AWSP/WASA Summer Conference 2022

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You Belong Here!

June 26-28, 2022 in Spokane

AWSP and WASA are excited to host the 2022 AWSP/WASA Summer Conference — held in person — in Spokane this June 26–28! Join us for an opportunity to network and learn with fellow school leaders.

Stop by and say hello to the Northwest MHTTC School Mental Health Team that will be presenting and tabling!

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This is a year of celebration — not only because it's the 40th Anniversary of the AWSP/WASA Summer Conference — but also because school leaders like you have overcome unimaginable obstacles during the past three school years.

This year's theme is "You Belong Here." Sessions will focus on belonging, inclusion, collaboration, climate & culture, systems, and student learning

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Pre-Conference Sessions

Note: Space is limited for pre-conference sessions. Register early to reserve your spot.

Saturday, June 25 - Sunday, June 26

TWO FULL DAYS : 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day. (Partially funded by OSPI.)

  • CEL Instructional Framework Stage 1
  • Marzano Instructional Framework Stage 1
  • Danielson Instructional Framework Stage 1
  • Increasing Teacher Effectiveness Through Focused Conversations

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Keynote Speakers

What do these keynote speakers have in common? Well, despite their very different backgrounds and lives, they're all going to leave you feeling excited and inspired. You won't want to miss any of them!


Ben Nemtinben nemtin

Sunday Evening
Author, Keynote, Creator

"Make the impossible possible." Ben Nemtin is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of What Do You Want To Do Before You Die? and a star of the MTV show The Buried Life. He is recognized as one of the World’s Best Motivational Speakers as well as World’s Top Organizational Culture Thought Leaders by Global Gurus (2020). As the co-founder of The Buried Life movement, Ben’s message of radical possibility has been featured in major media.



Shelley Mooresheylley

Monday Morning
Inclusion Consultant & Speaker

Based in Vancouver, BC, Shelley Moore is a highly sought after teacher, researcher, consultant and storyteller who has worked with school districts and community organizations throughout both Canada and the US. Her research and work has been featured at national and international conferences and is constructed based on theory and effective practices of inclusion, special education, curriculum and teacher professional development.



Dr. Richard Antoine Whiterichard

Tuesday Closing
Inspirational Speaker, Professor & Principal Tubist

With decades of performing on the world’s classical music stages, tubist Dr. Richard Antoine White  matured into a musician known for his clear sound and stylistic flexibility. Author of the memoir I'm Possible: A Story of Survival, a Tuba, and the Small Miracle of a Big Dream, he began his tuba studies with Ed Goldstein at age twelve at The Baltimore School for the Performing Arts and graduated with honors.



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