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Welcome to the Montana Principals Conference 2023 Landing Page!

Thank you for joining us for the Montana Principals Conference 2023! Use the Conference menu below to quickly locate Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3 sessions.

Find out more about conference presenters, session descriptions, and session resources by following the links: 

All conference materials and session recordings will be accessible to all conference registrants on this webpage following the conference.

Use #mtprincipals23 to highlight conference moments.  Please join the dialogue to enrich your conference experience.

Following the conference, please submit the conference evaluation form: Montana Principals Conference 2023 Evaluation. We value your feedback! And, if you're attending to earn OPI Renewal Unit credits, completing the survey will generate your certificate.

Half of the funds raised from 50/50 sales throughout the conference will be donated to the SAM Youth Endowment. Do you want to learn about the SAM Youth Endowment or submit an application for a student in need?  Follow this link to find out more:  SAM Youth Endowment

Be sure to visit the SAM Business Partner and Exhibitor Exhibit Hall!  Stop by the exhibit booths to learn more and register for PRIZES.

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Thank you to our SAM Business Partners, Conference Sponsors, and Exhibitors!  A special thank you to T.E.S.T. for providing the video and audio equipment to make a hybrid conference possible.

 

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Thank you to Communication Resources for hosting the Sunday social, Imaging Learning for sponsoring the Monday Hospitality Hour, MUST, Montana Schools Property & Liability Insurance, Infinite Campus, Avel eCare and ClassLink for their conference sponsorship and a special thanks to Lifetouch for the photos!

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If you have questions or are experiencing technical difficulties, leave a message in the chat during a session or email Kim ([email protected]), Marcus ([email protected]), or Rob ([email protected])

Sunday, January 22 

Montana Principals Conference 2023 Day 1 

Day 1 Session Descriptions/Resources/Presenter Information 


1:00 PM
  to
    
2:45 PM

Opening Session:  Welcome, Program Overview, and Opening Keynote

Welcome:  Ted Miller, MAEMSP President
K.J Poepping, MASSP President

Opening Keynote:  Practical Strategies for Reducing Anxiety and Challenging Behavior in the Classroom - Dr. Jessica Minahan

2:45 PM
  to 
    
3:00PM

 Break and Visit with Exhibitors  

3:00 PM
to
4:00 PM

How to Best Influence Legislators - 

Jen Silva, Director, External Relations NASSP 

4:00 PM
to
4:30 PM   

Break and Visit with Exhibitors 

Focus
 Zones    

Focus Zone 1 Focus Zone 2 Focus Zone 3

Room
Location

Executive  Legislative Judicial

Session 1

4:30 PM
to
5:15 PM

  Kids who Challenge Us:
Increasing Work Engagement
and Reducing Oppositional
Behavior in Students
Dr. Jessica Minahan
 
 It's Winter Benchmark Time!
How to Analyze and Reflect on
Your School's Data to Build a
Culture of Data-Driven Instruction 

Sue Sweeney

  
Using Your Elevator Pitch
Jen Silva, Director,
External Relations NASSP
5:30 PM  

        Social for all conference attendees sponsored by Communication Resource - 
                       Delta Bar
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5:30 PM

 LPLP Social/Meeting (LPLP Members Only)
Facilitated by Sue Sweeney & Jason Butcher
Judicial Room

Monday, January 23

Montana Principals Conference 2023 Day 2

Day 2 Session Descriptions/Resources/Presenter Information
7:00 AM
  to
 
8:00 AM

                 Hot Breakfast Buffet & Conference Registration                  
       Madison, Lewis & Clark and Hyalite       



8:00 AM
  to
 
 9:45 AM

Opening Session:  Welcome, Program Overview, and Opening Keynote

Welcome:  Ted Miller, MAEMSP President
K.J Poepping, MASSP President

Opening Keynote: Lead with Grace - Jessica Cabeen

9:25 AM 
  to
 
10:15 AM     

 Break and Visit with Exhibitors 

 Focus Zones

Focus Zone 1  Focus Zone 2
   Focus Zone 3  

Room Location 

Executive   Legislative 
Judicial

Session 2

10:15  AM
to
    11:00 AM      

 Principal in Balance: 
Leading at Work and        Living a  Life  
  Jessica Cabeen  
                                                                   
 School Security: Three Tough Questions!!  
          Liz Cunningham- T.E.S.T., Inc.
       
      & Joe Monaco - Motorola Solutions                         
     Montana's Work-based
Learning Collaborative
Jason Butcher, Gabrielle Eklund Rowley
& Shannon Boswell

11:00 AM
to
11:30 PM   

                          Break and Visit with Exhibitors                                    

11:30 AM
to
12:15 PM

NDP - POY Panel:  Hot Topics

12:15 PM
to
12:30 PM

 Break and Visit with Exhibitors   

12:30 PM
to
1:45 PM

MAEMSP Luncheon and Business Meeting - Executive

                        MASSP Luncheon and Business Meeting - Legislative

1:45 PM
to
2:00 PM

Break and Visit with Exhibitors  

2:00 PM
to
3:00 PM   

NAESP Update 
NAESP Executive Director Dr. Earl Franks
                                   
NASSP  Update      
Jen Silva, Director,
External Relations NASSP
                                                                       

3:00 PM
to
3:30 PM 

                         Break and Visit with Exhibitors                       

3:30 PM
to
5:00 PM

 Reaching and Teaching Neurodiverse Students:
Positive Approaches To Classroom Management -

Shawna Heiser

5:30 PM
to
6:00 PM     

Hospitality Hour - Foyer
Sponsored by Imaging Learning
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5:30 PM

 Cornhole Tournament - Lobby

6:00 PM
to
10:00 PM

MAEMSP/MASSP Awards Reception and Dinner - Top Gun Themed
Live Band - 10 Years Gone & Cornhole Tournament 

 

Tuesday, January 24

Montana Principals Conference 2023 Day 3

Day 3 Session Descriptions/Resources/Presenter Information

7:00 AM
to
8:00 AM

Hot Breakfast Buffet


8:00 AM

to 

   9:45 AM 

Opening Session:  Welcome, Program Overview, and Opening Keynote

Welcome:  Ted Miller, MAEMSP President
K.J Poepping, MASSP President

Opening Keynote:  Taking Care of Your "Whole" Staff - Cindy Sholtys-Cromwell

9:45
to
10:15

Break and Visit with Exhibitors

Focus
 Zones  

Focus Zone 1 Focus Zone 2 Focus Zone 3

Room
Location

Executive  Legislative  Judicial

Session 6

10:15 AM
to
11:00 AM

A/AA Size-a-like Roundtable
 
B/Independent Elementary
Size-a-like Roundtable
 
C Size-a-Like Roundtable
 

11:00 AM
to
11:15 AM 

Break to set the room

11:15 AM
to
11:45 AM  

Closing Remarks

Bob Green

11:45 AM
to
12:00 PM  

                                             Closing/Lifetouch Slideshow & Conference Drawings