Monday, June 24, 2019

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM


12:30 PM - 2:15 PM


Awards Presentation

  • Administrators of the Year
  • President's Service Award 

President's Annual Report 

Keynote: Live Your Excellence Starting Today!

  • Jimmy Casas, Award Winning Secondary Principal, Adjunct Professor for Drake University and CEO of J Casas & Associates
2:15 PM - 2:30 PM Break
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Breakout Sessions

  • Start. Right. Now. - Teach and Lead for Excellence
    Jimmy Casas, Award Winning Secondary Principal, Adjunct Professor for Drake University and CEO of J Casas & Associates
  • Engaging Teachers in School Wide Initiatives
    Keith Cravotta, Principal, DeWitt Middle School
  • Implementing Restorative Practices for School Culture Change
    Sophia Lafayette,  Assistant Principal, Walled Lake Northern High School
  • Michigan Merit Curriculum and Personal Curriculum Flexibility
    Ruth Anne Hodges,  Manager, Curriculum and Instruction Unit, MDE
  • Official SAT Practice via Khan Academy
    Erin Carlson, Teacher & Khan Academy Ambassador, Sandusky Jr/Sr HS
  • Coaching & Evaluation: Blurring the Lines for Educator Growth
    Steve Seward, MASSP
  • The Intersection of Student Mental Health, Corporate Partnership, and School Improvement Planning
    Christopher Rugh,  Director of School Improvement, Plymouth-Canton Educational Park
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM Break
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Breakout Sessions

  • Leading Change for Personalized and Blended Learning, I’s Not Just Buying Devices
    Stacey Schuh, Michigan Virtual
  • Balancing the PSAT and Career Development Education at the Middle Level
    Dave Kushman, Interim Principal, Hayes Middle School, Grand Ledge Public Schools
  • Tech Toolbox for Administrators: Work Like a Boss!
    Ryan Cayce, MASSP
  • Tiered Interventions that Work
    Paul Deangelis, Tracey Lowder, Kevin Hudson, Jason Skiba, & Dan Hyliard, Ann Arbor Pioneer High School
  • Using SLOs for Teacher Evaluation: One District’s Process
    Anthony Ruela,  Plymouth-Canton Community Schools
  • We've Broken Down Our PSAT/SAT Data and Set Goals, Now What?
    Colin Ripmaster, MASSP
  • Raise Student Engagement: Invite Six Co-Teachers to Join Your Classrooms Daily
    Marlene Scott & Jillian Hartmen, Algebra Nation
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Family BBQ     Lifetouch
8:30 PM - 10:30PM Reception     MichiganVirtual


Tuesday, June 25, 2019

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM 5K Run/Walk    SETSEG
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM  Breakfast
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM  Discussion with State Superintendent
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Keynote
  • I'm Sad, Mad & Traumatized...And You Still Expect Me To Learn?
    Dr. Bryan Pearlman, veteran educator, author and co-founder/board member of Distinguished School of Mental Health & Wellness
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Break
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Breakout Sessions

  • Whatever It Takes (for students to succeed in life and school)
    Dr. Bryan Pearlman, veteran educator, author and co-founder/board member of Distinguished School of Mental Health & Wellness
  • Leaving a Legacy Sponsored by Jostens
    Mike Wolf, Vice-President, Jostens Renaissance
  • Harnessing Professional Learning Opportunities to Create SUPER Schools
    Elizabeth Mosher, Brighton Area Schools & Deirdre Brady, Plymouth Canton Community Schools
  • College Board's New Career Finder Tool
    Ted Gardella, College Board
  • Active Violence Preparation - ALICE
    Nicholas Toodzio,  Assistant Principal, Mason High School
  • Are You Planning for Retirement?
    Ray Flemming & Elaine Scott, ORS
  • Middle School Scheduling Maze
    Moderator: Tammy Jackson, MASSP
    Panelists: Jason Messenger/Portage West MS, Mitch Cummings/Big Rapids MS & Rick Frens/Hamilton MS
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM Lunch 
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Breakout Sessions

  • Your PSAT 8/9 Results are in, Now What?
    Wendy Zdeb, MASSP
  • Going Global, Lessons from Home and Abroad
    Chris Huff,  Waverly High School
  • Using a Mentoring & Evaluating Model to Increase Administrator Growth
    Dr. Adam Hartley & Heidie Cielsielski, Fenton Area Public Schools
  • Superintendent Panel - Up Close & Personal
    Chris Wigent, MASA
  • Positive Climate and Culture = Your Success
    Dave Feenstra, Commissioner, OK Conference; Retired Principal, Hudsonville High School and MASSP Past President
  • Big Offerings for Small Schools: Creating a Master Schedule with Multiple Options
    Michael Ostrander Principal, Belding High School
  • "If You Think it, Ink It" in the Cloud Computing Age
    Adel DiOrio,  Principal, St. Johns Middle School
1:30 PM - 1:45 PM


1:45 PM - 3:00 PM EdTalks
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM Break
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Breakout Sessions

  • CLEP - what is it, and how does it enhance your college credit opportunities for students?
    Ted Gardella, College Board
  • EDP’s, Internships & Career Awareness
    Wendy Zdeb & Bob Kefgen, MASSP
  • HELP! Student Growth Didn't Go Away. Now What?
    Colin Ripmaster, MASSP
  • Social-Emotional & Academic Student Support Systems
    Cory McElmeel, Principal & Casey Elmore, SLC Principal, Skyline High School
  • No Room to Fail: Keeping Students on Track in Mathematics
    Jamie Dewitt, Principal, NexTech High School of Lansing
  • Simulations & Scenarios: A Digital Style of Professional Development for Administrators
    Tammy Jackson & Ryan Cayce, MASSP
  • System of Support: Building a Resource Room
    Allyson Walroth,  Assistant Curriculum Director, Grand Blanc High School
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Leader2Leader Sessions

8:00 PM - 11:00 PM  Hospitality Reception   Sponsors 






Wednesday, June 26, 2019

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM


  • State of the Association
    Wendy Zdeb, Executive Director & MASSP Staff
9:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Legislative Update/Q&A

  • Federal Lens
    Amanda Karhuse, Director of Advocacy, NASSP
  • State Lens
    Bob Kefgen, Director of Government Relations, MASSP