MoASSP Messenger October 26, 2018
Bats are seen, the moon laughs & whispers it's Halloween
Prospective MoASSP Members
Update From the Executive Director
Red Light Mentality
For those of you who remember "Deep Thoughts" by Jack Handy, segments on "Saturday Night Live", you may recall the humorous quote above. Too many times in education, there is a "red light mentality". We just need to go.
This past Tuesday's State Board of Education meeting, there was a "green light mentality" with members of the board to GO a different direction with cut scores. After a lengthy discussion, the board upheld DESE's recommendations. Out of 51 cut scores, 47 were unchanged. Only four cut scores were modified after the eight meetings with various stakeholder groups around Missouri.
"We are in a transitional year as we move away from hold harmless", states Dr. Chris Neale, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Quality Schools. "MSIP 6 will provide a more balanced approach," adds Neale.
I have included the entire board agenda from Tuesday as well as the final cut scores in this issue of the Messenger. I remain optimistic that positive changes are on the horizon with an assessment system that measures growth with an emphasis on continuous improvement/learning. We need a system that is easily understood by all stakeholders. The light is going to turn green again and when it does, we must GO in a different direction.
Teacher of the Year Banquet
I attended the Missouri Teacher of the Year Banquet this past Monday evening. The 2019 Teacher of the Year, Shelly Parks, expressed her gratitude to school principals. See the video clip below as she praises administrators.
With little over a week remaining before the mid-term elections, we need to talk to all of the candidates we can about the importance of education in Missouri. To view the Better Schools for Missouri's 2018 mid-term endorsements, click here. Be informed of the 2018 ballot measures.
This week's video is a great example of how to give directions. It is one of a kind.
What's in the rest of this issue...
- State Board of Education Agenda, PowerPoints, Final Cut Scores
- Innovative Leadership with Dr. Jim Masters
- Welcome New MoASSP Members
- New Website Launch
- Aspiring Superintendents Survey
- Teacher of the Year Praises Principals
- Upcoming Regional Meetings
- Helpful Resources
- This Week’s Video
- Tweet for the Week
Whether you are aspiring, emerging, developing, or transformational, wherever you are on the “Principal’s Journey”, it really is a “matter of principal(ple).” Clark Mershon
State Board of Education Agenda & Supporting PowerPoints from Tuesday's Meeting
Final cut scores for English & math
The Next in a series of MLDS Articles...Innovative Leadership
From the MLDS description of Innovative Leadership, the components are simple enough.
- Intentionally pursues continuous professional growth
- Actively engages in reflective practice
- Applies new knowledge and understanding to drive appropriate change
Professional growth? Yes. Reflective practice? Of course. How often have we asked, “How did that happen?” And then that one word that strikes fear in the hearts of practitioners everywhere
Continue reading, click the link below.
Help Give A Spoooooky Welcome to our Newest MoASSP Members
- Christina Kauffman Cole County R-I MS firstname.lastname@example.org Principal C
- Matt Abernathy California MS email@example.com Principal C
- Mike Hill Pembroke Hill School firstname.lastname@example.org Principal KC
- Zach Danner Hardin Central MS email@example.com Principal NW
- Alana Dowdy Dexter HS firstname.lastname@example.org Principal SE
- Melissa Hahn Dexter HS email@example.com Assistant Principal SE
- William (Sonny) Arnel Francis Howell Central HS firstname.lastname@example.org Principal SL
- Marletha Davis Francis Howell Central HS email@example.com Assistant Principal SL
- Andy Downs Francis Howell Central HS firstname.lastname@example.org Associate Principal SL
- Kevin Keltner Fort Zumwalt South HS email@example.com Principal SL
- Ashley Mair Francis Howell Central HS firstname.lastname@example.org Dean of Students SL
- Casey Olearnick Oakville HS email@example.com Assistant Principal SL
- David Stofer Francis Howell Central HS firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Principal SL
- Brian Warner Francis Howell Central HS email@example.com Assistant Principal SL
- Dave Wedlock Francis Howell HS firstname.lastname@example.org Principal SL
- Rachel Hodges Hollister MS email@example.com Assistant Principal SW
- Christian Overstreet Fair Grove HS firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Principal SW
- Jennifer Cryer Neosho HS email@example.com Principal SW
Total Moassp membership is now 1,145
Click on a name and connect with a colleague in your region or another part of the state by sending an email. If you see inaccurate information, please email Katy. Thanks for helping us keep our database up to date.
MoASSP New Website Launched
Our goal is to create a user-friendly browsing experience for our current and prospective Association members. We hope you enjoy our new design that is easy to navigate and user-friendly. Since our launch this past Friday, we continue to add content, documents, photos, videos, calendar additions, and announcements. On the Homepage, you will find useful information, ways to stay connected, and direct links to membership and upcoming events.
We welcome your feedback. Please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Paul Katnik
Dr. Katnik, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Educator Quality provides welcome at the 2019 Teacher of the Year Recognition Banquet held in Jeff City this past Monday evening.
Dr. Roger Dorson
Dr. Dorson, Interim Commissioner of Education with closing remarks.
State Board of Education Meeting
President Charlie Shields administers the oath of office to Peter Herschend (pending Senate confirmation) at the State Board of Education meeting this past Tuesday.
Dr. Paul Katnik
Advocacy In Action...Register now for Phone2Action!
- 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 alerts.
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.
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 Peterson, 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
Thanks to Our Corporate Sponsors for Helping Support the Vision & Mission of MoASSP
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.