COE Community Diversity Advisory Board

Community Diversity Advisory Board

The Community Diversity Advisory Board (CDAB) consists of community members, the Dean, the Associate Deans, and the Executive Assistant to the Dean. The Dean provides direct oversight of this committee. Charge: To provide counsel and recommendations to the Dean regarding the COE’s efforts to improve diversity and promote inclusivity within both the COE and the broader educational and social service community.

University of Oregon College of Education CDAB Council Member Nicole Butler-Hooten

Nicole Butler

BS 2004 Sociology/Ethnic Studies, University of Oregon; MEd 2005, University of Oregon, Sapsik'ʷałá member

2nd grade Teacher, Irving Elementary, Bethel School District

Nicole was recently awarded the honor and title of the 2021 Oregon Teacher of the Year and is the first Indigenous Teacher in Oregon to receive this recognition. She is a member of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians-Chetco Band (Oregon) and the San Carlos Apache Tribe (Arizona). Nicole is deeply committed to equity in the classroom, providing students with an accurate Native curriculum that focuses on presence, and cultural competency in her teaching. 

University of Oregon College of Education CDAB Council Member Richard Kitumba

Richard Kitumba

BA 2012 Family and Human Services, University of Oregon, MPA 2014 Public Administration, University of Oregon, Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management 2014, University of Oregon

Founder and President, The City of Refuge International, Inc.

Richard founded The City of Refuge International, Inc. in 2007. Since then, the organization has helped thousands of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

University of Oregon College of Education CDAB Council Member Marty Pérez

Marty Pérez

BA 2008 Spanish, University of Oregon, M.Ed 2009 Sapsik'ʷałá Program, University of Oregon, 2020 Post Masters Certificate, Preliminary Admin. Licensure, University of Portland

Assistant Principal, Sam Case Elementary School, Lincoln County School District

A first generation Mexican-American and enrolled Klamath Tribal member (of the Modoc Tribe). Taught Spanish at NAYA Early College Academy and in the Portland Public Schools’ Dual Language Immersion Program for the past decade. Currently serving as assistant principal at Sam Case Elementary (3-5). Represented secondary educators on the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission from 2014-2019. Appointed to the Governor’s Council on Education Advancement in 2016-2017.