2022 Educational Office Professionals Conference
July 17-19, 2022
Camden on the Lake Resort
Lake Ozark, MO

Registration Fee:
$199 Early Bird Rate (until June 5th )
$249 Regular Rate (after June 5th)

Tentative Agenda

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Keynote Speakers


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Room Reservations

You must register for the conference before reserving your room at Camden on the Lake.  A group code will be sent to you via email once your conference registration has been received.  The room rate is $137 per night.

Conference Sponsors

Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals (MAESP)

Missouri Council of School Administrators (MCSA)

Mark Iglehart - Forrest T. Jones & Company

Tueth, Keeney, Cooper, Mohan & Jackstadt P.C.

Mickes O'Toole, LLC

EdCounsel
 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations will be accepted ONLY if received before July 1, 2022 and will be subject to a $50 administrative charge. Any cancellations not received by July 1 will be charged the entire fee.

 Session Descriptions


Monday 9:00 - 10:00 AM
First General Session - Keynote Speaker:  Beth Houf

Beth Houf is the proud principal of Fulton Middle School in central Missouri. Beth is the current National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) National Principal of the Year. In addition, she was recognized as a MAESP Missouri National Distinguished Principal in 2016. Additional honors include: MAESP Exemplary New Principal in 2011; 2019 NASSP Digital Principal of the Year; the EducationDive 2019 Principal of the Year; and the 2021-2022 Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals (MOASSP) Principal of the Year. She is the Co-Author of Lead Like a PIRATE: Make School Amazing for Your Students and Staff. Beth also serves as a facilitator for the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Leadership Academy, providing monthly training to state educational leaders. Beth is an international presenter and consultant, also active in her local, state and national principal associations. Ms. Houf is an adjunct professor at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. Under her leadership Fulton Middle School was recognized as a Missouri Exemplary Professional Learning Community and Solution Tree Model Professional Learning Community in 2019. Beth also serves as a principal advisor for Future Ready Schools and is a Solution Tree PLC at Work Associate. Beth's proudest accomplishments are her two sons, Paul and Dawson. She has been honored to help lead schools that both have attended.


Monday 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Second General Session - Be Their Hero:  Trauma Informed Care

Presenter:  Josh Varner

Two out of every three people in the United States are impacted by a traumatic event.  When people experience trauma or an extremely stressful situation, it's normal and natural for them to have a hard time coping afterwards.  I'm passionate about teaching people how to support individuals impacted by trauma. 

During this training participants will learn:

1.  Learn how many students are impacted by childhood trauma and how to identify them.
2.  Learn how the brain and body respond to trauma and how that impacts student behavior. 
3.  Leave with a ‘Call to Action’ and be equipped with many specific tools that are easy to use to support their students.


Monday 12:55 - 1:55 PM
Breakout Sessions - Round 1


The When and How of Responding to Sunshine Law Requests
Heather Igoe, Attorney - Mickes O'Toole
Rebecca James, Attorney - Mickes O'Toole

Join attorneys Heather Igoe and Rebecca James as they discuss Missouri's Sunshine Law and what office professionals need to know in responding to a Sunshine Law request.  This presentation will focus primarily when and how to respond to a Sunshine Law request, as well as tips to help you determine what to include to ensure legal compliance.

Public Relations for Office Personnel
Marci Orr, Director of Communications - MASA

You are the keeper of the school, and you are also your building’s primary communicator. How can you help construct positive district culture through excellent staff and family communication? How do you answer when calls come in regarding an incident in your own or another building (that you may not even know about yet!)? How do you respond when someone speaks about your building leader, staff member, or even you on social media? Let’s talk about how your role cultivates engaging culture and communication through hundreds of interactions every day. 

PSRS/PEERS RetireSmart – Education Essentials
Amanda Wooten, Member Education Supervisor - PSRS/PEERS

The PSRS/PEERS Education Essentials presentation is designed to educate and inform you of the advantages your membership provides you and your loved ones right now and during the remainder of your lifetime. Important information you should be aware of when considering retirement includes retirement eligibility, calculating benefits, the types of benefit plans PSRS/PEERS offers, purchasing service and how to plan ahead for retirement will be covered in this presentation.

Residency, Enrollment and Homeless Issues
Celynda Brasher, Attorney - Tueth, Keeney, Cooper, Mohan & Jackstadt P.C.
Michelle Basi, Attorney - Tueth, Keeney, Cooper, Mohan & Jackstadt P.C.

Where does this student live?  Who makes educational decisions?  Who is responsible?  Residency, enrollment, and McKinney-Vento - How the puzzle pieces fit together!


Monday 2:05 - 3:05 PM
Breakout Sessions - Round 2

The When and How of Responding to Sunshine Law Requests
Heather Igoe, Attorney - Mickes O'Toole
Rebecca James, Attorney - Mickes O'Toole

Join attorneys Heather Igoe and Rebecca James as they discuss Missouri's Sunshine Law and what office professionals need to know in responding to a Sunshine Law request.  This presentation will focus primarily when and how to respond to a Sunshine Law request, as well as tips to help you determine what to include to ensure legal compliance.

Hot Legal Topics for the 22-23 School Year
Emily Omohundro, Attorney - EdCounsel

This session will cover changes in the law coming for school districts, current legal events, and provide a Q&A session for attendees on legal topics.

Dealing with Difficult People
Shonda Ambers-Phillips, Executive Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Kirkwood School District

Description available soon!

Residency, Enrollment and Homeless Issues
Celynda Brasher, Attorney - Tueth, Keeney, Cooper, Mohan & Jackstadt P.C.
Michelle Basi, Attorney - Tueth, Keeney, Cooper, Mohan & Jackstadt P.C.

Where does this student live?  Who makes educational decisions?  Who is responsible?  Residency, enrollment, and McKinney-Vento - How the puzzle pieces fit together!


Monday 3:15 - 4:15 PM
Breakout Sessions - Round 3

Public Relations for Office Personnel
Marci Orr, Director of Communications - MASA

You are the keeper of the school, and you are also your building’s primary communicator. How can you help construct positive district culture through excellent staff and family communication? How do you answer when calls come in regarding an incident in your own or another building (that you may not even know about yet!)? How do you respond when someone speaks about your building leader, staff member, or even you on social media? Let’s talk about how your role cultivates engaging culture and communication through hundreds of interactions every day. 

Hot Legal Topics for the 22-23 School Year
Emily Omohundro, Attorney - EdCounsel

This session will cover changes in the law coming for school districts, current legal events, and provide a Q&A session for attendees on legal topics.

Dealing with Difficult People
Dr. Sharonica Hardin-Bartley, Superintendent - University City School District

Description available soon!

PSRS/PEERS RetireSmart – Education Essentials
Amanda Wooten, Member Education Supervisor - PSRS/PEERS

The PSRS/PEERS Education Essentials presentation is designed to educate and inform you of the advantages your membership provides you and your loved ones right now and during the remainder of your lifetime. Important information you should be aware of when considering retirement includes retirement eligibility, calculating benefits, the types of benefit plans PSRS/PEERS offers, purchasing service and how to plan ahead for retirement will be covered in this presentation.


Tuesday 8:30 - 9:30 AM
Third General Session - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion -
Creating Welcoming Spaces for All
Dr. Sharonica Hardin-Bartley, Superintendent - University City School District

Description available soon!


Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Closing General Session - Keynote Speaker: Dan Meers

Dan Meers has been KC Wolf, the mascot of the Kansas City Chiefs, for more than 30 years. In 2006 he was selected as the first NFL mascot inducted into the Mascot Hall of Fame. Dan travels throughout the United States and the world entertaining thousands of people both in and out of costume. He has performed in over 40 states and 12 different countries. He is in high demand not only as a mascot but also as a humorous and motivational speaker to audiences of all ages. His enthusiasm, optimism and love for life are contagious and make Dan an inspiration to all those he meets. Be it young or old, executive or blue collar, his audiences walk away with a smile and a renewed spirit to live life to the fullest. Whether you’re a Kansas City Chiefs fan or not, you’ll enjoy Dan Meers as he shares his unique wit and wisdom about life.


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

Phone: 573-638-2460
Fax:  573-556-6270
maesp@maesp.com

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