Monday, October 19, 2020

7:00 AM - 7:20 AM

Morning Tension Relief & Brain Energizer

  • Brandy Bugni, Yoga to Be Healthy
7:20 AM - 8:20 AM

New Member and/or First Time MASSP Conference Attendee Meet Up

  • Jennifer Bustard (Mona Shores HS), Andy Kowalczyk (Bay City Central HS) & Nina Davis (L'Anse Creuse MS-East)
8:30 AM - 8:55 AM

Welcome & Overview

  • Wendy Zdeb, MASSP

President's Annual Report

  • Andy Kowalczyk, Bay City Central HS
8:55 AM - 9:05 AM

Principal & AP of the Year Recognition

9:10 AM - 10:10 AM

Keynote Presentation

  • A Call to Action: Leading Amid a Social Justice Crisis
    Dr. Vernita Mayfield
10:10 AM - 10:25 AM


10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Breakout Sessions #1: Equity
With a variety of scenarios and learning environments in place this school year, one thing is certain: some students and families will face challenges in access and supports. How do we identify and plan to minimize—and strive to erase—the systemic inequities many in our school communities will encounter? Breakouts will include a panel of Superintendents discussing how they are addressing bias & equity as well as practitioner-led sessions focused on creating a culture of inclusion and equity.

  • Inclusivity 101 - Creating a Welcoming Environment for ALL
    Kia Hagens & Annette Christiansen, MEA
  • Learning to Unlearn: Challenging Ourselves to Lead for Racial Equity
    Naomi Norman & Nhu Do, Washtenaw ISD
  • Culturally Responsive Education
    Nina Davis, L'Anse Creuse MS - East
  • Self-Advocacy, Access, and Equity: How AVID Creates, Family, Advocacy, and Advancement for At-Risk Students
    Tom Lietz, Kelly Bronski, Kirsten Bolitho & Brian Drobnich, Utica High School
  • Superintendent Equity Panel
    Dr. Brian Davis (Holland Public Schools), Dr. Randy Davis (Marshall Public Schools) Monica Merritt (Plymouth-Canton Community Schools) & Dr. Jeanice Swift (Ann Arbor Public Schools)
  • Back to School in Unusual Times: Responding to the Needs of LGBTQ+ Students in the Midst of Upheaval
    Kim Phillips-Knope, MDE
  • Claim Your Credits! CLEP in Michigan
    Ted Gardella, College Board
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM


12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

Exhibit Showcase

12:50 PM - 1:50 PM

Breakout Sessions #2: Social Emotional Learning & Student Support
We must recognize that some students, families, and communities will have experienced trauma and adversity during the pandemic. How can schools support these students?  How do we ensure that as leaders we are taking self-care to be mentally and emotionally ready to support students and staff? Breakouts will address the social-emotional needs of students, staff as well as self-care.

  • Sex, Drug, Rock & Roll…NOT!
    Sophia Lafayette & Dawn Flood, Walled Lake Northern HS
  • Building Community, in a Virtual or Hybrid Environment, to Ensure Authentic Learning and Well-Being
    Dr. Lara Dixon, Adam Burns & Kristin Meldrum, Troy Athens HS
  • Life in the S.L.O.W. Lane
    Lauren Kazee, Living S.L.O.W. LLC
  • Social-Emotional Learning & Student Support
    Kasey Hagler (Northview High School), Kelly Meerman (GR Catholic Central) & Heidi Smitley (GR Catholic Central)

  • TRAILS responds to needs during COVID-19
    Elizabeth Koschmann, TRAILS (University of Michigan

  • Renaissance RX: Prescriptive Resources for SEL Needs of Schools
    John Roh, Dr. Phillip & Dr. Tara Campbell

1:55 PM - 2:55 PM

Keynote Presentation

  • The Administrator Simulator: Will You Make The Right Call?
    Kevin Sutton, Miller Johnson 
2:55 PM - 3:10 PM


3:10 PM - 4:10 PM

Principal Connect

  • HS Principals by MHSAA Class
  • New/Nearly New Principals
  • In the Middle (Middle Level Principals)
  • The Assist (APs)
4:10 PM - 4:30 PM

Closing/Recap & Agenda for Day 2

  • Colin Ripmaster, MASSP
9:00 PM - 9:30 PM

End of Day Relaxation

  • Brandy Bugni, Yoga to Be Healthy

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

7:00 AM - 7:30 AM

Morning Head to Toe Stretch

  • Brandy Bugni, Yoga to Be Healthy
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Welcome & Overview

  • Wendy Zdeb, MASSP
8:50 AM - 9:05 AM 

Opening Presentation

  • A Brave New World
    Dr. Rice, State Superintendent
9:10 AM - 10:10 AM 

Keynote Presentation

  • Staying Personal & Authentic in the Midst of Adversity
    Tom Murray
10:10 AM - 10:25 AM


10:25 AM - 12:00 PM

General Session

  • Legislative Update
    Bob Kefgen, MASSP
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM


12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Exhibit Showcase

1:05 PM - 1:25 PM

Parade of Ideas!

1:30 PM - 1:45 PM

State of the Association/Year in Review

1:50 PM - 2:50 PM

Breakout Sessions #3: Strategy & Operations
Logistics. Technology. Communication. Schedules. Schools look—and run—very differently right now and will need to be ready to respond quickly as the situation changes. What processes have school leaders put in place that are helping things to run smoothly? Principals will share their schedules, learning platforms, teacher PD plans and how they connect/communicate with stakeholders.

  • The School Leader's Guide to MISchoolData
    Dr. Jennifer Parker & Dr. Rhonda Provoast, MISchoolData ISD Partners
  • Creating an Intervention Dashboard
    Jason Frink, Portage Central HS
  • MS Schedule/Teaching Structure Panel
    Shawna Groulx (St. Charles MS & HS), Nina Davis (L’Anse Creuse MS - East), Rick Frens (Hamilton MS), Amy Hendry (Carter MS)
  • HS Schedule/Teaching Structure Panel
    Tracy Wilson (Grand Haven HS), Tom Lietz (Utica HS), Todd Simmons (Pewamo-Westphalia Jr/Sr HS), JoLynn Clark (Frankenmuth HS)
  • MS LMS & Apps/Communication Panel
    Tim Sanchez (Grayling MS), Dave Powers (Schoolcraft MS) & Jason Ohrt (Avondale MS)
  • HS LMS & Apps/Communication Panel
    Steve Forsberg (Ludington HS), Jason Reinecke (West Ottowa North HS), Tara Mager (Meridian HS), & Ryan Sines (Fraser HS)
  • Changing the Game with the MAVIN "Solution"
    Colin Ripmaster, MASSP
2:50 PM - 3:00 PM


3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Breakout Sessions #4: Supporting Teaching & Learning
Educators have had to adapt everything they do and everything that's familiar to meet students' needs, all while dealing with the pandemic themselves. How can we support teachers and build their capacity, both emotional and pedagogical, to work in a flexible and changing teaching/school environment?  How do principals lead in a time of uncertainty? Breakouts will include some amazing teachers who will show how their classrooms have been adapted to meet the needs of students online as well as practitioner-led sessions on how leaders can best support teacher growth in a mode that many have not taught in themselves.

  • Creativity, Complexity and Choice F2F & Online
    Laura Bradley, Kenilworth Junior HS
  • Project-Based Learning in Alternative Education: Relationships, Relevance, & Quick Wins
    Sidney Bailey, Portage West MS
  • More than Tech: Best Practices from a Virtual School Leader for How To Build Thriving Virtual & Hybrid Environments
    Sarah Giddings, WAVE - Washtenaw Educational Options Consortium
  • Supporting Remote Learning with The Distance Learning Playbook
    Liz Lietz, Macomb ISD
  • Teaching & Learning 2.0
    Erin Carlson (Sandusky Jr/Sr HS) & Josh Delameter (Grant MS)
  • Observation & Feedback in a Pandemic
    Steve Seward, MASSP
  • Engagement Strategies for Teachers in the Classroom
    Steve Seward & Ryan Cayce, MASSP
  • Complete Student Support for Success with AP
    Kari Anama, College Board
  • Reflecting on Remote Learning: What’s Working? What Isn’t? How Will We Move Forward?
    Thomas Soria & Michael Dahlinger, Michigan Virtual
4:05 PM - 4:20 PM

Closing Remarks

  • Wendy Zdeb, MASSP