Boardsmanship Academy Archives

Fall Boardsmanship Academy Materials – September 15-16, 2018

Research-based Educator Systems Support (RESS)

Barbara Adams, Adams Analytic Solution; Sara Sledge, Coalition for Education Equity

Supporting Culturally Responsive Practices


Denaakkenaage’ ‘Our Language’

Flyer: Denaakk’e Benhti Kokht’ana Kenaga’ Internet Resources

K’etsoo Susan Paskvan, Native Language Coordinator, Yukon Koyukuk School District; Kerry Boyd, Superintendent, Yukon Koyukuk School District

Personalized Learning in the Fairbanks NSBSD

Heidi Haas, School Board President, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District; Dr. Karen Gaborik, Superintendent, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District

Positive School Climate: Key to Student Success

Jenni Lefing, AASB

The University of Alaska: Preparing Teachers for Tomorrow

Dr. Steve Atwater, Executive Dean, UAS Alaska College of Education

Student Assessments – What Boards Should Know

Lon Garrison, AASB School Improvement Coordinator

UAF Teacher Support

Intro Slide: K-12 Outreach


Alaska Teacher Placement

Toni McFadden, Program Manager, Alaska Teacher Placement

Alaska Statewide Mentor Project

University of Alaska Fairbanks, Glenda Findlay, K-12 Outreach Director; Scott Norlin, Project Director, REACH Up Project

Educators Rising Alaska

Barbara Wadlinger, Program Manager, Educators Rising


Fall Boardsmanship Academy Materials – Sept. 23-24, 2017

Boards Role in Personnel
Clint Campion, Sedor Wendlandt Evans and Fillipi

Boards Role in Curriculum
Norm Wooten and Timi Tullis, AASB

What is AVTEC doing…and what do districts need to know?
Cathy LeCompte, Director ~ AVTEC

Superintendent’s Evaluation process
Lon Garrison and Timi Tullis, AASB

Good Energy Behavior
Colleen Fisk, Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP)

Social and Emotional Learning’s Impact on our Schools
Heather Coulehan, AASB

Preventing Opioid Misuse and Addiction
Katie Reilly, MPH, AK Department of Health & Social Services



Spring Academy Materials – April 1-4, 2017

2017 Priorities and Bill Review

What’s Driving the Legislature

What does a 5% cut look like?
These numbers are based on calculations derived from publicly available information

Alaska State Senate Survey Results
completed at start of 2017 Legislative Session

Alaska Technical Center
Northwest Arctic School District

Multiple Views of CTE
Alaska Dept. of Education

Adverse Childhood Experiences

The Taboo Topic of Poverty


Winter Boardsmanship Academy Materials – Dec. 9-10, 2016

Framing the Equity Conversation for Today and Our Future
Eliminating Barriers for Under-Represented and Students of Color through Board Policy
Mary Fertakis, Tukwila School Board (WA) Director, and Consultant for the National School Boards Association

Saving Money or Saving Students
Chugach School District


Fall Bds 2016

Fall Boardsmanship Academy Materials – September 17-18, 2016

Indigenous Languages & Academic Achievement
Allan Hayton, Doyon Foundation

Teaching through Distance Education
K’etsoo, Susan Paskvan

The Value of Early Learning
Anji Gallanos, EED Early Learning Administrator

Dealing with Difficult Behavior on Boards
Timi Tullis, AASB Staff

Future Educators of Alaska Expansion
Jeanne Campbell, Program Manager FEA
Jerry Covey and Barbara Adams, Consultants
Sarah Sledge, Executive Director CEE

– The Alaska Association of Student Government (AASG)
– Pathways to Leadership
Denise Greene-Wilkinson, Executive Director AASG

Strategic Energy Efficiency and Financing
Tim Leach, Alaska Housing and Finance Corporation

Parliamentary Procedure
Sue Hull, School Board member – Fairbanks

spring academy

Spring Boardsmanship Academy Materials – March 19-22, 2016
Baranof Hotel, Juneau, AK

Legislative Priorities and Bill Review
What is Driving the Legislature?
Norm Wooten, AASB

ESSA Overview
Margaret MacKinnon

AASB Salary Survey Results 2016
John Greely, AASB

Opportunity to Learn
Amy Jo Meiners

The ‘Taboo’ Topic of Poverty
Timi Tullis, AASB

SEL as Equity

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Winter Boardsmanship Academy Materials – Dec. 11-12, 2015
Westmark Anchorage

Determining the Influence of Individual Interest Groups
The Five Fundamental Tasks of Lobbying
Themes of the Workshop
Alaska State Sales Tax
Six Important Factors…with Alaska State Government
Alaska Budget Cycle
Perspectives on Alaska’s Budget
Reading and Understanding Reports on the Budget
Clive Thomas, Alaska Political Advocacy Strategies

The Basics of the Budget Process
Linking the Budget to your District Goals
Holly Holman, Unalaska City School District

Funding Alaska Public Schools
Norm Wooten, AASB

Reading and Understanding Reports on the Budget
Sandra Daws, Kodiak Island Borough SD, and Norm Wooten, AASB

Securing Alaska’s Future

Making the Best of Your Testimony
A Brief Explanation of the Foundation Formula
Norm Wooten, AASB Executive Director

The Boards’ Fiduciary Responsibility
Lon Garrison, AASB Staff

fall bds 2015

Fall Boardsmanship Academy Materials – Sept. 12-13, 2015
The Lakefront, Anchorage, AK

The Role of the School Board in a District Curriculum
Jennie Schauff, Director of Instruction KIBSD, and Norm Wooten, AASB Exec. Director

Mental Health First Aid Overview
John Hischer, LCSW Skagway SD

Reinforcing Learning through Quality Afterschool Programs
Thomas Azzarella, Director Alaska Afterschool Network

Role of Boards in Family Engagement
Lori Grassgreen, Director Alaska ICE and Heather Coulehan, AASB Staff

Participating in a Digital Life through Digital Publishing
Bob Whicker, Director AASB’s CDL and Steve Nelson, AASB Staff

spring bds acad 2014

Spring Boardsmanship Academy Materials – March 28-31, 2015
Baranof Hotel, Juneau, AK

– Alaska Measures of Progress (AMP) Assessment Program
– AMP PowerPoint presentation
Elizabeth Davis, EED

Board Standards and School Board Self-Assessment
Timi Tullis, AASB

Legislative Priorities and Bill Review
Norm Wooten, AASB