2018 School Leadership Conference

“Nice variety of sessions. Many ah-ha’s and much to take away!”
“The session on Advocacy and School Choice helped give me great information and perspective about the School Choice movement in our state. This is helpful because it helps me to know the importance of keeping our families up to date on these initiatives.”
“The MISF School Leadership Conference was valuable time spent networking, learning, and re-energizing my commitment to independent and private education! “
“As a first time attendee, I am entirely convinced that MISF will be critical to the current and future education available to the students of MN. The conference was already worthwhile after the conversations that I was able to have at the opening reception, and it only got better from there.”
“The MISF leadership conference has been a priority to attend. The conference provides information and resources valuable to a private school leader that aren’t available anywhere else.”

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

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Join us for the 13th annual School Leadership Conference, our premier event designed by and for private and independent school leaders.

Topics covered in this year’s sessions will include:

  • Enhancing School Safety
  • Redefining Inclusion: Building Bridges Between Neurotypical & Special Needs Learners
  • Student mental health-best practices
  • Legal issues affecting school leaders/HR & employment law
  • Fundraising/stewardship
  • Leadership


Includes lodging, all meals, resort fees and conference materials

  • 1 night: $250
  • 2 nights: $300
  • Special first time attendee rate: $250 for two nights
  • Day only rate (includes conference fees and one meal per day): $95/day
  • Spouse/partner rate: $95 for one night, $195 for two nights

Title II (professional development) funds may be available to use for this conference. Check with your local school district for more details.

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

Special Thanks to Our 2018 Sponsors

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