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Wednesday, March 13
 

9:00am

Pre-conference Registration
Wednesday March 13, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Lobby

10:00am

Calling All Advisers! A Fresh Look at Leadership Curriculum
AWSL is proud to announce the recently re-published and re-vamped popular leadership publications: Building Leaders for Life: A High School Leadership Class Curriculum and Starting in the Middle: Leadership Lessons for Middle Level Students. Inspiring Students to Lead is the elementary curriculum manual that features assembly-type leadership workshops that high school  and middle level leaders can deliver to the younger students.  Explore these publications and how they can be incorporated into your leadership programs and schools. This workshop is appropriate for both veteran and rookie advisers as everyone will benefit from discussions centered on leadership philosophy, best practices and equity and opportunity.  

Presenters
avatar for James Layman

James Layman

Program Specialist, Association of Washington Student Leaders
avatar for Joe Fenbert

Joe Fenbert

Leadership Teacher, Association of Washington Student Leaders
avatar for Susan Fortin

Susan Fortin

Administrator, Association of Washington Student Leaders
avatar for Greg Barker

Greg Barker

Administrator, Association of Washington Student Leaders
AWSL started their journey on gathering data about our students. Stop by to hear how we started and brainstorm ways that you might gather better information about your programs.


Wednesday March 13, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm
Meeting Room A/B

10:00am

CharacterStrong: How We Spark Award-Winning Culture
CharacterStrong trainings and curricula have served over 1,000 schools internationally. Schools across the country are being recognized for their intentional work to build a community and culture that cares. From a Washington State ASCD Whole Child Award winner to local news features - CharacterStrong schools have seen huge culture shift and positive increases in their Attendance, Behavior, and Coursework data. How do we replicate this success? From their experience in-peron in over 800 schools, John Norlin and Houston Kraft will share the high-leverage tools, strategies, and activities that have helped build more empathy, engagement, and compassion in classrooms and on campuses. In this resource-PACKED session, learn how you can get students AND staff to focus on relationships, systematically build character and SEL skills, and develop your own award-winning culture.

Presenters
HK

Houston Kraft

Co-founder of CharacterStrong/Speaker/Kindness Advocate, Character Strong
avatar for John Norlin

John Norlin

Co-founder of CharacterStrong, Director Mt Adams Leadership, Character Strong


Wednesday March 13, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm
Meeting Room H

10:00am

Creating Digital First Responders
  • Train your students and staff to respond to negative online incidents
  • Receive training on how to work with your students for a measurable decrease in online related discipline
  • Lessons to engage and foster conversations to build a positive school climate and culture online and offline
  • Projects and activity ideas to grow your programs and build positive social media campaigns
  • Strategies to model and guide students online and develop a positive social media presence

Presenters
avatar for Kim Karr

Kim Karr

Other, #ICANHELP


Wednesday March 13, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm
Meeting Room E/F

10:00am

ENVOLVE: The World’s Most Engaging Activities
Tired of only certain groups of students participating in on-campus activities? Sick of begging students to dress up for spirit days, attend dances, or take part in pep assemblies? Let’s bring the action to them! In this fast-paced session, we will cover student engagement as a hands-on model, backed by data and proven in schools all across the country. Want to know how the most spirited and inclusive schools in America are formed? Come in and see for yourself!

Presenters
avatar for Scott Backovich

Scott Backovich

Youth Motivational Speaker, Scott Backovich Communications
Youth motivational speaker Scott Backovich has dedicated his life to doing one thing: inspiring teens through speaking at their level.He’s been a featured speaker at conferences and schools across North America, appeared regularly on both television and radio as a teen help advocate... Read More →


Wednesday March 13, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm
Meeting Room D

10:00am

Practical Guide to ASB Finance
An overview of laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures that pertain to ASB funds. Included are strategies and helpful hints on how a district or school can handle ASB funds and stay in compliance with all the regulatory agencies that have an interest in these public funds for students’ extracurricular use that are Cultural, Athletic, Recreational, or Social in nature.

Presenters
avatar for Marty Fortin

Marty Fortin

Administrator, Association of Washington Student Leaders
This is my 40th WACA conference.


Wednesday March 13, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm
Great Hall D

1:00pm

Registration
Find your Area Rep to check in to the conference and get your swag bag!

Wednesday March 13, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Lobby

1:15pm

Lunch - Pre-Conference Participants Only
Wednesday March 13, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Great Hall

1:45pm

Connecting Administrators
Presenters
KD

Kia duNann

Administrator, Snohomish High School


Wednesday March 13, 2019 1:45pm - 2:10pm
Meeting Room D

1:45pm

Connecting Secretaries
Presenters
DC

Dick Caldwell

Retired Teacher


Wednesday March 13, 2019 1:45pm - 2:10pm
Meeting Room E/F

1:45pm

New to the Crew
Presenters
avatar for Guy Simpson

Guy Simpson

WACA President Elect, Ridgeline Middle School
LR

Laurel Robillard

WACA Past President, Yelm Middle School


Wednesday March 13, 2019 1:45pm - 2:10pm
Meeting Room H

2:15pm

Session 1A—Speaker Showcase - Isaac Butts
Anti-Bullying “Take Back Your Value”
In this session I will be highlighting the life-empowering process behind molding PURPOSE and SELF VALUE. The learning target in this session will be for attendees to understand what it takes to build up the people around them and the mindset needed to take back every ounce of self value they may have lost. Attendees will walk away ready to empower their schools.

Presenters
avatar for Isaac Butts

Isaac Butts

Speaker/Author/Youth Expert, Wake Up Nation
Isaac Butts is a leading expert in youth empowerment and motivational speaking. Isaac started his speaking career in 2011. His down to earth, passionate, funny, and straight to the point style allows him to connect easily with his audiences. Growing up with the last name “BUTTS... Read More →


Wednesday March 13, 2019 2:15pm - 2:45pm
Meeting Room G

2:15pm

Session 1A—Speaker Showcase - Jake Kelfer
Elevate Your Leadership
In Elevate Your Leadership, Jake takes you behind the scenes into what makes a great leader who can achieve the highest form of personal success and happiness while at the same time inspiring others to achieve it as well. In this performance, Jake uses his own stories, energy, authenticity, and entertainment as a way to capture the audience’s attention and motivate them to be a better leader. Through the principles of taking intentional action, building authentic and genuine relationships, and having fun along the journey, Jake leaves his audience with the knowledge and inspiration to elevate their leadership and live a life full of fun and purpose!

Presenters
avatar for Jake Kelfer

Jake Kelfer

Other, JK Management
Based on the bestselling book Elevate Your Network, Kelfer offers lessons and inspiration drawn from thousands of interactions and experiences with people from across the globe. In a world run by people, relationships drive happiness, success, wealth, love, and more. In this practical... Read More →


Wednesday March 13, 2019 2:15pm - 2:45pm
Great Hall D

2:15pm

Session 1A—Speaker Showcase - Kyle Willkom
Accepting the Hero Challenge
Kyle never thought he was a hero; in fact, he’s pretty much always been the opposite. After all, what kind of hero uses puns daily, is allergic to bees and bananas, and eats slower than anyone else in the world? The term “Hero” was reserved for people of a higher stature, like Superman and Wonder Woman. But on a sunny California beach, an unexpected crisis taught him that not all heroes wear a cape, and that it is often small choices that lead us to heroic action. With help from his guitar, Kyle delivers a hilarious yet heartfelt message of servant leadership. He will challenge participants to find opportunities to be a HERO on a daily basis.

Presenters
avatar for Kyle Willkom

Kyle Willkom

Keynote Speaker/Author/Entrepreneur, The Fisher Agency
Kyle never thought he was a hero; in fact, he's pretty much always been the opposite. After all, what kind of hero uses puns daily, is allergic to bees and bananas, and eats slower than anyone else in the world? The term "Hero" was reserved for people of a higher stature, like Superman... Read More →


Wednesday March 13, 2019 2:15pm - 2:45pm
Meeting Room C

2:50pm

Session 1B—Speaker Showcase - Isaac Butts
Anti-Bullying “Take Back Your Value”
In this session I will be highlighting the life-empowering process behind molding PURPOSE and SELF VALUE. The learni ng target in this session will be for attendees to understand what it takes to build up the people around them and the mindset needed to take back every ounce of self value they may have lost. Attendees will walk away ready to empower their schools.

Presenters
avatar for Isaac Butts

Isaac Butts

Speaker/Author/Youth Expert, Wake Up Nation
Isaac Butts is a leading expert in youth empowerment and motivational speaking. Isaac started his speaking career in 2011. His down to earth, passionate, funny, and straight to the point style allows him to connect easily with his audiences. Growing up with the last name “BUTTS... Read More →


Wednesday March 13, 2019 2:50pm - 3:20pm
Meeting Room G

2:50pm

Session 1B—Speaker Showcase - Kyle Willkom
Accepting the Hero Challenge
Kyle never thought he was a hero; in fact, he’s pretty much always been the opposite. After all, what kind of hero uses puns daily, is allergic to bees and bananas, and eats slower than anyone else in the world? The term “Hero” was reserved for people of a higher stature, like Superman and Wonder Woman. But on a sunny California beach, an unexpected crisis taught him that not all heroes wear a cape, and that it is often small choices that lead us to heroic action. With help from his guitar, Kyle delivers a hilarious yet heartfelt message of servant leadership. He will challenge participants to find opportunities to be a HERO on a daily basis.

Presenters
avatar for Kyle Willkom

Kyle Willkom

Keynote Speaker/Author/Entrepreneur, The Fisher Agency
Kyle never thought he was a hero; in fact, he's pretty much always been the opposite. After all, what kind of hero uses puns daily, is allergic to bees and bananas, and eats slower than anyone else in the world? The term "Hero" was reserved for people of a higher stature, like Superman... Read More →


Wednesday March 13, 2019 2:50pm - 3:20pm
Meeting Room C

2:50pm

Session 1B—Speaker Showcase -Jake Kelfer
Elevate Your Leadership
In Elevate Your Leadership, Jake takes you behind the scenes into what makes a great leader who can achieve the highest form of personal success and happiness while at the same time inspiring others to achieve it as well. In this performance, Jake uses his own stories, energy, authenticity, and entertainment as a way to capture the audience’s attention and motivate them to be a better leader. Through the principles of taking intentional action, building authentic and genuine relationships, and having fun along the journey, Jake leaves his audience with the knowledge and inspiration to elevate their leadership and live a life full of fun and purpose!

Presenters
avatar for Jake Kelfer

Jake Kelfer

Other, JK Management
Based on the bestselling book Elevate Your Network, Kelfer offers lessons and inspiration drawn from thousands of interactions and experiences with people from across the globe. In a world run by people, relationships drive happiness, success, wealth, love, and more. In this practical... Read More →


Wednesday March 13, 2019 2:50pm - 3:20pm
Great Hall D

3:25pm

Session 1C—Speaker Showcase - Isaac Butts
Anti-Bullying “Take Back Your Value”
In this session I will be highlighting the life-empowering process behind molding PURPOSE and SELF VALUE. The learning target in this session will be for attendees to understand what it takes to build up the people around them and the mindset needed to take back every ounce of self value they may have lost. Attendees will walk away ready to empower their schools.

Presenters
avatar for Isaac Butts

Isaac Butts

Speaker/Author/Youth Expert, Wake Up Nation
Isaac Butts is a leading expert in youth empowerment and motivational speaking. Isaac started his speaking career in 2011. His down to earth, passionate, funny, and straight to the point style allows him to connect easily with his audiences. Growing up with the last name “BUTTS... Read More →


Wednesday March 13, 2019 3:25pm - 3:55pm
Meeting Room G

3:25pm

Session 1C—Speaker Showcase - Kyle Willkom
Accepting the Hero Challenge
Kyle never thought he was a hero; in fact, he’s pretty much always been the opposite. After all, what kind of hero uses puns daily, is allergic to bees and bananas, and eats slower than anyone else in the world? The term “Hero” was reserved for people of a higher stature, like Superman and Wonder Woman. But on a sunny California beach, an unexpected crisis taught him that not all heroes wear a cape, and that it is often small choices that lead us to heroic action. With help from his guitar, Kyle delivers a hilarious yet heartfelt message of servant leadership. He will challenge participants to find opportunities to be a HERO on a daily basis.

Presenters
avatar for Kyle Willkom

Kyle Willkom

Keynote Speaker/Author/Entrepreneur, The Fisher Agency
Kyle never thought he was a hero; in fact, he's pretty much always been the opposite. After all, what kind of hero uses puns daily, is allergic to bees and bananas, and eats slower than anyone else in the world? The term "Hero" was reserved for people of a higher stature, like Superman... Read More →


Wednesday March 13, 2019 3:25pm - 3:55pm
Meeting Room C

3:25pm

Session 1C—Speaker Showcase -Jake Kelfer
Elevate Your Leadership
In Elevate Your Leadership, Jake takes you behind the scenes into what makes a great leader who can achieve the highest form of personal success and happiness while at the same time inspiring others to achieve it as well. In this performance, Jake uses his own stories, energy, authenticity, and entertainment as a way to capture the audience’s attention and motivate them to be a better leader. Through the principles of taking intentional action, building authentic and genuine relationships, and having fun along the journey, Jake leaves his audience with the knowledge and inspiration to elevate their leadership and live a life full of fun and purpose!

Presenters
avatar for Jake Kelfer

Jake Kelfer

Other, JK Management
Based on the bestselling book Elevate Your Network, Kelfer offers lessons and inspiration drawn from thousands of interactions and experiences with people from across the globe. In a world run by people, relationships drive happiness, success, wealth, love, and more. In this practical... Read More →


Wednesday March 13, 2019 3:25pm - 3:55pm
Great Hall D

4:05pm

Session 2—Welcome/Conference Overview
Presenters
KB

Karin Blomquist

WACA President, Cashmere


Wednesday March 13, 2019 4:05pm - 4:20pm
Great Hall

4:20pm

5:15pm

Session 4—Area Meetings - Area 1
FOCUS: The Three Tracks
  1. Welcome!
  2. Entry Question: WACA WHY?
  3. Community + Connection Building: Let's get to know each other!
  4. WACA Nuts + Bolts: Program + Sched, visit Partner booths, Elections, Barnes + Noble Table


Presenters
avatar for Jaime Johnson

Jaime Johnson

Activities Coordinator, Monroe High School
- personal growth and that being a good human is being a great leader | - project management - how to effectively plan and execute events | - professional development - love to lead workshops for adults and kids alike.


Wednesday March 13, 2019 5:15pm - 5:45pm
Meeting Room D

5:15pm

Session 4—Area Meetings - Area 2
Presenters
MM

Michelle Munson

Area 2 Rep, Liberty High School


Wednesday March 13, 2019 5:15pm - 5:45pm
Meeting Room H

5:15pm

Session 4—Area Meetings - Area 3
Presenters
avatar for Caleb Knox

Caleb Knox

Area 3 Rep, Sumner High School
Sufjan Stevens, Against Me!, Animal Collective, Weezer, Girl Talk, The Tallest Man On Earth, Kanye West, The National, She & Him, Local Natives, Death Cab for Cutie, fun., Radiohead, Vampire Weekend, Five Iron Frenzy, Yeasayer, Sigur Ros, The Killers, Alkaline Trio, Bob Dylan, The... Read More →


Wednesday March 13, 2019 5:15pm - 5:45pm
Meeting Room C

5:15pm

Session 4—Area Meetings - Area 4
Presenters
BC

Becky Cruz

Area 4 Rep, Evergreen High School


Wednesday March 13, 2019 5:15pm - 5:45pm
Meeting Room G

5:15pm

Session 4—Area Meetings - Area 5
Presenters
SH

Stacia Hardie

Asst Principal/ Activities Director, Eastmont HS


Wednesday March 13, 2019 5:15pm - 5:45pm
Meeting Room A

5:15pm

Session 4—Area Meetings - Area 6
Presenters
avatar for Susie Bennett

Susie Bennett

WACA Area 6 Rep, Teacher, Culture Coach, Selah Middle School + Blue Sky Culture
Susie Bennett cultivates culture in all areas of her life. From teaching growth mindset at Selah Middle School to facilitating student mentors, culture is the foundation of her work. Additionally, Susie serves as the Selah School District Culture Coordinator. The focus of this position... Read More →


Wednesday March 13, 2019 5:15pm - 5:45pm
Meeting Room E

5:15pm

Session 4—Area Meetings - Area 7
Presenters
BC

Bryan Conrad

Area 7 Rep, Horizon Middle School


Wednesday March 13, 2019 5:15pm - 5:45pm
Board Room

5:15pm

Session 4—Area Meetings - Area 8
Presenters
JB

John Bittinger

Area 8 Rep, Richland High School


Wednesday March 13, 2019 5:15pm - 5:45pm
Meeting Room F

5:15pm

Session 4—Area Meetings - Area 9
Presenters
JN

Jen Nelson

Area 9 Rep, Yelm Middle School


Wednesday March 13, 2019 5:15pm - 5:45pm
Meeting Room B

5:45pm

Dinner
Wednesday March 13, 2019 5:45pm - 6:30pm
Great Hall

6:45pm

Session 5—General Session -YOU DO WHHHAAT?
How many times do people ask, “What is it you do?” How do you respond? Let’s talk about how you create a special place where students and staffulty want to come! How do you connect and engage students to “WHHHAAT it is that you DO! Let’s start by Building the World’s Greatest Schools which is a special place that focuses on creating a culture of significance where everyone matters!

Presenters
avatar for Richard Parkhouse

Richard Parkhouse

Worlds Greatest Schools Consulting
Create a "culture of significance where everyone matters℠".   Park brings 40 plus years of experience in building the World's Greatest Student Leaders. Our training empowers Student Leaders to develop and create a school culture of GREATNESS! Culture is TAUGHT and at the World's... Read More →


Wednesday March 13, 2019 6:45pm - 8:00pm
Great Hall

8:00pm

Social
Wednesday March 13, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Great Hall
 
Thursday, March 14
 

7:00am

8:00am

Partners
Thursday March 14, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Great Hall

9:00am

Session 6—Area Meetings - Area 1
FOCUS: Support
  1. Entry Question: Describe what or where you need support in your building?
  2. Raffle and Fun!
  3. Partners
  4. Build connection and growth through attending the classes
  5. Nuts + Bolts: Advisor Certification, Election form due today, Clock hours at close of conference 

Presenters
avatar for Jaime Johnson

Jaime Johnson

Activities Coordinator, Monroe High School
- personal growth and that being a good human is being a great leader | - project management - how to effectively plan and execute events | - professional development - love to lead workshops for adults and kids alike.


Thursday March 14, 2019 9:00am - 9:30am
Meeting Room D

9:00am

Session 6—Area Meetings - Area 2
Presenters
MM

Michelle Munson

Area 2 Rep, Liberty High School


Thursday March 14, 2019 9:00am - 9:30am
Meeting Room H

9:00am

Session 6—Area Meetings - Area 3
Presenters
avatar for Caleb Knox

Caleb Knox

Area 3 Rep, Sumner High School
Sufjan Stevens, Against Me!, Animal Collective, Weezer, Girl Talk, The Tallest Man On Earth, Kanye West, The National, She & Him, Local Natives, Death Cab for Cutie, fun., Radiohead, Vampire Weekend, Five Iron Frenzy, Yeasayer, Sigur Ros, The Killers, Alkaline Trio, Bob Dylan, The... Read More →


Thursday March 14, 2019 9:00am - 9:30am
Meeting Room C

9:00am

Session 6—Area Meetings - Area 4
Presenters
BC

Becky Cruz

Area 4 Rep, Evergreen High School


Thursday March 14, 2019 9:00am - 9:30am
Meeting Room G

9:00am

Session 6—Area Meetings - Area 5
Presenters
SH

Stacia Hardie

Asst Principal/ Activities Director, Eastmont HS


Thursday March 14, 2019 9:00am - 9:30am
Meeting Room A

9:00am

Session 6—Area Meetings - Area 6
Presenters
avatar for Susie Bennett

Susie Bennett

WACA Area 6 Rep, Teacher, Culture Coach, Selah Middle School + Blue Sky Culture
Susie Bennett cultivates culture in all areas of her life. From teaching growth mindset at Selah Middle School to facilitating student mentors, culture is the foundation of her work. Additionally, Susie serves as the Selah School District Culture Coordinator. The focus of this position... Read More →


Thursday March 14, 2019 9:00am - 9:30am
Meeting Room E

9:00am

Session 6—Area Meetings - Area 7
Presenters
BC

Bryan Conrad

Area 7 Rep, Horizon Middle School


Thursday March 14, 2019 9:00am - 9:30am
Board Room

9:00am

Session 6—Area Meetings - Area 8
Presenters
JB

John Bittinger

Area 8 Rep, Richland High School


Thursday March 14, 2019 9:00am - 9:30am
Meeting Room F

9:00am

Session 6—Area Meetings - Area 9
Presenters
JN

Jen Nelson

Area 9 Rep, Yelm Middle School


Thursday March 14, 2019 9:00am - 9:30am
Meeting Room B

9:40am

Session 7—General Session - A Better High: Laugh, Love and Leadership
This hilarious and thought-provoking presentation focuses on resilience, mental health and stress reduction.  It has been described as the perfect combination of stand-up comedy, interactive demonstrations and inspirational stories.  Matt empowers students to be leaders in their lives and make changes in their environment.  During the program, he also shares his own story of student leadership, as the founder of a nationally-recognized student group at Bucknell University (PA) that recently celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary.

Presenters
avatar for Matt Bellace

Matt Bellace

Speaker/Psychologist/Comedian, Matt Bellace, PhD Presentations, LLC


Thursday March 14, 2019 9:40am - 11:00am
Great Hall

11:10am

Session 8— Starting Your Year Off Right!
Starting your year off on the right foot sets the tone for your ASB and school year. Learn how Bonney Lake High School’s leadership team walks into the first day of school already running full speed ahead. We will take you through every aspect of how we set our team up for success starting in March the previous year, to the Friday of the first week of school, so your team can be successful in creating the culture you want for your school.  

Presenters
avatar for Charlie Hilen

Charlie Hilen

ASB Adviser, Bonney Lake High School
6th year ASB Adviser, 8 years in teaching. I teach ASB-Leadership, Digital Photo and Digital Broadcasting. Been involved in student leadership since 2001. Mt. Baker Leadership Senior Councilor.


Thursday March 14, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room E

11:10am

Session 8—Bookkeeper & Advisor Tips and Tricks
This Activity  Coordinator and Bookkeeper duo will share organizational tips and tricks  including how they prepare their annual ASB budget; fundraisers and  reconciliations; and working with coaches, club advisers and booster clubs.

Presenters
SH

Sarah Heindel

ASB Secretary/Bookkeeper, Inglemoor High School
avatar for Elisabeth Kowalski

Elisabeth Kowalski

Activities Coordinator, Inglemoor High School
I have been teaching for over 15 years. I have been teaching leadership and ASB for the past 6 years. I am now teaching at the school I graduated from (with my former principal as my current boss). I am a Cougar and I love taking vacations to warm beaches :)


Thursday March 14, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room D

11:10am

Session 8—BTG: Better ToGether #unplugtoconnect
How our middle school dealt with the loss of one of its students to suicide by creating a program focused on getting students to unplug to connect. Through a restructuring of the school-wide cell phone policy, classroom talks about social media, devices & gaming, as well as a new outlook and approach for teachers and staff. Work together to create real-life community and model healthy, balanced lifestyle behaviors in our digital on-line lives for our kids/students. Put down the devices: Be Here, Be Present, Be Real, Be BEtter ToGether and unplug to connect.

Presenters
DS

Dana Santos

ASB Adviser, Frontier Middle School


Thursday March 14, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room A

11:10am

Session 8—Building a Positive School Climate
Cashmere High School Principal speaks of tried and true methods and techniques to build a positive culture and climate in our high schools today. Encouraging faculty, working with changing demographics, and successfully navigating our ever-changing student populations will be discussed in this session.

Presenters
TB

Tony Boyle

Cashmere HS


Thursday March 14, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room F

11:10am

Session 8—Cultivating Kindness #nothingmore
Cultivating kindness in students through an intentional mentoring program that focuses on building relationships, love, empathy, and influence. Come see how to ignite your program to include more than orientations and transitions. This session is for new advisers, as well as, advisers that may need a little spark in their program.

Presenters
BC

Bryan Conrad

Area 7 Rep, Horizon Middle School
SF

Starla Fey

Athletic Director, Horizon Middle School
I have been teaching for six years, and I have spent all of those years teaching Language Arts and some Social Studies at Rochester Middle School. I am in my 3rd year as the Leadership teacher and ASB Advisor, so definitely still learning!


Thursday March 14, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
Vista Field

11:10am

Session 8—Emotionally Intelligent Leadership
Two years ago WHS introduced Emotionally Intelligent Leadership into our leadership program in order to meet the growing needs of our young student leaders and student population as a whole. In addition to providing a framework for self-reflection for our students, the Emotionally Intelligent Leadership model has provided an effective compliment to other leadership models that have been a part of our program for years. This session will introduce the concept of emotional intelligence, introduce the EIL model, and discuss how we have integrated this model into our leadership classes and school-wide SEL lessons.

Presenters
avatar for Eric Stanczyk

Eric Stanczyk

Leadership Teacher/AWSL Camp Director, Washington High School


Thursday March 14, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
Great Hall D

11:10am

Session 8—Melting the Ice
Low impact- low threat meeting starters that establish a metaphor for the purpose of the gathering; followed by evaluation tools that serve to give unique input to be used for planning  future activities. Participant will have access to all the PowerPoint presentations and evaluation document samples for their future use.

Presenters
avatar for Marty Fortin

Marty Fortin

Administrator, Association of Washington Student Leaders
This is my 40th WACA conference.


Thursday March 14, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room B

11:10am

Session 8—Mr. Rogers and the Power of Connection
"It's a beautiful day for a neighbor."  Mr. Rogers spoke and lived this with every behavior, intention and action. What if we built that behavior and action into our lives? The transformation it would have in our relationships, in our students, staff and friendships would be monumental. Come discuss and practice some of Mr. Rogers' most important lessons surrounding loving the individual, identifying our feelings, and the power of silence.

Presenters
avatar for Jaime Johnson

Jaime Johnson

Activities Coordinator, Monroe High School
- personal growth and that being a good human is being a great leader | - project management - how to effectively plan and execute events | - professional development - love to lead workshops for adults and kids alike.


Thursday March 14, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
Vista Court

11:10am

Session 8—Practical Ways to Apply an Equity Focus to your Leadership Classroom & Activities Program
Topics include:
1) an activity to help your students begin to analyze equity in their leadership and activities program,
2) tools to help students plan and evaluate projects with an equity lens and
3) how to begin Race & Equity Forums for student talk in your school.

Presenters
avatar for Johanna Phillips

Johanna Phillips

Activities Coordinator, Shorecrest HighSchool
I am really interested in transforming our student leadership mindset to include thinking about race & equity in our work as activity coordinators and leadership teachers. I am excited to be collaborating on the AWSL Equity Committee. Recently I have worked with my Leadership PLC... Read More →
avatar for Brett Vlahovich

Brett Vlahovich

Leadership Teacher, Shorecrest HighSchool


Thursday March 14, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room H

11:10am

Session 8—Student Leadership Triple Threat
Student leadership is and always has been about more than poster painting, spirit days, and event planning. We all know this to be true, but we have all been met with the challenge of justifying what we do and why it is important.  This session will introduce you to the new AWSL Goals and Objectives that are linked to Washington State's Social Emotional Learning Standards and AWSP's Leadership Framework Criteria. Student Leadership, state standards, AND the principal's framework...a powerful combo to offer support and validity to any leadership program.

Presenters
avatar for James Layman

James Layman

Program Specialist, Association of Washington Student Leaders
avatar for Megan Baxter

Megan Baxter

Leadership Teacher, Union High School
avatar for Anecia Grigsby

Anecia Grigsby

Administrator, Sammamish High School


Thursday March 14, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room C

11:10am

Session 8—The Mindful Student
Increased focus, decreased anxiety and promoting a kind, compassionate school culture are just a few of the reasons why schools across the country are choosing to infuse mindfulness into their school day. In this highly interactive workshop, you will learn how to integrate breathing techniques, community building activities and short mindfulness practices into your K-12 setting. Leave with 10+ activities that build strong hearts, mind and bodies, based on the latest research in trauma, mindfulness and positive psychology.
Participants will:
- Understand how the brain and body respond to stress/trauma.
- Explore cutting-edge counseling strategies and interventions based on the latest research in neuroscience, trauma and mindfulness.
- Experience mindfulness activities that help students practice self-regulation, focus and kindness.
- Understand and practice the Regulate, Connect, Reflect Framework.
- Develop a plan to immediately integrate mindfulness into your K-12 setting.

Presenters
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John Graf

Generation Wellness


Thursday March 14, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room G

12:00pm

Lunch
Thursday March 14, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Great Hall

12:00pm

Partners
Thursday March 14, 2019 12:00pm - 1:25pm
Great Hall

1:35pm

Session 9— Equity - An Organizational Journey
Systems and structures are hard to change.  By sharing our current AWSL work we hope to challenge people to look at their own school or organization through the lens of opportunity, access and equity.

Presenters
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James Layman

Program Specialist, Association of Washington Student Leaders
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Joe Fenbert

Leadership Teacher, Association of Washington Student Leaders
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Susan Fortin

Administrator, Association of Washington Student Leaders
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Greg Barker

Administrator, Association of Washington Student Leaders
AWSL started their journey on gathering data about our students. Stop by to hear how we started and brainstorm ways that you might gather better information about your programs.


Thursday March 14, 2019 1:35pm - 2:25pm
Meeting Room H

1:35pm

Session 9—Brand Identity: Create a Style Guide for your School
The secret to school spirit is a clear Brand Identity! This hands-on session will have resources for advisors to create a style-guide to communicate colors, logos, fonts and more!

Presenters
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Sarah Martin

Activities Coordinator, Chief Sealth International High School


Thursday March 14, 2019 1:35pm - 2:25pm
Meeting Room B

1:35pm

Session 9—Culturally Responsive Schools
Equity and diversity have become important areas of professional development recently for those of us in education. Much of the work is focused on what individuals can do in their classrooms. For activities coordinators, equity and diversity are important factors to consider and we must also strive for inclusion and representation when considering school culture and planning school activities. We need to ensure that our school culture and school activities are inclusive and representative of all of the students we serve by casting a critical lens on our own practices and learning from one another about how to improve what we're doing.

Presenters
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Robert Hand

Family and Consumer Sciences and Leadership Teacher, Mount Vernon High School
I am the 2019 WA State Teacher of the Year. I teach kids at Mount Vernon High School. My subjects are Family and Consumer Sciences and Leadership.


Thursday March 14, 2019 1:35pm - 2:25pm
Great Hall D

1:35pm

Session 9—Forming Real Relationship
Tips and tricks for facilitating authentic student-to-student, student-to-self, and student-to-staff relationships. Tried and true lessons that have helped change the culture of my school, while helping students become more reflective and ready to lead! Great for Middle and High School teachers.

Presenters
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Ann McNeil

Leadership Teacher, Centennial Middle School


Thursday March 14, 2019 1:35pm - 2:25pm
Meeting Room A

1:35pm

Session 9—Real Talk- The Down and Dirty on ASB Law!
If you are new to activities or looking for a refresher crash course on ASB law, fundraising and booster guidelines, this might be the session for you. I will be reviewing the top 10 rules for ASB law, sharing some fundraising documents and processes that I created and used in my schools and will share a few tips and tricks about booster clubs. In the world of activities and athletics, there is a ton to remember, so this session will be packed with information, but will definitely cater towards the questions you have. We will monitor and adjust, just like we do every day back at school. I have experience both from the leadership teacher perspective and administrator, so please check this session out and let me know how I can help you and your school.


Presenters
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Kia duNann

Administrator, Snohomish High School


Thursday March 14, 2019 1:35pm - 2:25pm
Meeting Room D

1:35pm

Session 9—RECOGNITION is a verb....not a noun...
The definition of recognition places it firmly as a noun, or a thing, and not an action. In this session you will see how recognition can be more than just a thing done at schools, that it can be an action done to celebrate and validate the students and staff of your school. Recognition programs and techniques implemented at both the high school and middle school level through leadership classes will be discussed and shared, you will leave this session with ideas and materials you can integrate back into your classroom that will foster the positive culture of your school.

Presenters
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Guy Simpson

WACA President Elect, Ridgeline Middle School
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Michelle Munson

Area 2 Rep, Liberty High School


Thursday March 14, 2019 1:35pm - 2:25pm
Vista Court

1:35pm

Session 9—Self-Care is the Healthcare
Feeling worn out, burned out and checked out? Does the never-ending checklist of things to do have you feeling more like a human do-ing and less of a human be-ing? If this sounds familiar, we get it and we're here to help!
In this uplifting and experiential workshop, participants will learn simple tools that re-energize and inspire showing up from a full tank, increasing happiness and productivity. Participants will:
  • Evaluate societal norms and checklist living.
  • Review the effects of daily stress on the brain/body.
  • Explore the ability to rewire our brains for new habits leading to more resiliency, happiness and positive impact.
  • Experience simple strategies that strengthen heart, mind and body.
  • Learn and practice the five Happiness Habits.
  • Leave with a plan to implement simple daily habits that lead to less stress and more success.

Presenters
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John Graf

Generation Wellness


Thursday March 14, 2019 1:35pm - 2:25pm
Meeting Room G

1:35pm

Session 9—The Balanced Leader Program: A New Model for Managing Growth & Programming in Leadership Classes
How do you teach your classes to grow and develop as individual leaders while also managing the day-to-day business of leadership class as it functions within your building? The BLP is a framework, fully-adaptable to your building and students, which provides a way to structure purposeful growth as leadership opportunities occur in a student's real life. As leaders move independently through the four "challenge" phases of the BLP, they work together to plan their own leadership experiences and ultimately become a mentor to others in your building.

Presenters
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Jake Tyrrell

Steilacoom HS


Thursday March 14, 2019 1:35pm - 2:25pm
Meeting Room F

1:35pm

Session 9—The Butterfly Circus Revisited
This session will revisit the short film "The Butterfly Circus" on the 10th anniversary of its release. We will discuss the film, its impact, and ways teachers can use it at school. If you've never seen the film, please come join us. If you know it and love it, please come and share your experience with it.

Handouts available here. 

Presenters
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Jen Nelson

Area 9 Rep, Yelm Middle School
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Tim Turner

WACA Activities Certification Coordinator, Richland High School
I teach language arts and AVID at Richland High School. In addition I am the assistant director of the Mt. Baker High School Leadership Camp at Cispus every summer, and I currently serve as the adviser certification coordinator on the WACA Board.


Thursday March 14, 2019 1:35pm - 2:25pm
Vista Field

1:35pm

Session 9—White Teachers in Brown Classrooms
This session will  explore why it is critically important that white educators be comfortable  talking about race in their classrooms - no matter who their students are.  But how do we start? Come join this discussion; and be prepared to be open,  honest, and vulnerable. We don't know all the answers, but we'll show you why  it makes more sense to stumble forward than to stand safely still.

Presenters
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Leigh Barry

Activities Coordinator, Kent-Meridian High School
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Christy Neuschwander

ASB Adviser, Renton High School


Thursday March 14, 2019 1:35pm - 2:25pm
Meeting Room C

1:35pm

Session 9—Winter Wishes Reimagined
Franklin Pierce High  School, like many other schools around the state, had for years put together  a "Winter Wishes" fundraiser and assembly for their students. In  2017 that changed. For the past two years instead of serving themselves, FPHS  has instead fund raised and blessed a local feeder elementary school with  gifts. So if you too have grown tired of the same ol' gift giving program,  come hear how your school might reimagine Winter Wishes.

Presenters
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Bryan Zagar

Leadership Teacher, Franklin Pierce High School


Thursday March 14, 2019 1:35pm - 2:25pm
Meeting Room E

2:25pm

Partners (Last Chance)
Thursday March 14, 2019 2:25pm - 3:00pm
Great Hall

3:10pm

Session 10—ASB Secretary Round Table Discussion
Come with your questions, ideas, and tricks of the trade to this open forum discussion about everything ASB.

Presenters
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Angie Landes

Cashmere HS


Thursday March 14, 2019 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room D

3:10pm

Session 10—Award Winning Culture: Creating a Student-Led Leadership Podcast
Learn how to develop student empowerment through a LEADERSHIP PODCAST. In this session, you will gain first hand knowledge from inception to production of the creation of an epic new platform. Two educators from an AWARD WINNING CULTURE (2018 ASCD Whole Child Award for Washington and 2018 Global Class Act Award for Kindness) guide you through the process and forever shatter the ceiling on student voice.

Presenters
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Hans Appel

Other, Enterprise Middle School
Hans Appel has worked as a counselor in the Richland School District for the past 18 years and at Enterprise Middle School since it opened. He’s passionate about school culture, servant leadership, and kindness. In 2018, EMS was awarded the ASCD Whole Child Award for the State... Read More →
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Jennifer Appel

Leadership Teacher, Enterprise Middle School
I am currently a teacher at Wildcat Nation in West Richland, WA. Our school has become an award winning culture because of our work with Character Strong in both our advisory and leadership classes. My husband and I are the co-creators of the student led podcast Award Winning C... Read More →


Thursday March 14, 2019 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room A

3:10pm

Session 10—Beyond the Surface
An iceberg is more than a chacter in the Titanic. Come experience a session rooted in connection, and identity. Come learn what lies beneath the surface in all of us.

Presenters
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James Layman

Program Specialist, Association of Washington Student Leaders


Thursday March 14, 2019 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room B

3:10pm

Session 10—Challenge Fridays
Sometimes the hardest part of teaching is creating the connection between the content and what happens outside of our classrooms. Challenge Fridays are designed just for that. During this session we will be presenting different activities that you can do with your class to create that connection to outside of the classroom. This will also include ideas on how to debrief challenges and what to look for as discussion points during a challenge.  We will also be handing out information that you can start your own Challenge Friday next week!


Presenters
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Bob Gallaher

Leadership Teacher, Eastmont High School
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Stacia Hardie

Asst Principal/ Activities Director, Eastmont HS


Thursday March 14, 2019 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Vista Field

3:10pm

Session 10—Identity into Equity - A Personal Journey
Identity exploration is crucial to Equity and Social Justice work. The ability to connect with each other, is to know yourself and your story of origin. Personal racial equity work requires a commitment to look for blind spots and staying in conversation...especially when it gets uncomfortable - which it definitely will! Learning and sharing our stories is how we find our common story of Humanity. We will share our personal journeys of racial identity, as well as provide tools and activities that promote personal reflection to assist your racial identity work as you continue (or begin) your equity journey.

Presenters
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Fernell Miller

Northshore School District
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DeAnna Kilga

Assistant Principal, Auburn School District


Thursday March 14, 2019 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room H

3:10pm

Session 10—Kindness Rocks
Are you looking for a way to express your creativity while doing something great in your community to spread kindness? Trying to come up new ideas for Care Week? This session is for you! Come find out the basics of rock painting, get some great ideas for all artistic levels, and paint some rocks to take home.

Presenters
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Crystal Stengele

Leadership Teacher, Kamiak High School


Thursday March 14, 2019 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room F

3:10pm

Session 10—Listen, Learn, Communcate!
Having Face to Face conversations is so pivotal for today's youth.  With screen time at an all time high (and not going away) now is the time to develop and restore the life skill of "real" conversations.  Being confident to have difficult conversations and truly knowing how to listen will help today's youth now and in the future!

Presenters
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Matt Crevin

Talk Shop
Having Face to Face conversations is so pivotal for todays youth. With screen time at an all time high (and not going away) now is the time to develop and restore the life skill of "real" conversations. Being confident to have difficult conversations and truly knowing how to listen... Read More →


Thursday March 14, 2019 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room E

3:10pm

Session 10—Show me the DATA!
Attendees will discover methods to justify their programs and budgets by gaining insights into student engagement data. Hear from experts on collecting and understanding data from school activities, events, interventions and PBIS. Also learn how to incentivize and reward students for their participation.

Presenters
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Greg Hroch

Co-Owner, Sales Director, 5-Star Students
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John Miller

ASB Adviser, Orting High School
I have been at OHS for 19 years and this is my 10th year as the ASB advisor. Please ask me about our great Homecoming Extravaganza, Winter Wishes, Rock, Paper, Scissors Championship of the Known World, and our student engagement tracker (5 Star)..


Thursday March 14, 2019 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room G

3:10pm

Session 10—Stress Reduction
Is your life a three ring circus, and you're walking a tightrope to get everything accomplished? If so, take a break and join the Stress Reduction workshop. Learn about stress, and some cool ways to identify stress in class. Then we'll chat about how to reduce stress; again we'll introduce some activities that you can use in class. Come and enjoy! No "lion"...you'll be "tamer" when you finish this session!

Presenters
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John Bittinger

Area 8 Rep, Richland High School


Thursday March 14, 2019 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Vista Court

3:10pm

Session 10—The Greatest Mixers on Earth
Come one, come all...learn to pull off the greatest mixers on earth. Come learn fun ways to mix, mingle and move. You can't help but leave with some cool ideas to implement and a smile on your face.

Presenters
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Lana Yenne

WACA Middle School Level Rep, Yelm Middle School
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Laurel Robillard

WACA Past President, Yelm Middle School


Thursday March 14, 2019 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Great Hall D

3:10pm

Session 10—Would Maslow Win Most "Spirited"?
In a quest to deepen my understanding of Maslow's Hierarchy and its application to school climate, culture, and student activities; I came across a concept that radically changed my "Why?" Learn about this idea, the impact on students, and the importance of focusing on event/activities that promote true belonging not "school spirit".

Presenters
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Megan Baxter

Leadership Teacher, Union High School


Thursday March 14, 2019 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room C

4:10pm

Session 11— "Speaking with a Passion: A Youth Advocacy Workshop”
Teens are stronger than we think and capable of more than we can imagine.  The students in Parkland, FL demonstrated that using strong emotion to fuel eloquent and effective presentations over the past year.  Young people vary wildly in terms of their public speaking ability, so this workshop aims to discuss the basics of public speaking and youth advocacy.  The goal is to empower students to speak out to make change in their community.  Participants will have a chance to stand up and speak out on a topic they’re passionate about whether it’s serious or silly.

Presenters
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Matt Bellace

Speaker/Psychologist/Comedian, Matt Bellace, PhD Presentations, LLC


Thursday March 14, 2019 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room D

4:10pm

Session 11—Be Do: Going from a Kindness Week to a Kind Life
Houston has worked with over 600 schools internationally talking about character, culture, and kindness. In this resource-packed & fast-paced session, Houston will walk you through his powerful framework for talking about compassion that promotes immediate action and consistent, sustainable change. You will walk away from this session with videos and handouts of some of the most practical tools & activities Houston has used to help facilitate connection and change the daily culture of classrooms and campuses globally.

Presenters
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Houston Kraft

Co-founder of CharacterStrong/Speaker/Kindness Advocate, Character Strong


Thursday March 14, 2019 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room G

4:10pm

Session 11—Can Teach Us #StudentsCANHELP
Anxiety, Depression and Suicide has increased 37% since smart devices came out according to Pew Research.  How do we train students to control their device instead of devices controlling them? Our answer...let students inspire other students on how they are taking control and using digital for good. #Digital4Good is an event spearheaded by #ICANHELP, a non-profit organization committed to empowering students to play an active role in improving the online environment. Tons of Free Resources & Engaging Activities to Navigate this Digital World.

Presenters
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Kim Karr

Other, #ICANHELP


Thursday March 14, 2019 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room F

4:10pm

Session 11—Drug and Alcohol Education
Geoff’s drug and alcohol keynote is like nothing you have seen before!  His highly entertaining and engaging stories, infused with real world statistics, intertwine perfectly to provide your students with the information they need to make positive choices when it comes to drugs and alcohol.  Come ready to laugh, learn and ask questions.  

Presenters
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Geoff McLachlan

Speaker, The Ovation Company


Thursday March 14, 2019 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room A

4:10pm

Session 11—Elevate Your Network - How Connection Leads to Happiness
Based on the bestselling book Elevate Your Network, Kelfer offers lessons and inspiration drawn from thousands of interactions and experiences with people from across the globe. In a world run by people, relationships drive happiness, success, wealth, love, and more. In this practical and hands on workshop, you will learn how to become a better leader and connector by empowering others at a deeper lever, creating win-win opportunities, and improving your overall quality of relationships.

Presenters
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Jake Kelfer

Other, JK Management
Based on the bestselling book Elevate Your Network, Kelfer offers lessons and inspiration drawn from thousands of interactions and experiences with people from across the globe. In a world run by people, relationships drive happiness, success, wealth, love, and more. In this practical... Read More →


Thursday March 14, 2019 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room E

4:10pm

Session 11—Engage Everyone
We all know that activities advisers work tirelessly to improve school culture. But, what if we’ve made the process of engaging and including students more complicated than it needs to be? What if we could simplify our strategies into a set of tools that anyone could use? In this fast-paced session, Scott Backovich will walk you through a wide array of lessons you can immediately use with your ASB to increase participation and inclusion.

Presenters
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Scott Backovich

Youth Motivational Speaker, Scott Backovich Communications
Youth motivational speaker Scott Backovich has dedicated his life to doing one thing: inspiring teens through speaking at their level.He’s been a featured speaker at conferences and schools across North America, appeared regularly on both television and radio as a teen help advocate... Read More →


Thursday March 14, 2019 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room C

4:10pm

Session 11—Senior Seminar
My Senior Seminar is unconventional. I pose one simple question: what would it feel like to walk into your 50-year reunion? You would be 68 years old and it would be 2069. How much will things cost? How much DID things cost? What types of music will you remember? What type of dancing will you do? How do we even get there? How will you be remembered?
The Senior Seminar is a journey of the “now” and the “what will be”. By combining a mix of relevant information and visceral interactions, seniors are encouraged to use their last days in high school to say (and do) all the things they need to before walking across that stage and collecting that diploma.

Presenters
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Stu Cabe

Speaker, The Ovation Company


Thursday March 14, 2019 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room B

4:10pm

Session 11—Tough and Tender - The Secret Recipe
The most effective leaders are both tough and tender. They can be both kind with compliments and quick with accountability. One major study showed that when people fail to meet commitments, there is less than a 20% chance anyone would approach them honestly. Another study showed how an increase of 18% in effective accountability skills corresponded with an over 40% improvement in productivity. Why is accountability so rare from people entrusted in positions of leadership? This session will provide simple and effective ways that you can lead others through caring compliments and crucial conversations that hold people and yourself accountable to a your mission.

Presenters
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John Norlin

Co-founder of CharacterStrong, Director Mt Adams Leadership, Character Strong


Thursday March 14, 2019 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room H

5:00pm

No Host Social
Thursday March 14, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Lobby

6:00pm

Hall of Fame Banquet
Thursday March 14, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Great Hall

8:30pm

Celebrate WACA Style
Thursday March 14, 2019 8:30pm - 11:00pm
Great Hall
 
Friday, March 15
 

7:00am

8:30am

Session 12—Meet the Pros -- Academic Signing Event
The Academic Signing Event celebrates all senior students and their commitment to continuing their education after high school. Seniors sign a "letter of intent" for the school/military branch/program/apprenticeship they are commiting to, in front of the entire school! This is a joyful event which recognizes next steps, as well as informs and inspires younger students.

Presenters
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Erica Schulle

Activities Coordinator/ASB Advisor/Leadership Teacher, Oak Harbor HS
Teacher • Kindness Advocate • Aspiring Vegan • ASB Advisor • Leadership & Spanish Teacher • Coffee Drinker


Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:35am
Great Hall B/D Table 14

8:30am

Session 12—Meet the Pros -- Activity Hacks for a Busy Adviser
Learn a few tricks of the trade to make life easier as we plan, create, decorate, organize, and energize throughout the school year!  1.0 includes the basics and 2.0 will have a number of tech hacks we've found useful!

Presenters
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Coley Veitenhans

WACA High School Level Rep, Thomas Jefferson


Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:35am
Great Hall B/D Table 2

8:30am

Session 12—Meet the Pros -- Button Bonanza: Making Connections One Button at a Time
Making connections with students is a high priority.  Come and find out how Selah Middle School is making connections with Button Bonanza.  Increase positive student-to-students connections plus staff-to-students connections.  Recognize different activities, sports and more with buttons.

Presenters
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Susie Bennett

WACA Area 6 Rep, Teacher, Culture Coach, Selah Middle School + Blue Sky Culture
Susie Bennett cultivates culture in all areas of her life. From teaching growth mindset at Selah Middle School to facilitating student mentors, culture is the foundation of her work. Additionally, Susie serves as the Selah School District Culture Coordinator. The focus of this position... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:35am
Great Hall B/D Table 5

8:30am

Session 12—Meet the Pros -- Camp Morgan - Prepare to Succeed (6th grade orientation)
This camp was developed to help students transition into middle school and become successful students right away! No more waiting until students feel safe, secure, and ready to learn. Students who attend the camp will be ready to begin the day school starts!

Presenters
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Lori Leach

ASB Adviser, Morgan Middle School - Ellensburg
We are opening our new middle school (6-8) next year after having 8th graders at the high school for six years.


Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:35am
Great Hall B/D Table 11

8:30am

Session 12—Meet the Pros -- Gathering and Using Data: You Gotta Start Somewhere!
AWSL started their journey on gathering data about our students. Stop by to hear how we started and brainstorm ways that you might gather better information about your programs.

Presenters
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Greg Barker

Administrator, Association of Washington Student Leaders
AWSL started their journey on gathering data about our students. Stop by to hear how we started and brainstorm ways that you might gather better information about your programs.


Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:35am
Great Hall B/D Table 12

8:30am

Session 12—Meet the Pros -- Getting Started with an Equity Lens
All systems perfectly produce the results you get. If you are interested in different results, then one needs to analyze the system. Learn how key equity questions can get you started producing the results where all students gain the opportunity to lead.  

Presenters
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Joe Fenbert

Leadership Teacher, Association of Washington Student Leaders


Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:35am
Great Hall B/D Table 13

8:30am

Session 12—Meet the Pros -- Give Before You Get: A New Twist on Winter Wishes
What happens when 3 leadership teachers spend 12 hours in a car together?  They come up with a way to breathe new life and a sense of community into Winter Wishes.  See how one high school took their Winter Wishes program to the next level.  "Give Before You Get" gave students at Washington HS an opportunity to give back to their community before the annual Winter Wishes Assembly.  Before the day was over, students had created blankets; collected toiletries and socks for the homeless; collected and wrapped toys for foster kids; and wrote thank you cards to active duty service members, first responders, and bus drivers.  See what worked (and what didn’t) and share ideas on how to make it even better next year. There will also be candy!!!

Presenters
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Heath Booth

ASB Adviser, Washington High School
Leadership teacher, ASB Advisor and Coach at Washington HS in Parkland


Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:35am
Great Hall B/D Table 6

8:30am

Session 12—Meet the Pros -- Leading After High School
Everyone thinks the Leadership kids are the most likely to have their futures figured out.  That wasn't the case at our school.  We started asking "What can the Leadership program do to prepare our Leadership students for the future?"  Come participate in discussion about how we prepare our students to succeed after High School by providing supports to them now.  Be prepared to share your ideas, too!

Presenters
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Becky Cruz

Area 4 Rep, Evergreen High School


Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:35am
Great Hall B/D Table 4

8:30am

Session 12—Meet the Pros -- Let Your Students Lead the Ice Breakers
Want a fun activity for your leadership class that allows students to practice public speaking and builds a stronger team?  Learn how to organize ice breakers when you have a full leadership class so that everyone can play!  Plus walk away with the handouts and rubrics.

Presenters
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Kristin Sprague

WACA Communications Director, Nisqually Middle School
She has been an ASB advisor for 12 years at Nisqually Middle School in Lacey, and has taught a leadership class for 4 years.  She also serves on AWSL Camp Chinook as Assistantn Director and is the current WACA Communications Coordinator.  When she's not working with student leadership... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:35am
Great Hall B/D Table 15

8:30am

Session 12—Meet the Pros -- Let's Get You a TWITTER
Come learn about how to get started on Twitter, as well as learn about some best practices for more advanced users. Twitter is a great way to enhance your professional learning and connect with amazing educators and perspectives around the world.

Presenters
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Ryan Healy

WACA Technology Coordinator, Ridgeline Middle School
Character Development & SEL teacher, husband, dad, son & brother. Trying to grow as a person daily. 2019 WA Teacher of the Year Finalist. #chooselove


Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:35am
Great Hall B/D Table 1

8:30am

Session 12—Meet the Pros -- Medal of Honor + Veterans Day
Teaching how to use the Medal of Honor Program and blend it into your Veteran’s Day Assembly.  

Presenters
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Karin Blomquist

WACA President, Cashmere


Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:35am
Great Hall B/D Table 20

8:30am

Session 12—Meet the Pros -- Reindeer Games
Fun winter activity that brings rival schools together.  BBQ, music, and games set the stage for a fun night.

Presenters
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Dick Caldwell

Retired Teacher


Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:35am
Great Hall B/D Table 17

8:30am

Session 12—Meet the Pros -- So You Think You Know Google Forms and Sheets?
Sure you've used them for elections, but they can do much more.  If you are a Google school there are things you can do that make use of the real power of sheets.  Show up with questions you might have and gather ideas from things I have done.

Presenters
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Norman Sanford

WACA Treasurer, Evergreen High School
This year is my 51st year of teaching and doing activities. I am currently the Treasurer for WACA. No, I'm not planning to retire in the near future.


Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:35am
Great Hall B/D Table 10

8:30am

Session 12—Meet the Pros -- Stress Balls
Learn how to make easy and inexpensive stress balls.  A great activity for Care Week, AP testing or Staff Appreciation Week. 

Presenters
CS

Crystal Stengele

Leadership Teacher, Kamiak High School


Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:35am
Great Hall B/D Table 19

8:30am

Session 12—Meet the Pros -- Student Recognition
This session will focus on ways to recognize students. It is a compilation of tips I have picked up from others as well as some ideas of my own to highlight more students during the school year.

Presenters
JL

Jennifer Littlefield

ASB Adviser, Rochester Middle School
I have been teaching for six years, and I have spent all of those years teaching Language Arts and some Social Studies at Rochester Middle School. I am in my 3rd year as the Leadership teacher and ASB Advisor, so definitely still learning!


Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:35am
Great Hall B/D Table 18

8:30am

Session 12—Meet the Pros -- Survival of the Fittest Spirit Week and Assembly
At White River HS we hold our Survival of the Fittest (Maroon v. Gold) spirit week and assembly.  This spirit week is specifically geared for fun, team building, and competition during the longest month: March!  Learn what we've done in the past and how we personalize each year.

Presenters
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Jeanette Schuster

Leadership Teacher, White River HS


Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:35am
Great Hall B/D Table 3

8:30am

Session 12—Meet the Pros -- Take Out the Trash: An Exercise in Servant Leadership
Participants rewrite a brief script of the Authoritative Style of Leadership (first) to soften the delivery, and (second) to introduce the first three (of four) Pillars of Servant Leadership.
Typically completed in two rewrites, in this 2019 WACA workshop --with Structured Notes and the Servant Leadership Rubric provided--our 10 minutes will include the attendees writing the second part only.

Presenters
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Shawn Palmer

Executive Director, The Leadership Coalition
A life-long student of leadership with experience across a myriad of leadership environments--from business and volunteerism to academia and the military--Shawn has innovated a fun, engaging, and results-driven curriculum that teaches leaders of all experience levels the core tenets... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:35am
Great Hall B/D Table 8

8:30am

Session 12—Meet the Pros -- The Only Shortcut in Life is to START NOW!
It's what we do on a daily basis that leads to us achieving our definition of success. Practicing small daily actions gives us the chance as teachers and students to turn our visions of success into our reality.  In this session, we will discuss how to increase happiness, prepare for our future, and create deep and meaningful relationships all by starting now.

Presenters
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Jake Kelfer

Other, JK Management
Based on the bestselling book Elevate Your Network, Kelfer offers lessons and inspiration drawn from thousands of interactions and experiences with people from across the globe. In a world run by people, relationships drive happiness, success, wealth, love, and more. In this practical... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:35am
Great Hall B/D Table 9

8:30am

Session 12—Meet the Pros -- The Significant 72: A Plan for the First Three Days of School
With the help of building staff, Mountain View Middle School built a plan for the first three days of school. Lessons were intentionally designed around character development, community building, and school expectations.  Detailed plans for each period's activities can be provided.

Presenters
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Nick Seavello

ASB Adviser, Mountain View Middle School


Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:35am
Great Hall B/D Table 16

8:30am

Session 12—Meet the Pros -- Webbing Loops in the Classroom!?
It's natural to grab a webbing loop to use for an activity at leadership camp, on a challenge course, or at a leadership retreat.  But what about the classroom?  In 10 minutes, we'll share ideas on how to make webbing loops (and other camp props) a regular part of leadership class, or science, or...  You'll see more action than a clown car under the big top!

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John Bittinger

Area 8 Rep, Richland High School


Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:35am
Great Hall B/D Table 7

8:30am

Session 12—Secretaries Round Table

Topic 1                           Work Smarter, Not Harder!
Topic 2                           Financial Software & Forms
Topic 3                           Paperwork/Organizing and filing
Topic 4                           Auditor Issues
Topic 5                           Budgeting/Capacity
Topic 6                           Class & Club Spending
Topic 7                           Middle Level-High School
Topic 8                           Fundraisers 
Topic 9                           Successful Ways to Work with Advisors/Coaches
Topic 10                         Who do you call and when?
Topic 11                         Inventory - Who, What, Why, Where, When


Presenters
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Wendie Jones

ASB Bookkeeper, Marysville-Pilchuck HS


Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:35am
Meeting Room E/F

9:40am

Session 13—Area Meetings - Area 1
FOCUS: Your Takeaways
  1. Entry Question: What inspired you?
  2. Raffle
  3. Feedback for improvement
  4. Election Vote
  5. Close 

Presenters
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Jaime Johnson

Activities Coordinator, Monroe High School
- personal growth and that being a good human is being a great leader | - project management - how to effectively plan and execute events | - professional development - love to lead workshops for adults and kids alike.


Friday March 15, 2019 9:40am - 10:15am
Meeting Room D

9:40am

Session 13—Area Meetings - Area 2
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Michelle Munson

Area 2 Rep, Liberty High School


Friday March 15, 2019 9:40am - 10:15am
Meeting Room H

9:40am

Session 13—Area Meetings - Area 3
Presenters
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Caleb Knox

Area 3 Rep, Sumner High School
Sufjan Stevens, Against Me!, Animal Collective, Weezer, Girl Talk, The Tallest Man On Earth, Kanye West, The National, She & Him, Local Natives, Death Cab for Cutie, fun., Radiohead, Vampire Weekend, Five Iron Frenzy, Yeasayer, Sigur Ros, The Killers, Alkaline Trio, Bob Dylan, The... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 9:40am - 10:15am
Meeting Room C

9:40am

Session 13—Area Meetings - Area 4
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Becky Cruz

Area 4 Rep, Evergreen High School


Friday March 15, 2019 9:40am - 10:15am
Meeting Room G

9:40am

Session 13—Area Meetings - Area 5
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Stacia Hardie

Asst Principal/ Activities Director, Eastmont HS


Friday March 15, 2019 9:40am - 10:15am
Meeting Room A

9:40am

Session 13—Area Meetings - Area 6
Presenters
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Susie Bennett

WACA Area 6 Rep, Teacher, Culture Coach, Selah Middle School + Blue Sky Culture
Susie Bennett cultivates culture in all areas of her life. From teaching growth mindset at Selah Middle School to facilitating student mentors, culture is the foundation of her work. Additionally, Susie serves as the Selah School District Culture Coordinator. The focus of this position... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 9:40am - 10:15am
Meeting Room E

9:40am

Session 13—Area Meetings - Area 7
Presenters
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Bryan Conrad

Area 7 Rep, Horizon Middle School


Friday March 15, 2019 9:40am - 10:15am
Board Room

9:40am

Session 13—Area Meetings - Area 8
Presenters
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John Bittinger

Area 8 Rep, Richland High School


Friday March 15, 2019 9:40am - 10:15am
Meeting Room F

9:40am

Session 13—Area Meetings - Area 9
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Jen Nelson

Area 9 Rep, Yelm Middle School


Friday March 15, 2019 9:40am - 10:15am
Meeting Room B

10:20am

Secretaries High School Level
This is a chance to meet with High School Level Secretaries/Bookkeepers and talk about items specific to high school level activities and duties.

Friday March 15, 2019 10:20am - 11:25am
Meeting Room E/F

10:20am

Secretaries Middle Level
This is a chance to meet with Middle Level Secretaries/Bookkeepers and talk about items specific to middle level activities and duties.

Friday March 15, 2019 10:20am - 11:25am
Meeting Room E/F

10:20am

Session 14—Administrative Think Tank
Topic 1                           ASB Law Questions
Topic 2                           How Your ASB Adviser Supports Your Job
Topic 3                           Building Culture
Topic 4                           Keeping Everyone Informed of the Calendar
Topic 5                           What questions could you be asking your Activities Adviser
There are tons of other topics people may want to discuss as well, this session is more of a conversation to help support your work with your student leaders and advisers.

Presenters
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Kia duNann

Administrator, Snohomish High School


Friday March 15, 2019 10:20am - 11:25am
Meeting Room D

10:20am

Session 14—Meet the Pros - Small Group Presentations in Leadership Class
This session will describe a Google Slide project for Leadership Class. All students can present in a 50 minute class period. There is also a quick way for teachers to grade them all.

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Becky Norgard

Leadership Teacher, Selah Middle School


Friday March 15, 2019 10:20am - 11:25am
Great Hall B/D Table 6

10:20am

Session 14—Meet the Pros -- "Starting Your Journey"
We will spend some time talking about two books that have influenced our thinking and been part of our journeys towards being better educators and humans. The books are: "So You Want to Talk About Race" by Ijeoma Oluo & "White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism" by Robin DiAngelo. Book list with additional resources will also be provided. 

Presenters
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Johanna Phillips

Activities Coordinator, Shorecrest HighSchool
I am really interested in transforming our student leadership mindset to include thinking about race & equity in our work as activity coordinators and leadership teachers. I am excited to be collaborating on the AWSL Equity Committee. Recently I have worked with my Leadership PLC... Read More →
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Christy Neuschwander

ASB Adviser, Renton High School


Friday March 15, 2019 10:20am - 11:25am
Great Hall B/D Table 11

10:20am

Session 14—Meet the Pros -- Advanced Leadership
Over the past 8 years of teaching Leadership and ASB I noticied a gap in our students moving on in the Leadership curriculum.  Of the students that take Leadership, so few go on and participate in student government, so how do we keep them involved?  Advanced Leadership.  Come get some ideas to start your own, or come share what you are doing with your Advanced Leadership.

Presenters
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Bob Gallaher

Leadership Teacher, Eastmont High School


Friday March 15, 2019 10:20am - 11:25am
Great Hall B/D Table 14

10:20am

Session 14—Meet the Pros -- ASB Fundraising
I will talk about the way we process fundraiser paperwork and make sure we are following all the rules of ASB Laws.  

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Melissa Walker

ASB Secretary/Bookkeeper, Selah Intermediate School


Friday March 15, 2019 10:20am - 11:25am
Great Hall B/D Table 7

10:20am

Session 14—Meet the Pros -- Birthday Grams
How our school found a simple, inexpensive way to acknowledge all 1000+ of our students and make them feel special on their day! https://bit.ly/WACABDAY

Presenters
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Taylor Lacy

ASB Advisor, Mt Baker MS


Friday March 15, 2019 10:20am - 11:25am
Great Hall B/D Table 20

10:20am

Session 14—Meet the Pros -- Building an Instagram Presence for Your School
Your students are done with Facebook, and Snapchat is far too personal. So how do we meet students where they're at online? Come learn how to engage your students, staff, and community through recognition and advertising on Instagram.

Presenters
avatar for Caleb Knox

Caleb Knox

Area 3 Rep, Sumner High School
Sufjan Stevens, Against Me!, Animal Collective, Weezer, Girl Talk, The Tallest Man On Earth, Kanye West, The National, She & Him, Local Natives, Death Cab for Cutie, fun., Radiohead, Vampire Weekend, Five Iron Frenzy, Yeasayer, Sigur Ros, The Killers, Alkaline Trio, Bob Dylan, The... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 10:20am - 11:25am
Great Hall B/D Table 3

10:20am

Session 14—Meet the Pros -- Campus Day: An Event for Everyone
The JUSTICE presentation has changed for meet the pro, but I'm happy to talk to anyone anytime about our JUSTICE program.  The NEW Meet the Pros is CAMPUS DAY - come find out how to organize a fun end-of-school event that is free for all students!  Inclusive, engaging, and super fun!!

Presenters
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Britt Harris

Activities Coordinator, Shorewood HS
Activity Coordinator | Leadership teacher | Former Cheer and Gymnastics Coach | Former WACA Board Member


Friday March 15, 2019 10:20am - 11:25am
Great Hall B/D Table 18

10:20am

Session 14—Meet the Pros -- Create Escape Rooms for Your Socials
Escape rooms are a fun way to make your next school social even more popular!  Learn some ideas around creating an escape room (or two, or three)!  Guaranteed to get kids excited for your school event.

Presenters
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Kristin Sprague

WACA Communications Director, Nisqually Middle School
She has been an ASB advisor for 12 years at Nisqually Middle School in Lacey, and has taught a leadership class for 4 years.  She also serves on AWSL Camp Chinook as Assistantn Director and is the current WACA Communications Coordinator.  When she's not working with student leadership... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 10:20am - 11:25am
Great Hall B/D Table 15

10:20am

Session 14—Meet the Pros -- Leaders in Unexpected Places
Take part in conversations around the casting your net larger to open doors for more students to take part in leadership!

Presenters
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James Layman

Program Specialist, Association of Washington Student Leaders


Friday March 15, 2019 10:20am - 11:25am
Great Hall B/D Table 10

10:20am

Session 14—Meet the Pros -- Leadership Breakfast for Potential Leaders
A great activity for Care Week or AP testing. A leadership training designed for potential leaders at your school. Enjoy breakfast, while also getting a foundational training of leadership skills. Community members facilitate small groups, which brings the kids and community together.

Presenters
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Jaime Johnson

Activities Coordinator, Monroe High School
- personal growth and that being a good human is being a great leader | - project management - how to effectively plan and execute events | - professional development - love to lead workshops for adults and kids alike.


Friday March 15, 2019 10:20am - 11:25am
Great Hall B/D Table 12

10:20am

Session 14—Meet the Pros -- Leadership Kids Camp Fundraising Gold
Learn how we created a perpetual fundraising activity that doesn't rely on HS student or parent money! I will share our process and resources so you can start a few steps ahead of us.

A Leadership Kids Camp hosted by your ASB is a great community builder, a service to parents and a money-maker for ASB. And...your ASB students will have fun using their skill set with a new audience. Materials available: https://tinyurl.com/WACA2019

Presenters
avatar for Kristin Johnson

Kristin Johnson

ASB Adviser, West Valley HS - Yakima
ASB Advisor at 3A HS who started at Cispus as a HS student. History teacher who loves National Geographic and Jeopardy. Yogi who wants more time on her mat and dog mama who wants more time with her four-legged friends.


Friday March 15, 2019 10:20am - 11:25am
Great Hall B/D Table 5

10:20am

Session 14—Meet the Pros -- Leading with Movies
There are a plethora of Hollywood movies that teach and reinforce various aspects of leadership. This session will provide a list of movies (middle/high school appropriate) as well as handouts with content connections that can serve as simple sub plans, introductions to leadership concepts or simply a break from the stresses of leading.  

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Kacie Solar

Activities Coordinator, ASB Adviser, Leadership Teacher, Sequoyah Middle School


Friday March 15, 2019 10:20am - 11:25am
Great Hall B/D Table 13

10:20am

Session 14—Meet the Pros -- Power of Moments
Based off the book by Dan and Chip Heath, this session will highlight the ways in which the content can be used to provide focus for a class or just as a way to create E.P.I.C. moments at your school.

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Coley Veitenhans

WACA High School Level Rep, Thomas Jefferson


Friday March 15, 2019 10:20am - 11:25am
Great Hall B/D Table 2

10:20am

Session 14—Meet the Pros -- Starting Off Strong - A New Morning Routine
Do your students feel welcome in your building? What actions are you taking to foster respect, feelings of acceptance, and value in your school routines? I will provide you with a new morning routine that has led to nearly 90% of the student body of my school saying that they feel more welcome because of this simple action. Parents and guardians have raved about the new routine too! Come check it out!

Presenters
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David Volke

Climate and Culture TOSA, Leadership and ELA/SS Teacher, Liberty Middle School
I am in my 7th year of education having taught in Honduras at an international high school for two years and spending the last five years at Liberty Middle School in Camas, WA. I have taught a technology class, Model United Nations, U.S. History, and AP U.S. Government but currently... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 10:20am - 11:25am
Great Hall B/D Table 17

10:20am

Session 14—Meet the Pros -- Student Reflections Using FlipGrid
This session will introduce you to FlipGid, a web-based video discussion platform. Use it for reflections, booktalks, Q&As, or showcases. The possibilities are endless. The student responses are authentic. Bring your phone or device and see how easy it to use. Try to download the app before the session to save time.

Handout available here.

Presenters
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Tim Turner

WACA Activities Certification Coordinator, Richland High School
I teach language arts and AVID at Richland High School. In addition I am the assistant director of the Mt. Baker High School Leadership Camp at Cispus every summer, and I currently serve as the adviser certification coordinator on the WACA Board.


Friday March 15, 2019 10:20am - 11:25am
Great Hall B/D Table 19

10:20am

Session 14—Meet the Pros -- The Power of Stories
Stories are one of the most powerful ways for people to learn, connect, and reflect on their place in the world. In this session we will explore the power of story through examples and through some basic principles about effective storytelling. Come learn about how to turn stories into powerful tools that can help change or enhance your school and classroom culture.

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Ryan Healy

WACA Technology Coordinator, Ridgeline Middle School
Character Development & SEL teacher, husband, dad, son & brother. Trying to grow as a person daily. 2019 WA Teacher of the Year Finalist. #chooselove


Friday March 15, 2019 10:20am - 11:25am
Great Hall B/D Table 1

10:20am

Session 14—Meet the Pros -- Using "Habitudes" in Your Leadership Class
"Habitudes" is an image-rich resource that can be used to develop the character, leadership capacity and personal grit in your student leaders. Each 2-3 page concept is highly relatable and has a journal-like response section. Come find out how you might be able to use this resource in your leadership program, your advisory class, your youth group, your sports teams. (https://growingleaders.com/habitudes/)

Presenters
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George Colby

Leadership Teacher, Stanwood High School


Friday March 15, 2019 10:20am - 11:25am
Great Hall B/D Table 8

10:20am

Session 14—Meet the Pros -- Using Microsoft Teams for Leadership and ASB
How I use Microsoft Teams for Leadership class & ASB/Executive Board assignments or meetings.

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Susan McMonigal

ASB Adviser, Meeker Middle School


Friday March 15, 2019 10:20am - 11:25am
Great Hall B/D Table 16

10:20am

Session 14—Meet the Pros --A Social for EVERYONE!
Ever wanted to host a social event for your students in Special Education? Come hear about our annual Unified Dance for students in our community. We'll talk about planning, volunteers, donations, etc.

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Becky Cruz

Area 4 Rep, Evergreen High School


Friday March 15, 2019 10:20am - 11:25am
Great Hall B/D Table 4

10:20am

Session 14—Meet the Pros --Student Reflection and Personal Philosophies
Participants will get to see how to use a book to get students to self reflect all semester long in leadership on a weekly basis. These reflections culminate in student final projects of the development of personal philosophy statement and future goals.

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Brett Vlahovich

Leadership Teacher, Shorecrest HighSchool


Friday March 15, 2019 10:20am - 11:25am
Great Hall B/D Table 9

11:30am

Session 15—Closing Session
Friday March 15, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm
Great Hall

11:30am