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WASA Superintendent Workshop
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Chelan, May 4–6, 2014
The WASA Superintendent Workshop provides a powerful forum for
superintendents to share and learn from each other. Action-oriented
sessions provide methods for implementing proactive decision making to
support the needs of Washington school districts and students.
AWSP/WASA Summer Conference
Spokane, June 29–July 1, 2014
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One of the strongest traditions for WASA members is the attendance at
our annual WASA/AWSP Summer Conference at the end of June. A long
established partnership with our principal colleagues is this event that
is timed to close out our year. The opportunity to gather with
administrator colleagues and wrap up the close of school, plan for the
following year and simply reconnect with old friends, has become a
Programming includes national level keynote speakers, statewide
practitioner concurrent sessions and other customized programming are
all annual offerings. Participation over the three days includes
participants from around the state as well as out of state
professionals. Our numbers often swell to over 500.
The two associations rotate as lead organizations and a healthy
competition exists to plan and deliver the high quality program we all
deserve. We want to thank AWSP for such a strong partnership with this
WASA New Superintendent Workshop
Olympia, July 28–29, 2014
WASA invites first-year superintendents and those assuming new
superintendent positions to a two-day
orientation/information/skill-building conference at the WASA office in
Olympia. This workshop provides a unique and invaluable opportunity to
focus your leadership and goals for the first ninety days of your
superintendency, whether you are a "first-time" or
WASA/OSPI Special Education Workshop
Tacoma, August 7–8, 2014
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Annually OSPI and WASA partner on planning and delivering a workshop
focused on critical compliance and best practice programs for special
education directors. This program engages administrators for
special education in meaningful professional development. Content ties
to five priority strategies for programming: instructional/classroom
best practices, administrative support, legal considerations, fiscal
issues and special projects.
Our partnership with OSPI is critical to the success of this
workshop. We continue to nurture and model this relationship to the
benefit of our members.
WASA/OSPI/AWSP/WSASCD Washington Educators' Conference
Seattle, October 27–28, 2014
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This two-day event is for all educators in Washington
state—superintendents and central office administrators,
principals, assistant principals and other building-level
administrators; and teachers and teacher-leaders.
Focus on Education
Highlight the great work your district has been doing! Share your
vision of public education! Build community support!
The purpose of the district-led school visits/classroom learning walks
is to provide community members (legislators, business leaders, parents,
ministerial staff, city officials, Kiwanis/Lions clubs, media) the
opportunity to join school district personnel in looking for
classroom-based evidence on the district-led teaching and learning
Employee Relations & Negotiations Network (ERNN) Annual
The Employee Relations & Negotiations Network meets annually to
engage, enlighten and share current political and economic issues
impacting local school district collective bargaining. This two day
event provides information to support the process of dealing with local
bargaining strategies with an eye to the future. Sessions are led by
sitting human resource directors, fiscal directors and independent
agents who deal with these issues every day. Your participation will
strengthen you perspectives on the what and how of current bargaining.
The workshop is usually held in January or early February each year.
WSSDA/WASA/WASBO Legislative Conference
Olympia, March 1–2, 2015
This conference is held during the legislative session and provides an
excellent opportunity for administrators and school directors to meet
with their legislators and get up-to-date information about key
education policy issues.
WASA Small Schools Conference
This annual conference invites school and district administrators from
small districts throughout Washington State to assemble and engage in
meaningful keynote addresses, best-practice concurrent sessions and
ongoing participant dialogue around critical issues and common
interests. Districts with approximately 2,500 students or less seem to
have unique challenges for district operations, student program needs,
fiscal limitations and community expectations.
The annual gathering historically occurs in the first weekend of March
and attracts administrators, superintendents, and school board