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Table of Contents
Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 NAESP Board of Directors/Executive Staff. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 General Conference Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 NAESP Community Service Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Opening and Closing Receptions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Book Signing Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Focus Areas and Program Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

About the Expo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Floor Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Exhibitor Listings (Alphabetical). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 State Affiliate Exhibitor List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Exhibitors Listings by Product . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 NAESP/NPRC Bookstore. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 NAESP Membership Booth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 NAESP Foundation Donors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 NAESP Past Presidents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Speaker Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Advertiser Index. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 State Affiliates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 2013 Annual Conference and Expo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Thursday Schedule-at-a-Glance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Thursday Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Friday Schedule-at-a-Glance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Friday Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Saturday Schedule-at-a-Glance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Saturday Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Leadership Meetings and Social Events Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

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Welcome to the NAESP 2012 Annual Conference and Expo
Dear Members, Friends, and Colleagues: The NAESP Board of Directors and staff welcome you to Seattle for the 2012 Annual Conference and Expo—BEST PRACTICES FOR BETTER SCHOOLS™. These three days afford you an extraordinary opportunity to learn, network, and share together during the only national conference just for elementary and middle-level principals. This year’s rich program is focused on six key areas: Accountability and Assessment; Evaluation of Classroom Instruction; Leading for Change; Professional Learning Communities; School Culture; and Technology for Leadership. Color coding (see page 10) throughout the program schedule will help you customize your conference experience to fit your own learning needs. Get set to learn from the “who’s who” of today’s top education experts—they will both inspire and inform you: Our two Keynote Speakers, Diane Ravitch, an outspoken and eloquent proponent of public education, and Rafe Esquith, renowned fifth-grade teacher in an inner city school, will recharge your passion. Five Plenary Sessions: Richard DuFour, Rebecca DuFour, Andrew Hargreaves, Eric Jensen, Doug Reeves, and Yong Zhao will sharpen your focus on today’s key topics for leading a learning community. Two-Hour Workshops give you an opportunity to gain more in-depth understanding and hands-on experience. You will learn how to:
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work less but produce more use the latest technology stay up-to-date with assessment

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lead for change be a standout principal educate Black males


apply a brain-based framework for teaching in your school

And don’t forget the 70-plus Concurrent Sessions as well, chock full of research-tested strategies that work to implement back home in your school. In the comprehensive and lively Expo Hall, you’ll find more than 150 suppliers of innovative services and products for your school, including a Health and Wellness Pavilion and a Green Schools Pavilion. Dedicated time on Friday and Saturday, with no competing programming, allows you the leisure to check out all the companies on your priority list and discover new resources as well. Be sure to visit the NAESP Membership Booth (see page 26), the on-site hub for information on member benefits, joining or renewing, and engaging in your Association. The NAESP/NPRC Bookstore is offering the best books for educators, including the latest books by our esteemed speakers. Come meet the authors and get your books signed too! The Bookstore will be open during all program hours all three days for your convenience (see page 25). Have fun while you’re at the Conference! Join us for two festive events for all attendees, the NAESP Welcome Reception on Thursday evening, graciously sponsored by Lifetouch once again this year, and on Saturday evening, the gala President’s Closing Celebration. All 2012 full attendees will have free online access to 35 hours of recorded sessions, including handouts and slides (see page 7). The learning continues back at school, where you can also share it with your school team. Thank you for choosing the NAESP 2012 Annual Conference for your professional learning. We are confident the skills and knowledge you gain will enable you to empower your school to be an effective learning community.

Rob Monson President

Gail Connelly Executive Director

P.S. Enjoy the conference and please feel free to call on us, our Board members, and our staff for assistance while you are here.

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Board of Directors

President Robert L. Monson
Parkston Elementary School Parkston, SD

Past President Barbara A. Chester
Wilsonville, OR

President-elect Mark O. Terry
Eubanks Intermediate School Southlake, TX

Director, Zone 1 Jillayne T. Flanders
Plains Elementary School South Hadley, MA

Director, Zone 2 John E. Stimmel
Cherry Avenue Elementary School West Sayville, NY

Director, Zone 3 Dean M. Warrenfeltz
Winchester Avenue School Martinsburg, WV

Director, Zone 4 Nancy Flatt Meador
Madison Middle School Madison, TN

Director, Zone 5 John A. Ansman
Roberta B. Tully Elementary School Louisville, KY

Director, Zone 6 Mark J. White
Hintgen Elementary School La Crosse, WI

Director, Zone 7 Kenny L. Jones
Parkside Elementary School Powell, WY

Director, Zone 8 Tanya P. Jones
Woodall School Tahlequah, OK

Director, Zone 9 Dwight D. Liddiard
East Meadows Elementary School Spanish Fork, UT

Director at Large (Minority) Cynthia Toles-Woods
C.A. Donehoo Elementary School Gadsden, AL

Director at Large (Middle Level) Sharon A. Pitts
Woodrow Wilson Middle School Terre Haute, IN

Executive Director Gail Connelly
NAESP Alexandria, VA

NAESP Foundation CEO Ernie Mannino
NAESP Alexandria, VA

Deputy Executive Director Michael Schooley
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General Information
Location: Convention Center, South Lobby

NAESP/NPRC Bookstore
Location: Expo Hall Looking for the latest release from a national publisher, an education classic, or some light reading? You’ll find it at the NAESP/NPRC Bookstore, where you can browse many titles focusing on education as well as a diverse range of other topics. Pick up a copy of the latest hot topics in leadership, instructional strategies, curriculum, assessment, and other topics of interest to the elementary and middle-level principal. Purchase new wearable and other merchandise carrying the NAESP logo. Attend book signings by keynote speakers and other author presenters. See page 9 for book signing times.

Member Services & NAESP Booth
Location: Expo Hall, Booth 616 The NAESP booth is the place to go to join and learn about the latest member benefits, including PD 360, insurance programs, and the E-Conference Learning Center. You can also update your member information, catch up on Foundation activities, or check email at our two dedicated computer stations. Be sure to register for raffle drawings and just stop by to relax and connect with your colleagues. Let us help you make the most of your membership! Open during Expo hours.

Registration Hours
Wednesday, March 21 Thursday, March 22 Friday, March 23 Saturday, March 24 1 – 6 p.m. 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Conference Location
NAESP Conference activities will take place at the Washington State Convention Center and at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel. Washington State Convention Center 800 Convention Place Seattle, WA 98101 206-694-5030 Seattle Sheraton Hotel (Headquarters) 1400 Sixth Avenue Seattle, WA 98101

Session handouts are the sole responsibility of the presenter. Handouts will be available online 24/7 before and after the Conference at for all registered full Conference attendees.

Bookstore Hours
Thursday, March 22 Friday, March 23 Saturday, March 24 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Resolutions Open Hearing
Location: Sheraton, Issaquah Room The Resolutions Open Hearing will be held Thursday, March 22 from 8–9 a.m. Resolutions to be acted on at the March 24 Delegate Assembly will be presented and explained at the Open Hearing. Members of the Resolutions Committee will present their final report on Friday, March 23, from 8:30 – 9 a.m. at the Sheraton in the Alki Board Room.

Badge Policy and Ribbons
An official 2012 NAESP Conference badge is required for admission to all functions, including the educational sessions and the Expo Hall. Tickets are required for the Foundation Luncheon and the New Member Breakfast. Badge ribbons will be available at the Ribbon Counter in the Registration area.

Experience Seattle
Stop by the Seattle Visitor Center, located on Level 1 of the Convention Center, to get the inside scoop on shopping, restaurants, attractions, and transportation. Purchase sightseeing tickets and make restaurant reservations here too.


Speaker Ready Room
Location: Convention Center, Room 601 Available for all NAESP speakers and presenters to review their material prior to presenting during the following dates and times:

Continuing Education Units/ Professional Development Units (CEUs/PDUs)
NAESP recognizes the importance of continuing professional growth for all school leaders. State and district requirements vary as to the level of professional development required for continuing certification, ranging from no requirement to more than 180 hours of professional development in a five-year period. (Determining procedures for obtaining state acceptance of continuing education units is the responsibility of each attendee.)

Representatives from NAESP’s official housing company, Experient, will be available to assist attendees during Conference hours, Thursday, March 22 through Saturday, March 24. The Housing Desk will be located near the Registration Desk at the Convention Center.

Speaker Ready Room Hours
Wednesday, April 21 Thursday, March 22 Friday, March 23 Saturday, March 24 12 noon – 6 p.m. 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

State Social Functions
Learn about individual state functions at the state booths located in the Expo Hall during exhibit hours. State functions are also listed in the program on page 32.

Wireless Hot Spot
For your convenience, an Internet Lounge with wireless access and email kiosks is available for your use and located just off the escalators on Level 6 of the Convention Center. Grab a comfy seat, check email, update your Conference app, and peruse the conference itinerary planner.

Meeting Room Overcrowding
NAESP will make every effort to schedule popular topics in rooms large enough to accommodate anticipated attendance. Since many topics are extremely popular, it is wise to select alternative sessions as you plan your conference schedule. NAESP and the Washington State Convention Center are REQUIRED to follow local fire regulations and may ask participants in rooms filled to capacity to choose another session.

Press Room
Location: Convention Center, 6th Fl., Room 601 For questions specific to press/media, please visit the Press Room.


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NAESP Community Service Project
NAESP Principals and Landscape Structures Pitch In to Help Local Seattle School
On Wednesday, March 21, more than 100 committed volunteer principals are joining forces with sponsor Landscape Structures to build an inclusive playground at Hawthorne Elementary School in downtown Seattle. This year’s hands-on “principals helping principals” event is the fourth annual Community Service Day held in conjunction with the NAESP Annual Conference. NAESP’s annual Community Service Day has been described by volunteers as one of the highlights of their convention experience. For the past three years, convention attendees have volunteered their time at local schools as a show of camaraderie and teamwork with their peers from around the country. Stop by the Landscape Structures booth in the Expo Hall (Booth 409) to learn more about this year’s Community Service Day and the value of inclusive playgrounds. Sponsored by:
Buses provided by

Hawthorne Elementary School

Sandra Scott, Principal

2011 NAESP Community Service Project

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General Information
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First Aid

Location: Convention Center, South Lobby In the event of a medical emergency, please contact the Security Control office by dialing extension 5127 from any Convention Center house phone. Also, red “hot-line” phones are located throughout the center that will connect you directly to the security department. You can also ask any uniformed Convention Center employee with a radio to assist you.

First Aid Hours
Wednesday, March 21 Thursday, March 22 Friday, March 23 Saturday, March 24 1 – 6 p.m. 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Photography & Recordings
NAESP will have photographers, including Lifetouch National School Studios, Inc.

(LNSS), the Association’s official school photography company, as well as audio recorders and videographers, present during the Annual Conference taking photographs and making recordings. By registering for and attending the conference, you agree that NAESP and LNSS and their successors, agents, representatives, and assigns have your permission to use any or all of the images and/or recordings in which you may be included, in whole, or in part, or together with others, without restriction as to changes or alterations. This permissions allows images to be used, copied, and published locally, regionally, or nationally through any means of communication, including but not limited to displays, samples, print media, television, and the Internet at any place for any lawful purpose and is irrevocable.

NAESP does not endorse the products or services displayed by exhibitors, or views expressed by speakers or other Conference participants.

Commercial Policy
NAESP has a commitment to learning and professional development. Commercial solicitation is prohibited in all Conference programming sessions.

ASSISTments Hands-on Mini Workshops
Room 303 Convention Center
Thursday, March 22
8:30 – 8:50 a.m. 9 – 9:20 a.m.

Immerse yourself in ASSISTments, playing the role of both student and teacher to gain the full experience. Bring your iPad, SmartPhone, or other handheld device.

Friday, March 23
9:15 – 9:35 a.m. 1 – 1:20 p.m. 1:30 – 1:50 p.m. 4:30 – 4:50 p.m.

Saturday, March 24
9:15 – 9:35 a.m. 9:45 – 10:05 a.m. 12:45 – 1:05 p.m. 1:15 – 1:35 p.m.

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Experience the NAESP 2012 Annual Conference on Demand...
…with NAESP’s E-Conference Learning Center!
Enjoy all these valuable benefits for one full year FREE as a full registered attendee at the NAESP 2012 Annual Conference: • • • • • Access over 35 hours of recorded sessions synchronized to presentation slides; View sessions you missed or revisit those you attended; Share with colleagues in your school; Download MP3 files and online handouts; and Get your education on demand, anytime, anywhere!

Visit us at the NAESP Membership Booth in the Expo Hall for a demonstration and to learn more!

Opening and Closing Receptions

NAESP Welcome Reception
Thursday, March 22 | 8 – 10 p.m. Sheraton, Grand Ballroom Let us welcome you to Seattle. Come enjoy light appetizers, dancing, and drinks with your friends and colleagues from across the nation and around the world at NAESP’s 2012 Annual Conference.

NAESP President’s Closing Celebration
Saturday, March 24 | 8 – 10 p.m. Sheraton, Metropolitan Ballroom After three days of events in Seattle, join us to celebrate the closing of the NAESP 2012 Annual Conference. You’ll be treated to a taste of Baltimore, the location of the NAESP 2013 Annual Conference & Expo.


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Book Signing Schedule
Meet the Authors: Book Signings
Buy the latest books by our outstanding major speakers and Children’s Book Award winners at the NAESP/NPRC Bookstore in the Convention Center Expo Hall and get them signed in person!

Thursday, March 22
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Diane Ravitch, Mary Jo Amani, Lehla Eldridge, and Frank N. McMillan III 4:15 – 5:30 p.m. 4:15 – 5:30 p.m. Richard DuFour and Rebecca DuFour Mary Jo Amani, Lehla Eldridge, and Frank N. McMillan III

NAESP/NPRC Bookstore Hours
Thursday 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Friday 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Friday, March 23
9:15 – 10:15 a.m. 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. 2:45 – 3:45 p.m. 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Eric Jensen, Mary Jo Amani, Lehla Eldridge, and Frank N. McMillan III Mary Jo Amani, Lehla Eldridge, and Frank N. McMillan III Jawanza Kunjufu, Rick Stiggins, and Charlotte Danielson Douglas Reeves

Douglas Reeves

Look for the special entrance to the NAESP/NPRC Bookstore. We’re open for business all three days!

Saturday, March 24
9:15 – 10: 15 p.m. 12:45 – 1:45 p.m. 4:15 – 5:15 p.m. Andy Hargreaves, Mary Jo Amani, Lehla Eldridge, and Frank N. McMillan III Yong Zhao, Mary Jo Amani, Lehla Eldridge, and Frank N. McMillan III Rafe Esquith

And the winners are . . .
Excuse me, I’m trying to read!
By Mary Jo Amani • Illustrated by Lehla Eldridge

The Young Healer
By Frank N. McMillan III

– Picture Book Winner –

– Chapter Book Winner –

978-1-934133-51-4 HC $16.95 978-1-934133-52-1 PB $7.95

When a young girl tries to read when surrounded by elephants, lions, monkeys, and zebras, she is surprised, scared, and amused. When the animals want to read, the tables are turned.

978-1-934133-49-1 HC $16.95 978-1-934133-50-7 PB $8.95

Feather Anderson’s beloved grandfather, a traditional Lakota healer, pulls her out of class one snowy morning and takes her on a vision quest in the heart of New York City in hopes of finding the perfect Lakota medicine. It becomes the most magical day of Feather’s life as she saves her little brother’s life and earns her newly-given secret Lakota name.

• Winners of the NAESP Children’s Book Competition •
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Program Focus Areas | Program Format
Key Conference sessions focus on six content areas, which are color-coded to help you identify a framework to create your own comprehensive learning opportunity.

NAESP’s Program Format: Something for Everyone
Customize Your Experience—Gain Insight— Presentations for Everyone:

n Accountability and Assessment
These sessions will provide principals and other leaders the opportunity to share meaningful, common sense approaches to assessment and accountability that really make a difference in student achievement.

n Professional Learning Communities
These sessions focus on developing accountable and collaborative teacher teams, offering strategies for implementing professional learning communities and best practices.

General Sessions (90 MINUTES)
Inspirational with a big-picture view

Plenary Sessions (75 MINUTES)
Key topics for pre-K-8 principals

n Evaluation of Classroom Instruction
These sessions focus on developing effective leadership practices to assist teachers and principals in making the best informed decisions that yield the greatest benefits for their students.

n School Culture
These sessions focus on helping principals create a positive culture that will transform and strengthen a school’s environment so that all children can learn.

2-Hour Workshops
Engaged, in-depth learning on today’s hot topics in education

n Technology for Leadership
These sessions focus on the proper use of technology to focus support on the learning needs of each student, facilitate staff collaboration, and enable students to be more self-directed.

Concurrent Sessions (75 MINUTES)
70+ sessions Lecture-style and interactive sessions (categorized by focus areas and scheduled throughout the program.

n Leading for Change
These sessions focus on providing guidance in how to lead a school community and institutionalize necessary changes for improvement, a difficult task that requires experience, knowledge, support from colleagues and mentors, and an unflinching commitment to ensuring every child reaches his or her highest potential.

After the Conference—The Learning Keeps Going!
NAESP Conference full attendees will receive access to the NAESP E-Conference Learning Center. Enjoy up to 35 sessions recorded live and synchronized to the presenters’ PowerPoint™ presentations. With so many sessions, you won’t have time to attend them all. Catch up on what you missed from home, back at the office, and even on the road with downloadable MP3 files. Review best practices at your own pace.

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Schedule-at-a-Glance - Thursday, March 22
See page 32 for location of Leadership Meetings and Social Events
7 a.m. – 6 p.m. 7:45 – 9:45 a.m. Attendee/Exhibitor Registration 2-Hr. Workshops

n How to Work Less, Produce More, and Still Get the Job Done in a Sensible School Week
Featuring Malachi Pancoast

n BrainSMART Leading for Learning: Keys to Increasing Student Achievement
Featuring Marcus Conyers and Donna Wilson

n My Soul Looks Back and Wonder: Empowering African American Males for Success
Featuring Eric Brown

n Using Apple’s iPad™ to Maximize Your Effectiveness as a Leader
Featuring Justin Baeder 8 – 9 a.m. 8 – 9:30 a.m. 8 – 9:30 a.m. 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. 10 – 11:30 a.m. Resolutions Open Hearing and Committee Meeting NAESP Foundation Breakfast — Ticketed Event Guest Speaker: Ruby Takanishi, President, Foundation for Child Development New Member Breakfast (ticketed event) NAESP/NPRC Bookstore (Expo Hall — Special Thursday Entrance) Scholastic Book Fair (Expo Hall — Special Thursday Entrance) State Editors Meeting (by invitation)
Concurrent Sessions

Opening Keynote Session n Will School Reform Improve the Schools? Featuring Diane Ravitch Book Signing — Diane Ravitch (NAESP/NPRC Bookstore) Plenary Session n Building the Collaborative Culture of a Professional Learning Community Featuring Richard DuFour and Rebecca DuFour Past Directors Meeting State Leaders Meeting Concurrent Sessions State Executive Directors Meeting Book Signing — Richard DuFour and Rebecca DuFour (NAESP/NPRC Bookstore) Bullying Town Hall Meeting NAESP Mentor Program: Highlights and Research NAESP Foundation and the Fischler School Reception (by invitation) Zone 6 Reception Welcome Reception — Sponsored by Lifetouch

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. 2:45 – 3:45 p.m. 2:45 – 4:00 p.m. 4 – 5:30 p.m. 4:15 – 5:30 p.m. 4:30 – 5:45 p.m. 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. 8 – 10 p.m. | 11

Program Schedule Thursday, March 22
7:45 – 9:45 a.m. 2-HOUR WORKSHOPS
n How to Work Less, Produce More, and Still Get the Job Done in a Sensible School Week

8:30 – 9:45 a.m. CONCURRENT SESSIONS
n My Soul Looks Back and Wonder: Empowering African-American Males for Success

n 10 Simple Ways to Differentiate

This workshop will focus on enabling education administrators to fulfill their roles as instructional leaders, unfettered by the administrivia that takes up time better spent in classrooms with students and teachers. The Breakthrough Coach has developed seven basic principles, embodied in The Breakthrough Coach Management Methodology™, which, when fully implemented, have been shown to: multiply the time instructional leaders spend observing classrooms by 500% or more; decrease administrators’ workloads by twenty hours a week or more; and raise student achievement.
SPEAKER: Malachi Pancoast, The Breakthrough Coach, Ponte Vedra, FL

This workshop will address the cultural disconnect that African American males in the United States suffer from in schools. One of the most difficult tasks facing educators today is our inability to expand our focus beyond intervention and prevention programs to conceptualizing and implementing empowerment processes for African American males. This session will focus on a systematic approach to address the unique needs of African American males and their families using strategies directed at closing the achievement gap. &
SPEAKER: Eric Brown, Spectrum Educational Services, Columbia, SC

Principals will be armed and ready with ten simple Differentiated Instruction (DI) strategies that should be evident in any effective classroom. Principals will not only recognize DI activities, they will be able to assist teachers with implementing the most common elements of Differentiated Instruction. &
SPEAKER: Gretchen Goodman, Staff Development for Educators, Peterborough, NH

n Aligning Resources and Effort to Maximize Performance


n BrainSMART Leading for Learning: Keys to Increasing Student Achievement

n Using Apple’s iPad™ to Maximize Your Effectiveness as a Leader

With this practical, brain-based framework you can help your teachers increase student achievement by connecting the art of teaching to the science of learning. Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the Administrators’ Workbook for Increasing Student Achievement: BrainSMART Strategies for Leading and Teaching that puts the NAESP Standards for Leading Learning Communities into practice. &
SPEAKERS: Marcus Conyers and Donna Wilson, BrainSMART, Inc., Winter Park, FL

This session will help you increase your productivity as a leader by using the iPad™ to manage your time and work. You’ll learn how principals use the iPad for walkthroughs, email, documentation, and more. Learn how to fully make the leap into digital organization in this high-impact session. If you have one already, bring your iPad and learn about specific apps that will make a difference in your daily work.
SPEAKER: Justin Baeder, Olympic View Elementary, Seattle, WA

This session will feature the strategies, techniques, and protocols used by two highneed schools in Miami-Dade County Public Schools to develop a systematic approach to improving school performance. Through goal-setting, strategic allocation of resources, and targeted effort, these schools have been able to involve all stakeholders in continuous, sustained school improvement. Participants will experience data-review protocols that may be adapted to a variety of settings and objectives, and will delve into data-informed alignment of resources.
SPEAKERS: Amanda Heinemann, Debbie Saumell, and Maritza Garcia, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL

n Best Practices for Classroom Instruction to Maximize Academic Achievement


The greatest impact to student achievement happens in the classroom. Instructional leaders will be given proven tools to evaluate classroom instruction to maximize the academic achievement of all students. Participants will see the importance of aligning classroom instruction to student expectations embedded in state standards. Participants will see the value in on-going formative assessments to measure the effectiveness of instruction.
SPEAKERS: Jesus (Jesse) Medina, El Paso Independent School District, EL Paso, TX; Laila Ferris, El Paso ISD—Mesita Elementary School, El Paso, TX

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Program Schedule - Thursday, March 22
n Engage Me, Please!

One of the most popular responses from students about school is, “I’m bored!” We are teaching during a time where students are immersed in a fast-paced world. So, how do we keep up? Through engagement with instruction that will captivate and challenge our students’ brains. Learn why and how in this session by discovering innovative strategies that target how the brain learns, students’ thinking, and increasing the level of engagement! These strategies are immediately applicable to model in a faculty meeting, then implement into classrooms. &
SPEAKER: LaVonna Roth, Minds That Matter, Inc., Riverview, FL

school culture of valuing human beings above standards and accountability measures. Test results cannot be the only focus. We need to improve test scores and prepare students for college or careers, but we must care about the whole child as well as the adults in the school.
SPEAKERS: A. William Place, The University of Dayton, Dayton, OH; Michelle Partlow, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

n Three Powerful Interventions for High Reading Gains

n Staff Recognition: Beyond the Paycheck

n How Common Core Standards Will Transform Teaching and Learning in Your School

Though there are fewer of them, the Common Core State Standards are rigorous and likely to raise the cognitive demand of what your students are expected to learn. Students will need to demonstrate that they can apply knowledge to new situations and not merely repeat what has been taught to them. Learn about the key shifts in the Common Core English language arts and math standards and the implications for changes to classroom instruction and assessment.
SPEAKER: Lucille Davy, The James B. Hunt Jr. Institute, Durham, NC

What motivates staff members? Educators identify recognition and appreciation from colleagues, administrators, parents, etc. for a job well done as two of the most important motivators. People want to work where their skills are appreciated and when they are, they will do their best. Join Diane Hodges as she shares hundreds of ways educators show recognition and appreciation in their schools and ways to get the staff to take charge of the process for even better results. &
SPEAKER: Diane Hodges, Threshold Group, San Diego, CA

Learn how to: reduce visual dyslexia quickly; use students’ reading style strengths to improve student achievement, motivation, and behavior; use powerful modeling reading methods that rapidly raise reading enjoyment, comprehension, and fluency; and incorporate powerful reading interventions into every tier of the RTI process. Includes a detailed handout with useful checklists and a DVD showing powerful reading interventions being used in Reading Styles Model Schools. &
SPEAKERS: Marie Carbo, National Reading Styles Institute, Syosset, NY

n Tools to Gain Commitment Through Staff Engagement

n STEM Education Sounds Great! Now Where Do I Start? Incorporating STEM Education into Your curriculum

How do I get buy-in for change that will benefit student learning? How can I move my school from a culture of compliance with mandates to real commitment? The use of problem-solving tools and communication protocols can help you shift from a buy-in to a build-up approach. In this session, you will have a safe space in which to share a current challenge, choose a tool, and engage in active collegial practice with feedback to empower your use when you return to your school. &
SPEAKER: Edie Holcomb, Student Learning Through Professional Growth & School Change, Bellingham, WA

n Principals Who Dare to Care

This presentation focuses on caring in the principalship. We often discuss accountability in transforming a school culture, but ignore the human aspect of the job. Principals need to dare to care. Educators should create a

STEM is a hot topic in education, but it can be a daunting undertaking. Learn how to integrate active, hands-on learning into an interdisciplinary curriculum through Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Experience a STEM lesson designed for 21st century learners that you can take back to your school. Begin to develop an action plan to create a culture of critical thinking that will increase student interest and proficiency in STEM fields.
SPEAKERS: Diane Insari and Kimberly Dempsey, Loudoun County Public Schools, South Riding, VA

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n Accountability and Assessment n Evaluation of Classroom Instruction n Leading for Change

n Professional Learning Communities n School Culture n Technology for Leadership

& B ook Available at NAESP Bookstore


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Program Schedule - Thursday, March 22
n Transforming Schools Through Purposeful Walkthroughs: Dramatically Improve Student Achievement

n “Whatever It Takes”—Strategies for Turning Around a LowPerforming School

10 – 11:30 a.m. Opening Keynote SESSION
n Will School Reform Improve the Schools?

A Milken National Award-winning principal will lead you through a powerful walkthrough structure that connects research and practice. You’ll be amazed at the quantity and quality of evidence-based information gathered with this three-minute protocol. Learn to use focused feedback to create effective classroom environments, implement rigorous standards-based curriculum, facilitate quality instruction, and promote assessment that drives instruction. Dynamic video clips, leadership anecdotes, and handouts connect research and practice, bringing this powerful structure to life. You’ll leave with a repertoire of skills to use immediately!
SPEAKER: Linda Fisher, Learning Headquarters, San Diego, CA

Facilitating change in a low-performing school requires a variety of strategies that involve all of the stakeholders. Adopting a “whatever it takes” attitude has been the key to success in the two Title I schools that will be discussed in this presentation. Both schools, each in a different state, went from failing status to excellence under the leadership of the same principal. Come and share the journey!
SPEAKER: Jenell Bovis, Orange County Public Schools, Winter Park, FL


n Why Do I Need a Second Life When I Don’t Have Time for My First Life?


n Using Twitter, Skype, Facebook, and Free Google Tools to Enhance Campus Communication

In today’s competitive world, principals’ ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders is imperative. This task is exacerbated by all the new technology exploding around us in this “Post PC Era.” In this session, we will look at four communication tools that have changed our world and learn how to harness them to change our schools. You will learn how to sign up for these free tools as we share the best practices your colleagues have already put into practice to improve communications at their schools.
SPEAKER: Warren Dale, Los Angeles Unified School District, CA, Van Nuys, CA

Leave your baggage behind and learn to create an avatar, tour second-life teleporting to places you have only dreamed of visiting, meet people from around the world, and discover unlimited opportunities for professional learning, collaboration, communication, and problem-solving—anytime, anywhere. Gain an understanding of the virtual worlds familiar to your students, along with pros, cons, and safety issues. Leave with the resources and tools you need to join the second-life NAESP group for more networking, collaboration, learning, and FUN! &
SPEAKERS: Robert Vojtek, Avon Public Schools, Avon, CT; RoseAnne Vojtek, Ivy Drive Elementary —Bristol Public Schools, Bristol, CT

An historian of education at New York University and author of the best-selling book, The Death and Life of the Great American School System, Diane Ravitch is one of the nation’s most sought-after speakers on current issues in education. This outspoken advocate for public schools will address the current state of American education and the many efforts underway to change it. &
SPEAKER: Diane Ravitch, New York University, New York, NY


STUDENT EMCEE: Jada Tupaz, 4th grade, Van Asselt Elementary School. Principal: El Doris Turner

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
BOOK SIGNING: Diane Ravitch

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Program Schedule - Thursday, March 22
12:30 – 2:30 p.m. PLENARY SESSION
n Building the Collaborative Culture of a Professional Learning Community

2:45 – 4:00 p.m. CONCURRENT SESSIONS
n Assist, Assess, Achieve: How ASSISTments Strengthens Your Instructional Leadership

n Beyond RTI: Remediation to Results

Learn how educators transform their collegial groups into highperforming collaborative teams, and get a sense of the specific work undertaken by those teams. Discover ways to provide time and support for collaborative teams during the school day. More importantly, identify structures and strategies to help teams stay focused on doing the work that has a positive impact on student achievement. &
SPEAKERS: Richard DuFour, Educational Consultant, Moneta, VA, and Rebecca DuFour, Educational Consultant, Moneta, VA

Attendees will learn about ASSISTments, a powerful, free, web-based assessment tool that enables teachers to provide students with immediate, individualized feedback while also getting valuable data to drive instruction. ASSISTments provides principals with an invaluable platform for being more effective instructional leaders, providing ongoing teacher and staff development, creating common assessments across grade levels, and using formative assessments to track student learning. Further, all ASSISTments math items are tagged to a skill, and all skills are mapped to the Common Core State Standards.
SPEAKERS: Neil Heffernan and Cristina Heffernan, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA; Richard Lind and Barbara Delaney, Bellingham Memorial Middle School, Bellingham, MA

The power of a professional learning community helped this New Hampshire school move from the initial implementation of an RTI literacy program to a system that meets the needs of the whole child— academically, socially, and emotionally. The workshop will bring participants through the systems approach that produced both dramatic individual student and buildingwide results, keeping this school in the 28% of NH schools that regularly achieves Adequate Yearly Progress status and is a NH RTI Pilot Showcase Site.
SPEAKER: Pamela Stiles, Chichester Central School, Chichester, NH

n Bridging the Accountability Gap with Engaging Curriculum and Assessment Systems


n BC4BOYZ (Book Club for Boys)

4:15 – 5:30 p.m.
BOOK SIGNING: Richard DuFour and Rebecca DuFour

Girls are reading better than boys. Research suggests that boys lag behind girls on standardized reading tests in all 50 states. Teaching boys how to read does not make them readers. Reading among boys is often viewed as a task to be done, rather than something to be enjoyed. In this session, principals will learn how a Boys Book Club at one elementary school helped boys to actively enjoy and discuss stories, develop their listening and concentration skills, and build a foundation for enjoying reading.
SPEAKER: Michael Shaffer, Fort Wayne School District, Fort Wayne, IN

How can schools navigate the forces of high stakes accountability with an engaging curriculum and assessments? How do attitude, skills and knowledge determine success in results-driven schools? This session shares how principals can measure success beyond test scores and improve achievement for diverse populations. Explore how focusing on students’ successes can improve learning and the school culture. Discover how to use technology to motivate students and teachers to perform at higher levels. Gain practical strategies to define success, close gaps, and improve school performance.
SPEAKER: Gerhard Grotke, James Madison Elementary School, San Leandro, CA

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n Accountability and Assessment n Evaluation of Classroom Instruction n Leading for Change

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Program Schedule - Thursday, March 22
n Changing School Culture Through Data Analysis and Collaborative Learning

conscious learning lies in the awareness and understanding of the neural research on brain plasticity and its vast implications on critical literacy–skill acquisition across the elementary grade-levels!
SPEAKER: Katie Garner, Harvard Learning Brain Consortium; Juilliard-CLIMB, New York, NY

Want your staff to LOVE coming to work? Join us for a 75-minute interactive session to learn how you too can change your school culture and move your school forward to improve teachers’ expertise and improve student achievement just like Forks Elementary School!
SPEAKERS: Lisa Navarro, Forks Elementary School, Forks, WA; Tamara Smith, Olympic Educational Service District #114, Port Angeles, WA

need of enrichment (both high-achievers and strugglers), bring meaning to students’ grades, produce deeper student understanding of content, and also improve standardized test scores. You will leave with over 150 assessment strategies.
SPEAKER: Michael Shackleford, Staff Development for Educators, Hendersonville, TN

n Creating a Climate for Literacy

n Closing the Achievement Gap Through Summer Reading

The best predictor of summer loss or gain is whether or not a child reads during the summer. Summer reading loss is a bigger problem for children from low-income families. Their reading achievement typically declines an average of three months, while typical middle-class students improve or remain the same. This research suggests that focusing all of our efforts on improving the schools isn’t going to work. During this session, participants will examine effective ways to support the summer reading of children who struggle.
SPEAKER: Sandi Novak, Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District, Lakeville, MN

Looking for ways to improve your school’s reading achievement? Want to create lifelong readers and increase test scores at the same time? Come hear about a school that went from an “F” to an “A” by going through a total change in school philosophy and climate. Learn strategies to engage struggling readers, provide the skills and support needed to gain confidence as readers, while instilling excitement and the love of reading within all students. Your students will become readers and your test scores will soar!
SPEAKERS: Jenell Bovis, Orange County Public Schools, Winter Park, FL; MaryAnne Hutcheson, Hungerford Elementary School, Maitland, FL

n Going Digital: Using Apple’s iPad™ in High-Performance School Leadership

Increase your productivity as a leader by using the iPad to manage your time and work anywhere in your building. In this session, you’ll see how principals are using the iPad for walkthroughs, email, documentation, and more. Saying goodbye to your paper day planner? Learn how to fully make the leap into digital organization in this high-impact session. Bring your iPad (if you have one) and learn about specific apps that will make a difference in your daily work.
SPEAKER: Justin Baeder, Olympic View Elementary, Seattle, WA

n Engaging Struggling Learners to Succeed

n It’s Not About Technology: Cyberbullying, Risk Compensation, and Real-Life Scenarios

n Cracking the Reading and Writing Codes with the Brain in Mind: The Missing Piece of the RTI-Puzzle!

Principal and education writer Peter De Witt explains what a struggling learner looks like and how teachers and administration in his school district use multiple methods of instruction to help educate their students. You are encouraged to actively engage with the presenter so you can walk away with practical tools that can be brought back to your school district.
SPEAKER: Peter DeWitt, Averill Park Central School District, Albany, NY

Research shows that more than 99% of learning occurs at the “non-conscious” level—visual cues, sounds, experiences, and feelings will literally transform learners into “walking, talking, sponges!” Non-conscious learning is fluid and effortless, and occurs naturally, regardless of socio-economic status, language background, skill or ability level, or experience—and with no differentiation of instruction needed! The power of non-

n Focusing Instruction for Student Success by Putting Assessment in Perspective

After a brief introduction to issues surrounding bullying, cyberbullying, and digital citizenship, as well as the online lives of young people, participants will be led through interactive discussions of real-life scenarios, allowing them to delve deeper into risk and protection in the 21st century. The speakers will define terms, suggest lookfor’s, and consider to-do’s for schools and parents. Participants will also receive a host of background and hands-on resources for educators and parents to use.
SPEAKER: Mike Donlin, Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia, WA

Through the use of effective, targeted, and meaningful classroom assessments we can improve student learning by using the data created to positively influence teacher instruction. During this session you will have the opportunity to explore the four main types of assessment, how to use them to drive instruction, target specific students in

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Program Schedule - Thursday, March 22
n PLC 1-2-3: Easy and Practical Ideas for Meaningful Professional Development

n Raising the Bar and Closing the Gap: Whatever It Takes in Elementary Schools

n The “Turn Around Principal”

Do you struggle to find enough time in the day to be an instructional leader? This session will help principals identify and implement quick, easy and practical ideas for meaningful staff development that empowers teachers to become instructional leaders. If you want to evoke thoughtful reflection, motivate your staff to improve practice and collaborate to best meet the learning needs of students, then this session is for you!
SPEAKERS: Olympia Williams, Columbus City Schools, Pickerington, OH; Ebone Johnson, Stewart Alternative Elementary School, Columbus, OH

Participants in this session will examine strategies to collectively respond to the learning needs of each student in a timely, directive, and systematic way; create and sustain strong parent partnerships; and make celebrations a part of the school culture. Participants will receive criteria to assess their own school’s response and an action-planning template for next steps in raising the bar and closing the gap. &
SPEAKER: Rebecca DuFour, Educational Consultant, Moneta, VA

How do you “turn around” a failing school in two years? How do you become an 800+ school? Come see how one principal in a failing school turned it all around to create the “most improved school” out of 700 schools in the county.
SPEAKERS: Marjorie Grigsby, Chula Vista, FL; Gretchen Donndelinger, Nova Southeastern University FSE, North Miami Beach, FL


n What Extraordinary Teachers Do Differently

n Preparing Students to Be 21st Century Communicators and Collaborators

n Raising the Bar and Closing the Gap: Whatever It Takes in Middle Schools

Collaboration and communication are critical 21st century skills for students and educators. Arts-infused education builds those key skills and transforms the school culture. Participants will explore how creative experiences increase communication within school environments. Use the Creative Collaboration Assessment tool and “Draw Your School Culture” exercise to increase collaboration among faculty. Learn practical tips from principals who champion the arts as school reform tools that transformed their schools’ culture. Participants will receive free videos and Professional Development Guides that build communication and collaboration skills.
SPEAKER: Linda Parzych, Crayola LLC, Easton, PA

This session uses the powerful video Through New Eyes: Examining the Culture of Your School to help participants see school from a new perspective – the perspective of a student. Participants then contrast the traditional school response when students experience initial difficulty in their learning with the systematic response of a professional learning community. &
SPEAKER: Richard DuFour, Educational Consultant, Moneta, VA

Help your teachers create extraordinary classrooms that engage all learners. Gain classroom-tested practical strategies to help you help teachers enliven their presentation skills, energize their students, and use humor effectively to wake up the brain. You will learn how to help teachers ratchet up their teaching with different and fun materials and to harness the power of timing, pacing, and technology.
SPEAKERS: Jim Grant and Betty Hollas, Staff Development for Educators, Peterborough, NH


4:30 – 5:30 p.m. NAESP Mentor Program: Highlights and Research

n Teaching at the Speed of Learning, Why iPods Are Changing Our World

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After Johannes Gutenberg invented movable type, it took Europe 150 years to stabilize. Now another invention is overturning the world as we know it: hand-held computing devices! Connected directly to the world’s information and enhanced with real-time video, text, and GPS tools, these same mobile devices that are transforming our social and economic systems are starting to enter our schools! In this hands-on session, we will explore specifically the massive changes happening in our elementary classrooms. Bring your smart phone and get ready to learn!
SPEAKER: Warren Dale, Los Angeles Unified School District, Van Nuys, CA

Join us to discuss principal mentoring research and a review of current literature. A spotlight on state and district mentor programs developed by NAESP Certified Mentors and state leaders focusing on diverse local needs, capacity levels, and implementation strategies will be presented by a panel of experts. Also at this session, NAESP mentors, protégés, and coaches will be honored and recognized.
SPEAKER: Carol Riley, Director, NAESP Mentor Program

n Accountability and Assessment n Evaluation of Classroom Instruction n Leading for Change

n Professional Learning Communities n School Culture n Technology for Leadership

& B ook Available at NAESP Bookstore


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Schedule-at-a-Glance - Friday, March 23
See page 32 for location of Leadership Meetings and Social Events
7 a.m. – 5 p.m. 7 – 8 a.m. 7:30 – 9 a.m. Attendee/Exhibitor Registration Zone 7 Breakfast (by invitation) Plenary Session n Practical Strategies Linking Brain Research to Student Achievement Featuring Eric Jensen “Big Ten” Consortium Meeting and Breakfast (by invitation) NAESP/NPRC Bookstore (Expo Hall) Scholastic Book Fair (Expo Hall) Resolutions Committee Report Parliamentarian Meeting Zone Meetings Book Signing — Eric Jensen (NAESP/NPRC Bookstore) Concurrent Sessions Expo Hall Open (Exclusive Hours: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) NAESP Mentor Program Coaches Focus Group 2-Hr. Workshops

7:45 – 9:15 a.m. 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 8:30 – 9 a.m. 9:15 – 10 a.m. 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. 9:15 – 10:30 a.m. 10:30 – 2:30 p.m. 10:45 –11:45 a.m. 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

n Assessing Teacher Performance
Featuring Charlotte Danielson

n Changes Don’t Come Easy: Lead the Way!
Featuring Michael Chirichello

n Seven Essential Assessment Actions for Local District Leaders
Featuring Rick Stiggins

n Understanding Black Male Learning Styles
Featuring Jawanza Kunjufu

n What Extra Ordinary Principals Do Differently
Featuring Jim Grant 1 – 2:15 p.m. 2:45 – 3:45 p.m. 2:45 – 4:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions Book Signing — Charlotte Danielson , Rick Stiggins, and Jawanza Kunjufu (NAESP/NPRC Bookstore) Plenary Session n A New Era for Accountability, Leadership, Teaching, and Learning Featuring Douglas Reeves State Representatives Meeting (Selection of Nominating Committee) Book Signing — Douglas Reeves (NAESP/NPRC Bookstore) State Representatives Reception Zone 4 Reception NJPSA President’s Reception (by invitation)

4 – 5 p.m. 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. 5 – 6 p.m. 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. 6 – 7 p.m. | 19

Program Schedule - Friday, March 23
7:30 – 9:00 a.m. PLENARY SESSION
n Practical Strategies Linking Brain Research to Student Achievement of Students from Poverty

9:15 – 10:30 a.m. CONCURRENT SESSIONS
n The 21st Century’s Digital Approach to Highly-Functional Collaborative Learning Teams in a PLC

consequences of too much technology and the total cost of the digital footprint to students. &
SPEAKER: Jim Grant, Staff Development for Educators, Peterborough, NH

n Essentials for Principals: DataBased Decision Making

Hear about the new science of academic achievement for low-income students. You’ll get fresh, researchsupported insights, key background knowledge, and a practical roadmap for academic success with kids from poverty. Learn how experience changes the brain, and discover if genes or environment matter most. You’ll find out which factors are reversible, and which are not. Most importantly, you’ll learn what you can do immediately to help your students achieve. &
SPEAKER: Eric Jensen, Eric Jensen Learning Corporation, Maunaloa, HI

Understand the ups and downs of implementing the Plan-Do-Study-Act CLT model to ensure high academic standards for all students. Come to this session to learn how to use Microsoft Access™, OneNote™, and Excel™ to empower your collaborative learning teams to better organize data for intervention and enrichment tracking.
SPEAKERS: Teresa Khuluki, Fairfax County Public Schools/Wolftrap Elementary School, Vienna, VA; Mark Merrell and Yusef Azimi, Fairfax County Public Schools/Madison High School, Vienna, VA


n Best Practices for Breakfast in the Classroom

You’re ready to start collecting and utilizing school data, but what data? How exactly will you find it and how will you use it once you have it? Edie Holcomb, author of Essentials for Principals: Data-Based Decision Making, second edition, takes an in-depth look at best data collection practices and guides the elementary school principal on how to reach struggling learners, strengthen instruction, and achieve schoolwide improvement. She shares her expertise and helps you develop a data-based action plan to reach your school’s students, teacher teams, and leaders. &
SPEAKER: Edie L. Holcomb, Education Consultant, Bellingham, WA


9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Is childhood hunger an issue in your school? Then don’t miss this session featuring expert principals from across the country who have successfully addressed childhood hunger through the implementation of Breakfast In the Classroom. Learn how Breakfast In the Classroom has helped thousands of children improve their performance in school and how you can make it happen in your school. Session made possible through NAESP Foundation and the Walmart Foundation— Fighting Hunger Together.
SPEAKER: Alonzo J. Brown, Crump Elementary, Memphis, TN

n Experience Success by Creating a Differentiated School

We have very diversified classrooms with many different academic needs. This session will focus on establishing a differentiated system school-wide in the core academic areas that will include an extensive intervention program as well as an accelerated program. This will result in classes that challenge students who need to be accelerated and classes that follow an RTI model to meet the needs of those who need intervention support.
SPEAKER: Joe Walters, Chandler Unified School District, Gilbert, AZ

n Digital Footprints: Understanding the Consequences of Too Much Technology

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Are our students using technology at the expense of other important aspects of their life? Are developmental life stages being neglected? The speaker will help principals take a hard look at the unintended

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Program Schedule - Friday, March 23
n Mentoring for SUCCESS-ion

Mentor—“experienced advisor and supporter—someone usually older and more experienced, who advises and guides a younger, less experienced person.” Explore the value of embracing a principal mentoring program. Consider the significant role you could play in the development of a budding administrator. YOUR leadership matters. “Leading for Change” does not happen by accident, but rather by design. Next to an effective teacher, leadership is the second most determining factor for a school’s success and student learning. Don’t leave this most important role to chance.
SPEAKERS: Ron Krause, Valley View School District 365U, Romeoville, IL; Mitchell Forsberg, Eagle County Schools, Gypsum, CO; Carol Riley, NAESP National Mentor Program, Alexandria, VA

roadblocks to change initiatives. You will gain a better understanding of the elements in the change process. You will leave this session with a template for guiding your staff through the change process that can be used the very next day at work. Change the paradigm from “Ready Fire Aim” back to “Ready Aim Fire.”
SPEAKER: Tom Lindsay, Mannheim District 83, Franklin Park, IL


conversations, documenting performance concerns, and staying emotionally sound while addressing these teachers and their issues. Learn skills you can immediately use to help teachers improve their performance or set the stage for potential termination. Participants in this session will be able to apply the concepts presented and use them in developing a plan to address the performance skills of their marginal/deficient teachers. &
SPEAKERS: John Eller, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN; Sheila Eller, Bel Air Elementary School, Shoreview, MN

n SMARTER Balanced and PARCC— Common Core Assessments

n Preparing Elementary Students for Global Competence

The world we are preparing students for today is fundamentally different from the one of the past. Today’s world is marked by new global trends in the areas of technology, economics, and the environment. During this session, the presenter will provide ideas on how to infuse different cultural experiences into the elementary learning experience.
SPEAKERS: Juli Kwikkel, Principal, and Michelle Huntress, Reading Strategist, Storm Lake Elementary School, Storm Lake, IA

Come find out about similarities and differences between SMARTER Balanced and PARCC, two consortium-based assessments that are being designed to measure student progress on the Common Core standards. Almost all states have elected to participate in one of the consortia. Both SMARTER Balanced and PARCC are intended to address the rigor that is part of the Common Core. These are intended to replace the individual state assessments. Both assessments include components for formative as well as summative evaluation. Participants will receive an update on the timeline and progress in developing these assessments. Includes time for Q&A.
SPEAKERS: Joe Willhoft, SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium, Olympia, WA, and Doug Sovde, PARCC, Achieve, Washington, DC

n Using Walkthrough Data to Drive Teacher Growth

Many principals invest much time completing classroom walkthroughs. In this session, participants will examine the criteria that measure student success and a procedure for collecting data. The data will be analyzed to drive individual, team, and/or school-wide professional development. Coaches and future walkthroughs will be determined based on this information.
SPEAKER: Mary Martin, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC


n What Principals Need to Know About Teaching and Learning Mathematics

n There Is No “I” in TEAM! Ideas to Build a Strong Unified Team!

n The Principal and Technology: Integrating by Example

Our students need to be 21st century learners. We as school leaders need to be using 21st century technology and be able to lead our teachers and staff in its usage.
SPEAKER: Arlene Rogo, Neptune Township Board of Education, Neptune, NJ

Come join the fun! Listen to a unique, tried and true program used at the presenter’s school. The program will help you create and maintain a strong, unified staff. Ideas and activities for each month of the school year will be shared. If you are looking for a presentation that gives you ideas and saves you tons of time, this is the one. &
SPEAKER: Mark Lukert, Coppell ISD, Coppell, TX

n “Ready, Fire, Aim:” Sabotaging the Human Change Process

n Transform Your Teachers’ Performance

What are the high-leverage school leadership actions that will promote and sustain improved mathematics student achievement in schools? Using an author interview format, Diane J. Briars, one of the three authors of What Principals Need to Know About Teaching and Learning Mathematics (with Timothy D. Kanold and Francis (Skip) Fennell), will discuss and reveal the nonnegotiable teaching, learning, classroom instruction, and assessment practices of every effective school principal and school leader. She will highlight current mathematics practices and show how the Common Core standards impact the future of teacher practice. &
SPEAKER: Diane J. Briars, Mathematics Consultant and National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics Past President, Pittsburgh, PA

Is your staff having trouble dealing with change? Garner insight into why people resist change and how you can alleviate common
n Accountability and Assessment n Evaluation of Classroom Instruction n Leading for Change

Learn strategies to help you successfully take on marginal or deficient teachers including improving your readiness skills, labeling ineffectiveness, conducting difficult

n Professional Learning Communities n School Culture n Technology for Leadership

& B ook Available at NAESP Bookstore


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Program Schedule - Friday, March 23
12:30 – 2:30 p.m. 2- HOUR WORKSHOPS
n Assessing Teacher Effectiveness

n Seven Essential Assessment Actions for Local District Leaders

n What Extraordinary Principals Do Differently

In the current educational landscape, it’s essential to assess teacher effectiveness, evaluating not only what teachers do, but the impact they can demonstrate on their students’ learning. This is a highly complex issue, and one on which there is little consensus among educators, measurement experts, or policy-makers. This presentation will provide an overview of the current “scene” with respect to teacher evaluation, weighing the different issues involved. &
SPEAKER: Charlotte Danielson, Educational Consultant, Princeton, NJ


n Changes Don’t Come Easy: Lead the Way!

In this workshop, learn about the fundamental change in the social mission of schools that has evolved over the past two decades and how that change has affected the role and practice of assessment: putting it squarely on the shoulders of local district, school, and teacher leaders. If schools are to improve and achievement gaps to narrow, local leaders must embrace a new vision of excellence in local assessment and put in place a set of conditions required to reach it. Those who succeed in satisfying these conditions will realize profound achievement gains for all, but especially for low achievers. &
SPEAKER: Rick Stiggins, Educational Consultant, Lake Oswego, OR

Raising the academic performance of your students and solving today’s school issues require an extraordinary principal. Get dozens of common sense tips and tactics for courageous leaders. These leadership traits, which cover a wide range of topics, are based on Grant’s years of experience as a working educator. His practical advice will help lighten your decision making load and help you become one of the extraordinary 20%. &
SPEAKER: Jim Grant, Staff Development for Educators, Peterborough, NH



2:45 – 3:45 p.m. BOOK SIGNING
Come meet these author speakers: Charlotte Danielson Rick Stiggins Jawanza Kunjufu

Learn how to get beyond the walls of resistance by debunking the most common myths about change; strengthen your capacity to lead through the change process; apply strategies that will create a school culture in which change is sustained over time; design a coherent plan for making transitions as your staff moves toward new beginnings; understand how to lead with an unflinching commitment to change. Participate in simulations and dynamic learning strategies. &
SPEAKER: Michael Chirichello, Leadership Matters LLC, Swartswood, NJ

n Understanding Black Male Learning Styles


Explore the current trends facing African American males, such as why so many are in special education and remedial reading and what are some gender learning differences and learning styles. Gain best practices for educating Black males. All aspects of the African American experience occupy educator and author Jawanza Kunjufu’s attention, but the main thrust of his work has been directed toward improving the education and socialization of black youths. &
SPEAKER: Jawanza Kunjufu, African American Images, Inc., Chicago Heights, IL

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Program Schedule - Friday, March 23
1:00 – 2:15 p.m. CONCURRENT SESSIONS
n Creativity: Critical 21st Century Skill

applying motivational theory with the optimal performance model can lead to high student achievement, quality instruction, and teacher retention. Analyze your current situation. Leave understanding how to motivate and lead your own collegial school community to achieve success.
SPEAKERS: Robert Vojtek, Avon Public Schools, Avon, CT; Rose Anne Vojtek, Ivy Drive Elementary — Bristol Public Schools, Bristol, CT

n Motivating a School from Within: A Strength-Based Movement

To prepare students for success in the 21st Century, we must build their creative skills. Research shows arts-infused education strengthens student engagement and achievement. We must adopt promising practices that engage students in the creative cycle, strengthen creative confidence, and make common classroom experiences more creative. We will explore models from principals who have transformed their art teachers into the “Chief Creative Officer” of their schools—helping colleagues boost their creative teaching practices. Each participant will receive a free professional development program, including videos and guides.
SPEAKER: Cheri Sterman, Crayola LLC, Easton, PA

n How Peer Coaching Can Help Build a Better School

n The Dysfunctional Marriage Between Grading and Homework: How to Fix It

What lends lasting value to a professional learning community? Find out what one professional learning approach, Peer Coaching, can contribute to your school’s professional development plan—and your learning community—for this and subsequent years. Peer coaches build and model trusting relationships with principals and fellow teachers, enabling a professional learning community built on effective communication, lesson improvement, and technology integration—and focused on addressing your school’s most pressing student learning needs. Find out why Peer Coaching matters and what it involves.
SPEAKER: Matt Huston, Peer-Ed, Sammamish, WA

In this collaborative session, a principal from a K-6 elementary school in British Columbia shares the story of how this school focused on student/staff strengths and moved away from awards ceremonies, honor rolls, punishment, and rewards, and watched the school culture flourish. Chris Wejr will share research and examples of the power of focusing on student/staff strengths and intrinsic motivation. Participants will walk away with an action plan to take to their schools based on examples and reflective dialogue in the session.
SPEAKER: Chris Wejr, Kent Elementary School, Agassiz, British Columbia

n Principal Evaluation Roundtable Discussion

Come and learn what we know from research about grading and homework and how to change the focus from busywork and punishment back to teaching and learning. Hear how what we are doing to students in the classroom can turn them off to learning. You will discover how to replace bad habits with best practices and end the friction caused by homework and grading.
SPEAKER: Tom Lindsay, Mannheim District 83, Franklin Park, IL

n Implementing School Change and Working Successfully with Resistance to Change

Members of the Principal Evaluation Guidelines Committee will lead this interactive panel discussion on the state of principal evaluation systems across the nation. Come dialogue with fellow principals and learn what is being done now in states. Committee members will provide an update on the joint work of NAESP and NASSP to develop guidelines for principal evaluation that may influence policy-makers and strengthen state systems of evaluation.

n Engaging Collegial Learning Communities to Achieve Optimal Performance

What if your school was the one place that teachers couldn’t wait to get to each morning and hated to leave each night? Principals understand simply assigning teachers to a team with a task doesn’t mean they will work together effectively or successfully. Learn how

As leaders work to transform schools to meet the needs of their children, they can encounter negativity and resistance that slows or stalls progress. The typical response is to “get tough” or “clean house.” Learn strategies that go beyond these responses to work with difficult and resistant people and to implement needed changes. The session focuses on ideas and techniques that can be immediately implemented successfully. Attendees will develop a plan to address the resistance that can be used back at their schools.
SPEAKERS: Sheila Eller, Bel Air Elementary School, Shoreview, MN; John Eller, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN;

n RTI in the Math Classroom... Strategies that REALLY Work!

Dealing with RTI anxiety? Come to this session to get organizational strategies, effective classroom approaches and assessment tools to implement immediately. Participants will walk away with tools to help them build an RTI program within the building at minimal costs. Hands-on tools, handouts, program recommendations, and discussions will be provided throughout the session. This is a must-see if you need guidance to help build a stronger math program and help students build their math skills!
SPEAKER: Cheryl Henjum, Ritzville School District, Deer Park, WA

n Accountability and Assessment n Evaluation of Classroom Instruction n Leading for Change

n Professional Learning Communities n School Culture n Technology for Leadership

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n Seeking Wisdom: Leading Conversations that Change the School

as modifications for poverty and for students who struggle. In addition, participants will be provided with a list of best practices and their empirical evidence. &
SPEAKER: Donna Tileston, Strategic Teaching & Learning Institute, LLC, Grapevine, TX

2:45 – 4:15 p.m. PLENARY SESSION
n A New Era for Accountability, Leadership, Teaching, and Learning

This workshop engages participants in working to break through communication barriers that interfere with school improvement. This is a process that allows principals to engage teachers and others in conversations guided by deep listening, respect for others’ opinions, and selfreflection. It inspires school participants to think and work beyond accountability rules toward the beliefs and responsibility that brought them into teaching. This work will enable principals to challenge teachers, parents, central office, and themselves to improve, but gets to the deep obstacles educators face.
SPEAKER: Eric Glover, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

n Under-Reporting Bullying in Your School: How (and Why) to Collect the Most Accurate Data

n Socratic “Seminaring:” Putting the “Learning” in Professional Learning Communities

The US Department of Education informs that 28% of students, age 12-18, report being bullied at school. States with laws requiring data on bullying incidents increasingly presume schools to be under-reporting when occurrences submitted are grossly below 28 percent. An assumption is schools are reluctant to tarnish their images with high percentages during this time of educational scrutiny. The reality, however, is much more complex. Learn the major causes of underreporting and how you can improve your school’s accuracy in identifying and reporting bullying.
SPEAKERS: Jane Balvanz, Kate Wickham Elementary School, Coralville, IA; Blair Wagner, GAPRA, Coralville, IA

There is a solution for accountability that uses innovation borne out of flexibility even in the midst of financial constraints. Specifically, we have an opportunity to take our schools from test prep centers to meeting the critical needs of the 21st Century. We can develop practical assessments that will engage students, reduce failure and the enormous costs associated with failure, and improve our focus on creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking. &
SPEAKER: Douglas Reeves, The Leadership and Learning Center, Boston, MA


Building a successful Professional Learning Community requires the recognition that adults in the school community are a powerful and necessary part of the learning equation. The ability to capacity-build is indispensable in formulating shared goals, encouraging continuous improvement, and strengthening collaborative skills. In this highly-interactive workshop, participants will be introduced to and participate in Socratic “seminaring,” a strategy designed to encourage commitment to the learning process; participants will experience how this method can be used to promote learning for everyone.
SPEAKER: Valeri Helterbran, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA

n Using Collaborative Web 2.0 Tools to Transform School Communication, Collaboration, and Data Tracking

4:30 – 5 p.m.
BOOK SIGNING: Douglas Reeves

n Taking Common Core to the Classroom

Listen to the multi-year journey of an inner city school that is actively and effectively using Web 2.0 tools to help it achieve wholeschool improvement. Explore leadership and instructional practices needed to generate whole-school buy-in and a highly participatory, self-directed staff. Share successes and challenges with your own efforts to transform your school(s) into high performing organizations powered by transparency, collaboration, and communication.
SPEAKERS: Victor Aluise, Editure Digital Schools, New York, NY; Angela O’Doud, PS62, Chester Park School, Queens, NY

Through Common Core Standards, more complex skills are expected from a young age. How can we make the transition to higher level skills based on a new taxonomy and a more rigorous curriculum? Participants will view a model that provides individualized student learning ideas, as well

2:45 – 3:45 p.m.
BOOK SIGNING: Charlotte Danielson, Rick Stiggins, Jawanza Kunjufu

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The NAESP/NPRC Bookstore

Best Books for Educators!

Buy the latest books, including those by our
outstanding featured speakers.


Purchase logo items and other quality
merchandise to show your professional pride.

Thursday, March 22 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 23 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. *Look for the convenient special entrance when exhibits are closed.


Get your books signed by our distinguished
speakers and the winners of the NAESP Foundation’s National Children’s Book of the Year Contest during specially scheduled sessions in the bookstore (see book signing schedule on page 9).


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Schedule-at-a-Glance - Saturday, March 24
See page 32 for location of Leadership Meetings and Social Events
7 a.m. – 2 p.m. 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. 7:30 – 9 a.m. Attendee/Exhibitor Registration Zone 9 Leadership Breakfast Plenary Session n The Future of Educational Change Featuring Andy Hargreaves Federal Relations Network Meeting NAESP/NPRC Bookstore (Expo Hall) Scholastic Book Fair (Expo Hall) Book Signing — Andy Hargreaves (NAESP/NPRC Bookstore) Expo Hall Open (Exclusive Hours: 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.) Concurrent Sessions Plenary Session n Catching Up or Leading the Way: American Education in the Age of Globalization Featuring Yong Zhao Book Signing — Yong Zhao (NAESP/NPRC Bookstore) Closing Keynote Session n Lighting Their Fire Featuring Rafe Esquith, sponsored by Scholastic Book Signing — Rafe Esquith (NAESP/NPRC Bookstore) Delegate Assembly National Distinguished Principals Reunion President’s Closing Celebration

8 – 9 a.m. 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 9:15 – 10:30 a.m. 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

12:45 – 1:45 p.m. 2:45 – 4:15 p.m.

4:15 – 5:15 p.m. 4:30 – 6 p.m. 6 – 7 p.m. 8 – 10 p.m.

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Program Schedule - Saturday, March 24
7:30 – 9:00 a.m. PLENARY SESSION
n The Future of Educational Change

9:15 – 10:30 a.m. CONCURRENT SESSIONS
n The 7 Keys to Common Core Writing Success

bring all your efforts of accountability into one process! C7 has been used by principals and superintendents with great success. This is not theory but a practitioner’s guide to accountability.
SPEAKERS: Charles Milligan and Charlene True, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN

This lecture outlines three ways of educational change that provide the historical run up to this moment and the choices it presents to us—a first way of government investment, a second way of markets and standardization, and a third way of competitiveness and customization. Drawing on the most successful examples of educational policy and practice, this lecture outlines an alternative fourth way of educational change founded on innovation, inspiration, and sustainability. &
SPEAKER: Andrew Hargreaves, Boston College, Boston, MA

Teaching writing is hard work. The Common Cores can make it easier, but only when teachers understand these 7 keys to Common Core writing success. Learn how practical strategies and Common Core lessons create a high-success atmosphere that improves the writing of ALL students and increases test scores. This is need-to-know information for your School Improvement Plan, teacher observations, and staff meetings. You will walk away with a 15-day subscription to the Common Core Writing program, eWriteSteps. This subscription provides staff meeting materials and easy-to-use lessons that your teachers can use the next day.
SPEAKER: Suzanne Klein, WriteSteps, Anne Harbor, MI

n Capacity Building for the Sustainability of a Campus PLC


n Building Student Resiliency and Hope Through Caring Schools

Providing a strong foundation for PLC implementation is a crucial step in the PLC process. We will discuss concrete steps for capacity building and education, stakeholder buy in, and scheduling needs that occur at both the elementary and secondary levels. In addition, we will review a year at a glance which demonstrates important tools for team development as it relates to the PLC. Presenters will show improvement data results from students who benefited from this model, along with faculty survey information regarding the process.
SPEAKERS: Shannon McClure, Eanes ISD, Austin, TX; Chad Teague, Katy ISD, Katy, TX

9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
BOOK SIGNING: Andrew Hargreaves

The presenter will provide tools for change and for building caring relationships with students. The session will be interactive with frequent checks for understanding and small group breakouts. The two books on which the session is based define resiliency and offer practical tools for creating hope and success as well as strengthening protective factors within a school’s culture.
SPEAKER: Gabriel Simon, Dry Creek School District, Roseville, CA

n Connect, Create, Transform: Using Technology to Enhance Professional Learning

n C7 - Logically Step Your Way into Accountability, Achieving Whole School Results!

No longer can a principal be a digital immigrant. Due to the shifting needs of learners and staff in the 21st century, every principal needs to understand and model appropriate use of technology. In this session, participants will learn how to navigate this new landscape for leadership, see examples of how technology is used to enhance collaboration, create a plan for technology integration into professional learning, and develop a learning network for continued growth.
SPEAKER: Scott Friedman, Nine Mile Falls Elementary, Nine Mile Falls, WA

No matter whether or not you are achieving AYP, accountability will still be with you. Whole school improvement is time consuming and difficult to accomplish without a systematic model to build upon. Learn about C7, an approach to school accountability that simplifies the improvement process with a comprehensive, logical method that can

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Program Schedule - Saturday, March 24
n Creating a Culture for Change to Value All Language Learners

will be shared. Plus, participants will examine 50 tricks to share with teachers for how to differentiate instruction in their classrooms.
SPEAKER: Danny Brassell, CSUDH, Carson, CA


n Let’s Move in School: Increasing Physical Activity Before, During, and After School

Changing demographics, community unrest, and staff motivated to close the achievement gap led one elementary school to reinvent itself. Learn how reform initiatives boosted achievement for all students, prepared students to live and work in a global community, and created a vision in our learning community about the opportunities this elementary school could offer. By developing a unified belief system, inquiry strategies, language acquisition skills, and a school-wide approach to literacy see how one school with diminishing enrollment became a school of choice.
SPEAKER: Gayle Jones Westerberg, Summit School District, Dillon, CO

n Exploring Student Ownership, Self-Efficacy, and Responsibility Through Student-Led Conferences

n Developing School Leaders to Implement “NAESP’s Standards for What Principals Should Know/Be Able to Do”

After decades of parent-teacher conferences, educators began to question the value of the traditional conference as the only means of school-home connection. Student-led conferences have emerged as an effective process to activate student engagement (Dunn, 2001). During student-led conferences, they discuss work with their parents while teachers assist in the process. This encourages students to take ownership and accountability for their work. Given the opportunity, students can discuss their learning and their growth competently with others (Hayden, 1998).
SPEAKER: Charisse Gay, Rockdale County Public Schools, Conyers, GA

Let’s Move in School (LMIS) is a national initiative to help schools provide a comprehensive school physical activity program which includes physical education, physical activity during school, physical activity before and after school, staff involvement, and family and community involvement. NAESP is a strategic partner in LMIS. In this session, you will learn how to involve your school and use LMIS tools and resources including the Principals Toolkit. Come hear about and share success stories from the field and ask questions.
SPEAKERS: Dan Persse, Blaine Elementary School, Blaine, WA; Lisa Rakoz, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia, WA

n Reinvesting in Arts Education: Winning America’s Future Through Creative Schools

Great schools require great leaders. Have you ever been to a great school that did not have a great principal? Come learn how NAESP and NSU have teamed up to mold the leaders of the future. NSU combines state of the art e-learning technology with the best in faceto face instruction to customize advanced degree programs.
SPEAKERS: Gretchen Donndelinger and Joan Kowal, NOVA Southeastern University, North Miami Beach, FL

n Get Organized! The School Leader’s 5 Keys to Organization and Time Management

n DO or DI: Daring Teachers to Differentiate Instruction to Boost Student Success

Achieve total control and peace of mind when it comes to the demands of your day. Learn how operate from a clean desk. Adopt a single tool to manage your life and put all of those repeating tasks on “autopilot.” Document completely and easily, and empty your email every day. You can handle multiple projects with nothing falling through the cracks. With what you learn here, you will experience more productivity and less stress, and make it all look easy! &
SPEAKER: Frank Buck, Frank Buck Consulting, Inc., Pell City, AL


In 2011, the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, an advisory committee to the White House, issued a landmark federal report, Reinvesting in Arts Education: Winning America’s Future Through Creative Schools. This report was the first of its kind in over a decade, providing a comprehensive survey of research and effective practices in the field, with strategic recommendations for policymakers, funders, and educators. Along with major findings from the report, this session will highlight the “keys to the castle” for elementary principals looking to use the arts to raise academic achievement and student engagement, as well as lay out the Administration’s vision for building creative, innovative, arts-rich places of learning.
SPEAKER: Rachel Goslins, President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, Washington, DC

This interactive presentation addresses the challenges principals face in facilitating environments where teachers differentiate instruction to maximize student achievement. Participants will learn successful researchbased strategies teachers may use in their approach to teaching and adjusting the curriculum and presentation of information to meet diverse learner needs. A variety of ideas for highly engaging activities and assessments

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n Accountability and Assessment n Evaluation of Classroom Instruction n Leading for Change

n Professional Learning Communities n School Culture n Technology for Leadership

& B ook Available at NAESP Bookstore


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n Teacher Evaluation: How We Know It’s More Complex Than Reformers Think

n Why Do I Feel Like the Lint Trap for Discipline Issues?

n Lighting Their Fires

Current reforms in teacher evaluation seriously oversimplify or ignore the opportunities, needs, techniques, and problems actually faced by administrators who are pressed to be the center of change. The experience and methods presented in this session come from 80 years of professional trial and error, payoffs of research studies, expanded thinking, and teacher perspectives. They will stretch participants’ views and skills about imminent reform. Small groups will generate interactive questions and solutions. &
SPEAKER: Kenneth Peterson, Portland State University, Tualatin, OR

As administrators, we know that classroom management is the critical foundation on which all teaching and learning is built. Unfortunately, many teachers are simply not prepared to deal with today’s students who come to school un-socialized and unprepared to learn. This session is about research-based, proven classroom management strategies that are practical, powerful, and positive. No more struggling under the weight of referrals, parent complaints, frustrated teachers, teachers with short fuses, or feeling like your best performers are headed for burnout!
SPEAKER: Sara Kearns, Richland Counties School District Five of Lexington, Irmo, SC

n Teacher Leader Model Standards

n Catching Up or Leading the Way: American Education in the Age of Globalization

In May of 2008, a group of concerned educators convened to examine the current research and thinking about the critical leadership roles that teachers play in contributing to student and school success. This group expanded its membership and mission to form the Teacher Leadership Consortium and, over a two-year period, developed model standards for teacher leadership. Those standards will be presented by a former State Department of Education Director, a former County Teacher of the Year, and a current teacher leader.
SPEAKERS: Deborah Shine, Educational Testing Services, Princeton, NJ; Anne Swant, Berney Elementary School, Walla Walla, WA; Esther Baker, Washington State Board of Education, Olympia, WA

This renowned veteran fifth-grade public school teacher from Los Angeles will share his school’s success story, despite its location in a Central Los Angeles neighborhood plagued by guns, gangs, and violence. His exceptional classroom at Hobart Elementary— known simply as Room 56—is unlike any other in the country. Scholastic Book Fairs has generously offered to cosponsor this presentation with NAESP. &
SPEAKER: Rafe Esquith, The Hobart Shakespeareans, Los Angeles, CA STUDENT EMCEE: Jackson Lang, 6th Grade, Goodman Middle School. Principal: Scott McDaniel. Peninsula School District


n Where We Learn and Teach: Student and Teacher Perceptions of Urban School Climate

The presenters in this session will share the results from two national studies on school climate. Perspectives will be shared from almost 50,000 students and teachers combined. Additionally, participants will gain insight on strategies to improve the climate in their local schools. Results and recommendations from these studies have been endorsed by NAESP.
SPEAKER: Brian Perkins, Columbia University Teachers College, New York, NY

Based on his own experience as a student in China and as a parent of children attending school in the United States, Zhao skewers conventional wisdom while setting straight the recent history and current state of U.S. schools. He describes how schools have to keep pace with a world that is being dramatically transformed by globalization, the “death of distance,” and digital technology. Instead of falling in line with mandates for standardization, his prescription is for educators to expand the definition of success beyond math and reading test scores, to personalize schooling so that every student has opportunity to learn, and to view schools as enterprises that embrace globalization and digital technology. &
SPEAKER: Yong Zhao, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

4 – 5 p.m.
BOOK SIGNING: Rafe Esquith


12:45 – 1:45 p.m.

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Leadership Meetings and Social Events Schedule
1 – 5 p.m. 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. 4 – 5 p.m.

NAESP National Principals Mentor Training and Certification Program Location: Sheraton, Columbia Room

Past Directors Meeting Location: Sheraton, Greenwood Room
2:45 – 3:45 p.m.

8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

State Leaders Meeting Location: Sheraton, Metropolitan Ballroom A
4 – 5:30 p.m.

Zone 1 Meeting Location: Sheraton, Kirkland Room Facilitator: Jillayne Flanders, Director Zone Members: Conn., Del., Maine., Mass., N.H., R.I., Vt. Zone 2 Meeting Location: Sheraton, Ravenna B Room Facilitator: John E. Stimmel, Director Zone Members: N.J., N.Y., Pa. Zone 3 Meeting Location: Sheraton, Lesci Room Facilitator: Dean Warrenfeltz, Director Zone Members: Dept. of State Schools, D.C., Md., Ohio, Va., W. Va. Zone 4 Meeting Location: Sheraton, Ravenna C Room Facilitator: Nancy Flatt Meador Zone Members: Ala., Fla., Ga., Miss., N.C., Puerto Rico, S.C., Tenn., Virgin Islands Zone 5 Meeting Location: Sheraton, Medina Room Facilitator: John A. Ansman, Director Zone Members: Ill., Ind., Ky. Zone 6 Meeting Location: Sheraton, Ravenna A Room Facilitator: Mark J. White, Director Zone Members: Ia., Mich., Wis. Zone 7 Meeting Location: Sheraton, Cirrus Ballroom Facilitator: Kenny L. Jones, Director Zone Members: Alaska, Colo., Minn., Mont., Nebr., N.D., S.D., Wyo. Zone 8 Meeting Location: Sheraton, Greenwood Room Facilitator: Mark O. Terry, Director Zone Members: Ark., Kan., La., Mo., N.M., Okla., Texas Zone 9 Meeting Location: Sheraton, Issaquah Room Facilitator: Dwight D. Liddiard, Director Zone Members: Ariz., Calif., Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Nev., Ore., Utah, Wash., Amer. Samoa

State Representatives Meeting (Selection of Nominating Committee) Location: Sheraton, Greenwood Room
5 – 6 p.m.

NAESP National Principals Mentor Training and Certification Program Location: Sheraton, Columbia Room

State Executive Directors Meeting Location: Sheraton, Ballard Room
4:30 – 5:45 p.m.

State Representatives Reception Location: Sheraton, Issaquah Standards Plus Room

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5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Zone 4 Reception Location: Sheraton, Ravenna C
6 – 7 p.m.

8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Bullying Town Hall Meeting Location: Convention Center, Room 3A-3B NAESP Mentor Program: Highlights and Research Location: Sheraton, Issaquah Room
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

New Jersey Reception Location: Sheraton, Kirkland Room

NAESP Community Service Project Location: Hawthorne Elementary
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

NAESP National Principals Mentor Training and Certification Program Location: Sheraton, Columbia Room
4 – 6 p.m.

NAESP Foundation and the Fischler School Reception (by invitation) Location: Sheraton Zone 6 Reception Location: Tap House Grille, 1506 6th Ave., Seattle
8 – 10 p.m.

Zone 9 Breakfast Location: Sheraton, Medina Room
8 – 9 a.m.

Resolutions Committee Meeting (Committee members only) Location: Sheraton, Lesci Room

Federal Relations Network Meeting Location: Sheraton, Greenwood Room
4:30 – 6 p.m.

8 – 9 a.m.

Resolutions Open Hearing and Committee Meeting Location: Sheraton, Kirkland Room
8 – 9:30 a.m.

NAESP Welcome Reception Location: Sheraton, Grand Ballroom

Delegate Assembly Location: Sheraton, Metropolitan Ballroom
6 – 7 p.m.

7 – 8 a.m.

Post Delegate Assembly Meeting Location: Sheraton, Issaquah Room National Distinguished Principals Reunion Location: Sheraton, Greenwood Room
8 – 10 p.m.

Foundation Breakfast (ticketed event) Guest Speaker: Ruby Takanishi, President, Foundation for Child Development Location: Sheraton, Metropolitan Ballroom A
8 – 9:30 a.m.

Zone 7 Breakfast (by invitation) Location: Sheraton, Cirrus Ballroom
7:45 – 9:15 a.m.

New Member Breakfast (ticketed event) Location: Sheraton, Metropolitan Ballroom B
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

“Big Ten” Consortium Meeting and Breakfast (by invitation) Location: Sheraton, Metropolitan Ballroom A
8:30 – 9 a.m.

NAESP President’s Closing Celebration Location: Sheraton, Metropolitan Ballroom

Resolutions Committee Report Location: Sheraton, Ballard Room
9:15 – 10 a.m.

State Editors Meeting Location: Convention Center, Room 507

Parliamentarian Meeting Location: Sheraton, Alki Board Room

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Friday, March 23 10:30 – 2:30 p.m. (Exclusive Hours: 10:30 a.m. –12:30 p.m.) 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Exclusive Hours: 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.)


Saturday, March 24

Green Schools Pavilion Brita Health Pavilion

Look for exhibitors with the knowledge and resources to help your school go green!

NAESP Membership Booth
The NAESP Membership Booth is your on-site hub for everything about membership. Learn more about member benefits, update your member record or renew, join NAESP, get your Proud to Be a Principal pin, donate to the Foundation, socialize, and relax. Open during Expo hours. See page 26 for more details.

Brita is committed to creating a positive change in the lives of children by encouraging them to drink more water.  From selffiltering Brita Bottles to Brita Hydration Stations, Brita offers healthy solutions to help kids drink more water and reduce sugary beverage consumption in schools. Visit Booth 920 at the Brita Health Pavilion and learn how we can partner together to create a positive impact at your school. For additional information, visit

Find the Missing Lunchbox!
Join the fun. Help NAESP locate four important lunch boxes. Each box contains a variety of prizes provided by the “Find the Missing Lunchbox” sponsors. Look in your conference bag for your crime solving card and instructions. Sponsors: Cty John Hopkins University – Booth 326 KidsHealth – Booth 927 Mentoring Minds – Booth 201 Peaceful Playgrounds – Booth 303

NAESP/NPRC Bookstore
Be sure to visit the Bookstore to purchase the latest titles for principals, including those by our speakers, as well as all-new NAESP logo wearables. We’re inside the Expo Hall, but accessible all day Thursday through Saturday, so look for the special entrance when the Expo Hall is closed. See page 25 for more details.

Bookstore Hours:
Thursday, March 22 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 23 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Candidates Corner
Your chance to meet and talk with nominees for NAESP president-elect. For election information, see page 51. LOCATION: Isle 200 in the Expo Hall (near NAESP Zone booths)

Read and Relax Area
Enjoy this lounge area near the NAESP/NPRC Bookstore to rest your feet for a few minutes, check your program, or enjoy the books you’ve purchased!

Scholastic Book Fair
Come see and select from a wide selection of books for adults and children for sale at the Book Fair. A portion of all sales will benefit NAESP. Scholastic has also generously offered to donate 500 books to Hawthorne Elementary School, which is the focus of this year’s Community Service Day (see page 5). Open the same hours as the NAESP/NPRC Bookstore. Dwight Liddiard, Spanish Fork, UT Friday, March 23 11:30 a.m.– 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Nancy Flatt Meador, Madison, TN Friday, March 23 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 24 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

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Expo Hall Company List
All for Kidz, Inc. / The Ned Show
PO Box 6369 Lynnwood, WA 98036 Phone: 877-872-9696 Fax: 888-969-6624 Toll Free: 877-872-9696

2501 Seaport Drive SH 410 Chester, PA 19013 Phone: 610-833-6400 Fax: 610-844-6440


school children in exciting, hands-on learning disguised as fun, summer activities. Children will survive harsh living conditions on an alien planet, “green up” a polluted city’s infrastructure, and dismantle broken machines!

The NED Show®, America’s most popular school assembly, is designed to promote academic achievement through character development. Inspiring more than 2.3 million K-6 students annually, the program provides follow-up curriculum, resources and the option to visit schools at no cost. Visit our booth or website to learn more.

Borenson & Associates, Inc.
PO Box 3328 Allentown, PA 18106 Phone: 800-993-6284 Fax: 610-398-7863


The Century Council
2345 Crystal Drive, Suite 910 Arlington, VA 22202 Phone: 202-637-0077 Fax: 202-637-0079


AlphaBEST Education Inc.
1310 Lewisville-Clemmons Road Lewisville, NC 27023 Phone: 336-712-3213 Fax: 336-712-3223


Hands-On Equations® is algebra for elementary and middle school students. This visual and kinesthetic instructional system developed by Dr. Henry Borenson enables students to easily and enjoyably learn essential algebraic concepts and skills. Stop by our booth # 807 to see how to make Algebra child's play!

AlphaBEST designs and operates academically focused extended day programs that offer opportunities for elementary school students to learn, develop, explore, and have fun beyond the normal school day in a safe, educational environment. Program offerings include: Daily homework assistance Lego® Engineering Foreign language Video game design Health and Fitness Dramatic Arts

Brinkman-Forlini-Williams, LLC
PO Box 10 Bronxville, NY 10708 Phone: 914-707-0650 Fax: 914-771-4133

The Century Council, a national not-for-profit organization funded by America’s leading distillers, is actively involved in fighting drunk driving and underage drinking. Through its educational programs and public awareness campaigns, the Council reaches out to parents, youth, and educators with valuable information and strategies to address these important issues.


9841 Airport Blvd, Ste 300 Los Angeles, CA 90045 Phone: 310-846-4800 Fax: 310-846-4858


Apperson Education Products
851 SW. 34th Street Bldg B. Renton, WA 98057 Phone: 800-827-9219 Fax: 800-321-8558


BFW offers ObserverTab™ for observing, evaluating, and assisting teachers, and support staff. Principals and administrators access the service from iPads, laptops, desktops, other mobile devices to collect observation data in real time using datacollection tools for observation, evaluation, diagnosis, and assistance developed by BFW over years of practice in school districts.

CHARACTER COUNTS!, based on Six Pillars of Character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship, is the most widely implemented character education framework in the nation and a national coalition of schools, communities and service organizations working to build character and ethical decision making skills in youth.

1221 Broadway Oakland, CA 94612 Phone: 1-800-24-BRITA


The Children's Health Market 823
27 Cannon Road, Suite 1B Wilton, CT 06897 Phone: 800-782-7077 Fax: 203-761-9038

Apperson offers test scoring solutions for both the classroom and district level. Combine any Apperson scanner with our FREE DataLink software and gain immediate access to datarich reports. Contact us to register for a free, no-risk 30-day trial

Association, Fund Raising Distributors & Suppliers
1100 Johnson Ferry Road, Ste. 300 Atlanta, GA 30342 Phone: 404-252-3663 Fax: 404-252-0774


Brita is committed to creating a positive change in the lives of children by encouraging them to drink more water.  From self-filtering Brita Bottles to Brita Hydration Stations, Brita offers healthy solutions to help kids drink more water and reduce sugary beverage consumption in schools.

Classicwear/School Spirit
PO Box 9882 Trenton, NJ 08650 Phone: 866-491-7043


Camp Invention
3701 Highland Park NW North Canton, OH 44720 Phone: 330-849-6923 Fax: 330-849-8528


Specializing in customized school jackets and apparel. We offer a free jacket to any principal who tries our no cost/no obligation survey anytime during the school year, Spring, Fall, and Winter.

Led by local educators, the weeklong Camp Invention program immerses elementary
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Expo Hall Company List
Concordia University
2811 NE Holman Street Portland, OR 97211 Phone: 503-493-6536 Fax: 503-280-8531


Damand Promotions
P. O. Box 911 Poway, CA 92064 Phone: 858-663-5129


round-trip folder(parent sign&return), PTA sponsored, Student Handbook folder, and certificate holders.

Concordia University-Portland offers convenient graduate education programs online and also works with districts in Oregon and Washington to set up coursework for educators at local schools. Come by booth 1028 to learn more and enter a drawing to win an iPad!

Dinah Might Adventures, LP
PO Box 690328 San Antonio, TX 78269 Phone: 830-995-3800 Fax: 830-995-5205 Toll Free: 800-993-4624


Editure Professional Development
352 Seventh Avenue, 12A New York, NY 10001 Phone: 212-731-8412


Education Group
The Old Stables 20 Bayes Street Kettering, United Kingdom NN16 8EH Phone: 44-1536-411334 Fax: 44-1536-525687


5935 NE 201st Street Kenmore, WA 98134 Phone: 206-473-0750


Confer is an iPad/iPhone/iPod app that allows teachers to take quick, observational notes on student progress. Teachers can then sort and view their students in a variety of ways in order to identify instructional needs and accurately differentiate further instruction. Confer is developed by a full-time NBCT and is especially suited for Reading and Writing Workshop.

Dinah-Might Adventures is an educational publishing and consulting company owned by Dinah Zike, Author/Speaker. Her books are known for their innovative ways to use “Foldables®” in teaching all subjects and grade levels. She also offers professional development at the Dinah Zike Academy, a unique trainer of trainers facility.

DYMO/Mimio Interactive Teaching Technologies
1 Charles Park Cambridge, MA 02142 Phone: 617-902-2040 Fax: 617-902-2041



Education Group is the UK's leading provider of music, dance, African drumming, science and art workshops to primary schools. We have delivered our exciting workshops to over 2 million children and continue to set the standards as the market leader. Thousands of UK schools have experienced our range of workshops, now available in various locations across the US.

1100 Church Lane Easton, PA 18044 Phone: 610-253-6272


Together we can bring colorful wings to the invisible things that grow in the hearts and minds of children.

DYMO™/Mimio® ITT is a global leader in interactive teaching technologies. Our MimioClassroom™ integrated products, joined by Headsprout® adaptive instructional software, empower teachers and engage students.

Education Week Teacher PD Sourcebook
6935 Arlington Road - Ste 100 Bethesda, MD 20814 Phone: 301-280-3100 Fax: 301-280-3200


eCOVE Software
36975 Sutton Way PO Box 460 Pacific City, OR 97135 Phone: 503-508-3398 Fax: 503-965-3692 Toll Free: 888-363-2683


Creative Mathematics
4001 West End Road Arcata, CA 95521 Phone: 707-826-2965 Fax: 707-826-1780


Creative Mathematics is a leading educational consulting company that has provided 20 years of teacher training workshops in the United States, Canada and Internationally. Our expert presenters offer classes in mathematics and science and are noted for their enthusiasm, research-based material and standards-based content that can be implemented immediately.

Best teacher observation software. Gather teacher quality data with laptop, iPad, Android. Great for walkthroughs and more. Clear reports. Create new tools. Easy to use.

The Teacher PD Sourcebook is the leading source of professional-development ideas for teacher leaders, school administrators, and district decision makers. In print semiannually and online 24/7, the Teacher PD Sourcebook delivers original reporting and an exceptionally powerful and well-organized guide to PD resources.

ePals, Inc.
13625-A Dulles Technology Drive. Herndon, VA 20171 Phone: 703-885-3436 Fax: 703-885-3491


Edgewood Press, Inc
1130 N Main St. Orange, CA 92867 Phone: 714-516-2458 Fax: 714-289-7010 Toll Free: 800-533-1236


CTY Johns Hopkins University 326
5801 Smith Avenue, Suite 400 McAuley Hall Baltimore, MD 21209 Phone: 410-735-6223 Fax: 410-735-6220

We provide folders for schools with many uses. From helping design to manufacturing, every step of the way is done in our facility. We customize each folder to suit each school from mascot, colors, and content. Some of the most common uses for our folders are a homework/

ePals hosts the world’s largest K12 social learning network and provides safe, learningcentered communication and collaboration solutions for schools and districts. ePals’ products include: the Global Community; SchoolMail®365 - SchoolSafe® email solution; LearningSpace® - a customizable social learning platform; and In2Books® - a common core eMentoring program. | 37

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Equal Exchange
50 United Dr. W. Bridgewater, MA 02379 Phone: 206-780-2772

GLSEN-The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network
90 Broad Street - 2nd Floor NY, NY 10004 Phone: 646-388-8055 Fax: 212-727-0254


shape or implement educational policy. The overarching focus of these programs is to increase an educator's capacity to improve learning outcomes for all children.

15251 Pleasant Valley Road Center City, MN 55012 Phone: 651-213-4672 Fax: 651-213-4577


Fit School, Inc.
1303 Raymond Street Bellingham, WA 98229 Phone: 360-820-0105


Frog Publications, Inc.
11820 Uradco Place - Ste 105 San Antonio, FL 33576 Phone: 800-777-3764 Fax: 352-588-0863


GLSEN is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. Released this year, Ready, Set, Respect! is GLSEN's newest educator resource. In response to national research, it provides a set of tools to help elementary school educators ensure that all students feel safe and respected and develop respectful attitudes and behaviors.

Hazelden’s research-based products cover a full range of resources to help prevent substance abuse and violence among young people.

The Horace Mann Companies 300
1 Horace Mann Plaza Horace Mann Ins, IL 62715 Phone: 217-788-5775 Fax: 217-535-7188

Systematic reinforcement programs, IEP, RtI, DI, ready-to-use learning centers, takehome parental involvement program, daily review, critical thinking, dual language, math, reading/language arts.

Great American Opportunities (GAO)
2451 Atrium Way Nashville, TN 37214 Phone: 800-251-1542


GameTime, A PlayCore Company
150 PlayCore Dr Fort Payne, AL 35967 Phone: 800-235-2440 Fax: 256-997-5438 Toll Free: 800-633-2394


Risk-free campaign, custom-tailored to meet your individual fundraising needs. We have magazines, jewelry, cookie dough, Kathryn Beich confections, discount cards, gift items and more...

Horace Mann, an insurance company Founded by Educators for Educators®, supports schools with teacher recognition programs, promotions, student attendance and achievement programs that reflect our commitment to educators.

Handwriting Without Tears, Inc.
8001 MacArthur Blvd Cabin John, MD 20818 Phone: 301-906-6405 Fax: 301-263-2707


Human Rights Campaign
1640 Rhode Island NW Washington, DC 20036 Phone: 202-216-1588 Fax: 202-772-3880


GameTime pioneered the commercial playground industry in 1929 with a commitment to enriching childhood through play. With the vast wealth of research and intellectual resources of our parent company PlayCore, we continue to lead the industry with innovative products and programs that inspire a child's imagination and promote health and wellness for future generations.

Handwriting Without Tears® is a flexible hands-on program for teaching printing and cursive to children of all abilities. The developmentally appropriate curriculum incorporates multisensory tools and awardwinning workbooks and guides for individual and classroom instruction.

2810 Scherer Drive - Ste 100 Saint Petersburg, FL 33716 Phone: 727-577-4646 Fax: 727-576-8258 Toll Free: 800-890-1000


Global Alliance for Preventing Relational Aggression 700 (GAPRA)
622 Pine Ridge Rd. Coralville, IA 52241 Phone: 319-621-6381 Fax: 888-383-6761

Harvard Graduate School of Education, Program in Professional Education (PPE) 205
44 Brattle Street - 5th Fl Cambridge, MA 02138 Phone: 617-384-7482 Fax: 617-496-8051 html

For over 25 years, Ident-A-Kid has been protecting our Nation’s children through its child ID program and our campus security products. We are proud to offer parent’s our cell phone electronic child identification, eKidID, our traditional child ID card, our award winning visitor management software, CCSS, and our new notification system, ParentAlert.

GAPRA created the award-winning WHEN GIRLS HURT GIRLS® program and provides training from the Global Alliance for Preventing Relational Aggression. GAPRA equips elementary and middle school principals with affordable tools, training, and support for their staff to prevent and respond to emotional bullying (e.g., exclusion, gossip, name calling, manipulation, etc.).
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The Harvard Graduate School of Education's professional education programs are crafted for a broad cross section of stakeholders: superintendents, principals, directors, coordinators, teachers and those who

Expo Hall Company List
Inter-State Studio & Publishing Company
3500 Snyder Avenue Sedalia, MO 65301 Phone: 660-826-1764 Fax: 660-826-0029


Lakeshore Learning Materials 404
2695 E Dominguez Street Carson, CA 90895 Phone: 310-537-8600 Fax: 310-632-8314 Toll Free: 800-421-5354

Undergraduate school portraits; contemporary school portraits; special event and sports photography; yearbooks; student planners; school-personalized character education posters; student images on CDROM; ID cards.

Iris Ed
258 East 10th Avenue Eugene, OR 97405 Phone: 541-343-4747 Fax: 541-683-4335


Lakeshore is one of the premier manufacturers of educational materials for early childhood and elementary programs nationwide. Committed to the advance of technology in the classroom, we offer a wide variety of standards-based software for math, language and science. A multi-channel distributor, Lakeshore has been meeting the needs of schools since 1954.

The Library of Congress Teachers page brings the excitement of primary source documents into the classroom, using millions of historical artifacts from the Library's online collections. The Library's educational outreach staff will demonstrate how to access historical documents, images, motion pictures, sheet music, sound recordings, and maps.

Lifetouch Memory Mission
11000 Viking Dr - 400 East Eden Prairie, MN 55344 Phone: 952-826-4983


Lightspeed Technologies, Inc. 707
11509 SW Herman Road Tualatin, OR 97062 Phone: 800-732-8999 Fax: 503-684-3197

Landscape Structures, Inc.
601 7th Street S Delano, MN 55328 Phone: 763-972-5237 Fax: 763-972-3185



IRIS Educational Media is a development and behavioral research firm. IRIS Ed was founded with the intention of bringing research-based professional development media to K-12 school staff and all educators. IRIS Ed collaborates with leading educators and researchers on important topics to create video-based curriculums on DVD and online.

1831 Fort Union Blvd Salt Lake City, UT 84121 Phone: 801-943-7277 Fax: 801-943-7752 Toll Free: 800-347-6439


Since 1971, Landscape Structures Inc. has been the leading commercial playground equipment manufacturers in the world. Our employee-owned company is committed to enhancing children's lives while honoring the environment. We encourage outdoor play that develops healthy children and communities by creating innovative products that are environmentally responsible.

Your voice. Their mind. A clear connection. Lightseed is the trusted provider in classroom audio. Our innovative product line of classroom communication solutions offers teachers a clear connection with students – because children who hear every word, learn more. As a company, that’s our highest reward.

The MarkerBoard People
1611 N Grand River Avenue PO Box 80560 Lansing, MI 48906 Phone: 517-372-1666 Fax: 888-379-3727 Toll Free: 800-379-3727


Larada Sciences
350 W 800 North, Suite 203 Salt Lake City, UT 84103 Phone: 801-533-5423 Fax: 801-355-5423


KeepnTrack eliminates the worries and guesswork for the safety of your schools and students. KeepnTrack uses technology that is inexpensive, easy to use and fast to implement, KeepnTrack will solve your school visitor tracking challenges. KeepnTrack secures access points and puts administrators in control of who enters and exits their schools.

Learning A-Z
1840 E River Road - Ste 320 Tucson, AZ 85718 Phone: 520-327-3730 Fax: 520-327-9934 Toll Free: 866-889-3729


Student Dry Erase Markerboards and Response Boards in class sets of 30. Unbeatable prices! Lined and unlined available. Perfect for graphing handwriting, math and science. Long lasting, non-toxic, ultra low odor markers too.

1600 Rockland Road Wilmington, DE 19803 Phone: 302-651-4046 Fax: 302-651-4077


Martin Pearl Publishing
PO Box 1441 Dixon, CA 95620 Phone: 707-318-4970 Fax: 707-678-5420


KidsHealth in the Classroom offers PreK12 educators free health-related lesson plans – including activities, reproducible handouts, and quizzes – aligned to national health education standards. classroom is part of, the #1 site devoted to children’s health.

Learning A-Z saves valuable classroom time and boosts student achievement—for less. Visit and see why our printable, projectable, online interactive and mobile resources are already being used in nearly half of the school districts in the U.S. and Canada and 155+ countries worldwide.

Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20540-1300 Phone: 202-707-4398 Fax: 202-707-0815


Martin Pearl Publishing, an independent publishing company founded by a former educator and principal. Our children’s books promote literacy skills which enhance the reading experience for ALL readers. Visit us at Booth 316 and get 50% off all titles. Meet our authors and illustrators and learn more about how our books can be used to enhance literacy. | 39

Expo Hall Company List
1542 Norstar Lane Fallbrook, CA 92028 Fax: 760-451-0096 Toll Free: 800-454-6284


Music Theatre International
421 W 54th Street New York, NY 10019 Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684


Peaceful Playgrounds
17975 Collier Avenue - Unit 5 Lake Elsinore, CA 92530 Phone: 951-732-9888 Fax: 951-732-9931


Mentoring Minds, L. P.
4906 Hightech Drive Tyler, TX 75711 Fax: 800-838-8186 Toll Free: 800-585-5258


National Association of Elementary School Principals 616
1615 Duke Street Alexandria, VA 22341 Phone: 703-684-3345 Fax: 800-396-2377

Provides quality critical thinking products for the classroom such as flipcharts, wheels, vocabulary cards, and math essentials.

4825 Stoddard Rd Modesto, CA 95356 Phone: 209-545-1600 Fax: 209-846-6567 Toll Free: 800-558-9595


The purpose of the Peaceful Playground Program is to introduce children and school staff to the many choices of activities available on playgrounds and field areas. We have 3 programs available: Recess, PE & Walking. All our programs are research based and assist your elementary school in getting kids more active!

Playworld Systems, Inc.
1000 Buffalo Road Lewisburg, PA 17837 Phone: 570-522-5447 Fax: 570-522-3030


MIND Research
3631 S Harbor Blvd, Ste 200 Santa Ana, CA 92704 Phone: 714-751-5443 Fax: 714-751-5915


Born out of decades of breakthrough neuroscience and education research, MIND Research Institute deploys its distinctive visual approach through innovative instructional software and professional development for K-12 students. MIND’s unique math education process engages the learner’s spatial temporal reasoning abilities to understand and solve multi-step problems.

Nasco offers over 80,000 unique products in eighteen different areas. We also have the ability to make custom kits. Nasco has been the smart shopper’s choice for over 70 years! Visit us on line at for grant opportunities, ordering, lesson plans, close outs and much more.

The Principal Center
2907 S Byron Street Seattle, WA 98144 Phone: 800-861-5172 Fax: 800-861-5172 Toll Free: 800-861-5172


National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) 516
1525 Wilson Blvd - Ste 500 Arlington, VA 22209 Phone: 703-312-6257 Fax: 703-465-8691

Miracle Recreation/ PlayPower
13620 E Reese Blvd - Ste 300 Huntersville, NC 28078 Phone: 704-949-1613 Fax: 704-949-1609


Motion Picture Licensing Corporation
5455 Centinela Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90066 Phone: 310-822-8855 Fax: 310-822-4440 Toll Free: 800-462-8855


The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) is advancing student learning and achievement by establishing the definitive standards and systems for certifying accomplished educators, providing programs and advocating policies that support excellence in teaching and leading, and engaging National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) and leaders in that process.

The Principal Center is the leading online professional learning community for school administrators. We offer free resources, opportunities for networking and collaboration, and in-depth, expert-led online professional development. Our mission is to bring the best in professional practice to school leaders around the world.

Read Naturally, Inc.
2945 Lone Oak Drive - Ste 190 St Paul, MN 55121 Fax: 651-452-9204 Toll Free: 800-788-4085


Read Right Systems, Inc.
310 W Birch St, Ste 2 Shelton, WA 98584 Phone: 360-427-9440 Fax: 360-427-0177


The Motion Picture Licensing Corporation (MPLC) is a copyright licensing agency authorized by motion picture studios to grant the MPLC Umbrella License®. The license allows schools to provide entertainmentbased video programming with exclusive coverage for 20th Century Fox, as well as 390 other children’s, independent, documentary, and foreign producers.

National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS)
1906 Association Drive Herndon, VA 20191 Phone: 703-860-7246 Fax: 703-476-5432


Ontario Principals’ Council
180 Dundas St W, 25th Fl Toronto, ON Canada Phone: 416-322-6600 Fax: 416-322-6618


Read Right, grounded in Piaget’s theory of interactive constructivism, relies on the plasticity of the brain to remodel the neural circuitry, which in poor readers guides the reading process inappropriately. Even the most challenged students are quickly transformed from poor readers to excellent readers—in a matter of months, not years!

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Expo Hall Company List
Registration Gateway
414 E Drinker Street - Ste 202 Dunmore, PA 18512 Phone: 570-558-5990 Fax: 570-558-6414 Toll Free: 866-462-5546


RTI Action Network
1101 Vermont Avenue, NW Ste. 400 Washington, DC 20005 Phone: 646-616-1252 Fax: 202-842-1942


School Specialty Planning & Student Development
400 Sequoia Drive Bellingham, WA 98226 Phone: 800-221-1165


Paperless Enrollment with Registration Gateway provides an immediate time savings by digitizing the student registration process and directly integrating with the districts SIS. Manual, paper-driven processes are virtually eliminated. Key documents are accurately scanned and routed. Missing or forgotten documents are tracked automatically.

Renaissance Learning, Inc
2911 Peach Street Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494 Phone: 715-424-3636 Fax: 715-424-4242


The RTI Action Network helps students succeed by promoting Response to Intervention (RTI) in school districts nationwide. We strive to ensure that each student has access to quality instruction and that struggling learners are identified early and receive the necessary support to be successful. RTI provides the framework for this success.

As the leading provider of customized school planners, we help students develop academic, organizational and self-management skills by using applicable tools that also support educators’ goals. Our planners and programs contain rigorous content, focused on realworld relevance. It’s what sets our products apart from other companies.

School Tours of America
9610 Long Pointe - Ste 215 Houston, TX 77055 Phone: 713-973-1189 Fax: 713-722-8320 Toll Free: 877-727-6416


Scholastic Book Fairs
145 Corte Madera Town Center Corte Madera, CA 94925 Phone: 510-714-6601 Fax: 415-789-5284


Renaissance Learning™ is the world’s leading provider of computer-based assessment technology for PreK–12 schools. Adopted by more than 70,000 North American schools, our software provides daily formative assessment and periodic progress-monitoring technology to enhance curriculum, support instruction, and personalize practice in reading, writing, and math.

School Improvement Network
32 W Center St Midvale, UT 84047 Phone: 801-566-5600 Fax: 801-566-6885


Right Decisions, Right Now: Be Tobacco Free
401 N Main Street Winston-Salem, NC 27102 Phone: 336-741-5888 Fax: 336-741-0173


Right Decisions, Right Now: Be Tobacco Free is an evidence-based, educational program designed to prevent young people from using tobacco. The program includes lesson plans for educators and activities designed for students in grades 5 - 9. The program is FREEOF-CHARGE.

School Improvement Network provides the world’s largest online, on-demand professional development system in K-12 education. PD 360, our professional development platform, provides the largest library with the most relevant extensions— the Observation 360 walkthrough tool, an online PD community, and Common Core 360—proven to improve student achievement.

America’s most experienced and trusted team of field trip planners (4th-12th grades). Our customized, boutique approach has produced the most satisfied clients for three decades. Sponsors earn free graduate credit and generous rewards while students are eligible for undergraduate credit and valuable leadership credentials for college.

180 Freedom Avenue Murfreesboro, TN 37125 Phone: 615-896-3800 Fax: 615-494-4030 Toll Free: 800-528-7789


School Mate
3212 E Hwy 30 PO Box 2110 Kearney, NE 68848 Phone: 308-698-6502 Fax: 800-570-1767 Toll Free: 800-516-8339


SchoolMall is Americas safest fundraiser for elementary students. "NO DOOR TO DOOR SELLING', "NO DELIVERY OF PRODUCTS'' and "NO COLLECTION OF MONEY

180 Freedom Avenue Murfreesboro, TN 37125 Phone: 615-896-3800 Fax: 615-494-4030 Toll Free: 800-528-7789


Rock In Prevention
7628 Hickman Road Des Moines, IA 50322 Phone: 515-255-0635 Fax: 515-252-8847


Roller Skating Association International
6905 Corporate Drive Indianapolis, IN 46278 Phone: 317-347-2626 Fax: 317-347-2636


Choose from many different Student Planners and School Folders for grades Pre-K –12. We offer stock or custom products for any budget. Handbook pages and other options are available. Plus, learn about our fundraising program that earns 50% profit with NO RISK. Visit us for FREE samples! is an online shopping mall with over 400 national merchants redirecting money from everyday purchases back to your school

Seattle Pacific University
3307 3rd Avenue W Seattle, WA 98119 Phone: 206-281-2091 Fax: 206-378-5480

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Expo Hall Company List
Seton Hall University
400 S Orange Avenue - JH422 South Orange, NJ 07079 Phone: 973-275-2306 Fax: 973-275-2484 Toll Free: 800-313-9833


a comprehensive range of educational resources, strategies, and tools for teachers and administrators alike, Solution Tree is recognized as the premier partner for inspired professional development.

quality researched based supplemental curriculum explicitly utilizing direct instruction. The over 3,000 daily lessons and assessments are written specifically to the CCSS in language arts and mathematics.

The Executive EdD Program is an intensive 2 year on campus cohort program for current school administrators. 30 candidates are admitted annually. Classes take place on 10 weekends & during two, month long summer sessions. Students begin their dissertation on day one under the guidance of a mentor & work on it while completing course requirements.

Sopris Learning, a division of 428 Cambium Learning Group
4093 Specialty Place Longmont, CO 80504 Phone: 800-547-6747 Fax: 303-776-5934

Study Island
3232 McKinney Avenue - Ste 400 Dallas, TX 75204 Phone: 800-419-3191 Fax: 877-519-9555 Toll Free: 800-419-3191


Spirit and Pride
180 Freedom Avenue Murfreesboro, TN 37129 Phone: 615-896-3800 Fax: 800-438-6168 Toll Free: 800-418-8401


Shurley Instructional Material
366 SIM Drive Cabot, AR 72023 Phone: 800-566-2966 Fax: 501-843-0583 Toll Free: 800-566-2966


Shurley English is a rigorous curriculum that brings back student-teacher interaction, promotes higher-order thinking skills, and provides students with a successful base from which they can achieve mastery, retention, and enthusiasm for English.

Spirit and Pride will help your school provide exciting, high-quality spirit wear without the headaches, guess work and risk of unsold garments. There is absolutely no cost to your school, no set-up fees, no art fees, no minimum orders, no shipping fees! We also handle all of the order and money processing to make it incredibly easy for your school.

Study Island is an instructional system that helps K-12 students master gradelevel academic standards in a fun and engaging manner. Archipelago Learning's suite of educational products also includes EducationCity,com, Reading Eggs, Reading Eggspress, ESL ReadinSmart, and ReadingMate. More information on each product line can be found at www.

Success by Design, Inc.
3741 Linden SE Cutlerville, MI 49548 Phone: 616-247-1824 Fax: 800-327-0048


13771 Benson Avenue Chino, CA 91710 Phone: 909-465-6901 Fax: 909-465-6903 Toll Free: 888-730-7664


Staff Development for Educators
10 Sharon Road PO Box 577 Peterborough, NH 03458 Phone: 603-924-9621 Fax: 603-924-6688 Toll Free: 800-462-1478


Success for All Foundation
200 W. Towsontown Blvd Baltimore, MD 21204 Phone: 800-548-4998


Textbook Tracker
1831 Fort Union Blvd Salt Lake City, UT 84121 Phone: 801-943-7277 Fax: 801-943-7752 Toll Free: 800-347-6439


Sing2Learn combines music, melodies, pictures, patterns, repeat-after-me, and DVD animations with positive, educational, and inspirational stories to help students learn foreign languages. We start from listening, speaking, then reading and writing. We have eight levels that include DVDs, CDs, textbooks, workbooks, teacher-manuals, and an instructional teaching-DVD.

SDE: America's leading provider of seminars, conferences, in-service professional development and high quality training materials for PreK-12 educators. Topics range from Literacy, RTI, Differentiated Instruction, Technology, & Singapore Math. On-line training available. Conventions in Las Vegas in July for Singapore Math, Differentited Instruction & Kindergarten teachers.

Solution Tree
555 N Morton Street Bloomington, IN 47404 Phone: 812-336-7700 Fax: 812-336-7790 Toll Free: 800-733-6786


Standards Plus–A Division of 915 Learning Plus
10602 N. Trademark Pkwy SPONSOR Suite 509 Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 Phone: 877-505-9152 Fax: 909-484-6004

Textbook Tracker is the most feature-rich, easy-to-use textbook management software for Macintosh and Windows. For 15 years, COMPanion Corporation has provided powerful, fully-integrated automation solutions. COMPanion strives to maintain its core philosophy of providing leading edge technology in a product that is easy to install, easy to use, and easy to maintain.

For more than 20 years, Solution Tree has collaborated with K-12 schools around the world to raise student achievement and improve staff performance. Offering

STANDARDS PLUS is a nonprofit organization which supports public education by bringing successful strategies and materials to educators. We specialize in providing high

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Expo Hall Company List
Troops to Teachers
6490 Saufley Field Road Pensacola, FL 32509 Phone: 850-452-1320 Fax: 850-452-1096


colorful Primary Collection® activity tables, and an array of additional furniture and equipment for Early Childhood settings and administrative offices. Hundreds of Virco models are Greenguard® certified.

Wilson Language Training Co 817
47 Old Webster Road Oxford, MA 00000 Phone: 508-368-6680 Fax: 508-368-2397

Troops to Teachers recruit eligible military personnel to become highly qualified teachers in schools that serve students from low-income families throughout America. TTT helps relieve teacher shortages, especially in math, science, and special education, and assists military personnel in making successful transitions to second careers in teaching.

Visit Baltimore


WittFitt LLC
PO Box 821 Hudson, WI 54016 Phone: 515-720-4153


TSS Photography
2150 Boggs Road - Ste 200 Duluth, GA 30096 Phone: 678-740-0800 Fax: 518-691-1237


Plan on joining NAESP July 11-13, when they bring their 2013 conference to Baltimore. A key to Baltimore’s continued vitality is its strategic location on the Atlantic seaboard, right in the heart of the most densely populated area in the united States. Baltimore is in close proximity to a large portion of the nation’s population. This makes it easier for you to attend the NAESP Conference.

Typing Pal Online
4472 A St-Denis Montreal, QC Canada H2S 2N3 Phone: 888-740-7119-703


Visitor Pass Solutions by Data Management, Inc
537 New Britain Avenue P O Box 789 Farmington, CT 06034 Phone: 800-243-1969-355 Fax: 800-428-1951


Movement is essential for learning. WittFitt LLC promotes active classrooms through the use of stability balls, seating discs, standing desks & rocking stools. We supply teachers with personalized training and materials. Our health/wellness based products provide many benefits, such as: improved focus/ concentration, better posture and blood flow, & customized seating.

World's Finest Chocolate
4801 S Lawndale Avenue Chicago, IL 60632 Phone: 773-847-4600 Fax: 877-256-2685 Toll Free: 888-821-8452


Typing Pal Online is web-based keyboarding that provides engaging and effective instruction for K-12 at school AND home. 100% online available 24/7 at low bandwidths. Three age-appropriate environments. Customizable to integrate the curriculum. Frequent feedback, reports and statistics. Full technical and pedagogical support. GREAT school/district pricing!

Vocabulary SpellingCity
6300 NE 1st Avenue Suite 203 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334 Phone: 954-357-1150 Fax: 954-626-3656


World's Finest Chocolate is a 60+ years, family owned, Chicago manufacturer of premium chocolate products, responsible for selling over 10 million chocolate bars to raise funds for various organizations.

Union Institute & University
16853 NE 2nd Ave, Suite # 202 North Miami Beach, FL 33162 Phone: 305-653-6713-2172 Fax: 305-653-9690


3459 Plymouth Road Ann Arbor, MI 48105 Phone: 734-834-4889


2929 Allen Pkwy - L6-40 Houston, TX 77019 Phone: 713-831-2000 Fax: 713-831-6161 Toll Free: 888-478-7020


Vocabulary SpellingCity is an interactive educational web site where students build vocabulary knowledge and improve spelling skills. We provide free home pages where teachers can create and save word lists. Premium Membership allows teachers to track student progress, write customized definitions, and differentiate instruction with our student and list grouping features.

Wenger Corporation
555 Park Drive Owatonna, MN 00000 Phone: 507-455-4100 Fax: 507-455-4258


WriteSteps fuses best practices in a teacherfriendly format that instills confidence, fosters high success, and dramatically raises test scores. We empower K-5 teachers to meet the Common Core Standards in Writing with teaching videos, lesson plans, and customized PD that translates to immediate student learning. You can stop looking now - our Common Core solutions work!

2027 Harpers Way Torrance, CA 90501 Phone: 310-533-0474 Fax: 310-328-0292 Toll Free: 800-448-4726


Whizz Education
619 N 35th Street - Ste 101M Seattle, WA 98103 Phone: 206-547-0434 Fax: 206-299-9623


Yamaha Corporation of America
6600 Orangethorpe Ave Buena Park, CA 90620 Phone: 714-522-9279 Fax: 714-522-9833


Virco provides a complete range of reliable, high-value product solutions for elementary schools, including ergonomically supportive ZUMA®, Metaphor® and Sage™ chairs, | 43

State Affiliate Exhibitors
Zone 2
New Jersey Principals & Supervisors Association


Kentucky Association of Elementary School Principals

Montana Association of Elementary School Principals

12 Centre Drive Monroe Township, NJ 08831 Phone: 609-860-1200 Fax: 609-860-2999

200 W Broadway, Suite 503 Louisville, KY 40202 Phone: 502-583-4895 Fax: 502-583-4895

900 No. Montana Ave - Ste A-4 Helena, MT 59601 Phone: 406-442-2510 Fax: 406-442-2518

Zone 3
10 Taljen Avenue Martinsburg, WV 25403 Phone: 304-261-5311


Zone 6
School Administrators of Iowa


Nebraska Council of School Administrators

West Virginia Association of Elementary and Middle School Principals, Inc.

12199 Stratford Drive Clive, IA 50325-8146 Phone: 515-267-1066 Fax: 515-267-1066
Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association

455 11th St., Ste. A Lincoln, NE 68508 Phone: 402-476-8055 Fax: 402-746-7740
North Dakota Association of Elementary School Principals

Zone 4
PO Box 428 Montgomery, AL 36101 Phone: 334-265-3610
Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals


Alabama Association of Elementary School Administrators/CLAS

1980 N College Road Mason, MI 48854 Phone: 517-694-8955 Fax: 517-697-8945
Association of Wisconsin School Administrators

121 Rosser Avenue Bismarck, ND 58501 Phone: 701-258-3022 Fax: 701-258-9826
South Dakota Association of Elementary School Principals/SASDD,


PO Box 6445 Athens, GA 30604 Phone: 706-542-1927
Tennessee Principals Association

4797 Hayes Road, Ste. 103 Madison, WI 53704 Phone: 608-241-0300 Fax: 608-249-4973

306 E. Capitol, Ste. 150 Pierre, SD 57501 Phone: 605-773-2525 Fax: 605-773-2520
Wyoming Association of Elementary and Middle School Principals    


250 Sterling Springs Drive Johnson CIty, TN 37604 Phone: 423-794-6664 Fax: 423-282-2784

Zone 7
Alaska Association of Elementary School Principals


Zone 5
Illinois Principals Association


2615 Lisa Ann Drive North Pole, Alaska 99705 Phone: 907-488-9883 Fax: 907-488-9837
Colorado Association of Elementary School Principals/Colorado Association of School Executives

346 S Main St. Sheridan, WY 82801 Phone: 307-674-8821 Fax: 307-674-8821

2940 Baker Drive Springfield, IL 62703-5901 Phone: 217-525-1383 Fax: 217-525-7264
Indiana Association of School Principals

Zone 8

206, 208, 210

11025 E 25th St Indianapolis, IN 46229 Phone: 317-891-9900 Fax: 317-894-9807

4101 S. Bannock Street Englewood, CO 80110 Phone: 303-762-8792 Fax: 303-762-8697
Minnesota Elementary School Principals’ Association

Texas Elementary Principals & Supervisors Association 501 E 10th St Austin, TX 78701 Phone: 281-419-4928

1667 Snelling Ave. N, Ste. C101 Saint Paul, MN 55108 Phone: 651-999-7310 Fax: 651-999-7311

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Exhibitors by Product Category
Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals 212 National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) 518 The Principal Center Troops to Teachers Zone 5 (IL, IN, KY) 1033 805 217, 219 Sing2Learn Staff Development for Educators Standards Plus A Division of Learning Plus Vocabulary SpellingCity WriteSteps 710 604 915 821 323

Language Arts/Reading
Confer Lakeshore Learning Materials Learning A-Z Renaissance Learning, Inc Shurley Instructional Material Sing2Learn Vocabulary SpellingCity 713 404 827 822 818 710 821

Distance Learning
School Tours of America Typing Pal Online 727 828

Audio Visual Equipment
Motion Picture Licensing Corporation 429

Borenson & Associates, Inc. 807 319 404 405 301 610 822 Creative Mathematics Lakeshore Learning Materials Math-U-See MIND Research Nasco Renaissance Learning, Inc

Diversity in Education
Education Group 906 830 805 GLSEN-The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network Troops to Teachers

Book Publishers
Dinah Might Adventures, LP Martin Pearl Publishing Scholastic Book Fairs 907 316 522

Character Education
All for Kidz, Inc. / The Ned Show CHARACTER COUNTS! Global Alliance for Preventing Relational Aggression (GAPRA) 717 1007 700

The Horace Mann Companies 300

School Mate SchoolMall SchoolStore Spirit and Pride World’s Finest Chocolate 318 901 200 1000 806

Parent Involvement
School Specialty Planning & Student Development 930

Right Decisions, Right Now: Be Tobacco Free 931

Inter-State Studio & Publishing Company 611

Classroom/School Supplies
Edgewood Press, Inc Nasco School Mate VIRCO Inc. 731 610 318 716

Edgewood Press, Inc 731

Playground Equipment
Peaceful Playgrounds 303

Health & Physical Education
Brita-Edelman Peaceful Playgrounds WittFitt LLC 920 303 916

Professional Development
Brinkman-Forlini-Williams, LLC Dinah Might Adventures, LP eCOVE Software Education Week/Teacher PD Sourcebook Global Alliance for Preventing Relational Aggression (GAPRA) Iris Ed 906 806 The Principal Center RTI Action Network School Improvement Network Seton Hall University 807 201 323 Standards Plus A Division of Learning Plus Success for All Foundation 729 907 520, 229 430 700 928 1033 1014 811 816 915 900

Classicwear/School Spirit Spirit and Pride 1026 1000

Curriculum Resources
All for Kidz, Inc. / The Ned Show Education Week/Teacher PD Sourcebook GLSEN-The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network Learning A-Z Right Decisions, Right Now: Be Tobacco Free Scholastic Book Fairs Shurley Instructional Material 717 430 830 827 931 522 818

ID Cards
Ident-A-Kid 1030

Education Group World’s Finest Chocolate Motion Picture Licensing Corporation429

Instructional Aids
Borenson & Associates, Inc. Mentoring Minds, L.P. WriteSteps | 45

Exhibitors by Product Category
School Furniture
VIRCO Inc. WittFitt LLC 716 916

Special Education
Math-U-See RTI Action Network 405 1014

Apperson Education Products Confer MIND Research 729 520, 229 604 Registration Gateway Study Island Typing Pal Online 1027 713 301 719 505 828

School Management
Ident-A-Kid Textbook Tracker 1030 711

Staff Development
Brinkman-Forlini-Williams, LLC eCOVE Software Staff Development for Educators 709

School Saftey Products

Student Achievement
Apperson Education Products Mentoring Minds, L.P. 1027 201

School Supplies
School Specialty Planning & Student Development 930

National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) 518 Study Island Success for All Foundation 505 900


N A E S P N a t i o n a l M e n t o r Tr a i n i n g a n d C e r t i f i c a t i o n P r o g r a m
Whether you are giving back to the profession as an experienced principal or leading school district initiatives to support new administrators, participation in the NAESP Mentor Certification Program provides you with the core training necessary to ensure the conditions are present for a novice principal’s success. NAESP’s commitment to our future leaders through support, engagement, critical conversations, and networking is essential as our profession serves the future leaders who will make the changes needed in schools across the country. In fact, principals have traditionally been thrown into their jobs without a life jacket and expected to sink or swim. Having someone help anticipate challenges and discuss solutions before they become critical issues benefits the new leader, as well as the school district, and the mentor. Join the NAESP mentor community of high-quality professionals assuming the responsibility for the success of school leaders.

Future trainings
Pittsburgh, PA June 27, 28, 29, 2012 Alexandria, VA October 4, 5, 6, 2012 Phoenix, AZ January 24, 25, 2013 Portland, OR March 7, 8, 9, 2013 Baltimore, MD July 11, 12, 13, 2013

For more information, contact Carol Riley at or go to
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NAESP Foundation Donors
A special thanks to Friends of the Foundation

Jennifer Abel Christine Alois Yousef Almarshad Colleen Alpern Sandra Ammentorp Jason Anderson Larry Ash Doug Ask Patricia Aufiero Deb Ayers-Geist Kareen Bangert Maria Banks Angel Barrett Eileen Bayens Margaret Baza Tim Bell Jerry Bender Ernest Bentley, Jr. Laz Berriero Thomas Bochanski Jo Ann Borchetta Jo Ann Bowers Bessie Boyd Marcia Boyd Kecia Brady Nanette L. Bunnow Betsy Butler Bruce Cannard Kappy Cannon Diane Cargile Michael Carillo Michelle Carvalho David & Linda Chamberlin Sharon Chen Barbara Chester Mary Jo Chouinard Kim Christner Ann Christy Leslie Clark Yvon Linda Clay David Cobb Christine Collier Gail Connelly Victoria Connelly Robyn Conrad Gloria Coston Connie Cooley Dwight Cooper Linda Cotelessa Freebes

Miriam Cruz-Vazquez Christopher Daniels Nancy Davenport Kenneth Davis Mike Dawson Marie De Maio William Del Collo Lou Della Barca Nancy Dickerson Budd Dingwall Gretchen Donndelinger Duane Dorshorst John Draper Leanne Dunlap Yvette East Jill Eaton Harley Eckart Randy Einem Marcia Elliott John Ellis Lori Ellis Jeffrey Ellsworth Lana Enlow Diane Fair Jan-Marie Fernandez Mark Fish Jillayne Flanders Debra Follman Donald Forehand Earl Franks Joan Franks Olivia Francis-Weber Penny Fraumeni Cynthia Freeman King Susan Freiheit Brian Galdes Charles Gameon Nancy Gardner Rita Garry Michael Gay Steven Geis Barbara Gibson Anne Gold George Grainger Cookie Greer Taran Gruber Suzanne Hahn Kristiana Hamilton David M. Hanson

Janice Harris Jarcelyn Hart Carol Hathorne Deborah Harvest Ruweida Hassan-Bismilla Blaine Hawley Linda Hayes Michelle Hayward Bob Heaberlin Scott Henson Marice Highstreet Bobby Hinderliter Thomas Huber Shelley Hueber Kevin Hulbert Bryan Hull Holly Hultgren Barbara Ide Joyce Iwashita Donna Jahnke Autumm Jeter Natalie Johnson Steven Johnson Ruth Johnson-Floyd Mary Johnstone Mark A. Kern Elizabeth Kennedy Mary Jane Koberlein Montie Koehn Jean Krieger Juli Kwikkel Kyle Marie Langille Gontran Langowski Lawrence Leber Pierre Lehmuller Dwight Liddiard Marlene Lindsay Christi Lines Arleen Lipincott Katryna Lowery-Ellis Lumina Foundation Mark Lovas Ernie Mannino Theresa Mattison Susan McCloskey Barry McFarland Cheryl McKeever Cothron McMillian Alan E. Michelson

Carmielita Minami Gerald Mohr Rob Monson Curtis Montgomery Carol Moreno Brenda Moxley James Mule’ Boyd Mynes Lee Nelson Terry Nelson Jillian Nesgos Nancy Nettik Joyce Newman Felicia Norwood Kevin O’Connor Jean Olson Joan Ostrowski Marcene Pareja Rhonda Parmer Jennifer Pascal Melissa Patschke Renita Perkins Faye Peters Randy Peters Cheryl Peterson Barbara Pile Frances Plummer Myra Powell Patrick Price Jo Price Craven Judith Prince Ellen Punyon James A. Ratledge Mary Reece Douglas Regan Bruce Reynolds Kyle Rhoads Christi Roach Norma Rodriguez Judy Rosemond Michael J. Russell Richard Salo Raul Sanchez Jody Schaap Mike Schooley Yvonne Schwab Gail Scott-Parizer Tracey Severns Danny Shaw

Thomas Shortt Elizabeth Shults Charles Shultz Tammy Shutt Ruth Silberstein Dominican Sisters Sharon Smith Victoria Smith Mary Kay Sommers Molly Spearman Judith Spellacy Marjorie Stevens Regina Stewman Ellen Stokoe Faith Stratton Fidelia Sturdivant Mary Suggs Mark Terry Danielle Test Julie Thompson Cynthia Toles-Woods Susan Townsend Kevlyn Trotter Eldoris Turner Ruth Tweto UAESP Dolores Vasquez Jerry Vaughn Vicki Vaughn RoseAnne Vojtek Robert Wagner Georgiana Walsh Robert Walter Jayson Walton Cheryl Warley Dean Warrenfeltz David Wegner Sandra Welch Theresa West Mark Williams Rick Wilson John Winstead II Kathryn Wood Myra Wright Powell Paul Young Kay York Kim Zinman Joan Zuckerman Zone 5 | 47

NAESP Past Presidents
1921-1922 1922-1923 1923-1924 1924-1925 1925-1926 1926-1927 1927-1928 1928-1929 1929-1930 1930-1931 1931-1932 1932-1933 1933-1934 1934-1935 1935-1936 1936-1937 1937-1938 1938-1939 1939-1940 1940-1941 1941-1942 1942-1944 1944-1946 1946-1947 1947-1948 1948-1949 1949-1950 1950-1951 1951-1952 1952-1953 1953-1954 1954-1955 1955-1956 1956-1957 1957-1958 1958-1959 1959-1960 1960-1961 1961-1962 1962-1963 1963-1964 1964-1965 1966-1967 Leonard Power Worth McClure W.T. Longshore Jessie M. Fink Ide G. Sargeant E. Ruth Pyrtle Arthur S. Gist Eva G. Pinkston Herbert C. Hansen Cassie F. Roys Earl R. Laing Elizabeth McCormick Aaron Kline M. Emma Brookes Harley W. Lyon Edythe J. Brown Mason A. Stratton Maude A. Rhodes Irvin A. Wilson Isabel Tucker Robert H. Edgar Sarah L. Young Lester J. Nielson Majorie Walters Eugene H. Herrington Raymond W. Eldridge Florence Gabriel Thomas E. Pierce Blanche L. Schmidt Edwon L. Riggs Mamie Reed Ethel Nash Robert W. Langerak Mathilda A. Gilles Robert N. Chenault Margaret Efraemson Vincent J. Dodge* Roberta S. Barnes Martin C. Tate Marion Cranmore Orville B. Aftreth Helen L. Ferslev Maxine Hess Port Arthur, TX Seattle, WA Kansas City, MO Grand Rapids, MI Paterson, NJ Lincoln, NE Oakland, CA Dallas, TX Chicago, IL Omaha, NE Detroit, MI Superior, WI Chicago, IL Cleveland, OH Pasadena, CA South Bend, IN Atlantic City, NJ Atlanta, GA LaGrange, IL St. Louis, MO Pittsburgh, PA Oakland, CA Salt Lake City, UT Cedar Rapids, IA Denver, CO Brookline, MA Shaker Heights, OH Denton, TX Dos Palos, CA Phoenix, AZ St. Louis, MO Fredericksburg, VA Des Moines, IA Salem, OR Nashville, TN Philadelphia, PA Fargo, ND Washington, D.C. Phoenix, AZ Ann Arbor, MI San Diego, CA Green Bay, WI Lakewood, CO 1967-1968 1968-1969 1969-1970 1970-1971 1971-1972 1972-1973 1973-1974 1974-1975 1975-1976 1976-1977 1977-1978 1978-1979 1979-1980 1980-1981 1981-1982 1982-1983 1983-1984 1984-1985 1985-1986 1986-1987 1987-1988 1988-1989 1989-1990 1990-1991 1991-1992 1992-1993 1993-1994 1994-1995 1995-1996 1996-1997 1997-1998 1998-1999 1999-2000 2000-2001 2001-2002 2002-2003 2003-2004 2004-2005 2005-2006 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 Glen L. Hanks Ruth Crossfield Andrew J. Mitchell Anna Rockhill William H. Forsberg Jack F. Dodds John R. Tout Winston E. Turner Ted E. Gary Bertha G. Maguire Bill M. Hambrick Nellie B. Quander Paul D. Collins John Ourth Elaine M. Banks Robert D. Anderson Gilmon W. Jenkins James L. Doud Mildred L. Walton Edna May Merson Dolores B. Hardison Arlyn D. Gunderman Gary D. Salyers Shirley Lincoln Lillian Brinkley John Fero Sandra A. Lawrence Frederick N. Brown Dominic A. Palazzolo Carole L. Kennedy Yvonne G. Allen Jill A. Eaton C. Lynn Babcock Richard A. Barbacane Darrell Rud Paul G. Young Anthony B. Harduar Rosemarie I. Young Susan E. Masterson Alan E. Michelson Mary Kay Sommers Nancy Davenport Diane Cargile Barbara A. Chester Kansas City, MO Wichita, KS Boulder City, NV Bethpage, NY Plymouth, MN Lincoln, NE Clayton, MO Washington, D.C. Seattle, WA Albany, GA Casper, WY Alexandria, VA Amherst, NH Highwood, IL Pasco, WA Manhattan, KS Nashville, TN Cedar Falls, IA Atlanta, GA Baltimore, MD Ft. Lauderdale, FL Shoreview, MN Milwaukie, OR Houston, TX Virginia Beach, VA Helena, MT Iowa City, IA Boyertown, PA Woodhaven, MI Columbia, MO Whiteville, TN Decatur, AL Livonia, MI Lancaster, PA Billings, MT Lancaster, OH Ferndale, WA Louisville, KY Janesville, WI Blue Springs, MO Fort Collins, CO Virginia Beach, VA Terre Haute, IN Portland, OR

*Acting President, replaced A. Raymond Ebaugh, Royal Oak, MI, deceased.

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Speaker Index
Last Name Aluise Azimi Baeder Baeder Baker Balvanz Bovis Bovis Brassell Briars Brown Brown Buck Carbo Chirichello Conyers Dale Dale Danielson Davy Delaney Dempsey DeWitt Donlin Donndelinger Donndelinger DuFour DuFour DuFour DuFour Eller Eller Eller Eller Esquith Ferris Fisher Forsberg Friedman Garcia Garner Gay Glover Goodman First Name Victor Yusef Justin Justin Esther Jane Jenell Jenell Danny Diane Alonzo Eric Frank Marie Michael Marcus Warren Warren Charlotte Lucille Barbara Kimberly Peter Mike Gretchen Gretchen Rebecca Rebecca Richard Richard John John Sheila Sheila Rafe Laila Linda Mitchell Scott Maritza Katie Charisse Eric Gretchen Day/Date Start Time Fri. Fri. Thurs. Thurs. Sat. Fri. Thurs. Thurs. Sat. Fri. Fri. Thurs. Sat. Thurs. Fri. Thurs. Thurs. Thurs. Fri. Thurs. Thurs. Thurs. Thurs. Thurs. Thurs. Sat. Thurs. Thurs. Thurs. Thurs. Fri. Fri. Fri. Fri. Sat. Thurs. Thurs. Fri. Sat. Thurs. Thurs. Sat. Fri. Thurs. 1:00 p.m. 9:15 a.m. 7:45 a.m. 2:45 p.m. 9:15 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 8:30 a.m. 2:45 p.m. 9:15 a.m. 9:15 a.m. 9:15 a.m. 7:45 a.m. 9:15 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 7:45 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 2:45 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 8:30 a.m. 2:45 p.m. 8:30 a.m. 2:45 p.m. 2:45 p.m. 2:45 p.m. 9:15 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 2:45 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 2:45 p.m. 9:15 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 9:15 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 2:45 p.m. 8:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 9:15 a.m. 9:15 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 2:45 p.m. 9:15 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 8:30 a.m. Page 24 20 12 16 30 24 14 16 29 21 20 12 29 13 22 12 14 17 22 13 15 13 16 16 17 29 15 17 15 17 21 23 21 23 30 12 14 21 28 12 16 29 24 12 Last Name Goslins Grant Grant Grant Grigsby Grotke Hargreaves Heffernan Heffernan Heinemann Helterbran Henjum Hodges Holcomb Holcomb Hollas Huntress Huston Hutcheson Insari Jensen Johnson Kearns Khuluki Klein Kowal Krause Kunjufu Kwikkel Lind Lindsay Lindsay Lukert Martin McClure Medina Merrell Milligan Navarro Novak O’Dowd Pancoast Partlow First Name Rachel Jim Jim Jim Majorie Gerhard Andy Cristina Neil Amanda Valeri Cheryl Diane Edie Edie Betty Michelle Matt MaryAnne Diane Eric Ebone Sara Teresa Suzanne Joan Ron Jawanza Juli Richard Tom Tom Mark Mary Shannon Jesus Mark Charles Lisa Sandi Angela Malachi Michelle Day/Date Start Time Sat. Thurs. Fri. Fri. Thurs. Thurs. Sat. Thurs. Thurs. Thurs. Fri. Fri. Thurs. Thurs. Fri. Thurs. Fri. Fri. Thurs. Thurs. Fri. Thurs. Sat. Sat. Fri. Sat. Sat. Fri. Fri. Fri. Thurs. Fri. Fri. Fri. Fri. Sat. Thurs. Fri. Sat. Thurs. Thurs. Fri. Thurs. Thurs. 9:15 a.m. 2:45 p.m. 9:15 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 2:45 p.m. 2:45 p.m. 7:30 a.m. 2:45 p.m. 2:45 p.m. 8:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 8:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 9:15 a.m. 2:45 p.m. 9:15 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 2:45 p.m. 8:30 a.m. 7:30 a.m. 2:45 p.m. 9:15 a.m. 9:15 a.m. 9:15 a.m. 9:15 a.m. 9:15 a.m. 9:15 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 9:15 a.m. 2:45 p.m. 9:15 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 9:15 a.m. 9:15 a.m. 9:15 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 9:15 a.m. 9:15 a.m. 2:45 p.m. 2:45 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 7:45 a.m. 8:30 a.m. Page 29 17 20 22 17 15 28 15 15 12 24 23 13 13 20 17 21 23 16 13 20 17 29 30 20 28 29 21 22 21 15 21 23 21 21 28 12 20 28 16 16 24 12 13

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Speaker Index
Last Name Parzych Perkins Persse Peterson Place Rakoz Ravitch Reeves Riley Roan Rogo Roth Saumell Shackleford Shaffer Shine Simon Smith Sovde First Name Linda Brian Dan Kenneth William Lisa Diane Douglas Carol Marcy Arlene LaVonna Debbie Michael Michael Deborah Gabriel Tamara Doug Day/Date Start Time Thurs. Sat. Sat. Sat. Thurs. Sat. Thurs. Fri. Fri. Sat. Fri. Thurs. Thurs. Thurs. Thurs. Sat. Sat. Thurs. Fri. 2:45 p.m. 9:15 a.m. 9:15 a.m. 9:15 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 9:15 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 2:45 p.m. 9:15 a.m. 9:15 a.m. 9:15 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 2:45 p.m. 2:45 p.m. 9:15 a.m. 9:15 a.m. 2:45 p.m. 9:15 a.m. Page 17 30 29 30 13 29 14 24 21 29 21 13 12 16 15 30 28 16 21 Last Name Sternman Stiggins Stiles Swant Teague Tileston True Vojtek Vojtek Vojtek Vojtek Wagner Walters Wejr Willhoft Williams Wilson Zhao First Name Cheri Rick Pamela Anne Chad Donna Charlene Robert Robert Rose Anne Rose Anne Blair Joe Chris Joe Olympia Donna Yong Day/Date Start Time Fri. Fri. Thurs. Sat. Sat. Fri. Sat. Thurs. Fri. Thurs. Fri. Fri. Fri. Fri. Fri. Thurs. Thurs. Sat. 1:00 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 2:45 p.m. 9:15 a.m. 9:15 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 9:15 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 8:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 9:15 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 9:15 a.m. 2:45 p.m. 7:45 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Page 23 22 15 30 28 24 28 14 23 14 23 24 20 23 21 17 12 30

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State Affiliates
Alabama Association of Elementary School Administrators/CLAS

Hawaii Elementary & Middle School Administrators’ Association

Minnesota Elementary School Principals Association

Executive Director, Earl Franks

Executive Director, Ruth Silberstein

Executive Director, P Fred Storti

Alaska Association of Elementary School Principals

Idaho Association of Elementary School Principals/ IASA

Mississippi Association of Elementary School Administrators, Inc.

Executive Director, John Pile

Executive Director, Robin Winslow

Executive Director, Carolyn McGehee

Arizona School Administrators, Inc.

Illinois Principals Association

Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals

Executive Director, Debra Duvall

Executive Director, Jason Leahy

Arkansas Association of Elementary School Principals/AAEA

Indiana Association of School Principals

Executive Director, Faye Peters

Montana Association of Elementary & Middle School Principals/SAM

Executive Director, Richard Abernathy

Executive Director, Gerald Mohr

Association of California School Administrators

School Administrators of Iowa

Executive Director, Darrell Rud

Executive Director, Robert Wells

Executive Director, Daniel Smith

Nebraska Association of Elementary School Principals/NCSA

Colorado Association of School Executives/ CASE

United School Administrators of Kansas/KAESP

Executive Director, Michael Dulaney

Executive Director, Eugene Haydock

Nevada Elementary School Principals Association/ NASA

Executive Director, Bruce Caughey

Kentucky Association of Elementary School Principals/KASA

Connecticut Association of Schools

Executive Director, Ralph Cadwallader

Executive Director, Karissa Niehoff

Executive Director, Rosemarie (Rosie) Young

New Hampshire
New Hampshire Association of School Principals

Delaware Elementary School Principals Association/DASA

Louisiana Association of Principals

Executive Director, Andrea Martin

Executive Director, Peggy McAllister

Executive Director, G. Scott Reihm

Maine Principals’ Association

New Jersey
New Jersey Principals & Supervisors Association

District of Columbia
District of Columbia Association of Elementary School Principals

Executive Director, Richard Durost

Executive Director, Patricia A. Wright

Executive Director, Frances Plummer

Maryland Association of Elementary School Principals

New Mexico
New Mexico Association of Elementary School Principals

Florida Association of Elementary & Middle School Principals/FASA

Executive Director, Deborah Drown

Executive Director, Karen Jones

Executive Director, Juhan Mixon

Massachusetts Elementary School Principals’ Association

New York
School Administrators Association of New York State

Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals/GAEL

Executive Director, Nadya Aswad Higgins

Executive Director, Kevin Casey

Executive Director, Hal Beaver

Michigan Elementary & Middle School Principals Association

North Carolina
North Carolina Principals/Assistant Principals Association

Executive Director, Robert Howe

Executive Director, Shirley Prince

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State Affiliates
North Dakota
North Dakota Association of Elementary School Principals/NDCEL

South Carolina
South Carolina Association of School Administrators

Virginia Association of Elementary School Principals

Executive Director, Doug Johnson

Executive Director, Molly Spearman

Executive Director, James Baldwin

Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators

South Dakota
South Dakota Association of Elementary School Principals/SASD

Association of Washington School Principals

Executive Director, Julie Davis

Executive Director, Gary Kipp

Oklahoma Association of Elementary School Principals/CCOSA

Executive Director, John Pedersen

West Virginia
West Virginia Association of Elementary & Middle School Principals

Tennessee Principals Association

Executive Director, Gracie Branch

Executive Director, Franklin Collier

State Executive Director, Ernest Bentley

Confederation of Oregon School Administrators/COSA

Texas Elementary Principals & Supervisors Association

Association of Wisconsin School Administrators, Inc.

Executive Director, Craig Hawkins

Executive Director, James Lynch

Executive Director, Sandi Borden

Pennsylvania Association of Elementary & Secondary School Principals

Utah Association of Elementary School Principals

Wyoming Association of Elementary & Middle School Principals

Executive Director, William Hartman

Executive Director, David Olsen

Executive Director, Luana Searle

Rhode Island
Rhode Island Association of School Principals

Vermont Principals’ Association

Executive Director, Patricia Hines

Executive Director, Kenneth Page



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