Join us this summer for one of the largest conferences in
Washington state for principals and superintendents! The focus will
continue to be on teacher/principal evaluations, Common Core and Next
Generation Science. Don't miss this opportunity to learn, network
with your peers and relax in the beautiful city of Spokane.
When Everyone Leads:
Why We Need Meaningful Partnerships Between School Principals and Their
Central Offices to Realize Improved Teaching and Learning at
Meredith Honig, Associate Professor of
Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of
Washington (UW), Director of the UW-Leadership for Learning (Ed.D.)
program, and a partner at the UW Center for Educational Leadership.
Meredith Honig’s research, teaching, and district
partnerships focus on how educational leaders and organizations innovate
and collaborate to realize improved learning outcomes for students at
scale. She has examined how administrators lead reforms that challenge
the status quo in central offices including school-community
partnerships, new small autonomous schools initiatives, and efforts to
improve teaching and learning district-wide.
Five Timeless Principles for 21st
Rod Olson, 21st Century Coaching Leadership
Specialist, Author, and Speaker
Rod Olson, or “Coach O,” is the founder and CEO of
the Coaches of Excellence Institute and the Coach O Consulting Group.
Rod is a globally sought-after speaker, author, and advisor on
21st-century coaching, leadership, and parenting.
Following a twenty-year college coaching career, Rod has
trained over 100,000 leaders nationwide. He has taught leadership at
Quantico for the U.S. DEA Leadership Academy, motivation at the USA
Olympic Coaching Schools, and peak performance to the Pittsburgh Pirates
major league baseball club and many more. Rod has also mentored
numerous CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, as well as many head coaches at
all levels of sport.
Inslee’s Priorities and the Education Leadership Role in
Dr. Mary Alice Heuschel, Chief of Staff, Governor’s
You’ve got to be in the game to get good at the game! It
is time for education leaders to take their turn at bat. We can provide
hope and promise of commitment to quality public education by stepping
up to the plate. Mary Alice will present Governor Inslee’s
priorities, the opportunity for success moving forward and approaching
accountability and messaging collectively.
“The Unlikely Teacher”
Life Lessons from a Bad Student
Tim Clue, Former Teacher Turned Motivational Humorist
Tim Clue was one of the most unlikely pupils to ever become a
teacher. Challenged by dyslexia and ADHD as a young man, Tim began his
creative work in the classroom as a college-level teacher and speech
coach, which spring-boarded him into a life of professional humor and
instruction. Tim harvests from his decades as a teacher and comedian,
weaving an inspiringly funny and motivational tale that speaks directly
to an educators’ angst over the key issues of our time.