AASSP/AAMSP Fall Conference 2021

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AASSP/AAMSP Fall Conference 2021

    November 7 - 10, 2021
  • Location: Point Clear, AL
  • Address: One Grand Blvd




Exhibitors & Sponsors

Handouts &



Sunday, November 7, 2021

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Arrival & Registration

Grand Ballroom Foyer

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Partner Setup

Grand Ballroom

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Affiliate Board Meetings



AASSP Board Meeting

Magnolia 2


AAMSP Board Meeting

Magnolia 3

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Opening Reception

Julep Point


Sponsored by: Jump Start Test Prep and Alabama Community College System

Monday, November 8, 2021

7:45 am - 3:30 pm


Grand Ballroom Foyer

7:45 am - 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast with Partners

Grand Ballroom


Sponsored by: Capturing Kids' Hearts and Carnegie Learning

7:45 am - 3:30 pm

Exhibit Hall Open

Grand Ballroom

8:30 am - 9:45 am

Opening General Session

Azalea BallroomC


Sponsored by: Renaissance


Pause. Breathe. Flourish: Living Your Best Life Now as an Educator
Presenter: Will Parker


When you fly on an airplane, if the cabin loses pressure, you are instructed to place your oxygen mask on first before helping others. But educators are especially prone to helping others before taking care of themselves. The result? Anxiety and burnout. In his newest book, William D. Parker explains the root issues surrounding your motivations for serving students and school communities as well as ten essential principles all educators need for personal and professional growth. This presentation provides guided exploration, discussion, and consultation for personal goal-setting, self-improvement, and helpful strategies. Invest in self-care so that you can stay inspired in serving students and school communities. Educator self-care is essential for caring for others. Take time to pause, breathe, and flourish as an educator.


9:50 am - 10:20 am

Affiliate Meetings



AASSP Affiliate Meeting

Azalea Ballroom


AAMSP Affiliate Meeting


10:30 am - 11:00 am

Refreshment Break with Partners

Grand Ballroom


Sponsored by: Publishers' Warehouse and LockerPro

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Panel Discussion

Azalea Ballroom


Post-Pandemic Perspective from Principals

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch with Partners

Grand Ballroom


Sponsored by: The Torchbearer Group and LeanStream Resource Partners

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Concurrent Breakout Sessions



8 Hats for Highly Effective Education Leaders (1:30 PM ONLY)

Azalea CDEF


Presenter: Will Parker


Learn the key responsibilities every school leader must embrace for highly effective leadership. Explore strategies for dealing with difficult people, setting key responsibility areas for your staff, and communicating effectively with stakeholders. Find out how to turn patrons and parents into raving fans of what’s happening at your school. Participants will find the Breakout Session motivating, inspiring, and instructive. Will elaborates on the importance of self-care and personal development as an essential part of school leadership.



What Happens to a Dream Deferred? A Social/Emotional Focus on Instruction to At-Risk Students (2:45 PM ONLY)

Azalea CDEF


Presenter: Kimberly Johnson


Kimberly’s outstanding work at Auburn Junior High School, teaching 8th and 9th grade Study Skills classes, and serving as the school Response to Intervention Coordinator has recently been recognized by her being named ALSDE Teacher of the Year. Johnson will discuss methods and strategies used in teaching at-risk students through developing an understanding of how social emotional learning is helpful in and out of the classroom.   By examining how a focus on social emotional learning helps students within their school community, students become self-aware, engage in learning and develop empathy.



Planning for Effective Implementation of the New Alabama Teacher Observation Program (ATOP)

Azalea A


Presenter: Elisabeth Davis


This session will provide a general overview of ALSDE’s new teacher observation tool, including the key components administrators need to understand for effective implementation.  Participants will learn the “why” behind the development of the new classroom observation tool; the “how” to guide effective implementation; the “when” to learn key transition dates and deadlines; and the “what” to gain an understanding of the 5 Dimensions of the tool, as well as other additional resources available to teachers and administrators.  Updates on the release of the tool, as well as upcoming training opportunities for administrators who conduct teacher observations will be reviewed to equip participants with the most up-to-date information from the ALSDE. 



Help! COVID Response for Mental Health Supports

Azalea B


Presenter: Terry Roller


Assistant State Superintendent for Support Services, Terry Roller, will identify resources and strategies that support educators during this breakout.  This is a brief survey of initiatives, procedures, partnerships, and programs currently in practice with the ALSDE. Participants will learn about access to training opportunities to support and create successful experiences with the students they serve.


2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

Beverage Break

Grand Ballroom


Sponsored by: Campus Benefits and Edgenuity

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm

Concurrent Breakout Sessions Repeated


6:00 pm

AASSP/AAMSP Board of Directors Dinner

Off Site


Sponsored by: Lathan Associates Architects and Stride Learning Solutions

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

7:45 am - 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast with Partners

Grand Ballroom


Sponsored by: Lego Education and Amplify

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Second General Session

Azalea Ballroom


Sponsored by: Bill Miller Photographers


Teacher Retirement System in Alabama: The Latest Updates
Presenter: David Bronner

9:30 am - 10:15 am

Refreshment Break with Partners

Grand Ballroom


Sponsored by: Balfour and Alabama Beverage Association

10:15 am - 11:30 am

Third General Session and Awards Program

Azalea Ballroom


Middle School Principal of the Year
Sponsored by: Horace Mann Companies


High School Principal of the Year

Sponsored by: American Fidelity Assurance


Office Makeovers Sponsored by Interior Elements

11:30 am - 1:15 pm

Lunch on Your Own


1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Concurrent Breakout Sessions



It's Time to REIMAGINE Your School's Athletic Programs

Azalea A


Presenter: Kim Vickers


Athletic programs are often a true reflection of what’s going on within a school. Because the principal is the ultimate leader of athletics for the school, annual evaluations of the programs and continued professional development regarding athletic eligibility are essential to ensure your athletic programs are a good reflection of the school.  You don’t have to reinvent the wheel, but sometimes we need to make the wheel more efficient to meet the needs of change.



Career and Workforce Development

Azalea B


Presenter: Jimmy Hull


Join Alabama Assistant State Superintendent of Career Technical Education and Workforce Development, Dr. Jimmy Hull, for an update on curriculum, initiatives, STEM engagement and upcoming professional learning opportunities. Dr. Hull will share how our state’s CTE is expanding work-based learning programs statewide and provide a breakdown of the grant process that has other states envy.



Managing Behavior of Students with Mental Health Challenges

Azalea CDEF


Presenter: Bobby Hudson


Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you knew how to address behavior issues of students with mental health challenges? This session aims to provide a better understanding of students with mental health challenges and explores ways to work with these students. You will learn techniques you can use immediately.


2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Concurrent Breakout Sessions Repeated


3:30 pm

Principal of the Year Finalist Interviews (Judges & Finalists Only)

Magnolia 3

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

8:00 am - 10:00 am

Bryant-Jordan Breakfast

Azalea Ballroom


Sponsored by: Bryant-Jordan Foundation


Alabama High School Athletic Association  - Where Are We Today?

Presenter: Alvin Briggs

10:00 am



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