Dates & Locations

September 15-16, 2016

MAESP/MASA Education Center
Jefferson City, MO 

November 3-4, 2016
MAESP/MASA Education Center
Jefferson City, MO 

March 11-14, 2017
MAESP Leadership Conference
Tan-Tar-A Resort
Osage Beach, MO 

June 1-2, 2017

MAESP/MASA Education Center
Jefferson City, MO 

Typical Two Day Agenda

Day 1  
3:00-5:30 PM   Hotel Check-in
6:00 PM  Cohort Dinner
6:45-8:00 PM  Team Building
  In-Basket Activity
  Reflection Time
Day 2  
   Breakfast on Your Own
8:00 AM  Cohort Learning
12:00 PM Lunch
12:30 PM Reflection
2:00 PM Adjournment

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations will be accepted ONLY if received 14 days or more prior to the initial training and will be subject to a $100 administrative charge.  Any cancellation not received within 14 days of the initial training will be charged the entire fee.


Program Description
The career expectations for elementary and middle level school principals have become increasingly more complex with each new education reform. The job can be exhausting to even the most experienced school leaders.  It is quite common for beginning principals to become overwhelmed with the multitude of skills required to successfully meet the responsibilities of the work. MAESP understands the challenges facing principals and has developed a one year program to assist new principals as they navigate the leadership landscape. 123LEAD is designed to support new principals by establishing a professional network to promote reflection, communication, and build critical interpersonal and problem solving skills necessary for leadership success. This one year structured program of mentoring and guidance is MAESP’s commitment to developing excellent instructional leaders for Missouri schools by providing the support, training, advocacy, and a professional network of colleagues necessary to successfully meet the challenges of the principalship.


A cohort of not more than 20 principals in their first, second or third year as building principals will meet four times during the year to focus on effective building level leadership. Each 1 ½ day retreat held in September, November, and June will meet at the MAESP/MASA Education Center in Jefferson City. One additional meeting will be held in conjunction with the MAESP Leadership Conference at Tan-Tar-A Resort in March. Participants will have many opportunities to learn from experts and experienced leaders, discuss current issues, problem-solve for success, and stay on top of the myriad responsibilities required of effective building principals. Exploring day-to-day issues and understanding the process of change with others will help new administrators sustain their practice by demonstrating effective communication, cultivating positive relationships, strategic collaboration, and professional reflection.


Program Directors
Dr. Tammy Condren
Dr. Condren spent 30 years as an elementary teacher and principal in Southwest Missouri before joining the faculty at Southwest Baptist University in 2013. She was named the Missouri National Distinguished Principal in 2006 and served on the NAESP Board of Directors from 2012-2014. Tammy has been very involved in MAESP serving on the Executive Board for more than 20 years and has worked with many principals in various capacities across the states of Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. She is known as a tireless worker, effective planner, and outstanding facilitator and presenter who  knows the principalship inside and out.

Dr. Rhonda Bishop
Dr. Bishop recently retired from a very successful principal career with the Willard School District. She is currently teaching adjunct classes in the Springfield area and supporting new administrators.  Rhonda was named the Southwest MAESP District Missouri Distinguished principal honoree in 2008. She is recognized as an experienced principal leader, a passionate student advocate, and an energetic mentor to many principals across southwest Missouri.

Annette Cozort
Mrs. Cozort is currently an educational consultant in Missouri following a successful career as an elementary principal in both the Republic and Monett School Districts in Missouri. Annette has been a longtime leader in MAESP, held numerous leadership positions in the profession, and a strong advocate for the education profession. 

Dr. Michael L. Schooley
Dr. Schooley brings more than 35 years’ experience in education including 24 years as an elementary principal before serving as the Deputy Executive Director for the National Association of Elementary School Principals for 5 years.  He is currently in his second year as the Executive Director for the Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals.


• Building Trust

• Being an Effective Change Agent

• Cultural Change

• Balancing Instructional Leadership and Management

• Dealing with Difficult Parents

• Critical Conversations with Staff

• Leadership strengths and styles


123LEAD Eligibility
Participation in the program is designed for principals in their first two years as a building principal. Participants must be current members of MAESP and the program will be limited to 20 principals.

123LEAD Cost
Each school district is asked to contribute $1499 per participant to support the year-long training. All books, resources, instructional materials, facilitator and speaker fees are included. The 3 meetings in Jefferson City include hotel rooms for Thursday evening, Thursday dinner and Friday lunch for each meeting. The March meeting will be held at the MAESP Leadership Conference and includes the MAESP Leadership Conference registration fee. (Tan-Tar-A hotel fees are NOT included) MAESP will also assign an experienced principal mentor for an additional fee by request.

Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals
3550 Amazonas Drive
Jefferson City, MO  65109

Phone: 573-638-2460
Fax:  573-556-6270

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