Area A (NorCal)

Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Glenn, Humboldt, Lassen, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne, Yolo, Yuba

Gold, big trees, fertile farmland, plentiful orchards, bountiful rivers-- the rich resources of California can be found in CADA Area A. Even greater than these riches are the resources of youth in our area. We have amazing schools filled with fantastic students… and in each school there is the opportunity to create a positive culture and climate. The Activity Directors and Leadership teachers in Northern California are blessed with the prospect of creating great change in each school for every student. Along with Leadership Development Days, informal gatherings, and online support, CADA provides four leadership conferences during the year that are listed below.

Please feel free to contact Melissa Edsall, Jill Mortensen, or myself, John Lucero, for any questions that you might have concerning leadership, activities or the CADA organization. Also, below you will find a list of the Area A Council members. They can also provide needed support.

Good luck with your local program. Please feel free to share your successes and challenges with us.

John Lucero
Area A Coordinator

 Upcoming Area A ConferenceS

Area A Middle School & High School Spring Leadership Conference

DATE: Tuesday, May 7, 2019
LOCATION: Modesto Centre Plaza
TIME: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
KEYNOTE: Houston Kraft

Are you ready to give your new leaders the boost to prepare them for the 2019-2020 school year?  If so, send in your registrations ASAP to guarantee your place at the Area A Middle School & High School Spring Leadership Conference. We will have Kim Karr with four interns/winners from Digital 4 Schools to share ways to change the culture on your campus to a positive school culture for the other hour.

Registration fees include: all sessions, a light breakfast, lunch, entertainment, and CADA giveaways!  No onsite registration will be available. THIS EVENT IS NOT OPEN TO GRADUATING SENIORS. We look forward to having you and your leadership team in Modesto in May!


CADA Members: Non-CADA Members:
$35 - until April 1 $45-until April 1
$45 - April 2 - April 19 $55 - April 2 - April 19

CADA has gone paperless with our registrations! You can register online and register with a credit card or check. Check payments need to be received 2 weeks PRIOR to the event. No POs. No refunds.

Area A Advisors' Conference

Save The Date!

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019
Location: Monterey Trail High School

Area A High School Fall North Leadership Student Conference

Save The Date!

Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Location: Yolo County Fairgrounds

Area A Middle School Fall North Leadership Student Conference

Save The Date!

Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Location: Yolo County Fairgrounds

2017 Area A Conference Recap Photos

Leadership Development Days

Led by educators with more than 10,000 hours in leadership training experience, Leadership Development Days provide opportunities for elementary, middle school, and high school students to become inspired and contribute to the betterment of their campus and communities.

The day-long event utilizes experiential learning activities to unite students and develop lifelong skills. The curriculum is centered around learning effective communication, cultural competencies, connecting to others, individualism vs. collectivism, expanding the leadership base, perseverance, and courage to become the best version of yourself.

CADA has gone paperless with our registrations! You now can register online and register with a credit card or check. Check payment needs to be received 1 week prior to the event. No POs. No refunds.

 Below is the Leadership Development Days in Area A. For a complete list please visit the calendar or Leadership Development Days

 Date  Location/Registration 
 March 21, 2019
 CANCELLED - Ceres High School - MS & HS Delegates PRIVATE 


Area A Coordinator
Linda Cooper

Area A Asst Coordinator
Melissa Edsall
Area A Asst Coordinator
Jill Mortensen




Area A Council Members: Area Council (excel)

Area A Links




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