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.
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||Grand Sonoran
|8:45-9:45||Physical Wellness: The Educational Impact of Physical Health||Dr. Constance Tucker, Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy Specialist, Honor Health||Grand Sonoran
|9:45 -10:45||Mental Wellness: The Educational Impact of Mental Health and the Importance of Behavior Health Professionals||Erica Chavez, Director of Prevention, Touchstone Behavioral Health; Caitlin Gizler, Director of Integrated School-Based Services, Valle del Sol; Candise Alverez, Professional School Counselor, Sahuarita USD||Grand Sonoran
|11:00-12:15||Creating a Sense of Belonging: The Value of Recognizing Student Identity and Voice||Dr. Adama Sallu, Director of Equity and Inclusion, Chandler USD||Grand Sonoran
|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||Grand Sonoran
|2:30-3:30||Speaker Panel with Q & A||Featuring all the day's speakers||Grand Sonoran
|4:00-6:00||Check-In for ASBA-ASA Annual Conference||Pick up all your materials for the conference||Grand Sonoran A-F Foyer|
|4:30-6:00||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.||Exhibit Hall-
Grand Saguaro Ballroom
62nd ASBA Annual ConferenceTuesday, December 17th
|4:00-6:00||Check-In for ASBA-ASA Annual Conference||Registration pickup.|
|4:30-6:00||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.|
|7:30-8:30||Check-In, Continental Breakfast||Registration pickup.||Grand Saguaro Ballroom Foyer|
|8:30-10:15||Opening Ceremony & Keynote Speaker||Shane Feldman, "Undercover Teen" and founder of Count Me In||Grand Sonoran A-F|
|10:30-11:45||ASBA Annual Business Meeting & Officer Election||Grand Sonoran E Ballroom|
|10:30-11:45||ASA Meeting||Grand Sonoran F Ballroom|
|10:30-11:45||Exhibit Hall - Networking, Activities and Service Project||Grand Saguaro Ballroom|
|12:00-1:15||Golden Bell Promise Program Awards Luncheon Sponsored by Cox Business||Grand Sonoran G-K|
|1:30-2:20||A Mosaic of Minds: Using Unique Differences to Meet the Social/Emotional Needs of Students and Families.||Dr. Louis Laffitte, Executive Director for Behavioral Health and School Safety, GESD; Andrea Arellano, Director of Emotional Learning and Mental Health Services, GESD; Jody Gallimore Director of Student Services, GESD||Grand Sonoran A-D|
|1:30-2:20||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
|Pinnacle Peak 3|
|1:30-2:20||Excellence IS Possible||David Verdugo, Superintendent, Santa Cruz Valley USD;|
Stephen Schadler, Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum & Instruction, SCVUSD; Melisa Lunderville, Assistant Superintendent, Student Services,
|Desert Suite 3-5|
|1:30-2:20||“Climate Change” for LGBTQ Students: Proven Tools for Promoting Inclusion and Defusing Discrimination in K-12 Schools||Skyler Tuholsky-Froke, Education Coordinator, GLSEN Phoenix||Pinnacle Peak 1|
|1:30-2:20||School Counselors: Building Better Humans||Amanda Nolasco, School Counselor Specialist, ADE; Janine Menard, Past Chair, Arizona School Counselors Association; Sarah Skemp, Assistant Chair, AzSCA||Desert Suite 4-6|
|1:30-2:20||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||Pinnacle Peak 2|
|1:30-2:20||Golden Bell Winner-Elementary: Sacaton ESD's Legacy Community Orchard||Albert Alaniz, STEAM Teacher; Angie Weddle, Curriculum Enrichment Teacher; Amanda Billings, Manager of Data Analysis and Continuous Improvement||Grand Sonoran E|
|1:30-2:20||Golden Bell Winner- High School: Glendale UHSD's Summer Academies||Brian Capistran, Superintendent; Craig Mussi, Associate Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction||Grand Sonoran F|
|1:30-2:30||ASBA Black Caucus Business Meeting||Desert Suite 2|
|2:20-3:30||Exhibit Hall - Dessert, Service Project and Rural Alliance Kick-Off||Grand Saguaro Ballroom|
|3:30-4:20||Incorporating Students in Your Emergency Management Plans||Kaylee Sorensen, Emergency Management Consultant, The Trust||Desert Suite 3-5|
|3:30-4:20||Never Giving Up: Educating Our Most Vulnerable Students||Steve King, Superintendent, Cottonwood-Oak Creek USD; Eric Marcus, Governing Board President, COCUSD||Pinnacle Peak 2|
|3:30-4:20||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||Pinnacle Peak 3|
|3:30-4:20||Connect and Collaborate: Mental Health Partnerships in Schools||Susie Huhn, CEO, Casa de los Niños, Tucson; Trever Davis, Chief Clinical Officer, The Guidance Center, Flagstaff ; Erica Chavez, Director of Prevention and School-Based Services, Touchstone Behavioral Health; Caitlin Gizler, Director of Integrated School-Based Services, Valle del Sol||Grand Sonoran A-D|
|3:30-4:20||Relational Leadership: The Foundation for a High-Performing Culture||Chris Layton, Leadership Solutions Advisor, Flippen Group; Danny Howe, Superintendent, Camp Verde USD||Pinnacle Peak 1|
|3:30-4:20||Golden Bell Winner-Collaboration: Pendergast ESD's Speak Up, Stand Up, Save a Life Conference||Dr. Lily Matos DeBlieux, Superintendent, Pendergast Elementary School District; Gina Godbehere, Attorney and Bureau Chief, Maricopa County Attorney’s Office||Grand Sonoran E|
|3:30-4:20||Golden Bell Winner-CTED: Pima JTED's Healthcare Programs||Beth Francis, R.N., M.S., Health Care Professions Manger; Kelly Oursler, R.N., Licensed Nursing Assistant Program Coordinator; Joyce Stout, R.N. Nursing Services Instructor||Grand Sonoran F|
|3:30-4:30||ASBA Hispanic-Native American Caucus Business Meeting||Desert Suite 2|
|4:30-6:30||Reception, Entertainment & Prizes in the Exhibit Hall|
PLUS Corn Hole Tournament
Sponsored by Varitec Solutions and Schneider Electric
|Grand Saguaro Ballroom|
|7:30-10:00||Retirement Celebration & Reception for Dr. Timothy Ogle, ASBA Executive Director||Grand Sonoran G|
|7:00-8:15||ARSA Meeting||Desert Suite 1|
|8:00-8:30||Coffee & Entertainment||Lobby,
Grand Sonoran A-F Foyer
|8:30-9:45||Annual Awards Breakfast|
Sponsored by Midstate Energy
|Grand Sonoran A-F|
|Extend Your Reach: How Podcasting Can Help Rural Schools||Dr. Melissa Sadorf, Stanfield ESD Superintendent||Grand Sonoran H-K|
|Drop-Out Prevention: It Takes All of Us||Tim Brienza, Associate Superintendent, Yuma UHSD and Yuma UHSD Drop-Out Prevention Specialists Yescina Cuming, Monique Slaughter, Chris Reese, Rigo Conde, Nancy Dolezal and Brenda Smith||Pinnacle Peak 1|
|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||Grand Sonoran A-D|
|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; Dr. Lupita Hightower, Superintendent, Tolleson ESD||Pinnacle Peak 2|
|Closing the Achievement Gap: How AVID in K-12 Can Increase High School Graduation and College-Retention Rates for Underrepresented Students||Michael Garcia, Director of Opportunity & Achievement, Mesa Public Schools; Lindsay Linoff, AVID District Director, Mesa Public Schools||Grand Sonoran G|
|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., Director, Culturally Responsive Pedagogy & Instruction, Tucson USD; Adelita Grijalva, Governing Board President, Tucson USD; Kristel Ann Foster, Governing Board Member, Tucson USD||Pinnacle Peak 1|
|Creating an Inclusive School Environment through a Unified Sports Program||Jenda Ballard, Teacher, Chino Valley H.S.; Heidi Wolf, Principal, Chino Valley H.S.||Desert Suite 3-5|
|How an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Supports Staff and Helps Manage Risk||Ken Downie, Chief Account Executive, Alliance Work Partners (Sponsored by ASBAIT)||Desert Suite 4-6|
|11:00-12:00||Keynote Speaker||Bathsheba Smithen, Motivational Speaker, Radio Personality, Performing Artist, Author, Educational Consultant, and the CEO and Founder of Cage Free Voices, LLC|
Sponsored by Cognia (formerly AdvancED/Measured Progress)
|Grand Sonoran A-F|
|12:00-12:15||Conference Closing & Prize Drawing||Grand Sonoran A-F|
View this year’s Annual Conference Guidebook online (a hard copy will be distributed to all attendees). This is a time of learning and growth, networking and celebration.
This year, your conference experience includes:
- Two nationally renowned keynote speakers and 24 relevant and engaging breakout sessions;
- More opportunities than ever to connect with governing board members, district administrators and vendors to discuss challenges and share solutions (don’t miss the welcome reception on Tuesday and the corn hole tournament and tailgating on Wednesday!);
- The chance to meaningfully engage and impact your member-driven associations at our annual business meetings (see page 11 for times and locations); and
- Celebrations of public school excellence – the exceptional people and programs that contribute to making Arizona’s district public schools the top choice of Arizona families – at the Annual Awards Breakfast and the Golden Bell Luncheon.
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.
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.
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.
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.