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2022 Convention Recorded Sessions

Want to expand your learning? Sign up to access the 2022 convention’s recorded sessions.

At the convention, eight select breakout sessions along with two keynote speakers were recorded.

Any WASB member can access the recordings by signing up for the 2022 Convention Recorded Sessions program. The fee is $95. Convention attendees can sign up for the discounted rate of $55.

To sign up, email the WASB at or call 608-257-2622. 

Participants will be sent an email with access instructions to the recorded sessions, which will remain available through December 2022.

Update on 2022 Recorded Sessions

Due to a technical error on the part of the vendor retained that recorded convention sessions, four breakout sessions were not recorded.

The WASB has existing webinars covering two of these four topics (Managing Public Participation During School Board Meetings and the School District Budget Cycle) and has included other webinars where appropriate.

Subscribers to 2022 Recorded Sessions will receive a 25% refund on their purchase. We apologize for the error.

Breakout Sessions:


Wednesday, Jan. 19
Managing Public Participation During School Board Meetings (Recorded May 2021)

Effectively managing public comment time during school board meetings can present a difficult balancing act for school boards. While providing regular opportunities for members of the public to offer input is important, school boards also need to carefully manage meeting time, encourage constructive discourse, and maintain control if speakers get out of line or become aggressive. This session will identify the relevant legal and policy considerations school boards can use to guide decisions during meetings or refine their current approach to public participation.

  • Scott Mikesh, Legal and Policy Services Counsel, Wisconsin Association of School Boards
  • Bob Butler, Associate Executive Director and Staff Counsel, Wisconsin Association of School Boards
Hiring Teachers (Recorded April 2021)

This webinar provides a general overview on the process for hiring teachers. It includes information on position descriptions, posting of vacancy notices, application forms, the interview process (including virtual interviews), contract provisions pertaining to layoffs, reference checks, and furloughs and the number of contract days and state and federal laws as they relate to employment discrimination.

  • Bob Butler, Associate Executive Director and Staff Counsel, Wisconsin Association of School Boards

103 C/D/E, WI Center

School Budget Cycle (Recorded March 2021)

The school district budget is one of the primary management tools for school administrators and boards. Its primary purpose is to translate the district’s strategic initiatives into programs and services that support student learning. The presentation discusses revenue sources and limits, budget planning and development, reconciliation and approval, budget management and reporting. It references the WASB/WASBO Budget Cycle Handbook, which is available for purchase on the WASB website.

  • Rachel Schultz, WASB Consultant
  • Roger Price, WASB Consultant
Thursday, Jan. 20
8:45 am: The Future Economy: What School Leaders Need to Know

Change is happening at a pace faster than any other time in history. In this session, participants will get insight into how labor market trends are shifting, what these changes will mean for our future economy and the importance of prioritizing career readiness, and how public and private  partners are working together to provide easy-to-access resources and support for all districts in Wisconsin.

  • Judy Mueller, District Administrator, Franklin School District
  • Karin Smith, Academic and Career Planning and Dual Enrollment Consultant, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
  • Susan Koehn, Vice President, Talent and Industry Partnerships, Milwaukee7
  • Mary Gavigan, Executive Director, CESA 1
  • Lonnie Vincent, Co-Owner, New Plastics

103 C/D/E, WI Center

10:45 am: Data Governance for Effective Data Use

Learn how a district’s data governance team is empowering district leaders to leverage the strategic and operational insights within their data. The Elmbrook School District has developed a structured framework driven by their strategic initiatives, each of which is aligned with a set of clear targets against which the district is measuring its progress. Attendees will discover how their organizational strategy is informing goal setting and progress evaluation — and the role their centralized data hub is playing to support decision makers at all levels within the organization.

  • Mark Hansen, Superintendent, School District of Elmbrook

103 C/D/E, WI Center


1:45 pm: Grounded in the Science of Reading: Best Practices for Improving Reading Outcomes

How do we ensure equitable access to evidence-based reading instruction for all students? Some states are adopting comprehensive early literacy policies focused on supports for educators, students and families to improve reading proficiency by the end of third grade. In this session, participants will hear the research on why instruction grounded in the science of reading supports reading proficiency and learn about the components of a comprehensive approach to improve literacy outcomes statewide.

Kymyona Burk, Senior Policy Fellow, Foundation for Excellence in Education

103 C/D/E, WI Center

Note: The presenter will be presenting live via Zoom. An on-site facilitator will be available to relay questions and ensure a successful, interactive session.

Friday, Jan. 21
9:15 am: Wrap Around Equity: Arms Around the Community

Community support is essential in every student having access to a high-quality education. Attendees of this breakout session will learn how one district is engaging the community in efforts to transform teaching and learning and create an equitable outcome for every student. They will share highlights and lessons learned from meaningful partnerships including leadership teams, a Community Equity Ally Academy and a community dialogue series about the history of racism, The Humanity Project. Participants will leave with concrete examples and details of options for creating similar opportunities of advancing understanding and equity for all.

  • Linda Uselmann, Board Vice President, Fond du Lac School District
  • Susan Jones, Board Secretary, Fond du Lac School District

103 C/D/E, WI Center


Keynote Speakers


Wednesday, Jan. 19
Ravi Hutheesing

Ravi’s journey as a rock star, aviator and U.S. State Department cultural diplomat is an inspiring example of how to pivot and succeed in an ever-changing world.

He is the first American-born descendant of India’s first family (which includes prime ministers Nehru and Gandhi), but his worldwide visibility skyrocketed in 1997 as the guitarist of triple Grammy nominee, Hanson. The group performed at the White House, Madison Square Garden, Saturday Night Live, Today Show and more.

Ravi later became a pilot and aviation speaker, helping the industry attract new student pilots. In 2015, the U.S. State Department began sponsoring his cultural programs in Russia, Indonesia, Iraq and Lebanon.

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Thursday, Jan. 20
Brandon Fleming

Brandon Fleming’s story of struggle, success, and service has inspired millions around the world.

An at-risk youth and college dropout turned award-winning educator, Fleming is an assistant debate coach at Harvard University and founder/CEO of the Harvard Diversity Project. Fleming was recruited to join the Harvard debate faculty at the age of 26. Harvard later approved Fleming’s proposal to establish a new department within the university system called the Harvard Diversity Project – an unprecedented pipeline program.

Fleming has established a groundbreaking organization that is pipelining Black youth into Ivy League and elite colleges and universities, including Harvard, Yale and Stanford, on full scholarship. Fleming’s story, erudition and achievements have enabled him to use his voice to inspire and impact lives in places ranging from federal prisons to the United Nations General Assembly.

“Miseducated: A Memoir,” released in June 2021, is about Fleming’s journey – in life and language – from being an at-risk youth and a college dropout to becoming an award-winning Harvard educator.

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