Recap of the
2022 Fall Conference & Delegate Assembly

Our Fall Conference & Delegate Assembly was a success! Check out presentations and important documents that were shared with the attendees from the various breakout sessions and keynote presentations.


Friday, October 21, 2022

Opening General Session with Dr. Joyce Brooks
There is no better person to kick off our Conference than Dr. Brooks as she guides us through the "Why" in regard to the importance of telling our stories. Our stories matter and our communities need to hear of our successes because they are student success stories. Get ready to work on your district stories.

Morning Breakout Sessions

  • Leadership From the Board Table: Charting your success through effective board agenda planning
    Mapleton School District's Charlotte Ciancio, Superintendent, Mike Crawford, Deputy Superintendent, and Cynthia Croisant, Board President, as they discuss charting your success through effective board agenda planning. You will learn best practices for board agenda planning and dive into how you can improve your planning along with engaging in the eight practices of highly effective boards. 
  • The Essentials of Effective Evaluations: The How and What of Great Practices
    Learn best practices for effective superintendent evaluations from three well known retired superintendents; Glenn McClain
    , George Welsh, and Brian Ewert. You'll gain information on strategies to help you not only create effective evaluations for your district but also help you in providing effective guidance for your one and only employee - your superintendent. 

  • You're a New Board Member and You've Got This!
    A must for all new board members. As public bodies, school boards must comply with a myriad of laws, including laws that govern school board meetings and school district records. Join Sonja McKenzie, General Legal Counsel for Cherry Creek Schools, and Kathleen Sullivan, Legal Counsel at Boulder Valley School District, to learn what board members need to know to conduct legally sound board meetings and respond to open records requests.

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

  • The Story of "Your Investment in Action"
    It is more important than ever to be proactive in our storytelling — Why locally controlled public schools are so important;  Why local decisions and investments in education make a difference; How our schools are a place where every child can learn, grow, thrive, and belong. When community members do not have relevant, first-hand knowledge, they will rely on the news, social media, gossip, and other methods to fill in the knowledge gap. Tracie Rainey with the Colorado School Finance Project and Susan Meek, Project Manager for the ESSER Assistance grant, will review ready-made tools to help school boards/districts effectively communicate with their key audiences – from parents to staff to the general public and media.

  • Student Voice in Trauma-Responsive Practices
    It is estimated that nearly half of all children in the United States have experienced at least one adverse childhood experience. When a school is trauma-responsive it can increase students' coping skills and graduation rates, improve attendance and classroom behavior, as well as provide emotional and physical safety. It has also been noted to decrease incidents of physical aggression, office discipline referrals, and school suspensions. Hear from a panel of high school students on why they believe this practice is important and what they are seeing in their schools as a result of trauma-responsive education.

  • The Portrait of A Graduate: Creating a Collaborative Picture
    Join Karen Cheser, Durango Superintendent, and Kristin Smith, Durango Board President, as they share the experience of a community creating a unity of purpose, a system-wide Portrait of a Graduate, a guaranteed and viable curriculum for ALL students, and an instructional framework focused on deeper learning-all while honoring and celebrating autonomy-with the ultimate goal of students finding their "Ikigai".

Closing General Session with Todd Bittner Ed.S, Norwood School District Superintendent
Disabled from birth, Todd has a clear understanding of overcoming obstacles and has learned firsthand the importance of “meeting someone where they are.” Todd's story is one of positivity and enabling others to succeed. His passion and zest for life will leave you inspired and motivated to meet your board members, district leaders, community, and students where they are as you continue to build upon your district success story.

 Final Resolutions Booklet
Final Resolutions Voting Results
Amended Resolutions to be seen at Annual Business Meeting
Proposed Resolutions Booklet


Magellan Strategies                                                           

                                                     Salesforce: We Bring Companies and Customers TogetherHome | Alma