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Retirement Webinar
March 21, 2023 1:00pm

Aspiring Administrators 
March 23 or 29, 2023

Building Academy
Begins in July- register today!

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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.  

March 15th Edition 

AWSA Update

School Administrative Assistants Conference: July 19-20 in Stevens Point

Please encourage your administrative assistant to save the date for the School Administrative Assistants’ Conference July 19-20, 2023, in Stevens Point.  Registration will open on March 21.

Critical Incident Response Training: April, May, and June 2023

When critical incidents or crisis events occur in a school, quick access to effective resources that minimize the traumatic impact on students and staff is essential.   That is the reason for Wisconsin’s Critical Incident Response Teams (CIRT).  Training is available for those interested in serving on a regional CIRT Team.  Read more here.

Employee Wellbeing: Reducing Healthcare Costs, Turnover, and Burnout

US school systems face a 3-part crisis: attracting and retaining top talent, teacher burnout and skyrocketing healthcare costs. Sun Prairie Area School District and Returns On Wellbeing Institute are offering a free webinar series that show school systems how to meet these challenges by fostering a thriving workforce. Webinars draw from research on best practices in workplace wellness that can help educational institutions meet pressing human capital challenges. Click here to enroll and/or contact Karyn Richmond directly at [email protected] Read more here.

New Webinar! Mastering Your Priorities: Tools and Strategies for District Leaders

In conjunction with the release of AWSA's District Leader's Calendar, this webinar is designed to equip district leaders with practical ideas and tools to help them protect their time and stay focused on their priorities. Presented by Danielle Bosanec on April 25, 2023 at 9:00am. Click here to register!

State Budget Update

As the 2023-25 State Budget process begins to pick up speed, I would like to encourage district leadership teams to develop your district message and craft your plan for communicating with your parents, staff, community, media and lawmakers about the importance of the Budget to your students.  Read more here

AWSA 2023 Election

The AWSA Board of Directors election will be held electronically from April 15-April 30, 2023. This year, Directors will be elected from Regions 1, 5, 6 and 9.  Members of each of these regions will be emailed a notification on April 15th with a link to an online ballot listing the candidate(s) for that region. As part of its succession planning, the Board has recruited candidates in each region. 

  • Region 1 (co-director): Deb Paradowski, Associate Principal, Arrowhead High School

  • Region 1 (co-director): Tiara Rogers, Director of K-12 Extended Learning & Educator Development, Waukesha

  • Region 5: Aaron Andres, Associate Principal, Sauk Prairie High School

  • Region 6: Amy Ashton, Principal, Lakeside Elementary, Oshkosh

  • Region 9: Dan Marien, Principal, Northland Pines Middle and High School

In addition, write-in candidates can stand for election by submitting a petition to the AWSA office by March 17. If you have any questions, contact Robin Herring at [email protected] or (608) 241-0300.

Are You Retiring?

If you are retiring this year, please let us know by sending an email to [email protected]. We’d like to include you in our recognition announcement and also share with you information about retired membership with AWSA.