Event Materials Archive

2020 Legislative & Leadership Fly-In & Youth Advocacy Institute

February 8-11

All Materials Posted Here

2019 Annual Conference

November 7-10

All Materials Posted Here

2019 AASB Maintenance Employee Conference

October 9-10

All Materials Posted Here

2019 Spring Academy & Legislative Fly-In

April 6-9

All Materials Posted Here

2019 Leadership Fly-In & Youth Advocacy Institute

February 9-12

All Materials Posted Here

2018 Annual Conference

November 8-11

All Materials Posted Here

2018 Fall Boardsmanship Academy

September 15-16

All Materials Posted Here

2018 NSBA Trainers Conference

June 20-23

All Materials Posted Here

2018 June Nelson Scholarship Awards

April 6

Winning Essays Here

Top 20 Runner-Up Essays Here

2018 Spring Academy Legislative Fly-In

March 24-27

All Materials Posted Here

2018 Leadership Legislative Fly-In

February 10-13

All Materials Posted Here

2017 Executive Adminstrative Assistant Workshop

December 7-8

All Materials Posted Here

2017 Annual Conference

November 9-12

All Materials Posted Here

2017 Maintenance Employees Conference

October 18-19

All Materials Posted Here

2017 Charter School Academy

October 13-14

All Materials Posted Here

2017 Spring Academy and Legislative Fly-in Materials

April 1-4

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

2017 Charter School Academy

January 27

What Every New APC Member Needs to Know
Strategic and Long Range Goals (WHY Plan)
Conducting a Good APC meeting
Open Meetings Act – What Boards Need to Know
APC Self-Assessment Tool
Survival Tips for Robert’s Rules
Charter School Roles and Responsibilities
Charter School APC brochure
Advocacy – The Process
Academy Meeting Agenda

2016 Winter Boardsmanship Academy

December 9-10

The first day of the Academy was devoted to our first Equity in Education Summit. Board members attended to get a better understanding of personnel issues, receive insights into communicating with the Legislature and overall preparation for the upcoming Legislative Session, and more.

– 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

2016 Executive Administrative Assistants Workshop

December 8-9

This workshop, tailored for district Administrative Assistants, covered a range of topics that include policy, managing personnel files, successful tips and ideas for efficiencies, Robert’s Rules, and more! [Dec. 8-9, Sheraton Anchorage Hotel]

Personnel issues and the Board
Personnel Files and Maintenance
New Employee Orientation and Onboarding
Carleen Mitchell, APEI

Agenda? What Agenda?
Lon Garrison, AASB Staff

Paperless Meetings

Board Docs

2016 Annual Conference Materials 

Annual Conference is an opportunity for Alaska’s education leaders to convene for training opportunities and relationship building, and to experience a variety of dynamic events, talks, and sectionals. AASB was proud to host over 300 school board members, students attending the Youth Leadership Institute, speakers and guests in Anchorage.

Conference presentations and materials 

Personalized Learning – Experienced Board Members Academy
Bob Whicker, AASB Staff
What can AASB do for Me? – Boardroom Bootcamp
Tiffany Jackson, Angela Washington, Michael Swain
Alaska ICE – Boardroom Bootcamp
Lori Grassgreen, AASB Staff
Welcome to Your Board and the Public Eye – Boardroom Bootcamp
Tiffany Jackson, Angela Washington, Michael Swain
It’s not About Time, It’s About Learning
Fred Bramante
RAHI presentation
Denise Wartes, RAHI Manager & Konrad Frank, AASB Staff
Board Policy: A Foundation for Governance
Bob Whicker, AASB Staff
The Alaska Legislature – What happened in 2016 and What’s likely to happen in 2017?
Norm Wooten, Lisa Skiles Parady, Kathleen Plunkett
A Brief Explanation of the Foundation Formula
Dr. Lisa Skiles Parady, Executive Director ASA
Measuring Quality Schools and School Climate
Jenni Lefing, AASB Staff
Agenda? What Agenda?
Vernon Carlson, Denali SD & Lon Garrison, AASB Staff
Running an Effective Meeting
Tiffany Jackson
Civil Discourse
Lael Harrison, Faulkner Banfield
A Day in the Life of Alaska Technical Center (ATC)
Investing in Early Childhood Education
Brian Holst, Juneau SD
Alaska Inuit Education Improvement Strategy
HB 156 questions
Identifying Gender
Bill Evans, Sedor, Wendlandt, Evans & Filippi
School Boards and Student Disciplinary Hearings
Susan Sonneborn, JDO Law Firm
SEL in Personalized Learning
Strategic Plan for Education in Alaska
Alaska State Board of Education (James Fields, Sue Hull)
Assessing Yourself as a Board Member (Keynote-1) (Sectional-2)
Thomas Alsbury
Turning Around Conflict on Your Board
Timi Tullis, AASB Staff

A huge contribution to our conference success comes from local and national partners and exhibitors who share our commitment to increasing student achievement. We appreciate the information, technology, and ideas that exhibitors bring to conference each year. Thank you for your attendance and support!


2016 Fall Boardsmanship Academy

September 17-18 Pikes Waterfront Lodge, Fairbanks

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

2016 Webinars for First-Term Board Members

May 5, 2016 – The Board’s Role in Finance
Webinar Presentation (mp4)

April 12, 2016 – Conducting good meetings and Roberts Rules Introduction
Audio (mp3) | Presentation (pdf)

March 24, 2016 – The Superintendent~ Communicating & Building a Relationship
Audio (mp3) | Presentation (pdf)

2016 Spring Academy and Legislative Fly-in

March 19-22 Baranof Hotel, Juneau

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

2016 Legislative Fly-in and Youth Advocacy Institute

Feb. 6-9 Baranof Hotel, Juneau

Enhancing the Board ~ Superintendent Relationship

Key Legislative Issues and Bill Review;
The Legislative Process in 2016
Norm Wooten, AASB
10 Commandments of Superintendents and Boards
Mark Miller and Brian Holst, Juneau School District
Board/Superintendent Roles and Responsibilities
Tiffany Jackson, Aleutians East and Michael Johnson, Copper River
Washington DC Update
Hiring a New Superintendent
Meeting Ground Rules and Communication
Shared Leadership (Defined Roles)
Parliamentary Procedures (Cheat Sheet)
Chugach School District Shared Purpose and Values