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Care & Connection

Care, connection, and community are the heart of education. Each is essential for promoting health, safety, and well-being, and creating the conditions where students can learn, and staff can teach and nurture our youth. We encourage all of Oregon’s schools and districts to focus on fostering healthy, supportive relationships and communities, and creating welcoming spaces for everyone. This means recognizing that each person will have different needs, and honoring, valuing, and respecting each individual’s ways of knowing and being.


B. Grace Bullock, Ph.D. - Director of Mental Health, Office of the Director

Arden Robinette - Mental Health Project Coordinator, Office of the Director

Jeremy Hogeweide - Mental Health Administrative Specialist, Office of the Director

Inquiries can also be directed to the ODE Mental Health email address

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