Location: Lodge of Four Seasons
Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Cost: $75 (includes lunch)
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8:30 a.m. Welcome
8:40 a.m. So, You Want to Be a Superintendent: Roles & Responsibilities
9:40 a.m. Preparing Now for an Opportunity in the Future: Laying a solid foundation.
10:20 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Board Relations and Contracts
11:30 a.m. Lunch
12:15 p.m. Q & A with Superintendents in the Trenches
1:20 p.m. Closing Remarks & Future Opportunities
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Get ready for the premier Missouri conference for public school superintendents, assistant superintendents, communications officers and other school leaders! Members of MASA and MOSPRA will gather March 22-24 at the Lodge of Four Seasons, Lake Ozark, Missouri, for outstanding professional development, powerful keynote speakers, and plenty of time to meet with colleagues and build your network.
The conference will feature a great line-up of sessions on topics including school law, curriculum, leadership, public relations and communications, strategic planning, school finance, mental health, and innovative means to meet student needs. Among the presenters are key leaders at the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, university scholars, legal experts, communication professionals, and members of MASA who are doing incredible work in their districts.
(Subject to change)
Wednesday, March 22
8:00 - Registration Opens
Special Wednesday Morning Workshops
9:00 - 2:00 - *Aspiring Superintendent Workshop
10:00 - 1:00 -- Pre-conference Session "Success Ready Student Network -- Leading & Learning
10:00 - 1:00 -- Pre-conference Session "Beyond National Blueberry Day: Being Strategic and Successful on Social Media"
12:00 1:00 - Emerging Superintendents Coaching Program Discusssions
Wednesday Afternoon Sessions
2:00 - 3:15 - Opening General Session -- Keynote Speaker - Curtis Cain, 2022 AASA Superintendent of the Year
3:30 - 4:30 - Breakout Sessions
4:30 - 5:30 - Welcome Reception - Exhibit Hall
5:00 - 6:00 - Dialogue With The Commissioner
4:30 - MOSPRA New Member Reception
6:30 - MASA Awards Banquet
6:30 - MOSPRA Banquet Reception
7:00 - MOSPRA Awards Banquet
9:00 - MOSPRA Award Recipients Celebration
9:00 - MASA Dessert Reception For Honorees
Thursday Morning, March 23
8:00 - 11:30 - Registration Opens
7:30 - 11:30 - Exhibits Open
7:30 - Continental Breakfast (Exhibit Hall)
8:30 - 9:30 - Breakout Sessions
9:30 - 10:30 - Time To Visit Exhibit Hall
10:30 -11:30 - Breakout Sessions
11:30 - General Session Luncheon
MOSPRA Administrator of the Year
Speaker: Meagan Johnson, “Zap the Gap! Transforming Multi-Generational Teams”
2:00 - 3:00 Breakout Sessions
3:00 - 3:30 Refreshment Break
3:30 - 4:30 Breakout Sessions
5:30 - President’s Gala Reception - Exhibit Door Prizes Announced
7:00 - MASA / MOSPRA Fun Activity
Friday Morning, March 24
8:00 - MOSPRA Breakfast and Special Friday Session
8:00 - MASA Breakfast and Business Meeting - MASA Breakfast
9:00 - Legislative and School Finance Issues
Wednesday Morning Group Sessions
Aspiring Superintendent Workshop
MASA will offer its annual workshop for those who aspire to one day serve as school superintendents. The workshop will include presentations on job expectations of the superintendent; contract issues; and the superintendent application and interview process. (Registration is separate from the conference.)
Emerging Superintendents Coaching Program Connection
Participants in the new MASA Coaching program are invited to attend and connect with their coach. In addition, opportunities to connect and collaborate with other superintendents participating in the program will take place.
Special Pre-conference Sessions (members will register sepatatly for these sessions)
Success-Ready Student Network: Leading - Learning
Join colleagues from the Success-Ready Students Network along with Bill Daggett (or a member of his team) to sharpen your saw on leadership for learning strategies. Participants will use their CSIP to reflect on ways they can engage stakeholders in designing personalized, competency-based learning systems that support students being high school, college, career and workplace ready. This session is designed to meet participants where they are and help them grow in their leadership learning journey.
Presenters: Mike Fulton; Pam Hedgepath; Charles Pearson; and Jeremy Tucker
Beyond National Blueberry Day: Being Strategic and Successful on Social Media
School PR professionals know social media is a key component to any communications plan, but when the platforms seem to change the rules, design, and algorithms every time one logs in, it can make for a very frustrating part of the job.
Participants should come prepared with logins and laptops as we dig into Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Areas to be covered include management components of each platform; tips and shortcuts; scenarios when things go wrong; and evaluation of your district’s presence on social media.
Presenter: Melissa McConnell, Manager of Professional Development and Member Engagement for the National School Public Relations Association
Opening General Session - Wednesday - 2:00 pm
Dr. Curtis Cain, Rockwood School District, 2022 AASA Superintendent of the Yeat
“Update from the Field”
2022 AASA Superintendent of the Year, Dr. Curtis Cain (Rockwood, Mo. School District), will share his perspectives on the current state of public education. Cain will cover everything from the challenges and trends he sees to the importance of setting distractions aside and focusing on the work in our classrooms, ensuring all students have the tools and support they need to be successful.
Thursday Special Luncheon Session
“Zap the Gap! Transforming Multi-Generational Teams”
Meagan Johnson is a nationally recognized multi-generational expert. Meagan has researched, written and spoken about the multiple generations since 1997. Her focus is on how to build a culture of multi-generational collaboration… not alienation. Rather than promoting generational stereotypes, Meagan explores what drives a generation to succeed.
Breakout Sessions On Current Topics!
Leadership, Administration & Finance
Curriculum & Instruction
Communications, Public Relations and Marketing
Innovations ● Enhancing Learning ● Teacher Shortage ● Mental Health
Membership in the Missouri Association of School Administrators shall consist of active, group, associate (individual and business), emeritus and honorary members. Only active members shall be eligible to vote and hold office. Each active member must declare membership in one MASA region for voting purposes. Membership is for July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.
MASA Membership Categories (Each category has a specific online application form):
Active Membership - any person shall be eligible for active membership who serves as a Missouri public school superintendent, central office administrator of a public school, administrator of an education agency, association, college or university, or teacher preparing persons for a career in education or educational administration in these institutions. MASA Active Dues = .007 of your 2022 - 2023 salary, rounded to the nearest dollar. 2022 - 2023 Active Membership Application
Group Membership - any superintendent who purchases an Active Membership may purchase an additional Group Membership for their school district. A Group Membership will include one additional active membership for the school district and any number of non-voting central office memberships, as submitted by the superintendent. Group membership dues are tied directly to the superintendent's application and active membership. 2022 - 2023 Group Membership Application
Individual Associate Member - any person actively engaged in, or associated with, any phase of schoolwork or otherwise interested in educational administration in Missouri shall be eligible for associate membership in the Association. Individuals employed as administrators in Missouri public school districts shall not be eligible for associate membership. Individual Education Associate member dues are $50.00 per year. 2022 - 2023 Individual Associate Member Application
Business Associate Member - any vendor or company who either markets products or services to the public schools or who wishes to provide support to public school superintendents through their professional association may become a business associate member.Business Associate membership dues are $300. per year. If interested in becoming a Business Associate Member contact Melissa Shannon at email@example.com or call 5734-638-4825.
Emeritus Member - any active member of MASA who retires from work in Missouri education shall be eligible for emeritus membership. This emeritus membership will expire should the member return to a position that qualifies for active membership. There are no dues associated with this membership category.
Honorary Member - the Executive Committee shall have authority to confer honorary membership in the Association. There are no dues associated with this membership category.
Membership in the Association may be denied or rescinded by the Executive Committee or its designee when it is deemed to be in the best interest of the Association.