Note from the President

CADAT Presidents Address to Membership

Greetings CADAT Member,
I am hoping that this finds you well and healthy. Some of us are back at teaching, whether it is through distance learning or actually being able to perform hands on education with your students. However, some are not back to teaching with programs being on pause. Needless to say, we are all doing our best to navigate these uncharted waters.

CADAT is here for you, to offer support through this. We have partnered with DAEGR’s, offering Educators meetings. Please feel free to join in on the ZOOM meetings for support and ideas from your colleges. The Zoom links are sent to our members prior to the meeting.

In July we not only held our annual business meeting, but were able to provide the California DPA Course. This course was provided to you free of charge courtesy of Melodi Randolph of RDA4U. Also, during the business meeting we introduced the nominees running for officer positions on the CADAT Board of Directors. Voting was held through Constant Contact. Your candidates were confirmed, and I am pleased to announce your Board of Directors Officers for 2020-2021:

President – Susan Dahn
Vice President – Dawn Brewster
Treasurer – Tanya Cusick
Secretary – Cara Miyasaki

As we look forward, your CADAT Conference Committee is currently assessing the direction of the annual conference for 2021. If you are interested in being a speaker at the conference, please check out the announcement soon to be posted on our CADAT website. The CADAT board is making headway on the revision of the bylaws and MOP, to ensure they work harmoniously for the good of the association. Additionally, we are making updates to our website to keep it current with up to date information for our members.

In closing, a little help goes a long way. CADAT is always looking for volunteers to help facilitate this great association. We are always open for assistance, so please share your gifts, skills and talents with us and volunteer today. Your membership and involvement are important, appreciated and I thank you for your continued support.

Susan Dahn CADAT President