2017 U. P. Administrators' Academy

August 1st and 2nd in Escanaba, Michigan

8th Annual Academy

The The U.P. Administrators’ Academy is designed to bring practicing school superintendents & administrators together to explore current issues in school administration and leadership. The Academy is co-sponsored by MAISA, MASA–Region 1, Northern Michigan University, and the Upper Peninsula Center for Educational Development (UPCED).

Location: Quality Inn & Suites

Tuesday, Aug. 1st, 9am to Wednesday, Aug. 2nd, 4pm

2603 North Lincoln Road

Escanaba, MI

**Tuesday 9:00 to 4:00 and Wednesday 8:00 to 3:30

Academy Agenda

Featuring special welcomes and brief updates from: Chief Deputy Superintendent Sheila Alles, MASA Executive Director Chris Wigent, MAISA Executive Director William Miller and Annalisa Grunwald, MAISA Director of Government Relations


8:30 A.M. Light Breakfast

9:00 A.M. Eye Opener with Chris Wigent, Executive Director, MASA

9:30 A.M Legal Landscape with Martha Marcero of Thrun Law Firm

This session provides administrators with a chance to deepen their understanding of critical legal issues impacting their buildings and districts in the coming school year.

12:15-1:00 p.m. Luncheon

1:00 P.M. Legislative Panel with our Elected Representatives: Invited are- Senator Tom Casperson; Representatives: Scott Dianda, and Beau LaFave. Facilitator: Bryan DeAugustine

To maintain clear, open, and pro-active communication channels with legislators as they seek to bring about positive and impactful change in Michigan’s educational system and to ensure that all demographics, including the Upper Peninsula, are represented in Lansing, is our priority.

3:00 P.M.Debrief and Follow Up to Legislative Session : Annalisa Grunwald

4:00 p.m. Day One Closure with Social Hour to follow. Social Hour sponsored by SET-SEG


7:30 A.M. Light Breakfast

8:00 A.M. Eye Opener with Sheila Alles, Chief Deputy Superintendent-MDE

8:30 A.M. Keynote with Peter DeWitt - Effective Instruction

"Collaborative Leadership brings together the essence of how leaders maximize impact. DeWitt unpacks Hattie’s six leadership keys, adds his own considerable insights and makes the whole phenomenon of efficacious leadership come alive with vignettes, and ‘meet, model, and motivate’ ideas in each chapter. Above all, he makes it personal. Be a better leader, he urges, and then shows the way." Michael Fullan, Professor Emeritus. OISE/University of Toronto

11:45-12:30 p.m. Working Luncheon- Update from Bill Miller, Executive Director MAISA

12:30 P.M. Choice of Topic-Based Sessions A

  • Crucial Conversations Surrounding Educator Evaluation- Linda Ludwig
  • Follow up to Keynote - Peter DeWitt
  • Locating and Using Data - Dr. Jennifer Parker

2:00 P.M. Choice of Topic Based Sessions B

  • Educator/Administrator Evaluation - Panel Discussion
  • CTE and Workforce Data Speaks- Dr. Jennifer Parker
  • Literacy Initiatives and Local Impact- Susan Townsend

3:30 p.m. Academy Closure and Drawings forBaskets

Registration Fee: $95.00 for Administrators Academy.

College Equivalent Credit of 25 SCECHs = $25.00

Hour by Hour SCECHs up to 11 hours = $15.00

1 University Credit available through Northern Michigan University

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Questions: UPCED Director-Debra Asano (906) 226-5133 dasano@maresa.org


Secretary-Kristen Perttunen (906) 226-5131 kristen@maresa.org