MoASSP Messenger February 21, 2020

Volume 33 Number 19

Since August 1987, MoASSP Messenger has been published by the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals, a non-profit organization affiliated with the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

QUOTE FOR THE PRINCIPAL'S JOURNEY

"Responsibility educates." Wendall Phillips

MISSOURI SCHOLARS 100 DEADLINE IS TODAY All nominations are due in our office by 4:00 PM TODAY.

Southwest Aspiring Principals Workshop

Wednesday, March 4th, 9pm

345 Morrill Lane

Reeds Spring, MO

Still time to register! If you are an aspiring principal or assistant principal, the insight and experience will be valuable when seeking a new position. Join us on March 3rd. To register go to moassp.org.

Northeast Aspiring Principals Conference

Tuesday, March 3rd, 9am

1 North Keene Street

Columbia, MO

Still time to register! This event was originally scheduled for February 12th and due to the weather we have moved it to March 3rd. If you are an aspiring principal or assistant principal, the insight and experience will be valuable when seeking a new position. Join us on March 3rd. To register go to moassp.org.

WELCOME BACK TO MoASSP

  1. Michael Gavin Kirkwood High School michael.gavin@kirkwoodschools.org Principal SL
  2. Mike Havener Kirkwood High School michael.havener@kirkwoodschools.org Principal SL
  3. Mark Michalski Ursuline Academy mmichalski@ursulinestl.org Principal SL
  4. Romona Miller Kirkwood High School romona.miller@kirkwoodschools.org Assistant Principal SL
  5. Jeff Townsend Kirkwood High School jeff.townsend@kirkwoodschools.org Assistant Principal SL
  6. Jessica Vehlewald Kirkwood High School jessica.vehlewald@kirkwoodschools.org Assistant Principal SL
  7. Michael Wade Kirkwood High School michael.wade@kirkwoodschools.org Associate Principal SL

WELCOME NEW MoASSP MEMBER

  1. Dean Grass Wedgewood 6th Grade Center dgrass@fergflor.org Assistant Principal SL

Membership Information for 2019-2020

Please share this link with colleagues who are not members of MoASSP. They are missing out. There is exceptional value in a MoASSP membership.

IN THIS ISSUE OF THE MESSENGER

Missouri Scholars 100 Deadline

Spring Conference

Still time to register for the Aspiring Workshops in the Southwest and Northeast Regions

See who joined MoASSP in recent days.

MoASSP Advocacy and Becoming an Advocate

Free Computer Training for your Teachers

Build Community and Your Network

Condition of Career Pathway Readiness

Missouri Advanced Placement scores

Fight Against Grade Inflation

Innoavation Zone

Leader's Navigating Tension

Teachers Find Coaching Helpful

New General Session at the Spring Conference (INSIGHT for Leadership)

Reid Interviewing Workshop at the Northland Innovation Center (North Kansas City)

Ed Leaders Network and Tech Support

UPDATE FROM THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR, DOUG MIRTS

THIS WEEK AT THE CAPITOL

Please respond to the action alert about charter expansion SB 603 and SB 649, charter recovery SB 525. If you have not done so go to our website and register with Phone2Action. It is an easy way to contact your representatives about the legislation being discussed during the session. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK PRINCIPALS.


MoASSP CONNECT

We rolled out our first ever MoASSP Online Community last week. I invite you to take a gander and see what this new collaborative tool is all about for MoASSP members. MoASSP Connect is a way to bring secondary school leaders together in a collaborative venue to share ideas, solicit the advice of peers, and participate in an ongoing conversation. "MoASSP Connect" is under the umbrella of the Ed Leaders Network (ELN), and we will follow their "Code of Conduct." Several have already posted to the community. We invite you to do the same and begin using this statewide collaborative tool to connect with colleagues. For more information, CLICK HERE.


48TH ANNUAL SPRING CONFERENCE

In the next few weeks be watching for the 28 breakout sessions we will have during the conference. Because of your feedback we have added sessions and repeated sessions so attendees have more opportunity to see a variety of topics. We will continue to use the app from NASSP and stay tuned to next weeks Messenger, we will be disclosing a few new wrinkles for the conference. We're excited about a new General Session at the Spring Conference, called "INSIGHT FOR LEADERSHIP." Check out below the ten presenters who will be sharing INSIGHT on Tuesday, March 31. To register for the conference, CLICK HERE.


Reid Interviewing Workshop

If you did not get a chance to attend the Reid Workshop on "Developing Investigative Interviewing Skills" MoASSP will be hosting two one-day workshops next year. One in the fall and one in the spring. I will be looking for two regions to host and a facility that will allow 50-75 principals or assistant principals to attend. Contact Doug Mirts at dmirts@moassp.org if you think your region would have interest.

MoASSP ADVOCACY IS PAYING OFF

Dear MoASSP Member,

I am happy to report that thanks in part to principals and assistant principals contacting their Senator through our URGENT ALERT Wednesday morning, Senate Bill 525 was “laid over” and never voted on. Our advocacy efforts are working. Senate Bill 525, filed by Senator Ed Emery (R - Lamar), is a bill that relates to a charter recovery high school in Kansas City. The bill would allow students throughout Missouri to enroll in the Kansas City high school at the local district’s expense. The following nine Senators assisted in the four-hour filibuster:


  • Lauren Arthur
  • Justin Brown
  • Lincoln Hough
  • Doug Libla
  • Jeanie Riddle
  • John Rizzo
  • Jill Schupp
  • Gina Walsh
  • Brian Williams

If you get a chance, take time to send these nine Senators a note of thanks. Our advocacy efforts must remain strong. As a reminder, SB 525 and the other charter school expansion bills can be brought up again at any time. If you haven't reached out to your Senator, it isn't too late. Click on the URGENT ALERT link above.


Respectfully,


Clark Mershon
Executive Director, MoASSP

FREE COMPUTER TRAINING FOR YOUR TEACHERS

There is still funding available to support teachers wanting to take the Computer Science Assessment through Pearson or to attend “approved” training programs.



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NEW GENERAL SESSION AT THE SPRING CONFERENCE...INSIGHT FOR LEADERSHIP

We are excited about a new general session at the MoASSP Spring Conference March 29-31 at Lodge of the Four Seasons. We are calling this new session, "INSIGHT FOR LEADERSHIP." On Tuesday morning of the conference, we have one hour devoted to ten presenters. Each presenter will have an opportunity to share INSIGHT to attendees with a five-minute PowerPoint. Each presenter will have a 20 slide deck PowerPoint that will advance every 15 seconds. This fast paced General Session is sure to be an attendee favorite. We are looking forward to hearing from the following INSIGHT FOR LEADERSHIP PRESENTERS:


  • Monica Fulton: Rolla MS
  • Ed Gettemeier: Hardin MS
  • Josh Hume: Sweet Springs HS
  • Andy Jackson: LaPlata HS
  • Eric Johnson: Winnetonka HS
  • Clint Ross: Lawson HS
  • Gena Sitton: Advance HS
  • Mike Straatmann: Truman MS
  • Theresa Wilson: Carl Junction HS

IF YOU ARE NEEDING TECH SUPPORT FOR ELN CONTACT ALEX DILLON

As a member of MoASSP, you have access to the Ed Leaders Network (ELN). If you have forgotten how to access your ELN subscription, contact Alex Dillon, Tech Support Specialist for ELN. Alex's email is alex@ilprincipals.org. Or, you can call Alex at 217-321-9571.

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JOB POSTINGS

MoASSP office receives phone calls from school districts requesting to post principal vacancies. We have included three popular job posting sites below for your information.

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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

  1. Central Region: Jarrod Steffens, Clinton HS
  2. GKCMPA: Kayla England, Lee's Summit West HS
  3. Northeast Region: Andy Jackson, LaPlata HS
  4. Northwest Region: Clint Howren, Savannah MS
  5. SASSP: Gary Jansen Crestview MS (Rockwood SD)
  6. South Central Region: Joe Stammers, St. James HS
  7. Southeast Region: Gena Sitton, Advance HS
  8. 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.