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New Administrators Institute for Elementary Principals
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The institute will provide new administrators the opportunity not only for learning focused on getting a solid start but also for developing their professional network.

When: July 19, 2017
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: SAI Office
12199 Stratford Drive
Clive, Iowa  50325
United States
Contact: Debbie Wrenn

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Intended Outcomes:  Through participation in this institute, you will…

1.    Cultivate a professional learning network;

2.    Explore strategies for building a culture of learning in the first 60 days;

3.    Confirm alignment to and satisfaction of BoEE requirements;

4.    Brush up on pertinent legal issues common to the start of the school year;

5.    Access the expertise of practicing principals regarding designated topics; and

6.    Identify strategies to focus your leadership-life fit in the first 60 days.


Attire: Business Casual

9 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions (Grounding Activity)

Roark Horn, SAI


Welcome from our Colleagues

Area Education Agencies

Iowa Department of Education

Jeff Herzberg, Prairie Lakes AEA chief

Ryan Wise, director


Leadership-life Fit: Create Routines Early

Dana Schon, SAI


Starting Your Year Right!

Erin Shearer, Urbandale


LUNCH on site

12:15 p.m.

Licensure and Ethical Leadership

Dr. Ann Lebo &

Greg Horstmann, BoEE


Roundtable Discussions:(35 min/each – includes 3-minute transition)

*Understanding Your Role in your District’s Teacher Leadership Program

Kim Tierney,


*Maximizing Classroom Observations and Evaluation—Strategies for a Super Start

Josh Sinram,

Wapsie Valley


Legal Lens: Common Issues and Questions from the First 90 Days

Matt Carver, SAI


SAI’s Mentoring Program


Mentoring Matters 

Dana Schon & Amy Swanson, SAI


Closing Comments & Evaluation

Roark Horn &

Dana Schon, SAI

3 p.m.