MoASSP Messenger May 24, 2019
Volume 32 Number 34
MoASSP PROGRAM DIRECTOR, DOUG MIRTS, FIRST JOINED MoASSP IN 1993.
It isn't too late to sign up for the National Principals Conference in Boston July 18-20. Click on this link for more information.
SURVEY REQUEST FROM DR. PAUL KATNIK (DESE)
Survey Request from Dr. Paul Katnik (DESE)
The Community Training and Assistance Center (CTAC) is conducting an external evaluation of the Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS). CTAC is gathering data from those participating in MLDS and those who are not. They will present their findings at the September MLDS Commission meeting on September 11. Paul has requested that secondary school administrators complete this survey. It will take about 15 minutes. The window has been extended past today.
Update From the Executive Director
As we head into the Memorial Day weekend and honor our great nation, communities across the country will mark this special day with ceremonies. One of the most significant ceremonies remains at Arlington, where American flags are placed on each grave. Another tradition is the wearing of red poppies in honor of soldiers who died in service. That tradition dates back to 1915. In the words of President Reagan on May 25, 1981,
“Today, the United States stands as a beacon of liberty and democratic strength before the community of nations. We are resolved to stand firm against those who would destroy the freedoms we cherish. We are determined to achieve an enduring peace -- a peace with liberty and with honor. This determination, this resolve, is the highest tribute we can pay to the many who have fallen in the service of our Nation.”
On Monday, wherever you are at 3:00 PM, unite with your fellow Americans in the National Moment of Remembrance established by Congress. Your graduating seniors joining the military will soon share a legacy of service that "crosses generational lines and upholds the values upon which our Nation was founded: service to a cause greater than self.” MoASSP joins you as we honor their decision to serve our country through military service.
YOU, WELLNESS, & SELF-CARE
As a principal, the Memorial Day weekend was one of my favorite times of the year. It usually meant that we had checked off a multitude of action items, including the ending of school. I would get home Friday afternoon and collapse. What a relief it was. Secondary school leaders, you can relate. There is a tendency to move on to the next thing, which there are many. Before you do, reserve time for YOU and your FAMILY. Here are a few ideas to help you relax and recharge so that you are at your very best:
- Six Proven Ways to Recover From Stress
- 5 Ways to Leave Your Work Stress at Work
- Missouri: Enjoy the Show
- Exclusive Dining, Travel, and Shopping Deals for MoASSP Members
Legislative Session Ended One Week Ago Today
Overall, public education faired pretty well in the 100th Missouri General Assembly this year. Missouri Lawmakers fully funded the Foundation Formula with increases for School Transportation Funding. The Education Omnibus Bill 604 (School Turnaround Act) included 14 amendments. The Legislative Bulletin should come out later today to an email near you. Here is a brief overview:
- 1st amendment states that a school may start no earlier than 14 days before Labor Day.
- 2nd amendment added allows needs-based A+ School Scholarships to cover dual credit or dual enrollment for qualifying high school students.
- 3rd amendment added deals with bidding requirements. The bill raises the threshold for existing construction bidding requirements to apply to projects costing more than $50,000.
- 4th amendment added requires DESE to make a school funding formula adjustment to compensate for the loss of school revenues due to the 2018 legislation reducing the financial institutions tax (FIT).
- 5th amendment added addresses teacher externships along with an equivalency schedule to allow externship hours to be considered for increases similar to graduate-level coursework on the salary schedule for districts before July 1, 2020.
- 6th amendment added pertains to the creation of the Holocaust Education and Awareness Commission and changes the definition of the Holocaust.
- 7th amendment added related to student transfers.
- 8th amendment added pertains to the agriculture pilot program and the social and emotional pilot program.
- 9th amendment added was an amendment about charter school lotteries.
- 10th amendment added relates to multiple issues which include: 1) mandatory employment-related sharing of information between districts; 2) training for board members regarding sexual harassment and sexual abuse; 3) compulsory background checks for volunteers; 4) an expansion of individuals who will be considered responsible for the care, custody, and control of students and 5) trauma-informed, age-appropriate sexual abuse training to students grades six and up.
- 11th amendment added expands the eligibility of children between the age of three and five to qualify for a district's or charter school's calculation of average daily attendance if they attend an early childhood education program under contract with a school.
- 12th amendment added allows a district to use an alternative instruction plan approved by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for up to 36 hours due to inclement weather, as specified in the bill.
- 13th amendment added was a provision which pertained to transportation hardship waivers for four districts.
- 14th amendment added relates to the prohibition of discrimination against "any person" based on a religious viewpoint for religious expression.
It is that time of the year, to renew your MoASSP membership. See below the 57 who have renewed their membership for the upcoming school year. Also, we have three new members to MoASSP. They are Scott Guilkey, Ben Flunker, and Laura Ort. Welcome aboard!!! All three of them will receive either a FREE Fall or Spring Conference registration.
I am pleased to share a new book written by our Spring Conference closing keynote, Adam Drummond. I had the honor to read the manuscript a few months ago and found it to be an excellent resource of fresh ideas for principals. See below for more information and link.
Governor Parson has created a School Safety Task Force to help guide a strategic plan for leadership to "better align resources and assist school districts with this critical issue" (MSBA). I have included a link below if you are interested in sharing comments and concerns with the Task Force. The link also has video resources that you might find helpful.
We continue to make plans for this great opportunity for school and community leaders to come together November 17 and 18 in Columbia.
I have included a link with information for the Missouri Kansas ACT Conference September 13 in Kansas City.
Whether you are aspiring, emerging, developing, or transformational, wherever you are on the “Principal’s Journey," it is a “matter of principal(ple).”
Have a great weekend. You deserve it!
Our Newest Members & Renewals for 2019-2020.
If you see inaccurate information, contact Katy or Ginny in the office. How about sending these new members a quick email welcoming them to MoASSP? All new members will receive a FREE Fall or Spring Conference registration fee.
BRAND NEW MEMBERS
- Scott Guilkey Braymer C4 firstname.lastname@example.org Principal NW
- Ben Flunker Parkway North HS email@example.com Assistant Principal SL
- Laura Ort Scott City HS firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Principal SE
- Marci Beckley Butler HS email@example.com Principal C
- Nancy Sutton Butler HS firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Principal C
- Rosemary Camp Liberty North HS email@example.com Assistant Principal KC
- Steve Cook Delta Woods MS firstname.lastname@example.org Director of Curriculum KC
- Edward Tate Liberty HS email@example.com Assistant Principal KC
- Eric Arnold Ray-Pec South MS firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Principal KC
- Tara Bell Lead Innovation Studio email@example.com Aspiring KC
- Michelle Howren Center HS firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Principal KC
- Krista McGee Center HS email@example.com Assistant Principal KC
- Susan Dudley New Bloomfield J/SHS firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Principal NE
- Cara Engelbrecht Brunswick HS email@example.com Principal NE
- Clark Howell Mark Twain HS firstname.lastname@example.org Principal NE
- Jason Keilholz Marion C. R-II HS email@example.com Principal NE
- Andrew McCarthy Hickman HS firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Principal NE
- Jason Miller Ida Cannon MS email@example.com Principal NE
- Matthew Chance Bowling Green HS firstname.lastname@example.org Athletic Director NE
- Kyle Fisher Harrisburg HS email@example.com Principal NE
- Lisa Craig Stanberry HS firstname.lastname@example.org Principal NW
- Miller Doug East Buchanan HS email@example.com Principal NW
- Beery Johnson Benton HS firstname.lastname@example.org Principal NW
- Matt Schuler Ritenour HS email@example.com Assistant Principal NW
- Dottie Stoll King City HS firstname.lastname@example.org Principal NW
- Monica Fulton Rolla JHS email@example.com Principal SC
- Stephanie Grisham Rolla HS firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Principal SC
- Markie Lampkin Union HS lampkinm@unionrxiorg Assistant Principal SC
- Sheri Norman Rolla HS email@example.com Assistant Principal SC
- Rich Parks Salem HS firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Principal SC
- Jim Pritchett Rolla HS email@example.com Principal SC
- Josh Smith Rolla HS firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Principal SC
- Lance Amick Scott City HS email@example.com Principal SE
- Kyle Borror Dunklin School District firstname.lastname@example.org Aspiring SE
- Johnny McMinn Southland HS email@example.com Principal SE
- Jada Bell Parkway North HS firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Principal SL
- Tori Cain Parkway North HS email@example.com Principal SL
- Thomas Dittrich Hancock Place MS firstname.lastname@example.org Principal SL
- Maureen Lovette Incarnate Word Academy email@example.com Principal SL
- Michael Nickolai Saint Louis Priory School firstname.lastname@example.org Director of HS SL
- Rhonda Page Parkway North HS email@example.com Assistant Principal SL
- Robert Payne Hazelwood East HS firstname.lastname@example.org Teacher SL
- Jared Rashford St. Louis Priory School email@example.com Assoc. Headmaster SL
- Mike Rizzo Parkway North HS firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Principal SL
- Jennifer Wilhelm Orchard Farm HS email@example.com Assistant Principal SL
- Roger Cavener Blue Eye HS firstname.lastname@example.org Principal SW
- Randy Dougherty Skyline HS email@example.com Principal SW
- Chris Grauf Republic HS firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Principal SW
- J.D. Hunter Camdenton HS email@example.com Assistant Principal SW
- Bill Kurtz Camdenton HS firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Principal SW
- Randy Lightfoot Fair Play HS email@example.com Principal SW
- Tyler Overstreet Republic HS firstname.lastname@example.org Principal SW
- Shayna Peery Republic HS email@example.com Assistant Principal SW
- Sam Rogers Carthage HS firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Principal SW
- Allen Schwantes Camdenton HS email@example.com Assistant Principal SW
- Eric Stephens Republic HS firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Principal SW
- Matthew Street Pierce City HS email@example.com Athletic Director SW
- Brett Thompson Camdenton HS firstname.lastname@example.org Principal SW
Christopher Kendrick Mid-Buchanan HS email@example.com Assistant Principal NW
Patrick Tray Fayette HS firstname.lastname@example.org Principal NE
You Are MoASSP
MoASSP Membership...It's All About You
2019-2020 Regional, State, & National Memberships
Membership Letter From Executive Director
GRADUATES TOSS CAPS. LEGISLATORS TOSS PAPERS SIGNALING THE CONCLUSION OF THE 100th LEGISLATIVE SESSION LAST FRIDAY.
THANKS MISSOURI ADVOCATES FOR TAKING ACTION IN SUPPORT OF TITLE II & FINISHING 2ND BEHIND MASSACHUSETTS
The Instructional Change Agent: 48 Ways to Be the Leader Your School Needs
Adam Drummond's book captures the heart of a principal by providing a fresh look at time-tested systems that spotlight the core values of the principalship that will sure to increase stakeholder value. This wisdom-packed book of everyday, realistic, and purpose-filled ideas, is recommended for any principal’s bookshelf. Clark Mershon, Executive Director, MoASSP. Adam was the closing keynote at the MoASSP Spring Conference.
Upcoming Regional Meetings, Workshops, & New Principals Conference Information
MoASSP Board of Directors
- NASSP Coordinator for Missouri: John Faulkenberry, Lee's Summit HS
- MoASSP President: Ed Gettemeier, Hardin MS
- MoASSP President-Elect: Marc Spunaugle, Lincoln HS
- MoASSP Past President: Chris Hoehne, Ste. Genevieve HS
- 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: Sarah Odom, Cherokee MS
- South Central: Jim Pritchett, Rolla HS
- Central: Brandon Harding, Cole Camp HS
- St. Louis (SASSP): Andy Croley, McCluer North HS
- NASSP Board Member: Kevin Lowery, Lebanon HS
2018-2019 District Presidents
- Central Region: Jonathan Petersen, Smithton HS
- GKCMPA: Charlie Belt, Blue Springs South HS
- Northeast Region: Deborah Hill-Haag, Mexico MS
- Northwest Region: Beery Johnson, Benton HS
- SASSP: Gary Jansen, Crestview MS (Rockwood)
- South Central Region: Kelle McCallum, Washington HS
- Southeast Region: Lucas McKinnis, Bernie HS
- Southwest Region: Keith White, Buffalo 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.