2021-22 Women in Leadership

WASA is strengthening support for our Women in Leadership. This year we will be offering two conferences (one in-person and one virtual) as well as two complimentary lunch and learn sessions. 

Sessions will be facilitated by Michelle Whitney, Superintendent, Pasco School District; President-elect, WASA

View each learning opportunity below.

November 3, 2021 | 12-1 p.m. *This is a past event.

Come together with other women leaders from across the state to join Dr. Susan Enfield in a conversation around how, as leaders, we must model self-care, celebrate and support our staff, strengthen one another and in doing so rehumanize the role of the superintendent. 

This session will be facilitated by Michelle Whitney, Superintendent, Pasco School District; President-elect, WASA.

Featuring Krestin Bahr, Denise Daniels, Dr. Susana Reyes, and Dr. Deborah Rumbaugh
February 4, 2022 | 12-1 p.m.


Come to this complimentary Zoom to learn from an amazing panel of women leaders who recently went through the interview process and have received a new position! Our panelists will share insights from their journey beginning with the application and interview process, through the initiation of their transition planning and relationship building as they began their new and exciting roles in education.


Krestin Bahr
Superintendent, Peninsula School District
Krestin transitioned from the superintendency in the Eatonville School District.

Denise Daniels, Executive Director Equity and Inclusion, Fife Public Schools
Denise transitioned from a central office position in the Auburn School District.

Dr. Susana Reyes, Superintendent, Shoreline School District
Susana transitioned from a central office position in the Pasco School District.

Dr. Deborah Rumbaugh, Superintendent, Stanwood-Camano School District
Deborah transitioned from a central office position in the Highline School District.

All current and aspiring women leaders. 

Registration is complimentary and includes 1.0 Washington State Approved Clock Hours for participation on February 4. Register now to save your place!

This session will be recorded.


Soon after registering (within 24 hours), you will receive a Zoom meeting confirmation (From: Jamie Chylinski <no-reply@zoom.us>) with your personal link to join the session. Please follow the link in the confirmation to save the meeting to your calendar. 

Please note, only one device is admitted per email so please do not share your link. 

Contact Lisa Gehman at lgehman@wasa-oly.org or 360.489.3640 for registration assistance. 

Featuring Parvati Shallow, Winner of Survivor!
April 30, 2022 | 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. 
Campbell's Resort
Lake Chelan, WA

The 2022 Women in Leadership Annual Conference will take place at Campbell’s Resort in beautiful Lake Chelan! This full day learning experience will feature two amazing women leaders: Parvati Shallow and Christy Keating. Parvati will focus on empowering your own leadership while Christy will lead a conversation in empowering the women leaders around you! 
View more information about this event here


Parvati Shallow
Winner, Survivor

Parvati Shallow is a personal, corporate and executive coach, yoga instructor, and children's author, who won the fiercely competitive primetime CBS show Survivor. Parvati's dynamic and uplifting motivational speaking style reflects her unique ability to ride and reflect upon the highs and lows of her extraordinary life journey— from winning (and losing) Survivor, to founding businesses, to becoming a yoga and meditation instructor, author and executive coach. She is an expert in topics ranging from wellness and self-care, work/life balance, strategic communication, overcoming challenges, mindfulness, and building better relationships. 

Christy Keating 
Owner, The Heartful Parent Collective 

Christy Keating is the founder and owner of The Heartful Parent Collective as well as a licensed attorney in Washington State for over 20 years, with an expertise in predatory tactics. Christy enjoys supporting parents and professionals with abuse/assault prevention strategies, balancing competing life demands, and positive discipline. She is energized by helping both discover newfound energy in their work, personal lives, and parenting. Christy is a strong believer that we are all—parents and professionals alike—deserving of support, and that we never go wrong when we lift another woman up. 

Women leaders: superintendents and central office administrators. 

Clock Hours
Up to 6 clock hours will be available to attendees on April 30, 2022.
The clock-hours form will be available at the end of the day.   

Registration Rates                                           Before April            After April 11
WASA Active Member                                    $249                       $275
WASA Associative Member                            $249                       $275
WASA Life Member                                    $165                       $191
WASA Student/Intern                                  $165                       $191

Non-member Conference Attendee $299                       $325

A $75 administrative fee applies to all cancellations submitted by April 8. No refunds after April 8. No Show = No Refund.

Due to Campbell's now being sold out, you can call 800.572.0943 and mention your affiliation with the Superintendents Conference, group code 705851 by March 31, to receive the discounted room block rate at Midtowner Motel

If you need assistance with your login/access, contact Lisa Gehman at 360.943.5717 or lgehman@wasa-oly.org.

Upcoming Conferences

Interested in attending an upcoming conference? Check out the WASA Conference Calendar.

View Upcoming Conferences