MARCH 23 - 25




    2022 Spring Conference

    Registration and Conference Details




    Conference Schedule


    Wednesday, March 23

    8:00 - Registration Opens


    Special Wednesday Morning Workshops


    8:30 - 1:30 - *Aspiring Superintendent Workshop

    12:30 - 1:30 p.m. -  Emerging Superintendents Coaching Program Connection


    Wednesday Afternoon Sessions

    2:00 - 3:15 - Opening General Session -- Keynote Speaker - Paul Imhoff, AASA President

    3:30 - 4:30 - Breakout Sessions

    Welcome Reception - Exhibit Hall

    5:00-6:00 - Dialogue With The Commissioner


    Wednesday Evening

    6:30 - MASA Awards Banquet

    4:30 - MOSPRA New Member Reception

    6:30 - MOSPRA Banquet Reception

    7:00 - MOSPRA Awards Banquet

    9:00 - MOSPRA Award Recipients Celebration

    9:00 - MASA Dessert Reception For Honorees


    Thursday Morning, March 24

    8:00 - 11:30 - Registration Opens

    7:30 - 11:30 - Exhibits Open

    7:30 - Continental Breakfast (Exhibit Hall)

    8:30 - 9:30 - Breakout Sessions

    9:30 - 10:30 - Time To Visit Exhibit Hall

    10:30 -11:30 - Breakout Sessions


    Thursday Luncheon

    11:30 - General Session Luncheon

    MOSPRA Administrator of the Year

    Speaker: Will Bowen


    Thursday Afternoon

    2:00 - 3:00 Breakout Sessions

    3:00 - 3:30 Refreshment Break

    3:30 - 4:30 Breakout Sessions


    Thursday Evening

    5:30 - President’s Gala Reception - Exhibit Door Prizes Announced

    7:00 – MASA / MOSPRA Fun Activity


    Friday Morning, March 25

    8:00 - MOSPRA Breakfast and Special Friday Session

    8:00 - MASA Breakfast and Business Meeting - MASA Breakfast

    9:00 - Legislative and School Finance Issues



    Wednesday Morning Group Sessions


    Aspiring Superintendent Workshop

    MASA will offer its annual workshop for those who aspire to one day serve as school superintendents. The workshop will include presentations on job expectations of the superintendent; contract issues; and the superintendent application and interview process.  (Registration is separate from the conference.)


    Emerging Superintendents Coaching Program Connection

    Participants in the new MASA Coaching program are invited to attend and connect with their coach. In addition, opportunities to connect and collaborate with other superintendents participating in the program will take place.

    Opening General Session - Wednesday - 2:00 pm

    Paul Imhoff, AASA President, Superintendent

    Upper Arlington City Schools

    “Soul Care for the Superintendency: Live Well, Lead Well”

    Dr. Imhoff is a veteran educational leader who will use his practitioner’s lens to share actionable advice for self care in times of tremendous stress for educators.  In addition, he will provide an inspirational view of the opportunities for educational leaders to help communities come together and heal in today’s landscape.  Please join Dr. Imhoff to reflect on ways to take care of yourself, your schools and your community.


    Paul Imhoff is the 2021-2022 President of the American Association of School Administrators. Dr. Imhoff serves as the Superintendent of the Upper Arlington Schools (Ohio). In 2018 Dr. Imhoff was selected the Ohio Superintendent of the Year.



    Thursday Luncheon Speaker

    Will Bowen

    “Complaint Free Schools”


    Superintendent, principals, teachers and staff deal with hundreds of complaints on a daily

    basis — complaining coworkers, complaining parents and complaining students.

    In a fast-paced and funny presentation you’ll learn:

    • What’s wrong with complaining? (Complaining’s destructive effects on health,

    happiness, relationships, and career)

    • What is (and isn’t) a complaint?

    • The 5 reasons people complain (as remembered by the acronym G.R.I.P.E.)

    • How to get other people (and ourselves) to stop complaining

    • Positive leadership in a negative world


    Will Bowen is the founder the Complaint Free Movement, which has improved the lives of more than 13 million people worldwide. Mr. Bowen has been featured on Oprah, NBC’s Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning, The ABC World News Tonight, 60 Minutes, and Fox News Channel. Bowen is an in-demand speaker and trainer who travels the world working with top executives and their employees. And, Will Bowen is the World Authority on Complaining — what causes it, why we do it, and how to get ourselves and others to stop.


    Breakout Sessions On Current Topics!

    Leadership, Administration & Finance

    • Current School Finance Topics (DESE)
    • Competency Based Instruction (MASA, MSBA, DESE)
    • Federal Relief Programs Update  (DESE)
    • Leadership & Ethics: Panel & Roundtables
    • Emerging Superintendent Coaching Program
    • Veteran Superintendent Collaborative Cohorts
    • Success is a Four-Letter Word (Collaborating for a Successful Culture)
    • Things All Administrators Must Know About Special Education
    • Building Efficacy in Leadership through Models of Success:  What to Do When Times Are Tough
    • Missouri School Improvement Program – MSIP 6 Update (DESE)
    • How to Run a Successful Bond/Levy Campaign in a Challenging Environment
    • Women in Leadership Roundtables
    • First-Year Superintendents Panel and Discussion


    Curriculum & Instruction

    • Create to Cope: Using Creation as a Strategy to Help Students Heal from Trauma
    • Building Culture and Cohesiveness In 7th-12th
    • High Quality Experiential Learning
    • From Standards-Based to Competency-Based Learning: One District’s Story


    Communications and Public Relations

    • Invest in Success: How Local Sponsorship Revenue Can Benefit Your District
    • Destination Communication: A Small District Builds a PR Team
    • Puking Positivity: Taking the High Road in Social Media
    • Leadership Lessons from the Frontlines of School Communications
    • Lessons Learned in the Pandemic – Strategy, Skills and Self-Care
    • It’s What’s Inside that Counts: Effective Internal Communications
    • Market Like Beyonce
    • Getting the Story: Providing Practical Strategies to Help Your Staff Tell Their District’s Story
    • Communications Panel & Roundtables


    Innovations  Enhancing Learning  Technology  Mental Health

    • Workplace Wellbeing Through a Pandemic and Beyond: Improving Workforce Resiliency
    • Self-Care: From Awareness to Action
    • Be Their Hero: Trauma Informed Care
    • Role of the School Safety Coordinator
    • Ransomware: What You Need to Know Before it Strikes Your District
    • Pandemic Impact on Employee Engagement: Measuring, Analyzing & Action Planning Re-Engagement


    Legal Issues

    • Trending Legal Issues Related to Student Mental Health
    • Handling an Unemployment Benefits Claim from Start to Finish
    • Legal Potpourri for 1000, Alex!
    • The Loudest People in the Room: Legal Issues Facing Boards
    • What Does Sex Mean Now? A Legal Update
    • Handling Student Threats and Other Serious Misconduct
    • Board - Superintendent Relations (Panel)
    • Pitfalls of Teacher Terminations