WASA is excited to be in-person March 21–22, for the 2022 WASA Spring Conference for Small Schools Leaders, featuring keynoters Shelley Moore and John Norlin!

If you are a leader in a district with 2,500 or fewer FTE, this conference is designed for you. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from and with your colleagues from across the state through content developed to meet your unique needs as a small schools leader.

District administrators and school board directors


Wenatchee Convention Center
121 N Wenatchee Ave
Wenatchee, WA 98801

Our Keynote Speakers

Shelley Moore
Teacher, Researcher, Consultant
5 Moore Minutes

John Norlin
Co-Founder, CharacterStrong; Consultant; Speaker


Monday, March 21

7:30–8:30 a.m.             Registration, Exhibits, Breakfast Buffet              

8:30–9 a.m.                  Welcome and Opening with Michael Nelson and Joel Aune, WASA Executive Directors                           

9–9:45 a.m.                  Keynote: John Norlin                                                    

9:45–10 a.m.                Exhibits, Break                                     

10–10:45 a.m.              By-Size Discussion Groups Committee                                

10:45–11:15 a.m.         Exhibits, Snacks                                                 

11:15 a.m.–12 p.m.      Concurrent Session I                                        

12–1:15 p.m.                Lunch Session and Keynote: John Norlin                                   

1:15–1:45 p.m.             Exhibits, Transition Time                             

1:45–2:30 p.m.             Concurrent Session II                                                   

2:30–3 p.m.                  Ice Cream Social, Prize Drawing                        

3–4:30 p.m.                  Keynote: Shelley Moore                        

4:30–5:30 p.m.             Conference Reception

5:45 p.m.                      Rural Education Center Dinner

Tuesday, March 22

7:30–8:30 a.m.             Breakfast Buffet                                               

8:30–9:30 a.m.             General Session: Tom Ahearne, Brent Freeman                                                

9:30–9:45 a.m.             Break                                                              

9:45 –11 a.m.               General Session: Dan Steele, WASA Executive Director                           

11–11:15 a.m.              Closing                                                            

11:15 a.m.                    Lunch buffet

Conference Registration

Registration is CLOSED.

WA State Approved Clock Hours (9.25) are included in registration.

The following meals are included in registration:

  • Monday Breakfast
  • Monday Lunch
  • Tuesday Breakfast
  • Tuesday Lunch

WASA Member                                                 $325
Non-member Conference Attendee                  $375

A $75 administrative fee applies to all cancellations submitted by March 4. No refunds after March 4. No Show = No Refund.

Please bring your laptops. Wifi password: wencenter

Exhibitor Registration

View/download the Exhibitor Information sheet.

Exhibit Schedule
Exhibits are open on Monday only. See the exhibit schedule in the Exhibitor Information sheet. 

Contact Lisa Gehman for registration assistance. 
Contact Mike Nelson to become a conference sponsor.


Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel
201 N Wenatchee Ave
Wenatchee, WA 98801

By February 21, contact the hotel at 509.662.1234 or via email to fom@wenatcheecenter.com to be placed in the discounted room block.

COVID Protocols

The health and safety of everyone at our conference is of paramount importance to us. Protocol updates will be provided prior to the conference.

Health Attestation
We will ask everyone to complete a brief health attestation daily before entering the meeting space.

Masks are required indoors.

Proximity to Others
We will be gathered in one ballroom with eight–ten people seated per round table during general sessions. Breakout room sets will be determined as the conference nears.


Contact Lisa Gehman for registration assistance.
Contact Mike Nelson with event questions.

Upcoming Conferences

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