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June 2-4, <strong>2021</strong> - Hyatt & Century II Convention Center - Wichita, KS


Developing and uniting educational leaders to<br />

support and advocate for the success of every<br />

<strong>Kansas</strong> student.<br />

<strong>Kansas</strong> School Superintendents Association (KSSA)<br />

<strong>Kansas</strong> Association of School Business Officials (KASBO)<br />

<strong>Kansas</strong> Association of School Personnel Administrators (KASPA)<br />

<strong>Kansas</strong> Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (KASCD)<br />

<strong>Kansas</strong> Association of Special Education Administrators (KASEA)<br />

<strong>Kansas</strong> School Public Relations Association (KanSPRA)<br />

<strong>Kansas</strong> Principals Association (KPA)<br />

<strong>Kansas</strong> Leaders of Career & Technical Education (KLCTE)


TABLE OF CONTENTS<br />

Welcome Letter......................... 2<br />

<strong>Conference</strong> Overview............... 5<br />

Vendor Information................. 7-24<br />

Looking Back............................ 25-26<br />

Wed & Thur Sessions............... 27-51<br />

Vendor Classroom Sessions.... 53-58<br />

Friday Sessions.......................... 59-60<br />

<strong>USA</strong>-<strong>Kansas</strong> Info..................... 61<br />

Venue Maps............................... 62-64<br />

WiFi Info.................................. 67-68<br />

Higher Logic Info..................... 72


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Welcome to the 50th annual <strong>USA</strong>-<strong>Kansas</strong><br />

<strong>Conference</strong>! It is extremely fitting we are<br />

able to gather comfortably again, giving<br />

<strong>USA</strong>-<strong>Kansas</strong> the chance to celebrate the<br />

50th Annual <strong>Conference</strong> with you! The<br />

success schools and administrators have<br />

experienced over the last 15 months is<br />

indicative of the success <strong>USA</strong>-<strong>Kansas</strong> has<br />

experienced over our existence. Our<br />

organization was developed by great<br />

leaders with the goal of bringing people<br />

together, overcoming challenges, and<br />

creating a stronger leadership network.<br />

Working cooperatively was never more<br />

evident than during the pandemic. Despite<br />

the issues, leaders found ways to gather<br />

ideas, support incentives, and often<br />

comfort others despite the separation.<br />

instructional models for our teachers,<br />

and expand leadership opportunities for<br />

administrators.<br />

The eyes of the public are watching,<br />

legislators are circling, and the attention is<br />

firmly centered on leadership. It’s time to<br />

shine! Together we will achieve greatness.<br />

Thanks for being part of the 50th Annual<br />

<strong>USA</strong>-<strong>Kansas</strong> <strong>Conference</strong>. We encourage<br />

you to reach for greatness!<br />

World-Class Leadership,<br />

World-Class Student Success<br />

As we gather this week to celebrate a job<br />

well done and begin to plan for the next<br />

steps, this is the perfect time to pledge<br />

to yourself, “I’m done traveling down<br />

the leadership road alone.” Timothy<br />

Farriss said, “It’s lonely at the top. Ninetynine<br />

percent of people in the world are<br />

convinced they are incapable of achieving<br />

great things, so they aim for the mediocre.”<br />

We are not at a stage in public education<br />

that planning for mediocre is acceptable.<br />

Now is the time to reach for greatness. The<br />

next four years are our “once in a lifetime”<br />

chance to change the course of public<br />

schools in <strong>Kansas</strong>, create new learning<br />

opportunities for all students, innovate<br />

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4


5


<strong>Conference</strong><br />

Overview<br />

Wednesday, June 2<br />

Registration Opens - Chisholm Stimson - 9:00 a.m.<br />

Learning Clusters - 1:00-2:30 p.m.<br />

Vendor Showcase - Expo Hall - 1:00-5:00 p.m.<br />

Vendor Classroom Sessions - 1:30-5:00 p.m. - Expo Hall<br />

Opening General Session with Mark Scharenbrouch - Eagle Ballroom - 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.<br />

Thursday, June 3<br />

Registration Opens - Chisholm Stimson - 7:00 a.m.<br />

Hot Breakfast Buffet - Eagle Ballroom - 7:00 - 8:30 a.m.<br />

Learning Clusters - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.<br />

Vendor Showcase - Expo Hall - 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.<br />

Vendor Classroom Sessions - 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. - Expo Hall<br />

<strong>USA</strong>-<strong>Kansas</strong> Lunch - Expo Hall ∙ 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br />

Friday, June 4<br />

Association Meeting Hot Breakfast - Promenade Walkway - 7:30-8:15 a.m.<br />

KASPA Association Meeting - Walnut 208 - 8:00-9:15 a.m.<br />

KPA Association Meeting - Redbud B - 8:00-9:15 a.m.<br />

KSSA Association Meeting - Redbud C - 8:00-9:15 a.m.<br />

Hot Breakfast - Eagle Ballroom - 8:45-9:30 a.m.<br />

Closing Session with Brandon Fleming - Eagle Ballroom - 9:30 - 10:45 a.m. - Sponsored by Lifetouch<br />

IN ACCORDANCE WITH KANSAS FIRE MARSHALL REGULATIONS, PLEASE IDENTIFY<br />

TWO EMERGENCY EXITS. EXITS AND EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT IN THE BUILDING<br />

HAVE BEEN CHECKED FOR YOUR SAFETY.<br />

5


#<strong>USA</strong>KSgolden<br />

6


<strong>2021</strong> Exhibitor List<br />

Company Booth About Us Website<br />

A-LERT Roof Systems 63<br />

A.T.G.- Ram<br />

Industries, LLC<br />

61<br />

A-LERT Roof Systems, a division of Centurion<br />

Industries, Inc., is an industry leader who for<br />

30+ years has been designing, engineering,<br />

manufacturing and installing commercial standing<br />

seam metal roofs<br />

Turnkey synthetic turf construction, all-weather track<br />

construction and sports stadium general contracting<br />

Achieve3000 offers a full suite of digital learning<br />

solutions for at school or home.<br />

Achieve3000 Literacy is proven to drive literacy<br />

growth and ensures every student, especially the<br />

most vulnerable, continues to learn. In fact, we are so<br />

committed to providing accelerated literacy growth,<br />

we guarantee 2X expected reading gains in a single<br />

school year, or the following year!<br />

alertroofsystems.com<br />

atgsports.com<br />

Achieve3000/<br />

Actively Learn<br />

28<br />

Actively Learn is a highly flexible, pedagogically<br />

sound cross-curricular platform for grades 3 -12. It is<br />

designed to drive student and teacher engagement<br />

with digital content across core content areas.<br />

Smarty Ants engages young learners in PK-2 with<br />

fun, multisensory, and adaptive foundational literacy<br />

instruction. It puts young learners on the path to a love<br />

of learning and becoming an independent reading<br />

success.<br />

achieve3000.com<br />

ACT, Inc.<br />

13<br />

Alloy<br />

Architecture<br />

64<br />

Achieve3000 Math is the perfect tool for enhancing<br />

math practice in classroom or remote environments!<br />

Designed for targeted practice, it helps students fill<br />

knowledge gaps and build confidence with over<br />

25,000 scaffolded, standards-aligned problems.<br />

ACT is an international, mission-driven, nonprofit<br />

organization with more than 50 years of experience<br />

generating data-driven assessments and research. As<br />

a trusted leader in the testing field, ACT is known for<br />

developing high-quality assessments that determine<br />

college and career readiness and provide the most<br />

advanced measures of workplace skills.<br />

Alloy Architecture is a multidisciplinary team<br />

of architects, interior designers and technical<br />

professionals. We are experienced in the planning<br />

and design of new and/or replacement educational<br />

facilities, recreational spaces, FEMA shelters and<br />

specialty education centers.<br />

7<br />

act.org<br />

alloyarchitecture.com


#<strong>USA</strong>KSgolden<br />

Company Booth About Us Website<br />

American Fidelity<br />

84 American Fidelity americanfidelity.com<br />

With more than a century of combined experience,<br />

Ameritime representatives bring diverse backgrounds<br />

and areas of experience to help school district<br />

educators properly transition from their working years<br />

to retirement.<br />

Ameritime LLC<br />

82<br />

We are committed to maintaining up-to-date<br />

knowledge of all the intricate details of KPERS and<br />

staying informed of any legislative changes that could<br />

impact the state’s pension plan. We help with 403(b)<br />

plans for <strong>Kansas</strong> state school district employees and<br />

assist district employees with account setup.<br />

ameritimeks.com<br />

Apptegy<br />

35<br />

Ameritime, LLC is also a Registered Investment Adviser<br />

available to assist on the investment allocations within<br />

the ESSDACK 403(b) plan.<br />

Apptegy builds products that empower school<br />

leaders to run better schools. We make it easy for<br />

administrators and educators to reach parents,<br />

students, staff, and your community at large. With our<br />

tools you can communicate better and change how<br />

your public thinks and feels about your schools.<br />

apptegy.com<br />

Athco, LLC<br />

60 Playground and gymnasium equipment, scoreboards athcollc.com<br />

ATS Facility<br />

Services<br />

66 Custodial, Maintenance, and Grounds Services agtac.com<br />

Audio<br />

Enhancement<br />

80<br />

Audio Enhancement provides customizable solutions<br />

to support learning inside and outside the classroom.<br />

These solutions include classroom audio, cameras,<br />

safety alerts, and schoolwide communication.<br />

Classroom audio provides a teacher microphone,<br />

distributing the teacher’s voice to all students. The<br />

microphone includes alert buttons for emergencies,<br />

quickly notifying office staff of urgent situations.<br />

Classroom cameras provide teachers a way to<br />

record or livestream lessons for remote and blended<br />

learning models. Videos can be uploaded to an LMS<br />

or download and delivered to students. Intercom,<br />

paging, and bells systems are fully customizable,<br />

giving schools freedom to update and adjust as<br />

needed.<br />

audioenhancement.com<br />

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#<strong>USA</strong>KSgolden<br />

Company Booth About Us Website<br />

Baker University<br />

53<br />

Master’s and Doctoral degrees in PK12 education,<br />

special education & leadership; higher education<br />

leadership; and Instructional Design & Performance<br />

Technology<br />

bakeru.edu/program/<br />

education<br />

BBN Architects is a multi-discipline design firm<br />

BBN ARCHITECTS<br />

with offices in Manhattan, KS and <strong>Kansas</strong> City,<br />

15<br />

Mo providing planning, architecture, landscape<br />

INC<br />

architecture and interior design.<br />

bbnarchitects.com<br />

Benchmark, Inc.<br />

3 Roof and Pavement Consulting Services benchmark-inc.com<br />

BetterLesson<br />

75 Professional Learning and Coaching Services betterlesson.com<br />

Boardworks<br />

Education<br />

Building<br />

Controls and<br />

Services, Inc.<br />

Commercial<br />

Laundry Sales &<br />

Service<br />

Credit Union of<br />

America<br />

41<br />

71<br />

22<br />

17<br />

Boardworks is a turn-key library of interactive,<br />

supplemental resources to enrich K-12 instruction. You<br />

can seamlessly integrate our highly interactive and<br />

customizable activities into your classroom and online<br />

lessons.<br />

Building Automation from Mechanical Equipment<br />

to HVAC and Humidity Control, Indoor Air Quality,<br />

Energy Management Through Total Cost of<br />

Ownership, and Service and Technical Support.<br />

CLS&S Provides laundry solutions for schools who do<br />

their athletic, custodial, or kitchen laundry in house, as<br />

well as chemicals and equipment service.<br />

We’ve been serving educators since 1935. What<br />

began as a $5 loan between coworkers at East High,<br />

is now a billion-dollar cooperative providing financial<br />

services, loans, and grants to those who selflessly<br />

inspire and cultivate the minds of our youth.<br />

Just for Educators - Open a checking account, receive<br />

$200<br />

-It’s a Money Thing - Easily-accessed free financial<br />

topics and inspiring content<br />

-TGIF Grants - Teach, Grow and Inspire the Future<br />

-Guaranteed Teacher Loan<br />

-Educator’s Loan Discount<br />

-CUA Speaker - Lead classroom discussion on<br />

Financial Literacy<br />

9<br />

bldgcontrols.com/<br />

clsands.com<br />

cuofamerica.com


<strong>2021</strong> Exhibitor List<br />

Company Booth About Us Website<br />

Cunningham<br />

Recreation/<br />

GameTime<br />

40<br />

Since 1966 Cunningham Recreation has been<br />

designing and installing parks and playgrounds.<br />

We can provide our customers with safe affordable<br />

playground equipment, a variety of safety surfacing<br />

materials, sports and fitness equipment, shade and<br />

shelter options, site furnishings, bleachers, press boxes<br />

and scoreboards.<br />

cunninghamrec.com<br />

Daymark<br />

Registration Room Custom Name Badges Daymark.com<br />

DCS Services<br />

57 Project Management Company dcsservices.net<br />

DLR Group<br />

94<br />

DotCom Therapy<br />

10<br />

Duro-Last<br />

Roofing<br />

12<br />

Architecture, engineering, high performance design,<br />

energy services, master planning, preservation,<br />

sustainability, experimental graphics<br />

With DotCom Therapy, you get access to the top<br />

therapists in the nation on a schedule and budget<br />

that works for your district. With access to over<br />

130 specialized providers, your students receive<br />

personalized, online care for speech therapy,<br />

occupational therapy, mental health counseling, and<br />

school psychology. With our one-of-a-kind support<br />

model, we collaborate extensively with each district<br />

to determine the best approach to meet your staff and<br />

students’ needs.<br />

Flat and low slope roofing, metal roofing and metal<br />

wall panels<br />

e-hallpass is The Total Digital Hallpass Solution<br />

dlrgroup.com<br />

dotcomtherapy.com<br />

e-hallpass<br />

72<br />

Contactless hallpasses with Social Distancing tools.<br />

Limit how many students can be in the hall or to the<br />

same location at the same time. Students create pass<br />

requests on their device, or teachers create passes<br />

from their dashboard . Dashboard displays who is in<br />

the hall, boosting security and accountability. Limit the<br />

number of passes, Create on-demand or future passes<br />

with Appt Pass. View pass history and run reports<br />

With A/B Polarity - You determine who cannot be in<br />

the hall together.<br />

And much more!<br />

Free no-obligation Pilots<br />

eduspiresolutions.org/<br />

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<strong>2021</strong> Exhibitor List<br />

Company Booth About Us Website<br />

Edgenuity<br />

83<br />

Edmentum<br />

6, 7<br />

Educational<br />

Design Solutions<br />

Emporia State<br />

University<br />

Energy Solutions<br />

Professionals<br />

First Responder<br />

Ks<br />

Fort Hays State<br />

University<br />

Frontline<br />

Education<br />

11<br />

Edgenuity provides online and blended learning<br />

solutions for students in grades K-12 including<br />

core and credit recovery courses, intervention and<br />

test readiness programs, virtual instruction, and<br />

professional development. Our solutions propel<br />

student success, empower teachers to deliver<br />

effective instruction, and enable schools to meet their<br />

academic goals. Learn more at Edgenuity.com.<br />

Edmentum delivers rigorous, research-based<br />

curriculum, assessments, and practice items aligned<br />

to the most up-to-date standards and designed to<br />

engage students.<br />

EDS provides Educators with the easiest and most<br />

effective data to guide instruction, monitor progress,<br />

which, in turn, connects to individualized educational<br />

decisions in the school or classroom. EDS represents<br />

Lexia, Mangahigh Math, NeuroLearning and other<br />

products to help in the classroom.<br />

47 Online Educational Degrees<br />

32<br />

44<br />

Energy Audits, Indoor Air Quality, Guaranteed<br />

Energy Savings Projects<br />

Automated External Defibrillators (AED)s and all<br />

supplies<br />

Edgenuity.com<br />

edmentum.com<br />

educationaldesignsolutions.<br />

com<br />

energyesp.com<br />

firstresponderks.com<br />

36 Online graduate courses representing 22 programs. fhsu.edu/aep<br />

58<br />

Frontline Education is a leading provider of school<br />

administration software and services purpose-built for<br />

K-12 to support the growth of people and optimize<br />

the management of processes. With solutions for<br />

human capital management, student management,<br />

and business operations, Frontline partners with<br />

school systems to deliver tools, data and insights for<br />

greater efficiency, productivity, and performance<br />

resulting in more time for initiatives that matter to the<br />

education community.<br />

rontlineeducation.<br />

com/?utm_<br />

source=events&utm_<br />

medium=sales_<br />

conf_reg&utm_<br />

campaign=<strong>USA</strong><strong>Kansas</strong>.<br />

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term=event&utm_<br />

content=<strong>USA</strong><strong>Kansas</strong>+<strong>2021</strong><br />

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#<strong>USA</strong>KSgolden<br />

Company Booth About Us Website<br />

Globe Life Family<br />

Heritage Division<br />

Heartland<br />

Seating, Inc.<br />

Hollis and Miller<br />

Architects<br />

81<br />

62<br />

88, 89<br />

HTK Architects<br />

54<br />

Hutton<br />

87<br />

INA Alert Inc<br />

51, 52<br />

incite Design<br />

Studio<br />

Ion Wave<br />

Technologies,<br />

Inc.<br />

59<br />

JE Dunn<br />

5<br />

14<br />

Industry leading supplemental benefits featuring<br />

return of premium products.<br />

Spectator Seating Specialists - Indoor and Outdoor<br />

Bleachers, Grandstands, Auditorium Chairs<br />

Hollis + Miller Architects, an integrated design<br />

firm 100% committed to education and learning<br />

environments, harnesses the power of co-creation to<br />

develop research-based designs supporting learners<br />

of all ages.<br />

Full service Educational Design, Planning and Bon<br />

Facilitation<br />

General contractor specializing in K-12 bond issue<br />

work.<br />

Surveillance Cameras<br />

Door Access Controls<br />

Communication Software for Emergency Alerts<br />

VoIP Telephone Systems<br />

Architectural design services, including facility<br />

assessments, master planning, programming,<br />

construction documents, and construction<br />

administration services.<br />

Ion Wave is an industry leader in the eProcurement<br />

movement. We specialize in Electronic Bidding, Bid<br />

Evaluation & Scoring, Contract Management, and<br />

Supplier Management. Our team has been serving<br />

public procurement entities for 20+ years. For more<br />

information contact us at sales@ionwave.net or 866-<br />

277-2645.<br />

JE Dunn specializes in construction management<br />

services for educational clients.<br />

fhlagent.com<br />

heartlandseating.com<br />

hollisandmiller.com/<br />

huttonbuilds.com<br />

inaalert.com<br />

incitedesignstudio.com<br />

ionwave.net<br />

jedunn.com<br />

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#<strong>USA</strong>KSgolden<br />

Company Booth About Us Website<br />

• HVAC Equipment<br />

• Fire Detection<br />

• Digital Solutions<br />

Johnson<br />

Controls<br />

98<br />

• Building Automation<br />

• Security<br />

• Access Control<br />

johnsoncontrols.com/<br />

• Paging<br />

• Intercom<br />

• CCTV<br />

At K12itc we geek out on applications, IT support for<br />

schools and the optimization we provide to the K-12<br />

world. Whether it’s a telephone system that functions<br />

seamlessly or a cloud managed network, we do it all.<br />

k12itc<br />

70<br />

We work hand in hand with your IT staff to<br />

understand your school’s unique technology<br />

challenges. Then, we design support solutions that<br />

boost efficiencies and maximize your IT investment.<br />

k12itc.com<br />

<strong>Kansas</strong> Academy<br />

of Mathematics &<br />

Science<br />

<strong>Kansas</strong> Athletic<br />

Trainers’<br />

Socoiety<br />

Put simply – we get you. And we can help provide IT<br />

support for your school.<br />

29 Early college opportunity for high school students. fhsu.edu/KAMS<br />

74<br />

The <strong>Kansas</strong> Athletic Trainers’ Society (KATS) is the<br />

professional organization for athletic trainers in<br />

<strong>Kansas</strong>. It is a subsidiary of the National Athletic<br />

Trainers’ Association. KATS strives to educate the<br />

general public about the importance of athletic<br />

trainers as part of the healthcare team for physically<br />

active Kansans of all ages and activity levels. KATS<br />

also provides social, educational, and advocacy<br />

opportunities for athletic trainers in <strong>Kansas</strong>.<br />

ksathletictrainers.org<br />

13


<strong>2021</strong> Exhibitor List<br />

Company Booth About Us Website<br />

<strong>Kansas</strong><br />

Department<br />

for Aging and<br />

Disabilities<br />

Services<br />

<strong>Kansas</strong> Principals<br />

Association<br />

24 Disaster Relief Grant - KDADS Prevention <strong>Program</strong>s kdads.gov<br />

92 <strong>Kansas</strong> Principals Association booth<br />

Your One-Stop-Shop<br />

KASB & <strong>Kansas</strong><br />

Board Solutions<br />

56<br />

Board Solutions is the association’s one-stop-shop<br />

for educational leaders. From executive searches<br />

and board training to our powerful suite of insurance<br />

and software solutions, everything you need to<br />

excel and succeed as a leader can be found within<br />

Board Solutions. Our experienced team of specialists<br />

brings decades of educational and industry-specific<br />

experience together to offer our members customized<br />

solutions built to overcome challenges and seize<br />

opportunities.<br />

kasb.org<br />

Consulting, Executive Searches, Insurance Suite,<br />

Research, Software Suite, Training<br />

Beyond services that solve your district’s problems,<br />

partnering with KASB reinvests in <strong>Kansas</strong> students.<br />

Our solutions support and promote active learning.<br />

At KCAV, we are learning space and ed-tech specialists,<br />

offering many classroom audio solutions, vivid<br />

projection and interactive displays.<br />

KCAV + Scott Rice<br />

Education<br />

73<br />

Scott Rice Education is focused on helping schools<br />

create the most effective, rewarding and inspiring<br />

active learning environments to meet the evolving<br />

needs of students and educators. Using an insight-led<br />

approach, we design solutions for the many spaces<br />

learning happens, from classrooms and libraries to<br />

in-between spaces and cafes.<br />

scottrice.com<br />

kcav.com<br />

Together, we have a passion for understanding how<br />

learning best takes place and how smarter, active<br />

learning spaces can help.<br />

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<strong>2021</strong> Exhibitor List<br />

Company Booth About Us Website<br />

Lakeshore<br />

Learning<br />

Materials<br />

LifeTouch<br />

104, 105<br />

Lunchtime<br />

Solutions, Inc.<br />

Mahaney Group<br />

102<br />

Mammoth Sports<br />

Construction<br />

91 Educational Products lakeshorelearning.com<br />

Photo and yearbook company, also provide ID<br />

badges<br />

lifetouch.com<br />

68 K-12 Food Service Management Company lunchtimesolutions.com<br />

42<br />

McCownGordon<br />

46<br />

Mid-States<br />

School<br />

Equipment Co Inc<br />

Midwest Transit<br />

Equipment, Inc.<br />

Musco Sports<br />

Lighting<br />

Our Roof Access program helps owners, via an<br />

online portal, plan rooftop capital/repair budgets,<br />

prevent issues via inspections and preventative<br />

maintenance, prepare for emergencies, and respond<br />

to emergencies.<br />

Mammoth is a full-service turnkey sports construction<br />

company that can help school districts design,<br />

budget, fundraise and build the project of their<br />

dreams. (Sports Fields, Concession/Restrooms,<br />

Indoor Practice Facilities)<br />

Our dedicated K-12 education construction team<br />

focuses on building new and renovating both public<br />

and private schools. When renovating occupied<br />

schools our team focuses on minimizing disruptions,<br />

incorporating learning lessons, and most importantly,<br />

student, faculty and visitor safety. McCownGordon<br />

proudly constructs schools across the Midwest that<br />

foster students’ learning.<br />

mahaneygroup.com<br />

mammothbuilt.com<br />

mccowngordon.com<br />

16 Education Equipment and Furniture msseci.com<br />

55<br />

31<br />

Midwest Transit offers sales, service, parts, leasing<br />

and financing. From new and used school to<br />

commercial, church and more, we specialize in buses.<br />

When you think bus, think of us!<br />

Musco has shaped the history of sports lighting since<br />

1976. The company’s TLC for LED technology<br />

delivers unmatched light quality, control, efficiency,<br />

and reliability.<br />

15<br />

midwesttransit.com<br />

musco.com


#<strong>USA</strong>KSgolden<br />

Company Booth About Us Website<br />

National Bus<br />

Sales Inc.<br />

Network for<br />

Educator<br />

Effectiveness<br />

Newkirk Novak<br />

Construction<br />

Partners<br />

OFG Financial<br />

Services, Inc<br />

BUS<br />

67<br />

We offer new, used, and reconditioned school and<br />

shuttle buses as well as motorcoaches and Ultra<br />

Coachliners. We have a large facility for repairs,<br />

service and paint/body work along with a large<br />

parts department. Our graphic designers do a great<br />

job with vinyl wraps and lettering. We are a one-stop<br />

shop!<br />

The Network for Educator Effectiveness is a<br />

comprehensive educator evaluation system with a<br />

purpose: to grow teachers and improve schools.<br />

NEE provides superior support to school leaders to<br />

enhance their school’s educator evaluation processes.<br />

NEE provides a full system for evaluation that includes<br />

training for evaluators, classroom observation rubrics,<br />

a student survey, an online tool for tracking data, and<br />

an integrated professional learning library. (NEE is<br />

a non-KEEP evaluation protocol filed with the <strong>Kansas</strong><br />

State Department of Education.)<br />

33 Construction Management Services<br />

34, 38<br />

Retirement Planning, Financial Planning, Sec 125<br />

Fringe Benefits<br />

nationalbus.com<br />

neeadvantage.com<br />

ofgfinancial.com<br />

Oklahoma LED<br />

45 Lighting and Electrical OklahomaLED.com<br />

Opaa! Food<br />

Management<br />

48 Food service management for K-12 school districts opaafood.com<br />

Piper Sandler<br />

65, 69<br />

Professional<br />

Engineering<br />

Consultants<br />

19<br />

Piper Sandler specializes in assisting school districts<br />

with developing and implementing financial plans<br />

of capital improvement projects including budget<br />

strategies, mill levy management solutions, bond<br />

elections, lease financing and bond refinancing.<br />

Engineering and Design. Mechanical, Electrical,<br />

Plumbing, Structural and Civil Engineering.<br />

Additional Services include Audio Visual Design,<br />

Security and Low Voltage System Design, Energy<br />

Audits and Commissioning.<br />

psc.com<br />

pec1.com<br />

Pur-O-Zone, Inc.<br />

39 Facility maintenance supplies and consultation purozone.com<br />

16


#<strong>USA</strong>KSgolden<br />

Company Booth About Us Website<br />

QBS<br />

93<br />

Quantum<br />

Education<br />

101<br />

QBS, a leading national consulting and behavioral<br />

training company, offers Safety-Care Behavioral<br />

Safety Training. Safety-Care is founded upon<br />

principles and procedure of Applied Behavior<br />

Analysis and Positive Behavioral Supports, training<br />

staff in evidence-based practices toward the<br />

prevention, minimization, and management of<br />

behavioral challenges.<br />

Optimization of staffing vendors for school districts,<br />

sped teacher, school psych, BCBA, PT/OT/SLP, math<br />

and science teacher staffing.<br />

When <strong>Kansas</strong> cities, counties and public institutions<br />

make investments to enhance quality of life for<br />

their communities, they deserve the dedication and<br />

expertise of a public finance partner that understands<br />

their constituents’ needs and can execute tailored<br />

financial solutions with a high degree of execution.<br />

QBS.com<br />

quantum-pros.com<br />

Raymond James -<br />

Public Finance<br />

79<br />

Raymond James Public Finance has the experience –<br />

decades’ worth in <strong>Kansas</strong> – to be that partner. Our<br />

veteran bankers and aggressive underwriters work<br />

with municipal issuers to provide the highest quality<br />

service to see these projects to completion.<br />

raymondjames.com/<br />

corporations-andinstitutions/public-finance/<br />

locations/kansas<br />

For their efforts – and the efforts of their peers in states<br />

across the country – Raymond James Public Finance<br />

is consistently named a top 10 municipal underwriter<br />

in the nation.1<br />

1 Source: Bloomberg, based on total par amount.<br />

Past performance may not be indicative of future<br />

results.<br />

Reality U - The<br />

Pando Initiative<br />

21<br />

Financial Literacy Simulation – 75 minute “snapshot”<br />

of life at age 26 that assists students in making the<br />

connection between their current effort in school and<br />

their future financial success. This program that targets<br />

middle and high schoolers is an excellent way to<br />

reignite student effort and involvement for learning.<br />

PandoKids.org<br />

17


<strong>2021</strong> Exhibitor List<br />

Company Booth About Us Website<br />

Renaissance<br />

85<br />

Riggs Rec<br />

103<br />

Safe Defend, LLC<br />

76<br />

Sandifer<br />

Engineering &<br />

Controls<br />

As a global leader in assessment, reading, and<br />

math solutions for pre-K–12 schools and districts,<br />

Renaissance is committed to providing educators<br />

with insights and resources to accelerate growth<br />

and help all students build a strong foundation for<br />

success. The Renaissance portfolio, used in over<br />

one-third of US schools and in more than 100<br />

countries worldwide, includes Star Assessments, for<br />

reliable, accurate insights into K–12 student learning;<br />

myIGDIs, for accurate assessment of early learning;<br />

myON, to increase students’ access to high-quality<br />

reading materials; Accelerated Reader, to support<br />

independent reading practice; Freckle, for teacherled<br />

differentiated instruction; and Schoolzilla, to give<br />

educators actionable insights into trends in student<br />

attendance and achievement. To learn more, visit:<br />

https://www.renaissance.com/<br />

Your local provider for Outdoor Athletic and<br />

Recreational Equipment and Installation for<br />

Playgrounds, Surfacing, Shade and Shelter, Site<br />

Amenities, Dog Parks, Running Tracks, Tennis and<br />

Basketball Courts. Helping communities build from the<br />

playGround up, since 1983.<br />

Training solutions for preventing or mitigating harm to<br />

students and staff and full crisis mitigation solutions.<br />

renaissance.com<br />

riggsrec.com<br />

safedefend.com<br />

99, 100 Security & Fire Products sandifercontrols.com<br />

PreK-12 Products<br />

Savvas Learning<br />

26<br />

We are a next-generation learning company that<br />

combines new ideas, new ways of thinking, and new<br />

ways of interacting to create innovative learning<br />

solutions.<br />

Savvas draws upon 120+ years of experience and<br />

innovation to provide learning solutions across all<br />

pre-K-12 disciplines around the globe.<br />

https://www.savvas.com/<br />

index.cfm?locator=PS3d1m<br />

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<strong>2021</strong> Exhibitor List<br />

Company Booth About Us Website<br />

Schneider<br />

Electric<br />

20<br />

Schneider Electric is committed to helping schools<br />

reach big ambitions through an energy savings<br />

project. This type of project can be implemented by<br />

most publicly funded entities to achieve substantial<br />

operational and energy savings, all without drawing<br />

from existing budgets.<br />

We can help you achieve many benefits from such<br />

a project, including improved: learning environment,<br />

facility efficiency, occupant comfort, and both<br />

fiscal and environmental sustainability. Over the<br />

past 29 years, Schneider Electric has successfully<br />

implemented more than 820 ESPC projects across the<br />

nation, saving our clients more than $2.8 billion.<br />

SJCF Architecture<br />

4 Architectural Services sjcf.com<br />

SOCS Website<br />

Solutions<br />

& Filament<br />

Essential<br />

Services*<br />

95<br />

SpedTrack<br />

77<br />

Stifel, Nicolaus &<br />

Company, Inc.<br />

Strawbridge<br />

Studios, Inc.<br />

The Garland<br />

Company<br />

SOCS empowers schools with the tools to create and<br />

manage their website & stay connected with apps.<br />

We also offer branding & video, data security, tech<br />

support, and payroll & bookkeeping services.<br />

SpedTrack is web-based software (IEP’s, Evaluations,<br />

Section 504s, Progress Monitoring, Translation)<br />

that allows school districts to centralize information<br />

and processes into one comprehensive application.<br />

SpedTrack was designed to ease the burden of<br />

managing special education for both teachers and<br />

administrators. Staff will spend less time on paperwork<br />

and more time with their students.<br />

se.com/us/enable<br />

fes.org<br />

spedtrack.com<br />

1, 2 Public Finance Services, Advisory & Underwriting Stifel.com<br />

37 School Pictures and Yearbooks www.strawbridge.net<br />

9 Building Envelope Solutions and waterproofing www.garlandco.com<br />

19


#<strong>USA</strong>KSgolden<br />

Company Booth About Us Website<br />

The Purchasing<br />

Cooperative at<br />

Greenbush<br />

78<br />

TIPS - The<br />

Interlocal<br />

23<br />

Purchasing<br />

System<br />

TORSH<br />

106<br />

Trane<br />

86<br />

Turf Etc dba<br />

Synlawn<br />

Twotrees<br />

Technologies<br />

Universal<br />

Construction<br />

Company<br />

We’ve done the bid work for you. For more than<br />

40 years, Greenbush Cooperative Purchasing<br />

has helped municipalities, schools, and other<br />

organizations, such as parks and recreation, save<br />

time and money through cooperative purchasing.<br />

Greenbush has contracted vendors in a variety<br />

of spending categories, all awarded through a<br />

competitive solicitation process. Procurement through<br />

a Greenbush cooperative contract is more efficient<br />

and effective, saving you the cumbersome and timeconsuming<br />

work of managing a bid process.<br />

TIPS is a leading national purchasing cooperative<br />

with competitively bid contracts available for<br />

members. Membership is free.<br />

Ed tech-professional development platform for<br />

educator effectiveness<br />

As you prepare to optimize your schools with ESSER,<br />

Trane recognizes you have a lot of questions. Indoor<br />

Air Quality now matters more than ever. We turn<br />

insights and data into an action plan you can move<br />

on in alignment with District priorities. Contact Trane<br />

about starting the process with an Indoor Air Quality<br />

Assessment with recommendations in alignment with<br />

ASHRAE and CDC guidance.<br />

greenbush.org/businessprograms/the-purchasingcooperative/<br />

tips-usa.com<br />

torsh.co<br />

8 Artificial playground turf synlawn.com<br />

43<br />

90<br />

Laptops, Chromebooks, Desktops, Interactive Panels,<br />

Networking Hardware and services, cybersecurity,<br />

Esports equipment and leagues, E-Rate Solutions,<br />

Mobile Hotspots, Bus Routers<br />

Construction Management and General Contracting<br />

services for bond projects and facility improvement.<br />

trane.com/commercial/<br />

north-america/us/en.html<br />

twotrees.com<br />

universalconstruction.net<br />

20


#<strong>USA</strong>KSgolden<br />

Company Booth About Us Website<br />

UV&S<br />

96<br />

VIRCO INC<br />

27<br />

Voice Products<br />

97<br />

VS AMERICA<br />

30<br />

Washington<br />

Roofing &<br />

Insulation<br />

World’s Finest<br />

Chocolate<br />

18<br />

25<br />

Wray Roofiing<br />

49, 50<br />

Our professional services give you continuous<br />

access to the business processes you need, whether<br />

it’s designing a new business technology solution<br />

or optimizing an existing one. From strategic<br />

planning to proactive maintenance to support and<br />

troubleshooting, we help you realize the maximum<br />

return on your technology investments. When<br />

continual data access is absolutely critical, our Data<br />

Center is your solution. The Data Center is virtually<br />

disaster-proof, reducing the possibility of downtime<br />

due to power, connectivity or environmental issues.<br />

That means your customers, systems and information<br />

are always connected. We offer an extensive variety<br />

of hybrid cloud-enabled backup solutions to fit your<br />

business’s needs.<br />

Since 1950, Virco has proudly manufactured<br />

industry-leading furniture and equipment for K–12<br />

schools in the US. Collections include seating for<br />

healthy movement, technology-ready tables, and a<br />

range of collaborative tables and desks for flexible<br />

classrooms. For large-scale FF&E purchases, Virco’s<br />

complimentary, hassle-free PlanSCAPE service<br />

delivers on-time, on-budget solutions.<br />

We are offering tele-communication options such<br />

as nursing (i.e. mental health or sharing of a nurse),<br />

schooling, conferences, etc.<br />

VS America is a leading innovator and provider<br />

of agile, adaptable furniture solutions for Student-<br />

Centered teaching and learning spaces<br />

Washington Roofing & Insulation Inc provides air<br />

barriers, commercial roofing, elastomeric roofing,<br />

polyurethane foam roofing and spray applied roofing<br />

services.<br />

World’s Finest Chocolate is the number one<br />

fundraising company who has been helping schools<br />

since 1949. We offer a quality name brand product<br />

at a fair price to help schools reach their fundraising<br />

goals.<br />

Repair/replacement of low sloped and flat roofs.<br />

Roof analysis, leak repairs, writing specs., free<br />

estimates.<br />

uvsinc.com/technology<br />

virco.com<br />

voiceproducts.com<br />

vsamerica.com<br />

vsshowroom.com<br />

washingtoncompaniesinc.<br />

com<br />

worldsfinestchocolate.com<br />

wrayroofing.com<br />

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<strong>2021</strong> Raffle Prizes<br />

Please take time to visit our <strong>2021</strong> vendors and business partners. With their support, we are able to offer additional convention<br />

activities and programming. We have several vendors that have donated to a raffle drawing for some great prizes. During the<br />

Vendor Showcase at various times both days we will have raffle drawings. Also show off your cornhole skills at the <strong>USA</strong>-KS<br />

Booth for a chance to win other great prizes and pick up your swag bag for our big 50th Anniversary!<br />

To participate in the raffle drawing you will need to visit a vendor’s booth and they will give you a “Prize Sponsor Buck” for you<br />

to take to the <strong>USA</strong>-KS booth. Please print your name, USD #, and email or phone number on the back of your buck and put it in<br />

the individual raffle box you’d like a chance to win. NOTE: The first Southwest Airlines $500 gift card will be given away during<br />

opening session at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, so be sure and get your ticket in this one FAST!<br />

Drawings will be held throughout the day on Thursday, with the exception of the first Travel gift card. Times will be posted on the<br />

individual boxes when they will be drawn. Winner’s names will be posted on the large screen in the <strong>USA</strong>-KS Booth so please<br />

check back frequently to see if you’ve won! Prizes MUST be picked up before the Vendor Showcase ends at 4:00 p.m. on<br />

Thursday.<br />

<strong>2021</strong> Raffle Prizes<br />

Dyson Lightcycle Task Light<br />

TWO $500 Southwest Airlines Gift Cards – To be given away during opening and closing sessions<br />

$50 Gift Cards for each: Bass Pro Shop, Omaha Steaks, Buffalo Wild Wings, Amazon,<br />

Uber, Home Depot, Nike, Bath & Body Works<br />

<strong>2021</strong>-2022 Complimentary <strong>USA</strong>-<strong>Kansas</strong> Dues<br />

2022 Complimentary <strong>USA</strong>-<strong>Kansas</strong> Convention Registration<br />

<strong>USA</strong>-KS Staff Gift Baskets<br />

Jessi’s Comfy Gift Basket<br />

Sara’s Dog Gift Basket<br />

Kim’s Chiefs/Wine Gift Basket<br />

Jerry’s Craft Beer/Snacks Gift Basket<br />

G.A.’s Mystery Gift Basket<br />

<strong>USA</strong>-<strong>Kansas</strong> Raffle Drawings for Great Prizes in Expo Hall<br />

Wednesday 1:00-5:00 p.m., Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.<br />

Educational Design Solutions<br />

Duro-Last Roofing<br />

VIRCO INC<br />

Mammoth Sports Construction<br />

Twotrees Technologies<br />

Wray Roofiing<br />

DCS Services<br />

<strong>2021</strong> Raffle Sponsors<br />

22<br />

Safe Defend, LLC<br />

The Purchasing Cooperative at Greenbush<br />

DLR Group<br />

SOCS Website Solutions & Filament Essential<br />

Services<br />

Sandifer Engineering & Controls<br />

Quantum Education


<strong>2021</strong> Exhibitor List By<br />

Booth Number<br />

Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc.** 1, 2<br />

Benchmark, Inc. 3<br />

SJCF Architecture 4<br />

JE Dunn 5<br />

Edmentum 6, 7<br />

Turf Etc dba Synlawn 8<br />

The Garland Company 9<br />

DotCom Therapy 10<br />

Educational Design Solutions* 11<br />

Duro-Last Roofing* 12<br />

ACT, Inc. 13<br />

Ion Wave Technologies, Inc. 14<br />

BBN ARCHITECTS INC 15<br />

Mid-States School Equipment Co Inc 16<br />

Credit Union of America 17<br />

Washington Roofing & Insulation 18<br />

Educational Design Solutions* 11<br />

Duro-Last Roofing* 12<br />

ACT, Inc. 13<br />

Ion Wave Technologies, Inc. 14<br />

BBN ARCHITECTS INC 15<br />

Mid-States School Equipment Co Inc 16<br />

Credit Union of America 17<br />

Washington Roofing & Insulation 18<br />

VIRCO INC* 27<br />

Achieve3000/Actively Learn 28<br />

<strong>Kansas</strong> Academy of Mathematics & Science 29<br />

VS AMERICA 30<br />

Musco Sports Lighting 31<br />

Energy Solutions Professionals 32<br />

Newkirk Novak Construction Partners 33<br />

OFG Financial Services, Inc** 34, 38<br />

Apptegy 35<br />

Fort Hays State University 36<br />

Strawbridge Studios, Inc. 37<br />

Pur-O-Zone, Inc. 39<br />

Cunningham Recreation/GameTime 40<br />

Boardworks Education 41<br />

23<br />

Mammoth Sports Construction* 42<br />

Twotrees Technologies* 43<br />

First Responder Ks 44<br />

Oklahoma LED 45<br />

McCownGordon** 46<br />

Emporia State University 47<br />

Opaa! Food Management 48<br />

Wray Roofiing* 49, 50<br />

INA Alert Inc 51, 52<br />

Baker University 53<br />

HTK Architects 54<br />

Midwest Transit Equipment, Inc. 55<br />

KASB & <strong>Kansas</strong> Board Solutions 56<br />

DCS Services* 57<br />

Frontline Education 58<br />

incite Design Studio 59<br />

Athco, LLC 60<br />

A.T.G.- Ram Industries, LLC 61<br />

Heartland Seating, Inc. 62<br />

A-LERT Roof Systems 63<br />

Alloy Architecture 64<br />

Piper Sandler** 65, 69<br />

ATS Facility Services 66<br />

Network for Educator Effectiveness 67<br />

Lunchtime Solutions, Inc. 68<br />

k12itc 70<br />

Building Controls and Services, Inc. 71<br />

e-hallpass 72<br />

KCAV + Scott Rice Education** 73<br />

<strong>Kansas</strong> Athletic Trainers’ Socoiety 74<br />

BetterLesson** 75<br />

Safe Defend, LLC** * 76<br />

SpedTrack 77<br />

The Purchasing Cooperative at Greenbush* 78<br />

Raymond James - Public Finance** 79<br />

Audio Enhancement** 80<br />

Globe Life Family Heritage Division** 81<br />

Ameritime LLC** 82


<strong>2021</strong> Exhibitor<br />

Booth Map<br />

Edgenuity** 83<br />

American Fidelity** 84<br />

Renaissance** 85<br />

Trane** 86<br />

Hutton** 87<br />

Hollis and Miller Architects 88, 89<br />

Universal Construction Company 90<br />

Lakeshore Learning Materials 91<br />

<strong>Kansas</strong> Principals Association 92<br />

QBS 93<br />

DLR Group** * 94<br />

SOCS Website Solutions & Filament Essential<br />

Services* 95<br />

UV&S 96<br />

Voice Products 97<br />

Johnson Controls 98<br />

Sandifer Engineering & Controls* 99, 100<br />

Quantum Education* 101<br />

Mahaney Group 102<br />

Riggs Rec 103<br />

LifeTouch** 104, 105<br />

TORSH 106<br />

National Bus Sales Inc.<br />

Daymark**<br />

* Raffle Prize Sponsor<br />

** Convention Sponsor<br />

BUS<br />

Registration<br />

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RECOLLECTION OF <strong>USA</strong> CONVENTIONS<br />

Brilla Highfill Scott<br />

<strong>USA</strong> Associate Executive Director 1985-1998<br />

<strong>USA</strong> Executive Director 1998-2003<br />

It was 1976 and I had been assistant principal of Lawrence West Junior High School only a few days when Principal<br />

Paul Hull handed me a membership form and suggested that I join the <strong>Kansas</strong> Association of Secondary School<br />

Principals, National Association of Secondary School Principals, and United School Administrators of <strong>Kansas</strong>. Little<br />

did I know how this decision would affect my future professional career.<br />

With the untimely death of Jerry Schreiner in August 1984, <strong>USA</strong> was without an executive director. Abilene<br />

Superintendent Leo Lake and Lawrence Special Education Director Don Herbel immediately stepped up, along with<br />

<strong>USA</strong> Assistant Director Mac McKinney, in guiding the <strong>USA</strong> staff through a difficult year.<br />

Gerry Henderson, who had been KASSP president, was hired as <strong>USA</strong> executive director. In turn, the application for<br />

the <strong>USA</strong> associate executive director position crossed my desk. I had served on the KASSP Board with Gerry, and I<br />

decided to apply for the position.<br />

July 1, 1985, found both of us in new jobs, headquartered in Topeka. We worked together for 13 years, traveling<br />

throughout the state, meeting school leaders, and providing professional development activities as needed.<br />

Near the end of each January, a convention was held in Wichita. January was chosen because second semester<br />

had settled in, and it was an opportune time for administrators to have a change of pace. Yes, the weather could be<br />

a concern but that rarely happened.<br />

Some 1200 administrators arrived in downtown Wichita and most stayed in the 26-story Holiday Inn Plaza Hotel.<br />

The most memorable convention occurred when a phone call was received five days before the <strong>USA</strong> Convention,<br />

“The Wichita Downtown Holiday Inn has closed.”<br />

The Wichita Chamber of Commerce immediately took over finding new sleeping rooms for conventioneers and<br />

vendors; then notifying them. Gerry began relocating association meetings, luncheons, and other convention<br />

activities. Fortunately, the convention general sessions were scheduled in the large facilities at Century II.<br />

A seemingly impossible task was accomplished by the <strong>USA</strong> staff and school leaders. Our convention opened<br />

successfully and on time.<br />

A sad memory of another convention includes a superintendent being notified that his daughter had been killed in a<br />

car-train collision that morning. Sympathy for the family filtered throughout the convention.<br />

A surprise event occurred when a nationally known speaker left the hotel internet line open all night, resulting in a<br />

$700 bill for his one-night accommodation. Not much remained of his honorarium.<br />

Nineteen <strong>USA</strong> Conventions were part of my professional career. Enthusiastic <strong>USA</strong> members, outstanding speakers,<br />

and knowledgeable vendors made for a great January each year. Congratulations to <strong>USA</strong> for its 50th Convention!<br />

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Registering for the January<br />

Administrators Convention in<br />

Wichita gave us a break from<br />

our daily routines and gave us<br />

a chance to network with other<br />

administrators in <strong>Kansas</strong>. While<br />

networking we also heard many<br />

wonderful speakers who motivated<br />

us to go back to our school settings,<br />

and encouraged us to make<br />

improvements in our daily work<br />

routines.<br />

-Virgil Funk<br />

The best part of attending the <strong>USA</strong><br />

<strong>Kansas</strong> Convention was the opportunity<br />

to visit with other administrators from<br />

around the state and share thoughts<br />

and ideas about various issues. All<br />

workshop sessions were good, but<br />

the sharing of ideas with others on a<br />

one-to-one basis always proved to<br />

be the most advantageous element of<br />

the convention. Long live <strong>USA</strong> <strong>Kansas</strong><br />

and the work with all administrators<br />

throughout the state of <strong>Kansas</strong>.<br />

-Robert Young<br />

I found the <strong>USA</strong> convention to<br />

be a great opportunity for both<br />

learning about new and different<br />

educational issues and connecting<br />

with colleagues in the field.<br />

Attending the <strong>USA</strong> convention<br />

was part of my professional<br />

responsibilities to learn from,<br />

connect with, and serve the<br />

profession.<br />

-Bill Neuenswander<br />

School administrators have two<br />

kinds of true friends, their dog<br />

and other administrators. I loved<br />

the connections with friends other<br />

than my dog at least once a year.<br />

Attended my first <strong>USA</strong> Convention<br />

in 1973.<br />

-Gary Price<br />

Wichita in January with a snow<br />

storm and cold wind from the<br />

north left me with the impression<br />

that Wichita can be the coldest<br />

place in <strong>Kansas</strong> for a convention.<br />

Warm conversations and sharing<br />

of ideas seemed to help us ignore<br />

the cold wind blowing outside and<br />

made the conventions a wonderful<br />

experience.<br />

-Virgil Funk<br />

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Learning Cluster<br />

Schedule at a Glance<br />

Date Time Location Session Title<br />

6/2/21 1:00-2:30 p.m. Redbud ABC<br />

Trauma and Emotional Safety: A Leadership<br />

Perspective<br />

6/2/21 1:00-2:30 p.m. Cypress AB The Uncommon Playbook<br />

6/2/21 1:15-2:15 p.m. Birch 203<br />

Hiring Success: Award Winning Candidate<br />

Experience<br />

6/2/21 1:15-2:15 p.m. Cedar 204<br />

Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast: What One District<br />

Did to Engage Staff and Have Fun This Year<br />

6/2/21 1:15-2:15 p.m. Maple 205<br />

Learning Losses and Learning Gains, Build an<br />

Equitable Approach to Accelerate Growth Post- Covid<br />

6/3/21 8:00-9:00 a.m. Birch 203<br />

Developing a Student-Lead Uncommon School<br />

Culture!<br />

6/3/21 8:00-9:00 a.m. Cedar 204 I Can Create: A Cultural Shift in the Classroom<br />

6/3/21 8:00-9:00 a.m. Maple 205 Implementing Self-Care Practices for Educators<br />

6/3/21 8:00-9:00 a.m. Walnut 208 Got Boards? District Stability & Executive Governance<br />

6/3/21 8:15-9:45 a.m. Redbud ABC The Trauma-Informed Continuum in Schools<br />

6/3/21 8:15-9:45 a.m. Cypress AB Rumor Has It/They Posted What?<br />

6/3/21 9:00-10:15 a.m. Osage 207 Building Connections<br />

6/3/21 9:30-10:30 a.m. Birch 203 Esports in Education--It’s Coming, Are You Ready<br />

6/3/21 9:30-10:30 a.m. Cedar 204<br />

Empowering Teachers to Engage in Productive<br />

Conversations with Challenging Parents<br />

6/3/21 9:30-10:30 a.m. Maple 205<br />

The Connection Between Student Work-Based<br />

Learning Experiences and the Individual Plan of Study<br />

(IPS)<br />

6/3/21 9:30-10:30 a.m. Walnut 208<br />

Using Aligned Social and Emotional District Normed<br />

Data to Grow Your Learning Culture<br />

6/3/21 10:15-11:45 a.m. Redbud ABC<br />

Mentoring: Building Leadership Capacity through<br />

Reflective Practices<br />

6/3/21 10:15-11:45 a.m. Cypress AB CSI <strong>Kansas</strong>/We’re Not Out of the Woods Yet?<br />

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#<strong>USA</strong>KSgolden<br />

Date Time Location Session Title<br />

6/3/21 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Birch 203<br />

Building a Teacher Workforce: New Pathways, New<br />

People, New Promise<br />

6/3/21 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Cedar 204 Building Community Through Student Generosity<br />

6/3/21 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Maple 205 The Future Elite - Supporting New Teachers<br />

6/3/21 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Walnut 208<br />

Helping the Helpers: Providing Social-Emotional<br />

Leadership and Support<br />

6/3/21 12:30-2:00 p.m. Redbud ABC Avoiding the Pitfalls of Returning to Normal, Part I<br />

6/3/21 12:30-2:00 p.m. Cypress AB<br />

Thoughtful Considersation and fitness for duty exams/<br />

Sticks and Stones<br />

6/3/21 1:30-2:30 p.m. Birch 203<br />

National Update on the Teacher Shortage and Vision<br />

Planning for the Future<br />

6/3/21 1:30-2:30 p.m. Cedar 204 Who’s in the I in I.P.S?<br />

6/3/21 1:30-2:30 p.m. Maple 205<br />

#ListenUp A live Podcast featuring <strong>Kansas</strong><br />

Administrators!<br />

6/3/21 1:30-2:30 p.m. Walnut 208<br />

Get Your PL in Gear: Innovative Professional Learning<br />

Even Your Band Director Wants to Attend<br />

6/3/21 3:00-4:00 p.m. Birch 203<br />

Supporting & Mentoring Female Leaders as a Male<br />

Administrator<br />

6/3/21 3:00-4:00 p.m. Cedar 204 Establishing an Effective Mental Health Team at CES<br />

6/3/21 3:00-4:00 p.m. Maple 205 Developing and Facilitating Collaborative Groups<br />

6/3/21 3:00-4:00 p.m. Walnut 208<br />

Building & Maintaining a Strong School Culture Even<br />

During a Pandemic<br />

<strong>USA</strong>-<strong>Kansas</strong> is proud to have some of the most talented and dedicated education<br />

professionals as our members. <strong>USA</strong>-<strong>Kansas</strong> has a strong network of practicing and<br />

retired administrators who have been recognized for their achievements. Membership<br />

in <strong>USA</strong>-<strong>Kansas</strong> allows individuals access to these talented professionals; supports<br />

a forum for open and engaging dialogues; opportunities to share experiences; and<br />

participation in professional development programs.<br />

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Wednesday, June 2, <strong>2021</strong><br />

The Uncommon Playbook<br />

Time: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.<br />

Location: Cypress AB<br />

Presenter(s):<br />

• Joe Coles, Educational Consultant,<br />

USD 361<br />

• J.C. Zahradnik<br />

Using the Uncommon Playbook in helping teach<br />

“Social and Emotional Learning,” in sports and<br />

activities. This can also be used in the classroom.<br />

This session will demonstrate “common sense”<br />

lessons that coaches, sponsors and teachers can<br />

use to teach social and emotional strategies in<br />

things they are already doing in their practices,<br />

lessons, classrooms, and performances. They just<br />

need to be identified and emphasized.<br />

1. Social and Emotion learning areas:<br />

2. To understand and manage emotions.<br />

3. Set and achieve positive goals.<br />

4. Feel and show empathy for others.<br />

5. Establish and maintain positive relationships.<br />

6. Make responsible decisions.<br />

Trauma and Emotional<br />

Safety: A Leadership<br />

Perspective<br />

Time: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.<br />

Location: Redbud ABC<br />

Presenter(s):<br />

• Linda Aldridge, Ed.D., Associate<br />

Professor, Emporia State<br />

University<br />

Are you sometimes awake at night, worried<br />

about that student with moderate to severe<br />

behavioral issues? How about staff assigned to<br />

support that student, the ones who appear to be<br />

unusually tired and stressed? Through engaged<br />

learning, school leaders come away with sound<br />

strategies for promoting adult support systems as<br />

a necessary condition for student success.<br />

These lessons will be centered around paying a<br />

P.R.I.C.E. in a T.A.C.T.I.C.A.L. journey!<br />

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#<strong>USA</strong>KSgolden<br />

Culture Eats Strategy<br />

for Breakfast: What One<br />

District Did to Engage Staff<br />

and Have Fun This Year<br />

Time: 1:15 - 2:15 p.m.<br />

Location: Cedar 204<br />

Presenter(s):<br />

• Dr. John Burke, Superintendent<br />

and Fun Team Facilitator,<br />

Haysville USD 261<br />

• Dr. Clint Schutte<br />

• Toni Haight<br />

• David Morford<br />

Hiring Success: Award<br />

Winning Candidate<br />

Experience<br />

Time: 1:15 - 2:15 p.m.<br />

Location: Birch 203<br />

Presenter(s):<br />

• Brian White, Executive Director<br />

of Human Resources & Operations,<br />

Auburn-Washburn USD 437<br />

Candidates, both certified and classified, have<br />

employment choices. The candidate experience<br />

directly impacts your ability to successfully hire<br />

and retain candidates.<br />

Haysville USD 261 used a variety of methods<br />

to engage staff and have fun during this year.<br />

Whether it was Fun Team Stretchy Pants/Shorts<br />

Fun Days, Food Trucks, various dress up days or<br />

bring your putter to work day, our staff found<br />

ways to engage each other and have fun.<br />

Thought Exchange software empowered the staff<br />

to provide responses to the questions, “What can<br />

we do collectively to reduce stress and improve<br />

morale?” and “What was the funniest thing that<br />

happened this year during school?” Results<br />

were reported out to all staff and action was<br />

taken. During this high stress year, the district<br />

constantly focused on asking the staff to do “one<br />

less thing”.<br />

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Listen to one school district’s journey to improve<br />

their candidate experience, resulting in winning<br />

a North American Candidate Experience<br />

(CandE) Award. Learn best practices and real<br />

world applications.


Opening General Session<br />

Mark Scharenbroich<br />

Eagle Ballroom<br />

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.<br />

Learning Losses and<br />

Learning Gains, Build an<br />

Equitable Approach to<br />

Accelerate Growth<br />

Post-Covid<br />

Time: 1:15 - 2:15 p.m.<br />

Location: Maple 205<br />

Presenter(s):<br />

• Romain Bertrand, BetterLesson<br />

Learning loss has been a hot topic over the past<br />

few months. With the pressure to “stop the slide,”<br />

there is a growing movement to get all students<br />

back in the building for remediation as soon as<br />

possible. But if we’re honest, opportunity gaps<br />

persisted well before covid. As we prepare for<br />

re-entry, how might we use what we’ve learned<br />

during the pandemic to avoid making those<br />

same mistakes again?<br />

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Nice Bike – Making<br />

Meaningful Connections<br />

Mix thousands and thousands of black leather, bandana wearing, tattoo bearing Harley-<br />

Davidson riders with a 100th Anniversary and one beige rental car and the end result will be<br />

the perfect metaphor for connecting with others: “Nice Bike.”<br />

Join Emmy award-winning speaker, Mark Scharenbroich as he takes you for a fun ride on<br />

how to be effective at making meaningful connections in both your professional and personal<br />

life. His Nice Bike principle is supported by three strong actions: Acknowledging, honoring<br />

and connecting.<br />

Mark tells engaging stories focused on the relationship side of creating results, connecting<br />

administrator to faculty, team member to team member, teacher to student and student<br />

to student. Schools with a strong culture of connections drive improvements in academic<br />

performance.<br />

Mark has spent his career speaking in more than 3500 schools throughout North America.<br />

Along the way, he has discovered the keys that transform good schools into schools of<br />

excellence.<br />

Credentials: Award Winning Author of Nice Bike - Making Meaningful Connections<br />

on the Road of Life, Emmy Award® winner for an ABC TV special, National Speakers<br />

Association Hall of Fame Inductee, Golden Apple and Silver Screen Film award for his<br />

movie, The Greatest Days of Your Life…(so far), International film festival award winner.<br />

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Thursday, June 3, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Developing a Student-Lead<br />

Uncommon School Culture!<br />

Time: 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.<br />

Location: Birch 203<br />

Presenter(s):<br />

• Britt Hedlund, Jen Clark, Tia<br />

Regier, Joe Coles; Chaparral<br />

High/Middle School Leadership<br />

Advisors<br />

In a whole, part, whole process, Chaparral<br />

High School and Middle school has established<br />

student-led leadership team’s that are intentional<br />

in working to develop a positive school culture.<br />

A large leadership team was selected by<br />

nominations and student interest. These young<br />

people were taught leadership skills and given<br />

tools to lead others. Then we broke the large<br />

group into three smaller teams. One team was<br />

centered around “”servant leadership,”” and<br />

community service. Another team is working<br />

towards a “”student-lead process”” where they<br />

will research and receive input from students in<br />

their school of their needs and being intentional<br />

in making a difference. The third leadership<br />

team is intentional in making a difference in<br />

their school in substance abuse. Educating other<br />

students on these topics and being “”bold”” in<br />

being positive role models for others!<br />

Got Boards? District<br />

Stability & Executive<br />

Governance<br />

Time: 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.<br />

Location: Walnut 208<br />

Presenter(s):<br />

• Dr. Chad Krug, Assistant<br />

Superintendent, USD 214 - Ulysses<br />

The stability of a school district is predicated<br />

on the shared governance roles of the<br />

superintendent-board arrangement. Frequent<br />

turnover in the superintendent position can<br />

lead to a myriad of trouble areas which<br />

include: disruption of staff morale, irregularity<br />

in carrying forth on governance items, and a<br />

negative impact on student achievement. This<br />

session overviews the results of a current study<br />

surveying board presidents and superintendents<br />

in <strong>Kansas</strong>. The session will cover the findings<br />

which revealed significant relationships between<br />

effective Pillars of Leadership and superintendent<br />

stability.<br />

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#<strong>USA</strong>KSgolden<br />

I Can Create: A Cultural<br />

Shift in the Classroom<br />

Time: 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.<br />

Location: Cedar 204<br />

Presenter(s):<br />

• Amy Hiebert, 5th Grade Teacher,<br />

Halstead USD 440<br />

• Dr. Ron Barry, USD 440<br />

Superintendent<br />

Learn how a vision and a tool created a cultural<br />

shift in a classroom that is now inspiring students<br />

and teachers throughout a district. I Can<br />

Create is a shift in the mindset of instruction and<br />

learning, utilizing iPads to empower students<br />

creativity and ownership in their learning. Join<br />

us to learn more about how we started the<br />

cultural shift in our classrooms, how our learning<br />

environments have changed and how we have<br />

been able to manage all of this in the middle of<br />

a pandemic.<br />

Implementing Self-Care<br />

Practices for Educators<br />

Time: 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.<br />

Location: Maple 205<br />

Presenter(s):<br />

• John Cannon, Principal, Park<br />

Elementary, USD 405 Lyons<br />

This presentation will focus on giving<br />

administrators practice tools and applications for<br />

self-care to help teachers manage their mental<br />

health while in and out of school. It will also<br />

stress the importance and application of selfcare<br />

for administrators as well.<br />

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#<strong>USA</strong>KSgolden<br />

Rumor Has It/They Posted<br />

What<br />

Time: 8:15 - 9:45 a.m.<br />

Location: Cypress AB<br />

Presenter(s):<br />

• Jessica Bernard/RyanFry, Attorney,<br />

Guin Mundorf LLC<br />

Social media is ubiquitous. Both students and<br />

staff use it, and sometimes abuse it, to post<br />

content that creates significant concerns for<br />

school administrators. Protections of the First<br />

Amendment limit the actions that can be taken<br />

by Districts in response to staff and student social<br />

media or other forms of speech. This session will<br />

explore new legal developments in the realm of<br />

student and staff speech, including recent U.S.<br />

Supreme Court decisions addressing off-campus<br />

student speech. Our legal team will explore the<br />

tools available to school administrators when<br />

faced with such issues.<br />

The Trauma-Informed<br />

Continuum in Schools<br />

Time: 8:15 - 9:45 a.m.<br />

Location: Redbud ABC<br />

Presenter(s):<br />

• Rebecca Lewis-Pankratz, Rebecca<br />

Lewis-Pankratz<br />

The term trauma-informed is misleading in public<br />

education, because most people think that<br />

because they know about the ACE’s study, they<br />

are trauma-informed. Actually, the term traumainformed<br />

is defined as: Everything we do in our<br />

school is informed by the science of trauma and<br />

resilience.<br />

One of the crucial components of creating<br />

this culture is staff Co-Care and building staff<br />

resilience, as staff cannot give to children, what<br />

they do not possess themselves.<br />

There are 4 distinct phases that a school passes<br />

through on the journey to becoming traumainformed.<br />

Discover where your building or<br />

district is on the trauma-informed schools<br />

continuum as well as steps needed to take your<br />

building to the next phase.<br />

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We will also do an activity that can be taken<br />

and used with staff to build relationship<br />

strategies and help people identify resilience as<br />

a verb and not a label.


Thursday, June 3, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Building Connections —<br />

100 Ideas to Improve School<br />

Climate<br />

Time: 9:00 - 10:15 a.m.<br />

Location: Osage 207<br />

Presenter(s):<br />

• Mark Scharenbroich<br />

According to a Minneapolis-based research<br />

organization, Search Institute, a study done on<br />

healthy youth shows that only 29% of middle<br />

and high school students feel that their school<br />

provides a caring, encouraging environment.<br />

When students have a strong, positive<br />

connection to their school, academic results<br />

follow.<br />

Empowering Teachers<br />

to Engage in Productive<br />

Conversations with<br />

Challenging Parents<br />

Time: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.<br />

Location: Cedar 204<br />

Presenter(s):<br />

• Shawn Henderson, Principal, USD<br />

#407- Russell High School<br />

Educators frequently site parents as the reason<br />

they leave the profession, but you can assist your<br />

staff members in developing the skills to take<br />

conversations with parents from “awkward” and<br />

“awful” to productive, caring, and trust-oriented.<br />

You will walk through the basics of challenging<br />

interactions, discuss skills for focused practice,<br />

and communicate specific tips and tools that not<br />

only maintain the dignity of all stakeholders, but<br />

also produce results. Leave with resources you<br />

can use next week with your staff members at all<br />

grade levels!<br />

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Thursday, June 3, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Esports in Education--<br />

It’s Coming, Are You Ready<br />

Time: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.<br />

Location: Birch 203<br />

Presenter(s):<br />

• Dr. Kristy Custer, Principal,<br />

Complete High School Maize, USD<br />

266<br />

• Dr. Michael Russell, Social<br />

Studies Teacher/Esports Coach<br />

Esports has exploded in high schools and<br />

colleges around the world. Improvements<br />

in engagement and attendance, resulting in<br />

decreases in chronic absenteeism and behavior<br />

issues are just some of the reasons why schools<br />

are adding esports to their educational tool<br />

belts. In this session, participants will learn<br />

how Complete High School Maize turned<br />

a teacher’s passion project into an esports<br />

program complete with after-school esports<br />

team, for-credit esports class, and the addition<br />

of a gaming lab. Participants will also receive<br />

a free electronic version of Gaming Concepts,<br />

the complete esports curriculum written by the<br />

presenters that has been viewed over 200,000<br />

times on the Microsoft Educator Community.<br />

The Connection Between<br />

Student Work-Based<br />

Learning Experiences and<br />

the Individual Plan of Study<br />

(IPS)<br />

Time: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.<br />

Location:Maple 205<br />

Presenter(s):<br />

• Natalie Clark, Education <strong>Program</strong><br />

Consultant/IPS Coordinator. KSDE<br />

A comprehensive work-based learning<br />

approach ensures <strong>Kansas</strong> students have<br />

equitable access to high quality work-based<br />

learning experiences designed to prepare<br />

each student for postsecondary, and workforce<br />

success, in high wage, high demand and critical<br />

need occupations of our state and regions.<br />

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#<strong>USA</strong>KSgolden<br />

Using Aligned Social and<br />

Emotional District Normed<br />

Data to Grow Your Learning<br />

Culture<br />

Time: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.<br />

Location: Walnut 208<br />

Presenter(s):<br />

• Dedra Raines, Director of Special<br />

Services, USD 345 Topeka-Seaman<br />

• Dr. Rich Harrison, Behavior<br />

Specialist, USD 345 Topeka-Seaman<br />

Participants will learn how to develop normative<br />

social and emotional behavior data for their<br />

district in the areas of assignment/activity<br />

completion, following directions, disruptions,<br />

positive peer interactions, and aggression using<br />

a norming tool, the HOF (Harrison Observation<br />

Form). We will then discuss how to use that<br />

data to compare with individuals or groups of<br />

students, as well as track growth across time<br />

to make decisions regarding tier 2 and tier 3<br />

supports systematically across the district.<br />

CSI <strong>Kansas</strong>/We’re Not Out of<br />

the Woods Yet?<br />

Time: 10:15 - 11:45 a.m.<br />

Location: Cypress AB<br />

Presenter(s):<br />

• Jessica Bernard/RyanFry, Attorney,<br />

Guin Mundorf LLC<br />

Although the COVID-19 vaccine will likely<br />

allow Districts to move back to “normal,” in<br />

person operations, the employment issues facing<br />

Districts this Fall will continue to be dominated<br />

by COVID-19 – despite our collective wish to<br />

move beyond the COVID-19 world. Vaccination<br />

of new hires, sick leave for COVID-19 without<br />

FFCRA, an expiration of COVID-19 liability<br />

shields, and more pose continued, and<br />

significant, risks to Districts in <strong>Kansas</strong>. Our<br />

attorneys will address the labor and employment<br />

concerns Districts will likely face in what might<br />

actually become the ‘new normal.’<br />

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#<strong>USA</strong>KSgolden<br />

Mentoring: Building<br />

Leadership Capacity through<br />

Reflective Practices<br />

Time: 10:15 - 11:45 a.m.<br />

Location: Redbud ABC<br />

Presenter(s):<br />

• Donna Augustine-Shaw, Associate<br />

Professor, <strong>Kansas</strong> State University<br />

• Rick Doll, KELI Executive Director,<br />

KSU<br />

provide an interactive experience around the<br />

coaching tenets of reflective practices with<br />

current KELI mentors, mentees, and audience<br />

participants. Facilitators will provide an<br />

opportunity for participants to practice selected<br />

coaching skills with real-life scenarios identified<br />

by attendees. This practice will provide evidence<br />

of how mentoring can help new and practicing<br />

leaders reflect and grow in their own skills and<br />

build their individual capacity for effective<br />

leadership in <strong>Kansas</strong> schools.<br />

The <strong>Kansas</strong> Educational Leadership Institute<br />

(KELI) provides mentoring to new building and<br />

district leaders. Experienced <strong>Kansas</strong> leaders<br />

serving as mentors are trained in coaching skills<br />

which include providing reflective feedback,<br />

powerful questioning, and active listening.<br />

The training program, along with mentoringin-action,<br />

allows mentors to grow in their own<br />

professional work. Likewise, new leaders, guided<br />

by mentors, are encouraged to continually<br />

reflect on their decisions and growth aligned to<br />

their individual leadership style and the goals<br />

of their organizations. Mentoring, embedded<br />

in reflective practice, enables principals and<br />

superintendents to continually maintain a pulse<br />

on the impact of their leadership in providing<br />

quality focus on student learning and overall<br />

organizational development. This session will<br />

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Thursday, June 3, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Building a Teacher<br />

Workforce: New Pathways,<br />

New People, New Promise<br />

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.<br />

Location: Birch 203<br />

Presenter(s):<br />

• Dr. Liz Meitl, Alternative<br />

Certification <strong>Program</strong> Adviser for<br />

<strong>Kansas</strong> City <strong>Kansas</strong> Public Schools<br />

USD 500<br />

Participants in this session will begin by<br />

imagining what the teacher workforce would<br />

look like if we could attract anybody we wanted<br />

to the field. We will use collaborative tools to<br />

map the current landscape of teacher education,<br />

licensure and recruitment and to identify the<br />

spaces where we can begin to re-shape the<br />

teacher workforce. It is time for us to get creative<br />

and proactive in the ways we grow our own<br />

teachers, and we will share different models that<br />

are being used around the state. Participants<br />

will leave with practical tools for growing their<br />

districts’ ability to cultivate diverse, dynamic,<br />

professional work forces that reflect the rich<br />

diversity of our state.<br />

Building Community<br />

Through Student<br />

Generosity<br />

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.<br />

Location: Cedar 204<br />

Presenter(s):<br />

• Kaitlyn Pressnall, Asst. Director<br />

of Special Education, Cowley<br />

County Special Services<br />

An interactive session that guides you through<br />

applying generosity to inquiry based learning.<br />

This session also introduces free resources that<br />

help you educate giving and caring students for<br />

lifelong civic engagement. Participants will learn<br />

how to activate youth passion and voice and be<br />

introduced to tools that can spark discussion with<br />

youth. You will learn from educators sharing their<br />

own personal experiences with service-learning<br />

and youth voice. You’ll walk away with materials<br />

you can present to your staff tomorrow.<br />

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Thursday, June 3, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Helping the Helpers:<br />

Providing Social-Emotional<br />

Leadership and Support<br />

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.<br />

Location: Walnut 208<br />

Presenter(s):<br />

• Dr. Jessica J. Lane, Assistant<br />

Professor, <strong>Kansas</strong> State University<br />

• Dr. Donna Augustine-Shaw,<br />

Associate Professor, <strong>Kansas</strong> State<br />

Universit<br />

• Dr. Leah McKeeman, Assistant<br />

Professor, <strong>Kansas</strong> State University<br />

wellness is amplified during any crisis, but<br />

perhaps most notably during the past academic<br />

year with COVID-19. Come learn how an<br />

educational leadership professor, counselor<br />

educator and secondary education professor<br />

promote social-emotional learning, leadership,<br />

and supports in building leaders, counselors,<br />

and administration. This session will be grounded<br />

in the results of a statewide survey of P-12<br />

educators, counselors, and administrators after<br />

spring 2020 and work to support these needs.<br />

Presenters will:<br />

• Discuss stress, compassion fatigue, and<br />

mental health in educators<br />

• Share strategies to support connection,<br />

engagement, and resiliency among staff<br />

• Provide trauma-informed practices that<br />

support school culture, community, and<br />

student/staff support<br />

The individual and collective social-emotional<br />

well-being of faculty has tremendous impact on<br />

staff retention, school culture, and student safety.<br />

As P-12 student social-emotional needs continue<br />

to grow, teachers become the frontline in socialemotional<br />

support. Too often, our faculty and<br />

staff are skilled in academics and teaching, but<br />

are not trained, or perhaps feel ill equipped, in<br />

delivering necessary social-emotional support.<br />

Thus, teachers and staff often look to teacher<br />

leaders, school counselors, and administrators<br />

to lessen the burden and seek tips, tricks,<br />

and advice for not only their students, but for<br />

themselves. The critical need for social-emotional<br />

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#<strong>USA</strong>KSgolden<br />

The Future Elite -<br />

Supporting New Teachers<br />

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.<br />

Location: Maple 205<br />

Presenter(s):<br />

• Brett Fenton, School<br />

Improvement Services<br />

Administrator, Greenbush<br />

• Jim Dillon, School Improvement<br />

Services Administrator,<br />

Greenbush<br />

Lunch<br />

Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br />

Location: Vendor Hall<br />

Presenter(s):<br />

A hot buffet lunch and seating will be available<br />

in the vendor hall.<br />

Being a first or second-year teacher is a<br />

challenge in and outside of the classroom.<br />

Providing ongoing support is vital to their success<br />

and transition, which then also leads to students<br />

being successful in the classroom. Join us as we<br />

help you and your staff support the Future Elite.<br />

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#<strong>USA</strong>KSgolden<br />

Avoiding the Pitfalls of<br />

Returning to Normal<br />

Time: 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.<br />

Location: Redbud ABC<br />

Presenter(s):<br />

• Dr. Brian Jordan and Dr. Britton<br />

Hart, <strong>Kansas</strong> Association of School<br />

Boards<br />

Education will never go back to the way it<br />

was before the pandemic. How do you lead<br />

adaptive change? This breakout session will<br />

unpack the work of Ron Heifetz, a famous<br />

change theorist that identifies two types of<br />

challenges in change: adaptive and technical.<br />

Participants will learn and apply the 5 strategies<br />

to lead adaptive change as the new normal<br />

takes shape in schools. Part II will examine<br />

different scenarios and profiles of students’<br />

preferred learning modes. Participants will apply<br />

their understanding of leadership and change to<br />

best address the challenges school leaders are<br />

facing with creating learning environments for all<br />

students.<br />

Thoughtful Considersation<br />

and fitness for duty exams/<br />

Sticks and Stones<br />

Time: 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.<br />

Location: Cypress AB<br />

Presenter(s):<br />

• Jessica Bernard/RyanFry, Attorney,<br />

Guin Mundorf LLC<br />

Every time a crisis occurs, a conflict arises, and<br />

a parent or member of the public communicates<br />

with our districts, engaging with them using<br />

the right language is an important tool in<br />

any administrator’s toolbox. Our legal team<br />

will provide attendees with these right words<br />

and phrases, giving them a new, invigorated<br />

understanding of crisis communication – and the<br />

importance of their reflective leadership when<br />

the need arises.<br />

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Get Your PL in Gear:<br />

Innovative Professional<br />

Learning Even Your Band<br />

Director Wants to Attend<br />

Thursday, June 3, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Time: 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.<br />

Location: Walnut 208<br />

Presenter(s):<br />

• Dr. Virginia Duncan, Instructional<br />

Coach, Garden City High School,<br />

Garden City USD 457<br />

• Marie Henderson, Instructional<br />

Technology Specialist, Hays USD<br />

489<br />

Make your Professional Learning (PL) dreams<br />

reality! Discover practical, flexible, personalized<br />

structures for ongoing teacher growth, changing<br />

HOW PL happens and empowering teachers<br />

to be learning leaders. Flexible PL encourages<br />

ongoing growth/leadership even during times of<br />

change in education. Each participant will:<br />

• Navigate flexible professional learning<br />

structures to understand how to convert inperson<br />

professional learning to asynchronous<br />

professional learning.<br />

• Consider how different activities can<br />

be reconstructed to stimulate reflective<br />

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professional growth when completed outside<br />

of the typical format.<br />

• Explore how to empower educators to take<br />

control of their professional learning through<br />

autonomous tasks that motivate the adult<br />

learner to personalize experiences.<br />

• Gain tips and examples for designing and<br />

creating a flexible professional learning<br />

experience that meets the needs of adult<br />

learners.<br />

#ListenUp A live Podcast<br />

featuring <strong>Kansas</strong><br />

Administrators!<br />

Time: 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.<br />

Location: Maple 205<br />

Presenter(s):<br />

• Trevor Goertzen, KPA-Vice<br />

President & Spring Hill Middle<br />

School Principal<br />

Be a part of a live recording of the <strong>Kansas</strong><br />

Principals Association podcast #ListenUp. We<br />

will have a round table discussion driven by<br />

questions generated from the audience!<br />

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Thursday, June 3, <strong>2021</strong><br />

National Update on the<br />

Teacher Shortage and Vision<br />

Planning for the Future<br />

Time: 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.<br />

Location: Birch 203<br />

Presenter(s):<br />

• Kelly Coash-Johnson, Executive<br />

Director, AASPA<br />

As the demand for public education increases,<br />

states will continue to struggle to recruit and<br />

retain high-quality educators. While the need to<br />

educate our students is consistent, how we get<br />

educators in the right placement at the right times<br />

will vary from state to state.<br />

Who’s in the I in I.P.S?<br />

Time: 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.<br />

Location: Cedar 204<br />

Presenter(s):<br />

• Nathan West, Principal, Neodesha<br />

High School, USD 461<br />

• Valon Jones, CTE Coordinator<br />

Who’s in the I in the I.P.S.? An I.P.S. or an<br />

Individual Plan of Study is more than just the<br />

individual student. From the counselor or advisor<br />

to the teachers and parents it takes a collective<br />

group to make the IPS successful. Implementing<br />

Student Led <strong>Conference</strong>s, Career Development<br />

lessons and helping students and parents feel<br />

comfortable developing a plan is all part of<br />

Neodesha Jr/Sr High School’s IPS process.<br />

Join Kelly as she shares what the American<br />

Association of School Personnel Administrators<br />

(AASPA) has been tracking with regards to the<br />

national teacher shortage. Learn what is going<br />

on in some key states good and bad. We will<br />

discuss some key strategies districts and K12 HR<br />

teams can use to improve their recruitment and<br />

retention. Start to develop your own HR vision<br />

statement and utilize it best to reach a more<br />

diverse audience.<br />

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#<strong>USA</strong>KSgolden<br />

Building & Maintaining a<br />

Strong School Culture Even<br />

During a Pandemic<br />

Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.<br />

Location: Walnut 208<br />

Presenter(s):<br />

• Caleb Smith, Principal, Newton High<br />

School<br />

• Ben Reed<br />

• Everardo Flores<br />

• Blake Smith<br />

Presentation will give a variety of ideas on how<br />

to build and maintain a strong school culture with<br />

specific action steps we used at Newton High<br />

School.<br />

Developing and Facilitating<br />

Collaborative Groups<br />

Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.<br />

Location: Maple 205<br />

Presenter(s):<br />

• Dr. Deborah J. Hamm, Co-Director<br />

Corbin Connect, Wichita State<br />

University<br />

COVID-19 has forced schools to adapt. Has<br />

it made us adaptive? How might we cultivate<br />

our abilities to facilitate collaborative groups<br />

and become better group members to advance<br />

our work in classrooms, board rooms, and<br />

during meetings? This session will introduce<br />

participants to components of Adaptive Schools<br />

and provide participants with tips for working<br />

more collaboratively and being adaptive as we<br />

continue to navigate the changes we have seen.<br />

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Supporting & Mentoring<br />

Female Leaders as a Male<br />

Administrator<br />

Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.<br />

Location: Birch 203<br />

Presenter(s):<br />

• Sue Givens, Leadership Services<br />

State Field Specialist, <strong>Kansas</strong><br />

Association of School Boards<br />

• Brett White, Superintendent, USD<br />

385 Andover<br />

Despite years of focus on equity, numbers<br />

of female administrators in <strong>Kansas</strong> has not<br />

significantly increased. KASB and <strong>USA</strong>/<strong>Kansas</strong><br />

have collaborated to bring support to women<br />

leaders through initiatives such as Women<br />

Connecting with Women and the KS Women’s<br />

Leadership Summit. The initiatives will have<br />

greater impact on change by adding male<br />

voices to the conversations. This session will<br />

focus on how male leaders can contribute to<br />

equalizing the <strong>Kansas</strong> educational leadership<br />

gender imbalance through support and<br />

mentoring.<br />

#<strong>USA</strong>KSgolden<br />

Establishing an Effective<br />

Mental Health Team at CES<br />

Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.<br />

Location: Cedar 204<br />

Presenter(s):<br />

• Eric Hoops, Principal, Chanute<br />

Elementary School - USD 413<br />

• Brooke Wire, Chanute Elementary<br />

School Assistant Principal<br />

• Jenn Rausch, Chanute Elementary<br />

School Assistant Principal<br />

• Dr. Kellen Adams, USD 413 Chanute<br />

Public Schools Superintendent<br />

Do you have the need to establish an effective<br />

mental health team in your school? If so, this is<br />

the presentation for you. This presentation will<br />

focus on three main points. First, the resources<br />

that are available to students at CES will be<br />

shared. The resources discussed the following<br />

staff members: Building Administration,<br />

School Counselors, Communities in Schools,<br />

Mental Health Liaison, Case Manager and<br />

Social Worker. Second, the process used to<br />

establish the CES Mental Health Team from<br />

these resources will be presented. Finally, the<br />

implementation plan of the resources provided<br />

by the Mental Health Team will be discussed.<br />

In addition to these resources, CES has plans to<br />

continue the growth of this program!<br />

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Vendor Classroom Sessions<br />

Ameritime LLC.<br />

Location: Vendor Hall, Booth #82<br />

Wednesday, 6.2.<strong>2021</strong><br />

• 2:45 – Ready to retire? What is the optimal decision for you and your family?<br />

• 3:15 – What are the risks of a 30-year retirement?<br />

• 3:45 – Which of the 42 KPERS pension options should you choose?<br />

Thursday, 6.3.<strong>2021</strong><br />

• 8:30 – Which of the 42 KPERS pension options should you choose?<br />

• 10:15 – Will you outlive your money in retirement?<br />

• 12:15 – Ready to retire? What is the optimal decision for you and your family?<br />

• 2:15 – What are the risks of a 30-year retirement?<br />

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#<strong>USA</strong>KSgolden<br />

DLR Group<br />

Location: Vendor Hall, Booth #94<br />

Wednesday, 6.2.<strong>2021</strong><br />

• 1:30 p.m. - Inquiry Based Hybrid Learning as an Equitable Approach to Learning. Ian Kilpatrick,<br />

Design Leader, AIA, NCARB<br />

Thursday, 6.3.<strong>2021</strong><br />

• 9:30 a.m. – Integrated Design Project Delivery Benefits. Jonathan Draheim, Mechanical<br />

Engineer, PE, LEED AP BD+C, BEMP<br />

• 11:00 am – What if you could see the quality of the air in your schools? Sonrai IAQ Software.<br />

• 1:30 p.m. – Repositioning your School or District Brand. Adam Wells, Experiential Graphics<br />

Design Leader (virtual)<br />

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#<strong>USA</strong>KSgolden<br />

Hutton<br />

Location: Vendor Hall, Booth #87<br />

Wednesday, 6.2.<strong>2021</strong><br />

• 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.<br />

• Facility Maintenance Expertise<br />

• Get expert advice on facility maintenance – from cost-cutting prevention to urgent concerns to<br />

long-term master planning – in this townhall-style session with Hutton Director of Facility Services<br />

Jeff Hohnbaum.<br />

Thursday, 6.3.<strong>2021</strong><br />

• 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.<br />

• Facility Maintenance Expertise<br />

• Get expert advice on facility maintenance – from cost-cutting prevention to urgent concerns to<br />

long-term master planning – in this townhall-style session with Hutton Director of Facility Services<br />

Jeff Hohnbaum.<br />

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Vendor Classroom Sessions<br />

SafeDefend<br />

Location: Vendor Hall, Booth #76<br />

Wednesday, 6.2.<strong>2021</strong><br />

• 2:00 p.m. - When a staff member crosses the line; preventing, responding and managing<br />

inappropriate or dangerous staff involvement with a student.<br />

• 4:00 p.m. - Mental Health Toolbox: A district level approach in providing staff with the tools,<br />

resources and skills needed to address mental health needs in Covid influenced world.<br />

Thursday, 6.3.<strong>2021</strong><br />

• 10:00 a.m. - How SafeDefend is changing the culture and safety climate in schools<br />

• 11:30 a.m. - When a staff member crosses the line; preventing, responding and managing<br />

inappropriate or dangerous staff involvement with a student.<br />

• 1:30 p.m. - Mental Health Toolbox: A district level approach in providing staff with the tools,<br />

resources and skills needed to address mental health needs in Covid influenced world.<br />

• 2:30 p.m. - SafeDefend in <strong>2021</strong>: How SafeDefend is evolving into the premier crisis<br />

management solution in the country.<br />

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Vendor Classroom Sessions<br />

SpedTrack<br />

Location: Vendor Hall, Booth #77<br />

SpedTrack’s goal is to simplify the process of Special Education. Join us to learn how your staff will<br />

spend less time on paperwork and more time with their students.<br />

Wednesday, 6.2.<strong>2021</strong><br />

• 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., & 4:00 p.m.<br />

Thursday, 6.3.<strong>2021</strong><br />

• 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., & 4:00 p.m.<br />

The Purchasing Cooperative at Greenbush<br />

Location: Vendor Hall, Booth #78<br />

Wednesday, 6.2.<strong>2021</strong><br />

• 1:00 pm - Safety Reimagined<br />

Thursday, 6.3.<strong>2021</strong><br />

• 2:00 p.m. – Indoor Air Quality Matters<br />

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#<strong>USA</strong>KSgolden<br />

Trane<br />

Location: Vendor Hall, Booth #86<br />

Wednesday, 6.2.<strong>2021</strong><br />

• 1:30 p.m. - Optimizing Facility Operations and PBL/WBL <strong>Program</strong>ming with Data-Analytics<br />

• Attendees will learn how the perfect storm that aligns facility-side challenges with facilitiesmanagement-side<br />

challenges is driving the need to assess/align facilities with academic<br />

programming priorities and develop data analytics driven optimization and management<br />

programs. In addition, this awarding winning program engages students in real-world, relevant<br />

and rigorous PBL/WBL programming that utilizes data analytics from district school buildings.<br />

• Dr. Cindy Lane, Governor Kelly’s Council on Education; Jeff Travis, Superintendent, Beloit<br />

USD 273; Blake Vargas, Superintendent, Caney Valley USD 436; Dr. Kelly Arnberger,<br />

Superintendent, Dighton USD 482; Randy Scott, Energy & Mechanical Systems Manager,<br />

Wichita USD 259; Dan Whisler, Trane, Educator in Residence; Keven Ward, Strategic <strong>Program</strong><br />

Consultant<br />

• 2:45 p.m. - ESSER Planning for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) with Data & Science<br />

• Learn how Districts are investing ESSER $s to optimize IAQ in alignment with ASHRAE & CDC<br />

guidance while addressing associated deferred maintenance backlogs at the same time.<br />

• Jeff Travis, Superintendent, Beloit USD 273; Bob Davies, Superintendent, Holton USD 336; Keven<br />

Ward, Strategic <strong>Program</strong>s Consultant<br />

Thursday, 6.3.<strong>2021</strong><br />

• 9:00 a.m. - ESSER Planning for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) with Data & Science<br />

• 10:00 a.m. - Award-Winning BTU Crew Energy Pathway - Physical Science & Env. Science PBL/WBL<br />

• Meeting the goal of “CTE For All Students” and providing more opportunities for career<br />

exploration requires schools to be creative in integrating standards with existing class schedules<br />

and staff for introductory courses. Combined with IPS opportunities for IRC’s can then enhance<br />

Diploma Plus and post-secondary success rates.<br />

• Jay Scott, Secondary Redesign Specialist, KSDE; Meg Richard, Science Education Consultant,<br />

KSDE (by way of video); Clark Coco, NC3 - National Coalition of Certification Centers ; Dan<br />

Whisler, Educator in Residence, Trane<br />

• 11:00 a.m. - Optimizing Facility Operations and PBL/WBL <strong>Program</strong>ming with Data-Analytics<br />

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Closing General Session<br />

Brandon P. Fleming<br />

Eagle Ballroom<br />

Sponsored By:<br />

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.<br />

Friday, June 4, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Association Meeting Hot Breakfast<br />

Time: 7:30-8:15 a.m.<br />

Location: Promenade Walkway<br />

KPA Association Meeting<br />

Time: 8:00-9:15 a.m.<br />

Location: Redbud B<br />

KSSA Association Meeting<br />

Time: 8:00-9:15 a.m.<br />

Location: Redbud C<br />

KASPA Association Meeting<br />

Time: 8:00-9:15 a.m.<br />

Location: Walnut 208<br />

Hot Breakfast<br />

Time: 8:45-9:30 a.m.<br />

Location: Eagle Ballroom<br />

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Brandon P. Fleming’s story of struggle, success, and service has inspired millions around the<br />

world. An at-risk youth and college dropout turned award-winning educator, Fleming is<br />

Assistant Debate Coach at Harvard University and Founder/CEO of the Harvard Diversity<br />

Project. Fleming was recruited to join the Harvard debate faculty at the age of 26. Harvard<br />

later approved Fleming’s proposal to establish a new department within the university<br />

system called the Harvard Diversity Project – an unprecedented pipeline program that the<br />

Harvard Debate Council adopted as its subsidiary. Fleming now leads an executive staff<br />

and board that has raised a million dollars to enroll over 100 students of color into Harvard’s<br />

international summer debate residency on full scholarship. Fleming recruits underserved youth<br />

with no prior debate experience who he then trains to compete against hundreds of elite<br />

debaters from over 25 different countries around the world. For three consecutive years, since<br />

the program’s inception in 2017, every cohort trained by Fleming has won the international<br />

competition, with one group achieving an unprecedented undefeated record as global<br />

champions.<br />

Fleming has established a groundbreaking organization that is pipelining Black youth into Ivy<br />

League and elite colleges & universities. His students have now matriculated to Harvard, Yale,<br />

Stanford, and others alike on full scholarship.<br />

At the age of 29, Fleming was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. MISEDUCATED is<br />

Fleming’s journey – in life and language – from being an at-risk youth and a college dropout<br />

to becoming an award-winning Harvard educator. The book is scheduled to be released in<br />

June of <strong>2021</strong>.<br />

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<strong>USA</strong>-<strong>Kansas</strong> Board of Directors<br />

Christie Meyer – President<br />

Steve Noble – President-Elect<br />

Ryan Jilka – Past President<br />

Michael Argabright - Director<br />

Ben Boothe - Director<br />

Sean Cochran - Director<br />

Rena Duewel - Director<br />

Becca Flowers - Director<br />

Cory Gibson - Director<br />

Eric Hansen - Director<br />

Volora Hanzlicek - Director<br />

Amy Haussler - Director<br />

Andy Koenigs - Director<br />

P.J. Reilly - Director<br />

Eric Sacco - Director<br />

Deanna Scherer - Director<br />

Donna Schmidt - Director<br />

Glen Suppes - Director<br />

G.A. Buie - <strong>USA</strong>-<strong>Kansas</strong><br />

Executive Director<br />

Jerry Henn - <strong>USA</strong>-<strong>Kansas</strong><br />

Assistant Executive Director<br />

<strong>USA</strong>-<strong>Kansas</strong> Staff<br />

G.A. Buie, <strong>USA</strong>-<strong>Kansas</strong><br />

Executive Director<br />

Jerry Henn, <strong>USA</strong>-<strong>Kansas</strong><br />

Assistant Executive Director<br />

Kim Torrez, Business Manager<br />

Jessi Clark, Communications &<br />

Marketing<br />

Sara Chinn, Executive Assistant<br />

Houston Chinn, Outreach<br />

Coordinator<br />

Member Association Presidents<br />

KPA - Ben Jimenez<br />

KSSA - Mike Argabright<br />

KASBO - Merle Hastert<br />

KASCD - Christie Meyer<br />

KASEA - Heath Peine<br />

KLCTE - Travis Riebel<br />

KanSPRA - Kimberly Koop<br />

KASPA - Andy Koenigs<br />

Past <strong>USA</strong>-<strong>Kansas</strong> Presidents<br />

1971-72 Charles L Stuart, KASA<br />

1972-73 Harlan J Trennepohl, KASCD<br />

1973-74 Melvin F McDonald, KASBO<br />

1974-75 O L Plucker, KASA<br />

1975-76 Walter L Davies, KASCD<br />

1976-77 W Wayne Warner, KASBO<br />

1977-78 Jack L Larson, KASSP<br />

1978-79 Donald Crowell, KAESP<br />

1979-80 Ferman P Marsh, KASA<br />

1980-81 Clark Whiting, KASBO<br />

1981-82 Glenn Pyle, KASCD<br />

1982-83 Gerald W Henderson, KASSP<br />

1983-84 Dick McCall, KAESP<br />

1984-85 Donald Herbel, KASEA<br />

1985-87 Leo Lake, KASA<br />

1987-88 Tom Hawk, KASCD<br />

1988-89 John Harris, KASBO<br />

1989-90 James A Gates, KASSP<br />

1990-91 Merry Wade, KAESP<br />

1991-92 Pat Stephens, KASEA<br />

1992-93 Jerry Webster, KASA<br />

1993-94 Gary Marshall, KASCD<br />

1994-95 Robert Balsters, KASBO<br />

1995-96 Jim Sowers, KASSP<br />

1996-97 John Geuy, KAESP<br />

1997-98 Paulette Strong, KASEA<br />

1998-99 Marietta Gray, KAMSA<br />

1999-00 Marceta A Reilly, KASCD<br />

2000-01 Jan Collins, KASA<br />

2001-02 Sharon Zoellner, KASBO<br />

2002-03 Jim Menze, KASSP<br />

2003-04 Janice Strecker, KAESP<br />

2004-05 Susan Sipe, KASEA<br />

2005-06 Sue Givens, KAMSA<br />

2006-07 Dennis Stones, KASA<br />

2007-08 Rob Balsters, KASBO<br />

2008-09 Mary Getto, KASCD<br />

2009-10 Jacque Feist, KASSP<br />

2010-11 Jacque Feist, KASSP<br />

2011-12 Rob Garman, KAESP<br />

2012-13 Bert Moore, KASEA<br />

2013-14 Jill Dickerson, KAMSA<br />

2014-15 Craig Wilford, KSSA<br />

2015-16 Steve Splichal, KASCD<br />

2016-17 Donna Zerr, KASSP<br />

2017-18 Pete Bastian, KAESP<br />

2018-19 Sean Cochran<br />

2019-20 Ryan Jilka<br />

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<strong>USA</strong>-<strong>Kansas</strong> Outstanding Service<br />

Award Winners<br />

1985 Leo Lake<br />

Ferman Marsh<br />

1986 Bob Nispel<br />

1987 Dale Dennis<br />

1988 Chuck Stuart<br />

1989 Cecil Deel<br />

1990 John Bottom<br />

1991 Kent Hurn<br />

1992 Howard Shuler<br />

1993 Fred Campbell<br />

1994 Bill Medley<br />

1995 Tom Jerome<br />

1996 Rosemary Kirby<br />

1997 Sandra Terril<br />

1998 Andy Tompkins<br />

1999 Mike Soetaert<br />

2000 Eliese Holt<br />

2001 Rob Balsters<br />

2002 Mary Devin<br />

2003 Gerald W. Henderson<br />

2004 Ron Wimmer<br />

Sharon Zoellner<br />

2005 Pat Terry<br />

2006 John Heim<br />

2007 Susan Sipe<br />

2008 Sue Givens<br />

2009 Jim Lentz<br />

2010 Dennis Stones<br />

2011 Ralph Beacham<br />

2012 Jacque Feist<br />

2013 Gene Haydock<br />

2014 Norm Wilks<br />

2015 Cynthia Lane<br />

2016 Ron Vinduska<br />

2017 Duane Dorshorst<br />

2018 George Abel<br />

2019 Kelly Gillespie<br />

2020 Dr. Randy Watson


Hyatt Map<br />

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Century II Upper Level<br />

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Century II Lower Level<br />

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Century II Internet Access Code<br />

Process for Logging into Pre-Paid Wi-Fi Account<br />

From device’s Wi-Fi settings connect to Century 2 Wireless<br />

Most devices will automatically display different internet options (this may take a few minutes)<br />

If internet options do not display automatically, open a web browser and refresh the page<br />

To enter user name and password, select Log In with Account<br />

Enter username: <strong>USA</strong>KS21<br />

Enter password: <strong>USA</strong>KS21<br />

You will be redirected to the internet at this time.<br />

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Hyatt Internet Access Code<br />

Network Name: Hyatt-MR<br />

Passwork: <strong>USA</strong>KS<strong>2021</strong><br />

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Save the Date!<br />

51st Annual <strong>USA</strong>-<strong>Kansas</strong> <strong>Conference</strong><br />

June 1-3, 2022<br />

Wichita, KS

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