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2018 Annual Conference & Expo Agenda

Thursday, February 22, 2018
12:30pm – 5:00pm LASSO Golf Tournament: Shotgun Start 12:30 pm. Brackenridge Golf Course.
Golf Tournament Award Presentation During Diamond Sponsor Reception at the La Quinta River Walk

Exhibitor Check-in/Set up: Main Ballroom
3:00pm – 7:00pm Attendee Check-in: Main Ballroom Foyer
5:00pm – 8:00pm The Diamond Sponsor Welcome Reception hosted by the MASBA 2018 Diamond Sponsors. All are welcome!
Friday, February 23, 2018
6:00am – 7:15am Breakfast
7:15am – 7:30am MASBA Opening Session
Presentation of Colors
Pledge of Allegiances
National Anthem
Welcome & Introductions
8:00am – 9:00am First General Session:
The Census and its Implication on Texas Education

Presented by: Arturo Vargas, NALEO Executive Director
9:15am – 10:45am Second General Session:
MASBA Superintendent Panel – Join MASBA Member District Superintendents as they discuss District challenges and solutions.
11:00am – 12:00pm Break-Out Sessions
Session A Defending Title IX Litigation…Lessons Learned
Presented by: Marcy Barker, with Walsh Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle panel & TASB Risk Management Fund
Session B Learning and Achieving Begins with Nutrition –
Presented by: Vanessa Pressley- Director of Business Development and Shauna Strub -RVP of Business Development, SFE- Southwest Foodservice Excellence
Session C Are You a 10? The Ten Characteristics of a Servant Leader – Presented by: Dr. Barbara Baggerly-Hinojosa/CEO, Leadership Empowerment Group
Noon – 1:15pm Third General Session/Keynote Luncheon: – Governance That Improves Student Outcomes Presented by: AJ Crabill, Deputy Commissioner of Governance, Texas Education Agency
1:30pm – 2:30pm Break-Out Sessions
Session A Back to the Future: A Review of Recent Legislative/Regulatory Actions and the Establishment of New Goals –
Presented by: Kevin O'Hanlon, O'Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo
Session B Using Culturally Relevant Literature with Latino Students – Presented by: Dr. David Bowles, Professor of Literatures & Cultural Studies, University of Texas Río Grande Valley
Session C Raising Expectations: Supporting at-risk Latina Youth in Pursuit of Higher Education – Presented by: Dr. Teresa Granillo, Con Mi MADRE
2:45pm – 3:45pm Session A The Mexican American Studies Toolkit: A Textbook and a System for The New Era in Education – Presented by: Tony Diaz, Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say
Session B San Marcos CISD’s Journey to Close the Opportunity Gap – Presented by: Michael Cardona, Superintendent of Schools & Clementina Cantu, Board President, San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District
Session C Two is Better Than One! Double the Language; Double the Success, Double the Fun! – Presented by: Thomasina Montana, Principal, Freedom Elementary, Southside ISD
4:00pm – 6:00pm MASBA Sponsor "Lotteria" Reception. Spend time with all the MASBA sponsors and learn hands-on about the latest technology, products and services available to school districts – Main Ballroom
Saturday, February 24, 2018
6:30am – 8:00am Breakfast
8:00am – 9:30am Fourth General Session:
Improving Graduation Rates and Student
Learning to Impact the Economy –

Presented by: The Alliance for Excellent Education
9:15am – 10:45am
Break-Out Sessions
Session A District Equity Plan under ESSA and how
districts can use this opportunity to truly build
equity for all –

Presented by: David Hinojosa, IDRA
Session B Ten Characteristics of Successful School Boards and How You Can Lead Your Board to Peak Performance –
Presented by: Good Governance Consulting Group, LLC
Session C The MASBA Language Acquisition Initiative (MLAI): Setting the Foundation to be the Leader in Language Support, Guidance and Standards for MASBA Member School Districts –
Presented by Dr. Jesse McNeil, McNeil Foundation
11:00am – 12:30pm Fifth General Session:
MASBA La Campana Award Luncheon
12:45pm – 1:45pm Break-Out Sessions
Session A MALDEF Litigation Update: Defending Latino Rights at the Capitol and in the Courtroom – Presented by: Fatina Menendez, MALDEF
Session B An Educational Curriculum for Parents – Conferencias Educativas a Soluciones Conjuntas – Presented by: MAS Consultants, Inc.
Session C NNaming and Shaming the Leaks in the Chicano/Latino Education District of Innovation—A Collective Impact Approach to Closing the Literacy Gap – Presented by: MyOn, Ana Cortez, Board Member & Dr. Royce Avery, Superintendent, Manor ISD
2:00pm – 3:30pm Closing Session –
Presented by: Robert Duron, Associate Executive Director, TASB

All Continuing Education Credit forms must be turned in
after this Closing Session.
3:45pm – 5:15pm Seventh "Final"General Session:
MASBA Annual Business Meeting & Elections (Ballots)
8:00pm – Midnight Entertainment -
Roger Velasquez & Legendz

Passing of the Gavel and
MASBA 2018 Board of
Directors Installation
Sunday, February 25, 2018
9:00am – 10:30am  2018 Conference Re-Cap – MASBA Board Meeting (Committee Assignments Announced)

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