Midwinter 2012 Schedule
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Ambassador Foyer - Level 3
3rd General Session
8:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Ambassador Ballroom - Level 3
Presiding: Mary Vratanina, MASA President, Superintendent, Cheboygan-Otsego-Presque Isle ESD
Champion for Children Award
Presented to Jack Kresnak, President & CEO of Michigan's Children
Leading the Change
Mike Flanagan, State Superintendent of Public Instruction
2011 saw a wave of reform efforts and education policy changes designed to put our state and our children in the position to succeed in the 21st Century. We now need to create an environment in our schools of positive recognition and support for our teachers, and greater value on student performance.
Introduction: John Searles, Superintendent, Midland County ESA
Thriving in the 21st Century
Katy Caschera, Founder & CEO, Leaders of Today and Tomorrow
The ability to deal with constant change is one of the most important competencies required to thrive in the 21st century. This presentation will provide an easy-to-remember model and practical tools to help superintendents navigate change to deliver results, maintain a positive sense of well being, and engage administrators, teachers, staff, students, and leaders at all levels through increasingly complex, constant change.
Closing Remarks: William H. Mayes, Executive Director, MASA