2022 AASB Annual Conference Resources

AASB’s 69th Annual Conference

November 3-6, 2022, Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage

PLEASE NOTE: Conference attendees can access slideshows, session handouts, and other resource materials through the AASB Annual Conference mobile app.

On this page are slideshows, handouts, links to photos, and other resources from the 2022 Annual Conference and Youth Leadership Institute (YLI). This year’s event featured two general sessions, over 15 breakout sessions, Roundtables, Snapshot Sessions, networking opportunities. June Nelson Scholarship Fundraiser, Delegate Assembly, an Exhibitor Hall, and more!

Breakout Session Resources

Thursday November 3, 2022

Experienced Board Member Academy
  • Roles and Responsibilities | Slides
  • Board’s Role with Policy & Governance | Slides | Handout
  • Board’s Role in Personnel | Slides
  • Navigating Awkward Moments | Slides
  • Fine Tuning your Knowledge Private & Religious Expenditures | Slides
  • Superintendent Evaluation | Slides
Ready, Set, Govern! – Part 1
  • You’ve Been Elected to Your School Board, Now What? | Slides
  • Legal Rights and Responsibilities | Slides
  • Standing in Someone Else’s Shoes | Handout
  • Board Role in Policy
  • Board and Superintendent Relationships
  • Board Role in Budget
  • Board Role in Curriculum

Friday November 4, 2022

  • Friday General Session Keynote – Joel Isaak
  • Board President’s Workshop – Turning Difficult Conversations into Action and Results | Slides
  • Hot Topics – Collective Bargaining and Youth Tobacco Use | Slides
  • Ready, Set, Govern! Part 2 – How AASB Can Support You! | Slides
  • School Law
  • Annual Superintendent Evaluation Process
  • Keynote Follow Up – Joel Isaak
  • Life College/Career Readiness | Slides
  • AK Star Effective Use of Data

Saturday November 5, 2022

Sunday November 6, 2022

Sponsor & Exhibitor Resources

Alaska 529

Denali PLUS Sponsor

Alaska 529 is a tax-advantaged education saving plan that makes it easy for parents and loved ones to save for future education expenses.


Web: Home page

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Alaska Public Entity Insurance APEI

Denali Sponsor

The mission of Alaska Public Entity Insurance is to provide our members with stable, affordable insurance, broad insurance coverage, and effective risk management services to ensure that maximum funds are available for local government and education programs.”

Contact: Barbara Thurston, Executive Director | bthurston@nullakpei.com | 907-523-9400

Web: Home page

Our About page has useful staff contact information and information about our program.

Our Blog page serves as an online resource of helpful articles and upcoming events APEI is involved in.


Denali Sponsor

GCI is Alaska’s leader in remote connectivity. When educators use technology to create productive learning environments, GCI makes these initiatives a reality. From accessing career technical education, to delivering personalized learning, and supporting online assessments – GCI’s team of educators and technologists partner with school districts to keep students connected.

Contact: Heath Day, Education Program Manager | hday@nullgci.com | 907-250-0588

Web: GCI Business | GCI Technology Solutions for Education

Social: LinkedIn

Integrated Prescription Management (IPM)

Denali Sponsor

Integrated Prescription Management (IPM) is a mid-market pharmacy benefits manager (PBM) that works with self-funded employer groups, brokers, and TPAs around the country. Known for our high-touch service, actionable analytics, and forward-thinking cost management strategies, we take a collaborative approach to controlling costs without compromising care. We work consultatively with school districts of all sizes to help meet their unique needs, including school districts in Alaska.

Contact: Philip Carroll, VP, Sales and Account Management | pcarroll@nullrxipm.com | 559-476-9820

Web: Home page

Social: LinkedIn

Lynx Education

Denali Sponsor

Lynx Education provides districts the services they need to be successful. Sustainable solutions for all areas of administration, from curriculum planning to technology support, assisting schools in meeting the goals set by their communities.

Our team of experienced specialists will help you plan your educational roadmap with relationships that endure from one school year to the next.

Lynx is currently providing services to Alaska districts in school administration, technology direction and implementation, faculty staff development, federal programs, policy and curriculum. Please contact one of our staff to discuss the needs and goals of your district and how we can assist you in reaching them.

Contact: Jesse Carnahan | jesse@nulllynxak.com | 907-775-5377

Web: Home page


Denali Sponsor

Established in 1972 and entering our 50th year in business, Sealaska is the Alaska Native regional corporation for Southeast Alaska. Our 23,000 shareholders are Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people with more than 10,000 years of ancestral ties to the oceans, forests and communities of Southeast Alaska. Our mission is to strengthen our people, culture, and homelands.

Contact: Matt Carle, Senior Director of Corporate Communications | matt.carle@nullsealaska.com | 907-903-8210

Web: Home page | MySealaska

Social: Facebook @sealaska | Instagram @Sealaska | Twitter @Sealaska

SES – Government Solutions

Denali Sponsor

SES Government Solutions blankets the globe with worldwide coverage by leveraging SES’ global fleet of more than 50 GEO and 20 MEO satellites. Wherever the mission demands, SES Government Solutions delivers secure, reliable, high-bandwidth connectivity required for U.S. government agencies and the U.S. military.

Contact: Vickie Kelly, Business Development Manager Alaska | Vickie.Kelly@nullses-gs.com | 907-830-7607‬

Web: Home page | Government Satellite Report

Social Media: Twitter @SES_Government | LinkedIn

University of Alaska

Denali Sponsor

The University of Alaska inspires learning, and advances and disseminates knowledge through teaching, research, and public service, emphasizing the North and its diverse peoples. The University of Alaska is a land-, sea- and space-grant system of higher education established in 1917.

The UA system’s three universities (UAA, UAF and UAS) are separately accredited institutions with 13 community campuses and extended learning centers across the state of Alaska. All three universities deliver extensive e-Learning instruction anywhere students are located. System-wide, more than 20,700 full- and part-time students are enrolled, studying among 500 unique degree, certificate or endorsement programs.

Study areas include short-course workforce training, associate degrees, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as doctorates. Explore the many programs and degrees that we offer on our campuses or via e-Learning.

Contact: Paul Layer, Vice President for Academics, Students & Research | pwlayer@nullalaska.edu | 907-450-8019

Web: Home page | Did You Know?

Social: Facebook | Twitter (UA System) | Twitter (UA President)

AVA – a Motorola Solutions Company

Xtra Tuff Sponsor

AVA is affordable K-12 video security for districts that need to understand if something is happening in real-time to keep staff and students safe.


Web: Home page

Social: LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube


Xtra Tuff Sponsor

Microcom, the founder of Pacific Dataport, has supplied satellite communication systems in Alaska for more than thirty-seven years. Microcom will be a direct-to-consumer provider of OneWeb LEO services in Alaska as well as Pacific Dataport’s Aurora GEO HTS services. Microcom owns and operates the Talkeetna Alaska Teleport that the OneWeb satellites will connect to in the region.


Web: Home page

Social: Instagram @microcom.communications! | Facebook | YouTube


Xtra Tuff Sponsor

Formed in 1976, SERRC is Alaska’s premier non-profit educational service agency, supporting learners, educators, and districts throughout the state by providing quality educational programs that complement the unique strengths and respond to the diverse needs of Alaska’s communities.

OUR HISTORY- SERRC was created in 1976, authorized by Alaska statute, as SouthEast Regional Resource Center, one of several entities established to assist school districts across the largely rural state of Alaska. In 1981, SERRC incorporated as a private nonprofit. As the only remaining resource center, it was granted the ability to serve the entire state of Alaska. SERRC is the acronym for SouthEast Regional Resource Center. Even though SERRC now serves the entire state, the name remains, with the added maxim: Alaska’s Educational Resource Center.


Web: View more information, including annual reports, on our website.

Social: Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn

STOPit Solutions

Xtra Tuff Sponsor

STOPit Solutions is partnered with SERRC, Alaska’s Educational Resource Center, to empower K-12 districts statewide with a comprehensive Anonymous Reporting System & School Safety Program to help create safe, connected, and healthy learning cultures by meeting individuals where they’re at – their digital devices. Please visit our booth to learn how you can access our comprehensive Anonymous Reporting System & School Safety Program at NO COST through our SERRC partnership.


Web: Home page | STOPit / SERRC Anonymous Reporting System

Social: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Alaska Afterschool Network

Forget Me Not Sponsor

Alaska Afterschool Network is the only statewide organization dedicated to increasing afterschool and expanded learning opportunities for school-age children, youth, and families in Alaska. In 2013, with the support of the State of Alaska Department of Education and several afterschool programs and funders across the state, Alaska Children’s Trust (ACT) was awarded a grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation to create the Alaska Afterschool Network.

Investing in our children safeguards their well-being today and assures the future success of our state and nation. Research shows that afterschool programs increase student’s attendance, grades, and graduation rates; decrease expulsions; increase self-esteem, causing a reduction in suicide; and builds the protective factors to overcome trauma. Afterschool programs are the strongest impact on decreasing the odds of a youth engaging in risk behaviors like alcohol consumption or crime.

Contact: Thomas Azzarella, Executive Director | tazzarella@nullalaskachildrenstrust.org | 907-248-7371

Web: Home page

Social: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Blog

Alaska Communications

Forget Me Not Sponsor

Alaska Communications takes care of educators, so they can focus on safely educating our youth. We are an Alaska service provider serving over half of the students in the state and growing. Providing industry-specific solutions, we help close the digital divide while dealing with complex resources and shrinking budgets. Alaska Communications is committed to empowering students and educators with scalable, secure access to Broadband and IT Services.

Contact: Chris Igel, Sales Manager | Chris.Igel@nullacsalaska.com | 907-564-7235

Web: Home page | Business Products page

Social: Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Instagram

Altman, Rogers & Co.

Forget Me Not Sponsor

We serve clients throughout Alaska with the local knowledge, experience and flexibility only an independent firm can provide. We provide over one hundred years of professional experience to our clientele with the personal attention that can only come from an Alaskan firm.

We stand by our services with a commitment to ethical reporting and client satisfaction while ensuring our independence. We are peer reviewed every three years, and we have never had a substandard review or had disciplinary action taken against the firm or its staff.


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Forget Me Not Sponsor

Built on Willis Carrier’s invention of modern air conditioning in 1902, Carrier is a world leader in heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions. We constantly build upon our history of proven innovation with new products and services that improve global comfort and efficiency.

We are part of KCDA, which is a coop agreement for the states of Alaska, Idaho and Washington. This allows schools to purchase equipment directly without going through an RFP process.

Contact: Daniel Gonzales, Western Vertical Market Leader, Government Solutions | daniel.gonzales@nullcarrier.com | 949-226-2097

Web: Home page | K-12 Resources | KCDA | Purchasing Cooperative for Washington state schools | Airefco, Inc

Social: LinkedIn

Grand Canyon University


Grand Canyon University is a private Christian university located in Phoenix, Arizona. We are dedicated to helping our students change their lives for the better through education. We offer a wide range of programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels that you can earn on campus and online. Our dedicated faculty and staff will be with you every step of the way to ensure you reach your goals.

Contact: Hannah Meneses, University Development Counselor | Hannah.Meneses@nullgcu.edu | 907-201-1965

Web: | Home page

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)


The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as “the Nation’s Report Card,” is the only nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America’s students know and can do in various subject areas.  Its two major goals are to measure student achievement and to report changes in performance over time.

Contact: Raina Moulian, NAEP State Coordinator – Alaska, Alaska Department of Education & Early Development | raina.moulian@nullalaska.gov | 907-465-8729

Web: DEED NAEP Home page



The National Federation of State High School Associations and state associations officially recognizes esports as a sanctioned high school sport and our platform is the only place in North America where high school students can play for recognized state championships. We are also an official partner of Special Olympics North America.


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Skiku’s mission is to promote cross-country skiing and its wellness benefits by facilitating development of local ski programs in the Alaskan communities we serve.

Through our Skiku and NANANordic programs, we provide annual cross-country skiing instruction to the children and communities of rural and urban Alaska. Teams of staff and volunteer coaches instruct at village schools by leading classes in skiing lessons and activities throughout the day. After-school cross-country ski sessions are held daily for both children and their families.

Skiku also schedules and supports skiing programs for underrepresented groups in the Anchorage area. Skiku collaborates with a variety partners including the Anchorage School District, rural school districts with operations in Anchorage, the Alaska Native community, outdoor recreation groups, and other groups working to increase access to skiing in our community.

Contact: Calisa Kastning, Executive Director | calisa@nullskiku.com | 907-771-7977

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UAF Alaska Advantage


Online, high-quality dual enrollment courses for Alaska’s high school students.

The Alaska Advantage program encourages high school students to take high-quality online courses, offered by University of Alaska Fairbanks and University of Alaska Southeast! These college courses will help you get a jump start on your college career and meet your high school requirements at the same time. Students who enroll in the Alaska Advantage Program will:

  • Get a solid introduction to college.
  • Earn credits that are accepted at UAF and UAS but can also be transferred to other institutions of higher education.
  • Save money!

Contact: Amy Bristor, Dual Enrollment Coordinator | albristor@nullalaska.edu 907-474-7412

Web: Home Page

Rural Alaska Honors Institute (RAHI)


Since 1983, RAHI has been giving rural and Alaska Native students an unforgettable crash course in college success. At RAHI, students earn up to 11 college credits in six weeks and learn how to thrive academically by experiencing life on campus, building self-confidence, and developing a state-wide community to carry with them throughout their lives.

Contact: Brianna Pauling, RAHI Program Manager | bpaulin1@nullalaska.edu | 907-474-6886

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AASB’s Conditions for Learning


AASB’s Conditions for Learning Team (formerly known as the Initiative for Community Engagement) is ready to help your school district assess, plan and implement strategies that can make your students feel safe, supportive and engaged. Find out how your district can tap into the Conditions for Learning services through grant partnerships, fee-for-service opportunities, and free resources like the Family Partnership framework.

Contact: Lori Grassgreen,