ASBA-ASA 62ND ANNUAL CONFERENCE
December 17 @ 8:30 am - December 19 @ 4:30 pm
ASBA’s Annual Conference will be held December 17-19, 2019. The Annual Conference is our celebratory end-of-year gathering of school board members and other district leaders in the state. Attendees hear from national speakers, focus on statewide education initiatives and network and share experiences with other educational leaders across Arizona. School board members, students and educators are celebrated during the Annual Awards program and the Golden Bell Luncheon.
Please NOTE: This year’s conference days are: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and at a new location, J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge.
ASBA’S INSPIRING YOUTH CONTEST
Win an exclusive presentation for 50 of your district’s students with Shane Feldman, media sensation, motivational speaker, producer, social entrepreneur and “undercover teen” and ASBA’s Annual Conference keynote speaker at Grand Canyon University on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019! A private campus tour will be included. Also, transportation and lunch are provided.
Each year, ASBA honors individual school board members, as well as entire governing boards:
- for efforts toward improvement;
- as incentive for voluntary board member in-service training;
- to promote the idea of better boardsmanship; and
- for service to public school in the form of advocacy.
Awards are also presented to districts, schools and teachers for excellence in student achievement.
Student scholarships and a student photography contest round out ASBA’s annual awards.
Nominations are now open for ASBA’s 62nd Annual Conference. The deadline to apply for most awards is 5 p.m. on Fri., October 18, 2019.
62nd ASBA Annual Pre-Conference: Supporting the Whole Child: Student Well-Being in SchoolTuesday, December 17th
|8:00-8:30||Check-In & Continental Breakfast|
|8:30-8:45||What it Means to Support the Whole Child||Nikkie Whaley, Board Support and Training Specialist, ASBA|
|8:45-9:45||Physical Wellness: The Educational Impact Physical Health||Dr. Constance Tucker, Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy Specialist, Honor Health|
|9:45 -10:45||Mental Wellness: The Educational Impact of Mental Health and the Importance of Behavior Health Professionals||Kathryn Busby, Arizona Council of Human Services and Candise Alverez, Arizona Council of Human Services|
|11:00-12:15||Creating a Sense of Belonging: The Value of Recognizing Student Identity and Voice||Adama Sallu, Director of Equity and Inclusion, Chandler USD|
|1:30-2:30||Providing Supports: The value of Caring Adults and Future Pathways for Youth||Dr. Rick Miller, Founder/CEO and Chief Treasure Hunter, Kids at Hope|
|2:30-3:30||Speaker Panel with Q & A: Attendees will have an Opportunity to ask Questions of Today's Speakers|
|4:00-6:00||Check-In for ASBA-ASA Annual Conference||Pick up all your materials for the conference|
|6:00||Welcome Reception ||Join us for drinks and hors d'oeuvres as you mix and mingle with vendors and attendees. Open to all pre-conference and main conference attendees|
62nd ASBA Annual ConferenceTuesday, December 17th
|4:00-6:00||Check-In for ASBA-ASA Annual Conference||Registration pickup.|
|6:00||Welcome Reception ||Join us for drinks and hors d'ouevres as you mix and mingle with vendors and attendees. Open to all pre-conference and main conference attendees.|
|7:30-8:30||Check-In, Continental Breakfast||Registration pickup.|
|8:30-10:15||Opening Ceremony & Keynote Speaker: Shane Feldman, "Under Cover Teen"||Shane Feldman|
|10:30-11:45||ASBA Annual Business Meeting & Officer Election|
|10:30-11:45||Exhibit Hall - Networking and Activites|
|12:00-1:15||Golden Bell Promise Program Luncheon Sponsored by Cox Business|
|Empowering Excellence and Success through Student Leadership||Dr. Lily Matos DeBlieux, Superintendent, Pendergast ESD;|
Susan Perin, Board President, PESD; Ray Pohlmeyer, Director of Interactive Design & Digital Learning, PESD
|Excellence IS Possible||David Verdugo, Superintendent, Santa Cruz Valley USD;|
Stephen Schadler, Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum & Instruction, SCVUSD; Melisa Lunderville, Assistant Superintendent, Student Services,
|“Climate Change” for LGBTQ Students: Proven Tools for Promoting Inclusion and Defusing Discrimination in K-12 Schools||Skyler Tuholsky-Froke, Education Coordinator, GLSEN Phoenix|
|School Counselors: Building Better Humans||Amanda Nolasco, Chair Arizona School Counselors Association; Janine Menard, Past Chair, AzSCA; Sarah Skemp, Assistant Chair, AzSCA|
|Bonus Outcomes: How a Focus on Student Social-Emotional Health Improved Job Satisfaction of Teachers||Dr. Cecilia Sanchez, Director of Special Services, Cartwright ESD; Marissa Hernandez, Board President, CESD; Denice Garcia, Board Vice President, CESD|
|Golden Bell Winner: Elementary|
|Golden Bell Winner: High School|
|Incorporating Students in Your Emergency Management Plans||Kaylee Sorensen, Emergency Management Consultant, The Trust|
|Never Giving Up: Educating Our Most Vulnerable Students||Steve King, Superintendent, Cottonwood-Oak Creek USD; Eric Marcus, Governing Board President, COCUSD|
|Professional Development: A Comprehensive Approach to Supporting and Retaining Teachers||Tom Huffman, Executive Director of Educational Services, Agua Fria UHSD; Dr. Grant Conway, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, AFUHSD; Angela Madsen, Director of Federal Programs, AFUHSD|
|Connect and Collaborate: Mental Health Partnerships in Schools||Bryan Davey, CEO, Touchstone Behavioral Health; Carmen Heredia, CEO, Valle del Sol; Erica Chavez, Director of Prevention, Touchstone Behavioral Health|
|Golden Bell Winner: District-Wide|
|Golden Bell Winner: CTED|
|An Introduction to the ASBA Equity Committee & Alliances|
|4:30-6:30||Reception, Entertainment & Prizes in the Exhibit Hall|
PLUS Corn Hole Tournament
Sponsored by Varitec Solutions and Schneider Electric
|7:30-10:00||Retirement Celebration & Reception for Dr. Timothy Ogle, ASBA Executive Director|
|8:00-8:30||Coffee & Lobby Entertainment|
|8:30-9:45||Annual Awards Breakfast|
Sponsored by Midstate Energy
|Extend Your Reach: How Podcasting Can Help Rural Schools||Dr. Melissa Sadorf, Stanfield ESD Superintendent|
|Drop-Out Prevention: It Takes All of Us||Tim Brienza|
|Staff Retention Strategies to Help Improve Student Educational Outcomes||Corina Madruga, Governing Board President, Tolleson UHSD; Nora Gutierrez, Superintendent, TUHSD; Juan M. Ceja, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, TUHSD|
|Preventing an Undercount of AZ Children: How the Census Impacts Schools||Liz Luna, Regional Census Campaign Manager, NALEO; Monica Trejo, Board Vice President, Tempe Elementary School District|
|Shattered Futures: Moving from Tragedy to Triumph||Dr. Ember Conley, Superintendent, Mesa Public Schools|
|An Evolution of Mexican American Studies in Arizona||María C. Federico Brummer, Director, Mexican American Student Services, Tucson USD; Dominique Calza, Program Coordinator, Mexican American Student Services, TUSD; Lorenzo Lopez Jr.|
|Creating an Inclusive School Environment through a Unified Sports Program||Jenda Ballard, Teacher, Chino Valley H.S.; Heidi Wolf, Principal, Chino Valley H.S.|
|EAP & Teledoc||ASBAIT|
|11:00-12:00||Keynote: Bathsheba Smithen||Bathsheba Smithen, Motivational Speaker, Radio, Personality, Performing Artist, Author, Educational Consultant, and the CEO and Founder of Cage Free Voices, LLC|
|12:00-12:15||Conference Closing & Prize Drawing|
The ASBA/ASA Annual Conference will be Dec. 17-19, 2019, located at J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge.
(Please NOTE: This year’s conference days are: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)
Exhibitor reservation forms and payment must be received in the ASBA office NO LATER than 4p.m. on Friday, Oct.25, 2019.
Sponsors receive priority on booth location. All others are assigned based on the date payment is received.
For reservations at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge, call 1-800-835-6206 no later than Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019 or book online at https://book.passkey.com/go/AZSchoolBoardsAssociation. The ASBA room rate is $169 single/double. All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card.
We expect our room block to sell out. To be fair to all concerned, we request that our members only reserve those hotel rooms that will indeed be used. We appreciate your cooperation. This will provide as many attendees as possible a chance to enjoy the convenience of staying at the conference hotel.
CONFERENCE REFUNDS, CANCELLATIONS AND SUBSTITUTIONS
The deadline for conference cancellations is Monday, December 9, 2019. Cancellations must be in writing and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by that date. No shows or cancellations received after Dec. 9 will not be refunded. Those registered are entitled to send substitutes in their place.
Should you require assistance with the registration process, please call the ASBA office at 602-254-1100 or 1-800-238-4701.
MEALS FOR GUESTS OF REGISTERED ATTENDEES (This does not include any award winners)
Registered attendees are welcome to bring guests to meal functions, however, guest meal tickets must be purchased online by Monday, Dec. 9. Award winners attending the conference just to receive their award will be able to purchase tickets in a separate area. Due to advance guarantees required by the hotel, we cannot guarantee the availability of additional meal tickets at the conference.