2019 School Leadership Conference

Monday, September 23 – Wednesday September 25, 2019
Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge, Deerwood, Minnesota

Conference cost

Cost includes lodging, meals, (day rate includes lunch only), reception,  recreation options, and conference materials.

Stay Price
Two nights

One night

Day only

First time attendees




$250/two nights

Conference highlights

  • Monday evening President’s Reception. A great way to meet and reconnect with other attendees, partner sponsors, and the conference planning committee and staff. First time attendees are highly encouraged to attend.
  • After a full day of sessions on Tuesday, relax and enjoy some recreation opportunities such as complimentary golf on the 9-hole course, bike rentals, or a pontoon ride on Bay Lake (weather permitting)
  • Before dinner on Tuesday, attend the Sponsor Reception at the Bear Pine Bar with complimentary appetizers and drink tickets provided.
  • An after-dinner bonfire (weather permitting).
  • Ample networking breaks and time to visit with sponsors throughout the conference day on Tuesday and Wednesday morning.
  • Conference ends at 11:30 AM on Wednesday,

Session Topics*

  • Blended Learning
  • Forum for Inducting, Retaining and Supporting Teachers (F.I.R.S.T.) (2019 MISF Program Award Winner)
  • Teacher Retention in Private Schools
  • Employment Law/HR Topics
  • Equitable Services for Private Schools
  • Leadership

*Not a final list. Topics may be changed or added.

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“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.”

School Leadership Conference Planning Committee

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 view pictures from the 2018 School Leadership Conference

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.

2019 Sponsors

Leadership Sponsor

Legacy Sponsor

Technology Sponsor