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Welcome to AWSA's bi-weekly newsletter! Below you will find our most recent edition of the AWSA Update Bulletin. Located on the side you will find current and past articles, current events and sponsor information.  

January 12th Edition

Important COVID Updates

This article includes information on vaccination communication templatesfederal COVID relief, and, student assessment

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Social Media Dos and Don’ts, Joe Donovan

This past fall, I spoke to a class of soon-to-be administrators. One of the students asked the following question: “Is there one thing administrators do or not do that creates problems for them and leads to a crisis?”  “Yes,” I said emphatically. “Social media.”  With that in mind, I encourage you to consider the following. 

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What is the Temperature of Your staff? By Richard Gretzinger

At James Williams Middle School, we work very diligently in pursuing a climate and culture that is both positive and ensures the success of all of our students.  This has become extremely more difficult during the COVID-19 pandemic as we navigate virtual and blended learning models. The past nine months have truly proven to be a challenge and have elevated the stress levels of our staff, students, and community.  But how do we not only keep a pulse on the needs of our staff but also respond appropriately to these needs?

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Former Principal Nominated as Next US Secretary of Education

On Dec. 23, 2020, President-elect Joe Biden nominated Dr. Miguel Cardona, Connecticut’s education commissioner and a former teacher and public school principal, to be the next secretary of education. A former NAESP member and 2012 NAESP National Distinguished Principal, Cardona would bring educator experience to the role, an attribute Biden identified as a priority.



Retirement Planning for the Busy School Leader

AWSA would like to invite you to join our webinar on Retirement Planning for the Busy School Leader taking place at 1 pm on March 18, 2021. 

This webinar will provide information on the Wisconsin Retirement System, Social Security, and personal savings. The session will also cover what educators should know about putting savings to good use. Come with your questions and leave better prepared for your future! 

You will be able to access the webinar by registering at this link.

The webinar will be hosted by Joel Craven. Joel is the owner of Astraios Financial, a Horace Mann partner, that specializes in helping educators and their families with insurance and retirement planning. He has been serving this market for the past 16 years. He graduated from UW Madison with a degree in accounting and information systems. After working for Grant Thornton for 3 years as a financial consultant, he began his career with Horace Mann. His mission is to help educators have a healthy and successful financial future.