MoASSP Messenger September 20, 2019
Volume 33 Number 6
QUOTE FOR THE PRINCIPAL'S JOURNEY
"Each person holds so much power within themselves that needs to be let out. Sometimes they just need a little nudge, a little direction, a little support, a little coaching, and the greatest things can happen." Pete Carroll, Head Coach Seattle Seahawks
Update From the Executive Director
FALL CONFERENCE "Leading FUTURE-FOCUSED Schools"
All of us need a little nudge at times. The 85th Annual Fall Conference can provide you that "little nudge, direction, support, and coaching" that Coach Carroll talks about. It isn't too late to register. You can click on the links below, call our office, fax, email us your registration and walk-ins are welcome. Safe travels to CoMo and we will see you one week from Sunday. Sign up today.
CONSIDERATIONS FOR PRINCIPALS WHEN STUDENTS ARE PLANNING AN ORGANIZED PROTEST OR WALKOUT
I saw a tweet early this morning from NASSP with helpful considerations for principals if you have a protest or walkout. Today is "Global Climate Strike Protest Day." It is also Pepperoni Pizza Day." FYI--
TRAVELS NEXT WEEK
- Wednesday: Clark is attending Southwest MoASSP meeting at Southwest Baptist U. in Bolivar. Doug is attending South Central meeting at Rolla HS.
Our membership continues to climb. Since last week, we have four new members to MoASSP and 36 renewals.
Whether you are aspiring, emerging, developing, or transformational, wherever you are on the “Principal’s Journey," it is a “matter of principal(ple).” Clark Mershon
IN THIS ISSUE OF THE MESSENGER
- Video Welcome from MoASSP President Marc Spunaugle
- Inspirational quote from Coach Pete Carroll
- Fall Conference
- Robert C. Howe Service to Secondary Education Recipients Announced
- Student Protest/Walkout Considerations
- Missouri Association of Student Councils Information
- Celebrating a First-Year Principal
- Recognizing Southeast MoASSP Leadership
- Information on 2019 Leadership Summit in November (MoASBO and MASA)
- Impressive Video from Elementary Principal & Editing Software
- Get Ready for Principals Month in October
- New Dental & Vision Plan for MoASSP Members & Family
- Fall Into Funding with Donors Choose
- School Wellness Symposium Video Promo
- See Who Has Joined or Renewed MoASSP Memberships this Week
The College Board will be sharing important Advanced Placement information at the Fall Conference.
Looking for a path to success for ALL students? Explore the new processes and resources designed to help more students earn college credit. Find out what’s happening with Advanced Placement and how it can impact your school. Students and educators now have access to AP Classroom, which includes new instructional resources that provide daily support for the 2019-20 school year. If you already have a robust AP program or you are looking to build one in your school this session will be beneficial to you. Both Mark Parson, Director K-12, College Board Midwest Region and Hoor Bhanpuri, Executive Director K-12, College Board Midwest Region will be presenting.
ROBERT C. HOWE SERVICE TO SECONDARY EDUCATION 2019 AWARD RECIPIENTS
MESSAGE FROM MISSOURI ASSOCIATION STUDENT COUNCILS
MASC is sponsored by the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals (MoASSP) and is affiliated with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). It is a voluntary membership organization which provides leadership training activities for member schools. Membership is open to all junior high, middle and high schools, both public and private, in Missouri. Nearly 300 schools in MO belong to MASC which serves over 15,000 students throughout the year at its annual events.
MASC’s mission is to provide programs and resources that develop positive student leaders and advisors who will promote a quality school and community environment. MASC believes it is essential for a student council to promote a positive learning environment and build a school culture where students and staff are comfortable.
Professional development will be offered for new and veteran advisors at Old Kinderhook Lodge, on October 12, 13, 14. If you are interested in helping your student council advisor learn more, check out this page.
MASC provides Fall Conferences in each of the seven regions of Missouri. These one-day meetings offer leadership training for students and advisors, a motivational speaker, small and large group workshops and lunch. Registration information can be found on our website under the Districts tab. Here is a list of the host schools.
Membership is open now, and schools are encouraged to join before December 31 to take advantage of all the benefits of membership. Dues are $100 per school year, and the membership link can be found here. For additional information or questions, contact Terri Johnson. 816-261-7079 firstname.lastname@example.org
FIRST-YEAR HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL, MATTHEW BRADLEY
SOUTHEAST MoASSP 2019-2020 OFFICERS
From left to right are Dan Hecht, Principal, Kelly-Benton HS, and MoASSP Board Member. Chris Hoehne, Principal, Ste. Genevieve HS and NASSP Coordinator for Missouri. David Haug, Principal, Jefferson R-VII and Treasurer. Gena Sitton, Principal, Advance HS, and President. Seth Harrell, Principal, Jackson HS, and President-Elect. A great group of leaders representing Southeast Missouri & MoASSP.
OCTOBER IS NATIONAL PRINCIPALS MONTH...INVITE YOUR LEGISLATOR TO YOUR SCHOOL...ADVOCATING FOR PRINCIPALS, WITH PRINCIPALS
"Every year in October, the American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA), the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) join forces to celebrate principals for their tireless dedication to their students and the schools they serve. This year, National Principals Month is shifting focus and using its platform to advocate on behalf of principals. These school leaders fight every day to give their students the best education, and it’s time we advocate for them and with them. Lend your voice this October to honor, celebrate, and advocate for principals everywhere." NASSP
Now is the time to start or strengthen a relationship with your elected official(s). You will help to educate them on important issues before the legislative session begins in January. Having them interact with staff and students will also provide essential insights for them. As they deliberate on educational issues during the legislative session, they will reflect on their visit to your school. FIND YOUR LEGISLATOR: Enter your home or school’s address for a list of state and federal legislators in your area. Write a letter or email inviting them to visit your school. If needed, follow up with a phone call. Our MoASSP office will assist you in scheduling and coordination. Call us at 573-445-5071. Once you have them scheduled, please share with us the date they are coming. Consider watching this webinar on why and how to host a legislative visit to your school.
MoASSP Action Center...WE NEED YOU! Lets be ready for the next legislative session that begins in January.
- home address
- cell number
- personal email (not school)
- You will then receive a text message from 528-86 with the following message: "Reply YES to confirm your subscription to Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals Action Center.
It is that simple. You do not have to send a message to your legislator to become an advocate. When we have an action item that needs support, we will be ready to act.
HELP US WELCOME 4 NEW MoASSP MEMBERS
- Stacy Curry Smith-Cotton HS email@example.com Assistant Principal C
- Joseph Doyle Smith-Cotton HS firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Principal C
- John Murphy Chilhowee HS email@example.com Principal C
- Nancy Henson Pioneer Ridge MS firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Principal KC
- Randy Oliver Van Horn HS email@example.com Associate Principal KC
- Melissa Romero Van Horn HS firstname.lastname@example.org Admin. Intern KC
- Sean Saunders Van Horn HS email@example.com Assistant Principal KC
- Chris Hughes Montgomery Co. MS firstname.lastname@example.org Principal NE
- Kirk Stott Scotland Co. R-I HS email@example.com Principal NE
- Matt Finch Marceline M/HS firstname.lastname@example.org Principal NE
- Zack Danner Hardin-Central HS email@example.com Principal NW
- Jennifer Davis St. Clair HS firstname.lastname@example.org Principal SC
- Pam Tholen St. Francis Borgia HS email@example.com Principal SC
- Ted Koenigsfeld Union MS firstname.lastname@example.org Principal SC
- William Arnel Francis Howell Central HS email@example.com Principal SL
- Amanda Berry Northwest HS firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Principal SL
- Marletha Davis Francis Howell Central HS email@example.com Assistant Principal SL
- Adam Dotson Crestview MS firstname.lastname@example.org Aspiring SL
- Andy Downs Francis Howell Central HS email@example.com Associate Principal SL
- Kevin Grawer Maplewood-Richmond Hgts. HS firstname.lastname@example.org Principal SL
- Katie Greer Francis Howell North HS email@example.com Assistant Principal SL
- Scott Harris Francis Howell Central HS firstname.lastname@example.org Activities Director SL
- Rhonda Key Jennings HS email@example.com Principal SL
- Ashely Mair Francis Howell Central HS firstname.lastname@example.org Dean of Students SL
- David Stofer Francis Howell Central HS email@example.com Assistant Principal SL
- Brian Warner Francis Howell Central HS firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Principal SL
- Jennifer Younkin Northwest HS email@example.com Assistant Principal SL
- Rebecca Ash Pipkin MS firstname.lastname@example.org Principal SW
- Jason Duey Seymour HS email@example.com Principal SW
- Matthew Harding North MS firstname.lastname@example.org Principal SW
- Kim Lloyd Lebanon HS email@example.com Assistant Principal SW
- Kevin Lowery Lebanon HS firstname.lastname@example.org Principal SW
- Bob Matthews Lebanon HS email@example.com Assistant Principal SW
- Craig Reeves Lebanon HS firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Principal SW
- Doug Summers Marshfield JHS email@example.com Principal SW
- Chris Johnson Mt. Vernon HS firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Principal SW
WHEN YOU RENEW YOUR MoASSP MEMBERSHIP FOR 2019-2020, YOU WILL RECEIVE ELN. CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Upcoming Regional Meetings, Workshops, & New Principals Conference Information
2019-2020 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
- NASSP Coordinator for Missouri: Chris Hoehne
Ste. Genevieve HS
- MoASSP President: Marc Spunaugle, Lincoln HS
- MoASSP President-Elect: Jim Pritchett, Rolla HS
- MoASSP Past President: Ed Gettemeier, Hardin MS
- MoASSP Treasurer: Kathryn Greer, Francis Howell North HS
- At-Large Non-Public: Valerie Todd, St. Mary's HS
- At-Large Assistant Principal: Jennifer Strauser, Eureka HS
- At-Large Middle Level: Jonathan Apostol, Monett MS
- Kansas City (GKCMPA): Jeff Meisenheimer, Lee's Summit North HS
- Northwest: Robert Bowers, Lathrop HS
- Northeast: Scott Daly, Hallsville HS
- Southeast: Dan Hecht, Kelly-Benton HS
- Southwest: Keith White, Buffalo HS
- South Central: Kelle McCallum, Washington HS
- Central: Brandon Harding, Cole Camp HS
- St. Louis (SASSP): Jonathan Shultz Francis Howell HS
2019-2020 REGIONAL PRESIDENTS
- Central Region: Jarrod Steffens, Clinton HS
- GKCMPA: Kayla England, Lee's Summit West HS
- Northeast Region: Andy Jackson, LaPlata HS
- Northwest Region: Clint Howren, Savannah MS
- SASSP: Earl Draper, DuBray MS (Fort Zumwalt)
- South Central Region: Joe Stammers, St. James HS
- Southeast Region: Gena Sitton, Advance HS
- Southwest Region: Jack Randolph, West Plains HS
Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals
The vision of MoASSP is to serve ALL middle level and high school administrators.
The mission of MoASSP is to improve secondary education through positive leadership and the enhancement of student performance.