SPRING CONFERENCE FOR SMALL SCHOOL LEADERS
Curiosity and Compassion: Leading for Change

ABOUT

Please join us for WASA’s Spring Conference for Small School Leaders entitled Curiosity and Compassion: Leading for Change. This year’s conference will feature Dr. Erik Shonstrom author of Wild Curiosity and The Indoor Epidemic, and Dr. Mona Johnson who will speak on Fostering Resilient Workplaces: Sustaining Ourselves & Our Staff. In addition, Chris Reykdal and Dan Steele will share the latest information from OPSI and the Legislature, and there will be relevant concurrent sessions and numerous opportunities to collaborate with your peers.

DATE AND TIME
Monday, March 20 | 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 21 | 7:30 a.m.–11:15 a.m.

TARGET AUDIENCE
District administrators and school board directors

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 school leader.

VENUE



WENATCHEE CONVENTION CENTER
121 N Wenatchee Ave
Wenatchee, WA 98801

SCHEDULE

MONDAY, MARCH 20

 7:30–8:30 a.m.  Registration, Exhibits, Breakfast Buffet 
 8:30–9 a.m.  Welcome and Opening
 9–9:45 a.m.  Keynote: Eric Shonstrom—The Curious Classroom
 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: Chris Reykdal
 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: Eric ShonstromOutside the Inbox
 4:30–5:30 p.m.  Conference Reception
 5:45 p.m.  Rural Education Center Dinner
                                                                                           

TUESDAY, MARCH 21

 7:30–8:30 a.m.    Breakfast Buffet  
 8:30–9:30 a.m.   General Session: Mona JohnsonFostering Resilient Workplaces: Sustaining Ourselves & Our Staff
 9:30–9:45 a.m.  Break
 9:45 –11 a.m.  General Session: Dan Steele
 11–11:15 a.m.  Closing
 11:15 a.m.   Boxed Lunch to go

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS


Erik Shonstrom
Assistant Professor, Champlain College, and Author
Read more about Erik here.


Mona Johnson
Director of System Pathways, Olympic ESD 114
Read more about Mona here. 

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION RATES
WASA Member                                                 $350
Non-member Conference Attendee                  $400

Up to (9.25) WA State Approved Clock Hours are included in registration based on your participation. Clock-hours forms will be available at the registration table following the conference.
The following meals are included in registration:

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

Please Note: Confirmations will be sent out in batches every half hour.

REGISTER

CANCELLATIONS
A $75 administrative fee applies to all cancellations submitted by March 3. No refunds after March 3. No Show = No Refund.

EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION

View/download the Exhibitor Information sheet.

REGISTER AS EXHIBITOR

Exhibitor registration opens December 15.
Exhibits are open on Monday only. See the exhibit schedule in the Exhibitor Information sheet. 

QUESTIONS
Contact Kaley VonVolkli with exhibitor questions. Contact Kim Fry with event questions. Contact Mike Nelson to become a conference sponsor. 

HOUSING


COAST WENATCHEE CENTER HOTEL
201 N Wenatchee Ave
Wenatchee, WA 98801

To be placed in the discounted room block contact the hotel at 509.662.1234 or use the code: cwc-gf4795 and book on-line thru the Coast Hotel Website.
The deadline for discounted rooms is March 4, 2023; however, the block often fills up quickly so you’re encouraged to reserve a room early.  

COVID PROTOCOLS

The health and safety of everyone at our conference is of paramount importance to us. WASA will follow appropriate standards at the time of the conference.

QUESTIONS

Contact Lisa Gehman at lgehman@wasa-oly.org with registration questions.
Contact Kim Fry at 360.239.6225 or kfry@wasa-oly.org with questions about the program.

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