Sept. 5, 2006
Morningside College will host the Tri-State Administrator’s Conference on Thursday, Sept. 21, from 7:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sioux City Convention Center, 801 Fourth Street. The conference is open to school administrators from Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota.
Morningside College President John Reynders will welcome participants. Keynote speakers for this year’s conference include Deadra Stanton of Creative Communications in Mason City, Iowa, who will present “Don’t Shoot Skinny Rabbits,” and state Senator Ernie Chambers of Nebraska, who will present “Socioeconomic Segregation.”
Participants will have the opportunity to attend two of five different small group sessions in the morning. The sessions include “Personal Learning Plans for Students,” presented by Rich Katt and Donna Vrbka of the Nebraska Department of Education; “Internet Safety and Security,” presented by Shane Steckelberg, technology director for the Dakota Valley School District in North Sioux City, S.D.; “Managing Benefit Packages,” presented by Steve Crary, human resources director for the Sioux City Community School District (SCCSD); “Safe and Secure Buildings,” with Jeff Arnett of Midwest Alarm Company in Sioux City; and “Practical Suggestions for Using Data to Improve Student Learning,” with Linda Waugh, elementary and education curriculum director for the SCCSD.
A school law panel discussion will be led by Carol Greta, Iowa Department of Education; Margaret Worth, Nebraska Department of Education; and Michelle Bennett and Lisa Lomheim, South Dakota Department of Education.
The conference is being sponsored by Morningside College. Cost for the conference is $50 and includes a light breakfast and lunch. Registrations are being accepted until Sept. 13.
For more information or to register for the conference, contact Nancy Mounts, director of the Northwest Iowa Center for Teaching and Learning at Morningside College, (712) 274-5139 or by e-mail.