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We know things are crazy busy and everyone is struggling to keep up with their own day to day. It is easy in times like these to retreat and just stay focused on what is directly in front of you. Unfortunately this thinking doesn’t always produce the best results. Collaborating with others and hearing what is happening statewide can save you time and energy in the long run. It is with this in mind that MASSP has crafted a very flexible schedule and a great learning opportunity for Assistant Principals in this year’s Summit.

The Assistant Principals Summit will be a fully virtual event with evening and alternating days to provide the best opportunity for busy Assistant Principals to be able to attend as many of the sessions live as possible. We know that even when you plan and schedule, sometimes the job can take you away. Because of this, every session will be recorded for you to access should you be pulled away and unable to watch live. To best meet your needs, here is how this year’s Summit will work:

The virtual conference platform will open on Friday, January 29. This will allow you to access the agenda and to view any of the pre-recorded on demand sessions we will have available.

On-Demand Sessions will be available starting Friday, January 29:

Opening Keynote

Sunday, January 31 at 8:00 p.m.: Live presentation with Q&A

  • Will Parker, author of Pause. Breathe. Flourish and the host of a weekly podcast Principal Matters. Learn more about Will 

Conference Sessions 

Monday, February 1 from 1:00-4:00 p.m.

  • Senario Simulator with Attorney Kevin Sutton
  • Breakouts focused on Social Emotional Learning & Supports for Students, Employee Wellness, Self-Care and Whole Child programming.
  • Leader2Leader an opportunity for Assistant Principals to connect on key topics
  • 8:00-9:00 p.m. Join us for a Student led session – Parade of Ideas student ideas for morale and culture building

Wednesday, February 3 from 1:00-4:30 p.m.

  • MDHHS Presentation & Discussion on Contact Tracing
  • Breakouts focused on all the day to day problems Assistant Principals face and solve such as Improving Attendance/Engagement, Master Schedule, Pupil Accounting, Student Discipline and Supporting Teachers
  • Legislative Update with MASSP’s Bob Kefgen
  • Closing Keynote with American Ninja Warrior Hoan Do

Call for Presentations

What makes this event over the top fantastic are presentations from Assistant Principals and Deans who have great ideas and programming to share. Please consider submitting a breakout session centered on these topics:

Block One: 

  • Social Emotional Learning 
  • Supports for Students
  • Employee Wellness and Self-Care 
  • Whole Child programming
  • Fun Opportunities for Students and/or Staff to Stay Connected

Block Two: 

  • Improving Attendance/Engagement
  • Master Schedule
  • Pupil Accounting
  • Student Discipline
  • Supporting Teachers
  • Parent Engagement

Submission Due Date:  Monday, December 7, 2020

Submit a Presentation

Written by Wendy Zdeb, MASSP Executive Director