Aspiring Administrator Workshop

Do you know someone who would make a good principal?
Have you thought about it yourself?

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The Aspiring Administrator Workshop is for outstanding educators whom we hope to attract to school administration. The Workshop's primary purpose is to connect teachers, whose career goals include seeking administrative positions, to currently practicing administrators through publications, in-service programs, attendance at WFEA-sponsored programs, AWSA meetings, etc.  

These opportunities will provide an excellent introduction to topics, issues, problems, and other facets of school administration. Registrants are given the option between two different dates/locations so they may choose the one that best fits their schedule. 

Cost:

$28 for Aspiring Administrator Member or $76 for a Non-Member (which includes Aspiring Administrator Membership)

Dates and Locations: 

March 25, 2020
Holiday Inn @ TAC | Madison

March 30, 2020
Holiday Inn | Stevens Point

Hotel Information:

Holiday Inn at the American Center in Madison
109 W Terrace Dr, Madison, WI 53718
(608) 249-4220
Date: 3/24
Block Code: AW3

Workshop Facilitators 

Facilitator Group / Agenda Segment

Wed, March 25
Madison
Holiday Inn at the American Center

Mon, March 30
Stevens Point
Holiday Inn Convention Center

Experienced Principal
Facilitators
(9:00 – 10:30)
(10:45 – 11:45)

Cynthia Bell-Jimenez
Principal
Meadow View ES
Sun Prairie Area SD 

Dr. Shannon Anderson
Principal
Oregon MS
Oregon SD 

Chris Trottier
Principal
Elkhorn HS
Elkhorn Area SD

Stacey Wester
Principal
Iola-Scandinavia ES
Iola-Scandinavia SD 

Derrick Kunsman
Principal
Chippewa Falls MS
Chippewa Falls Area SD 

Matt Mineau
Principal
Appleton East HS
Appleton Area SD

New Administrator
Facilitators
(12:40 – 1:40)

Alissa Darin
Associate Principal
Stone Bank School
Stone Bank SD 

Cody Lundquist
Principal
Mount Horeb HS
Mount Horeb Area SD

Valerie Crowl
Principal
Windsor ES
Deforest Area SD 

Reed Pecha
Principal
Augusta MS/HS
Augusta Area SD

Superintendents
(1:50 – 2:50)

Randy Guttenberg
District Administrator
Waunakee Community SD

Rich Appel
Superintendent
Horicon SD


Topic Assignments for the Experienced Principal Facilitator Panelists 
(for the 9:15 AM Segments)

Wed, March 25 in Madison
Cynthia Bell-Jimenez:  Cultivating Culture and Community
Chris Trottier:  Managing Systems and the Administrative Workload
Shannon Anderson:  Leading for Student Learning and Well-being 

Mon, March 30 in Stevens Point
Stacey Wester:  Cultivating Culture and Community
Derrick Kunsman:  Managing Systems and the Administrative Workload
Matt Mineau:  Leading for Student Learning and Well-being 

Schedule 

7:30    Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00    Welcome and Overview of the Impactful School Administrator

  • The Wisconsin Framework for Principal Leadership
  • The School Leader Paradigm

9:00    The Leader’s Challenge:  School Administrator Panel

  • Cultivating Culture and Community
  • Managing Systems and the Administrative Workload
  • Leading for Student Learning and Well-being 

10:30  Break 

10:45  Administrative In-Basket Exercises by Level 

11:45  Check-in, Debrief and Reflections 

12:00  Lunch 

12:40  Envisioning Yourself in the Role:  Reflections of New Building Leaders

1:40    Break 

1:50    Getting the Job

  • The School Administrator Selection Process
  • Identifying Fit and Timing
  • Tips for the Applicant

2:50    Potential Next Steps 

3:00    Adjourn