2018 School Leadership Conference

“The MISF Leadership Conference was an invaluable experience. Other than the great workshops, the conversations and connections made for a great time and to help remind me that we may be independent but we are NOT alone.”
“Being a first timer, I thought the conference was great. I couldn’t see how anyone could afford to be out of the building so early in the school year, but I now know how important it is for to take that
time to recharge and make new connections.”
“It has been a few years since I have been to the conference, but was reminded this week of how important it is to be a part of a community. How true it is that we are stronger together!!”
“This was a wonderful program to be a part of. I have left more energized and more knowledgeable. I felt welcomed and apart of a community. I really appreciated, as a newbie, that I was lifted up and encouraged.”
“As usual, I left school wondering if I should really be going and then like usual, was so glad that I took the time. It was a great opportunity to catch my breath.”
“To be honest, it is hard to carve out time for the School Leadership Conference every year, but every year, I am so grateful I did. It fuels me. As long as I am a school leader, I will never miss it.”

Monday, September 24 – Wednesday September 26, 2018
Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge, Deerwood, Minnesota

Click here to view pictures from the 2018 School Leadership Conference

Materials from presentations at the school leadership conference are available via a members-only link. If you need that link, contact Michele Skare at mskare@misf.org

2018 Planning Committee

Chair: Pete Van Der Puy, Superintendent, Central MN Christian School
Joel Landskroener, Executive Director, Mayer Lutheran High School
Barry Lieske, President, DeLaSalle High School
Wyayn Rasmussen, Head of School, Academy of Whole Learning
Kari Staples, Principal, St. Alphonsus Catholic School

Click here to see the conference schedule.

  • Enhancing School Safety: Assessing threats & Responses-presented by Randy Johnson and staff from the MN School Safety Center
  • Responding to the Unthinkable: Lesson Learned During and After the Recovery of a School Explosion-presented by Jason Wenschlag, Upper School Principal at Minnehaha Academy
  • Redefining Inclusion: Building Bridges Between Neurotypical & Special Needs Learners-presented by Wyayn Rasmussen and staff from Academy of Whole Learning
  • From Burrhus to Bessel-Moving from Operant Condition/Behavior Management to Trauma Informed Care-presented by Wendell Veurink, Mentoring and Safe Grant Coordinator & Family Counselor at Greater Minnesota Family Services
  • HR/Employment Law and Legal Perspectives-presented by Alexander J. Beeby, Attorney at Larkin Hoffman
  • Reflective Leadership-presented by Joe Cavanaugh, Founder & CEO of Youth Frontiers

Special Thanks to Our 2018 Sponsors

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities for the School Leadership Conference click here for more information or contact Lisa Vosbeek at 651-424-4930 ~ lvosbeek@misf.org.

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