September 18-19th, 2014
NEASS Annual Fall Conference

Superintendents  may Register online
(click on appropriate registration form)


197th Annual Fall Conference
September 18-19, 2014
Portland Regency Hotel
Portland, Maine

PROGRAM OVERVIEW: The Superintendent and Educator Evaluation:
Lessons Learned

Thursday, September 18, 2014

10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Registration
12:30 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Introductions and Overview
12:45 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Educator Evaluation: Research-Informed Practice
A Team of Researchers from Boston University will present a summary of findings on Instructional Leadership in the Context of Teacher Evaluation, Student Input in Teacher Evaluation, and The Evaluation of Special Educators.

2:45 p.m.-4:15 p.m. Case Studies on Best Practices in New England
Superintendent Robert Gerardi (Maynard, MA) and Superintendent Katherine Sipala (Narragansett, RI) and labor-management teams from their respective districts will share best practices and lessons learned in implementing teacher evaluation systems in their schools.

4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Putting It All Together: Take-Aways for Implementing Lessons Learned
Dr. Susan Villani, Senior Program/Research Associate at WestEd, will guide conference participants in a collective conversation to identify a selection of lessons learned for implementation in their districts.

6:00 p.m.-7:15 p.m. Cocktail Reception, Co-Sponsored by McGraw-Hill  & Renaissance Learning

7:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Evening Banquet and Program

Musical Selections: The Windham Chamber Singers

Awards and Dinner Co-Sponsored by L.L.B. Architects (Lerner, Lads, and Bartels) & Robert H. Lord Company

John Ater, Maine humorist

Friday, September 19, 2014

7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Breakfast, Sponsored by Edgenuity

Sponsor Presentations/Time with Vendors
9:30-10:15       Break with Vendors

10:20 a.m.-11:20 a.m. Keynote Presentation sponsored by Futures Health and Education and McGraw-Hill : Adapting Mandates into Effective Evaluation Practices      Kim Marshall, Author of The Marshall Memo

11:25 a.m.-12:25 p.m. Roundtable on Effective Practices in Implementing Educator Evaluation Systems
State Commissioners and Executive Directors

12:30 p.m. Announcement of New Officers and Annual Conference Adjourns
2014 NEASS Annual Dues 

 Superintendents only -  $35.00   -  OR  -    Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent(s)-  $50.00
PLEASE NOTE:   New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont and Connecticut Superintendents HAVE THEIR DUES PAID BY THEIR ASSOCIATIONS

For more information contact:
Dr. Herb Levine
NEASS Executive Director
14 Hamilton Road
West Peabody, MA 01960
Cell# 978-836-6029 
Ph: 978-535-3653

VENDOR Fee Structure:


***$500.00 Booth only: full conference both days Thursday and Friday


***$2,500.00  Friday Presentation: maximum 20 minutes @ Friday morning breakfast (includes booth fee as well). 

We have room for a maximum of three presentations during breakfast; first come first served.


***Platinum Corporate Donor: $4,000.00 Highlighted in Program

                                             A public thank you at Thursday night’s banquet

                                              Also includes booth for three years &      presentation, if desired

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