2022 Educational Office Professionals Conference
July 17-19, 2022
Camden on the Lake Resort
Lake Ozark, MO

Registration Fee:
$199 Early Bird Rate (until June 5th )
$249 Regular Rate (after June 5th)

Tentative Agenda

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Keynote Speakers


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Room Reservations

You must register for the conference before reserving your room at Camden on the Lake.  A group code will be sent to you via email once your conference registration has been received.  The room rate is $137 per night.

Conference Sponsors

Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals (MAESP)

Missouri Council of School Administrators (MCSA)

Mark Iglehart - Forrest T. Jones & Company

Tueth, Keeney, Cooper, Mohan & Jackstadt P.C.

Mickes O'Toole, LLC

EdCounsel
 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations will be accepted ONLY if received before July 1, 2022 and will be subject to a $50 administrative charge. Any cancellations not received by July 1 will be charged the entire fee.

 Session Descriptions


Monday 9:00 - 10:00 AM
First General Session - Keynote Speaker:  Beth Houf

The When and How of Responding to Sunshine Law Requests
In a field of serving others, how often do we take time to take care of ourselves?  Join Beth as she shares productivity and wellness practices to help us not only survive, but to thrive as educational office professionals.

Monday 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Second General Session - Be Their Hero:  Trauma Informed Care

Presenter:  Josh Varner

Two out of every three people in the United States are impacted by a traumatic event.  When people experience trauma or an extremely stressful situation, it's normal and natural for them to have a hard time coping afterwards.  I'm passionate about teaching people how to support individuals impacted by trauma. 

During this training participants will learn:

1.  Learn how many students are impacted by childhood trauma and how to identify them.
2.  Learn how the brain and body respond to trauma and how that impacts student behavior. 
3.  Leave with a ‘Call to Action’ and be equipped with many specific tools that are easy to use to support their students.


Monday 12:55 - 1:55 PM
Breakout Sessions - Round 1


The When and How of Responding to Sunshine Law Requests
Heather Igoe, Attorney - Mickes O'Toole
Rebecca James, Attorney - Mickes O'Toole

Join attorneys Heather Igoe and Rebecca James as they discuss Missouri's Sunshine Law and what office professionals need to know in responding to a Sunshine Law request.  This presentation will focus primarily when and how to respond to a Sunshine Law request, as well as tips to help you determine what to include to ensure legal compliance.

Public Relations for Office Personnel
Marci Orr, Director of Communications - MASA

You are the keeper of the school, and you are also your building’s primary communicator. How can you help construct positive district culture through excellent staff and family communication? How do you answer when calls come in regarding an incident in your own or another building (that you may not even know about yet!)? How do you respond when someone speaks about your building leader, staff member, or even you on social media? Let’s talk about how your role cultivates engaging culture and communication through hundreds of interactions every day. 

PSRS/PEERS RetireSmart – Education Essentials
Amanda Wooten, Member Education Supervisor - PSRS/PEERS

The PSRS/PEERS Education Essentials presentation is designed to educate and inform you of the advantages your membership provides you and your loved ones right now and during the remainder of your lifetime. Important information you should be aware of when considering retirement includes retirement eligibility, calculating benefits, the types of benefit plans PSRS/PEERS offers, purchasing service and how to plan ahead for retirement will be covered in this presentation.

Residency, Enrollment and Homeless Issues
Michelle Basi, Attorney - Tueth, Keeney, Cooper, Mohan & Jackstadt P.C.

Where does this student live?  Who makes educational decisions?  Who is responsible?  Residency, enrollment, and McKinney-Vento - How the puzzle pieces fit together!


Monday 2:05 - 3:05 PM
Breakout Sessions - Round 2

The When and How of Responding to Sunshine Law Requests
Heather Igoe, Attorney - Mickes O'Toole
Rebecca James, Attorney - Mickes O'Toole

Join attorneys Heather Igoe and Rebecca James as they discuss Missouri's Sunshine Law and what office professionals need to know in responding to a Sunshine Law request.  This presentation will focus primarily when and how to respond to a Sunshine Law request, as well as tips to help you determine what to include to ensure legal compliance.

Hot Legal Topics for the 22-23 School Year
Emily Omohundro, Attorney - EdCounsel

This session will cover changes in the law coming for school districts, current legal events, and provide a Q&A session for attendees on legal topics.

Human Beings are Complex!
Dr. Sharonica Hardin-Bartley, Superintendent - University City School District

Office professionals are often the backbone of a school district; yes, they are frequently on the front line of navigating problems and conflict.  The session will explore successful strategies and ways to manage interacting with difficult people while balancing the importance of customer services.  Takeaways include practical ways to deescalate situations, self-care strategies (You can't pour from an empty cup!) and overall ways to build relationships, particularly with challenging individuals.

Residency, Enrollment and Homeless Issues
Michelle Basi, Attorney - Tueth, Keeney, Cooper, Mohan & Jackstadt P.C.

Where does this student live?  Who makes educational decisions?  Who is responsible?  Residency, enrollment, and McKinney-Vento - How the puzzle pieces fit together!


Monday 3:15 - 4:15 PM
Breakout Sessions - Round 3

Public Relations for Office Personnel
Marci Orr, Director of Communications - MASA

You are the keeper of the school, and you are also your building’s primary communicator. How can you help construct positive district culture through excellent staff and family communication? How do you answer when calls come in regarding an incident in your own or another building (that you may not even know about yet!)? How do you respond when someone speaks about your building leader, staff member, or even you on social media? Let’s talk about how your role cultivates engaging culture and communication through hundreds of interactions every day. 

Hot Legal Topics for the 22-23 School Year
Emily Omohundro, Attorney - EdCounsel

This session will cover changes in the law coming for school districts, current legal events, and provide a Q&A session for attendees on legal topics.

Human Beings are Complex!
Dr. Sharonica Hardin-Bartley, Superintendent - University City School District

Office professionals are often the backbone of a school district; yes, they are frequently on the front line of navigating problems and conflict.  The session will explore successful strategies and ways to manage interacting with difficult people while balancing the importance of customer services.  Takeaways include practical ways to deescalate situations, self-care strategies (You can't pour from an empty cup!) and overall ways to build relationships, particularly with challenging individuals.

PSRS/PEERS RetireSmart – Education Essentials
Amanda Wooten, Member Education Supervisor - PSRS/PEERS

The PSRS/PEERS Education Essentials presentation is designed to educate and inform you of the advantages your membership provides you and your loved ones right now and during the remainder of your lifetime. Important information you should be aware of when considering retirement includes retirement eligibility, calculating benefits, the types of benefit plans PSRS/PEERS offers, purchasing service and how to plan ahead for retirement will be covered in this presentation.


Tuesday 8:30 - 9:30 AM
Third General Session - Diversity and Equity for All
Dr. Sharonica Hardin-Bartley, Superintendent - University City School District

The discussion will highlight the importance of creating an equitable learning experience for all students.  The moral imperative is obvious, however, doing so requires an intentional focus and action.


Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Closing General Session - Keynote Speaker: Dan Meers

Courageous Leadership - Living a Life of Influences
On November 23, 2013, Dan Meers came within inches of losing his life while practicing a bungee jump and zip line stunt at Arrowhead Stadium...  home of the Kansas City Chiefs.  What Dan anticipated being the thrill of a lifetime ended up being the spill of a lifetime.  The stunt went terribly wrong and Dan plummeted 75 feet before crashing into the stadium seats.  Miraculously Dan survived.  He spent 9 days in the hospital and got some really big scars.  Dan smiles when he says, "Scars are just tattoos that come with a cool story".  During this powerful presentation Dan shares his incredible story and the important lessons that he learned during his long road to recovery about leadership and about life.


Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals
3550 Amazonas Drive
Jefferson City, MO  65109

Phone: 573-638-2460
Fax:  573-556-6270
maesp@maesp.com

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