choi for his leadership as President during the 2019-2021 school years. Region XVI has grown as an organization because of your leadership.


This year, we are celebrating ACSA’s 50-year anniversary with the following theme: We are GOLDEN together.  There is a wealth of knowledge and expertise that is powerful when we come together for a common cause.  As we are all learning and adjusting to an exciting time in education, we remain committed to our mission to promote the advancement of an equitable, quality education for all students and to promote and support the mission of State ACSA. This year, as we recover from the Pandemic, our Region goals for the 21-22 school year are: 


Member Development and Support – Provide members with a wide range of meaningful opportunities to contribute their diverse talent, experience, and perspective to further the mission, goals, and priorities of ACSA.


Advocacy and Influence - Raise ACSA’s reputation as the authority on education issues and as an influential spokesperson at the local, state, and federal levels.


Organizational Alignment and Accountability - Tap the full potential of ACSA to effect positive change for the profession and for students through better alignment of roles, goals, and resources at all levels of the Association.


State ACSA and Region16 are here to support you. I encourage you to explore and take advantage of all of the benefits ACSA has to offer to assist you. I also encourage you to become an active member of the association through professional development opportunities, social networking events, Brown Bag Virtual Lunch meetings, Women in Leadership Summit, or participating in Legislative Action Day, and much more!


If you have any questions, or if I can help in any way, please feel free to reach out to me. I look forward to meeting you either in person or virtually!


I look forward with enthusiasm to our year ahead.


Dr. Lisa Dachs-Ornelas
ACSA Region 16

Beachy Ave. ES, LAUSD
(818) 899-0241