MASPA Fall 2018 Conference

Times are a Changin'

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 8:00 to 3:00 p.m.
DoubleTree Park Place, Minneapolis, MN

Register to Attend
Registration deadline is October 23. 

Need Lodging?  Discount rate is available from the DoubleTree for conference attendees.  Deadline for reservations is October 15 - reserve online or by calling 952-542-8600

Conference  Program

 8:00 - 8:45

Registration and Continental Breakfast

 8:45 - 9:00


Ryan Stromberg, MASPA Board President, Director of Human Resources & Organizational Development, Spring Lake Park Schools
 9:00 - 10:15

PELSB Update

Alex LiuzziExecutive Director, Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board
 10:15 - 10:30

Morning Break

 10:30 - 11:15

Minnesota Board of School Administrators' Update

Dr. Tony Kinkel, Executive Director, Board of School Administrators

The Minnesota Board of School Administrators (BOSA) is a legislatively-created organization charged with licensing and maintaining high standards for public school administrators, including the leaders in your school district. In this session, Dr. Kinkel will share his outlook on the important work that BOSA does for MN district and how that will continue to evolve with the changing dynamics in schools. As Executive Director of Minnesota's Board for School Administrators, Dr. Tony Kinkel brings a unique blend of teaching, administrative, policy making and leadership experience back to Minnesota. A native of Park Rapids, Minnesota, and a graduate of the University of Minnesota – Duluth, and the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, where he received his Ed.D, Dr. Kinkel brings 32 years of experience to the job.
 11:15 - 11:30

MASPA Business Meeting and Reports

Ryan Stromberg, MASPA Board President, Director of Human Resources & Organizational Development, Spring Lake Park Schools
 11:30 - 12:15


 12:15 - 1:30

Before and After Janus: the Past, Present, and Future of Labor Relations in American Public Education.

Dr. John Shelton, Assistant Professor of History, UW-Green Bay

This talk explains the long history of teacher unionization in the United States, showing why teachers organized to improve their salaries and working conditions in the late nineteenth century, and how teachers were able to garner collective bargaining rights similar to workers in the private sector after World War II.  Agency fees and fair share agreements—as the Supreme Court ruled in the Abood case in 1977—represented a logical response to the turmoil brought on by a decade of teacher strikes.  But, groups like the National Right to Work Committee took aim at the notion that strong teacher unions brought labor peace and good public education all the way back in the late 1960s, and the Janus case represents the outcome of that struggle. Jon Shelton is associate professor of democracy and justice studies at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.  He is the author of Teacher Strike! Public Education and the Making of a New American Political Order (2017), which won the 2018 First Book Award for the International Standing Conference of the History of Education.  He also proudly serves as Vice President of Higher Education for the American Federation of Teachers-Wisconsin. 

 1:30 - 1:45

Afternoon Break

 1:45 - 3:00

Legal Panel - Culture & climate impact of Janus vs. AFSCME

David Aron, General Counsel, Education Minnesota

Roger Aronson, Attorney

Kevin Rupp, Shareholder, Rupp, Anderson, Squires, & Waldspurger, P.A.

Dr. John Shelton, Assistant Professor of History, UW-Green Bay

Moderator: Paul Cady, General Counsel, Anoka-Hennepin School District

MASPA has applied for BOSA and CLE credit for attendees of this event.

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PO BOX 4485
Saint Paul MN 55104

(651) 343-2608

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