AASB’s 2022 December Conferences – Resources

School Board members, Executive Administrative Assistants, and Student Leaders attended the December 2023 Winter Boardsmanship Academy (School Law/ Policy Day & Equity Day), Executive Administrative Assistants Conference, and AASB’s first Youth on Boards Training at the Hilton Anchorage.

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Executive Administrative Assistants Training

December 8 & 9, Anchorage Hilton

AASB’s annual Executive Administrative Assistants Training was an opportunity for Executive Admins from around the state to connect, learn and engage with each other. 


Executive Admin Assistants Training Resources

Role of the Board Secretary – Susan Kauffman

Preparing for Board Meetings – Kimberly Powell & Carla Saunders

Meeting Minutes – Jenni Lefing

School Board Elections & Member Orientation – Jenni Lefing & Tiffany Jackson

Human Resources: Best Practices – Carleen Mitchell, APEI

Keeping Track of School Board Policies – Tiffany Jackson

Parliamentary Procedures: Robert’s Rules of Order – Timi Tullis

New Laws & Regulations – Michael Caulfield, Jermaine Dunnagan & Owens, P.C. | Guidebook

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Winter Boardsmanship Academy

December 9 & 10, Anchorage Hilton

Friday, December 9 – School Law & Policy Day

John Sedor and negotiations professionals provided multiple perspectives on collective bargaining.

Saturday, December 10 =-Equity Day

Presenters focused on Equity within the Science of Reading. Attendees connected with students participating in the Youth on Boards workshop to discuss planning and ways to work together.


Winter Boardsmanship Academy Resources

The Sous Chef Will Tell You: Preparation is Everything! – John Sedor, Sedor, Wendlandt, Evans & Filippi LLC

Microwaves Not Needed: The Glacial Nature of Fundamental Change in Negotiated Agreements – Sandy Daws, Kodiak Island Borough School District

When There Are Just Not Enough Cooks in the Kitchen: Bringing in a Mediator – Ligia Velasque, Commissioner, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service

Keeping it Spicy! NEA-Alaska Perspective on Bargaining – Jessica Minguez, NEA-Alaska Uniserve Director

Presentation and Plating For Fine Dining: A Panel Discussion with Front Line Negotiators

Science of Reading – Region 16 Comprehensive Center, SERRC

School Board Member’s Role in Reading – Region 16 Comprehensive Center, SERRC

Meaningful Youth Engagement– Claudia Plesa & Jenni Lefing | Student Ideas on Youth Engagement

Youth On Boards

December 9 & 10, Anchorage Hilton

AASB’s new two-day training for current and aspiring student school board representatives on how to serve on a school board. Student leaders and board members had opportunities to connect, plan together, and discuss best ways to work together.


Youth On Boards workshop information flyer

More information on best practices for supporting Student Board Members