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 Export to Your Calendar 6/19/2020
When: 06/19/2020
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Gateway Hotel & Conference Center
2100 Green Hills Dr
Ames, Iowa  50014
United States
Presenter: Keynote - Gerry Brooks
Contact: Tara Anderson

Online registration is available until: 6/8/2020
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IASBO is inviting Building Secretaries from all school districts across the state, K-12, to attend our 1st Annual Secretaries Conference.  Mark Friday, June 19th on your calendars!  Please reach out to all of the Secretaries in your district to be a part of this opportunity for excellent professional development, networking, and encouragement!  Of course, SBOs are welcome to attend, as well as all Secretary position classifications (i.e. Attendance, Guidance, etc.).  We intend to cover topics such as: Internal Controls, Ethics, Student Coding, How to keep your “morale” high when you’re the “face” of your building. Join us for a day of professional development and an extra dose of encouragement from keynote speaker, Gerry Brooks (!


Location - Gateway Hotel & Conference Center - Ames, IA

Cost - $75

Registration Deadline - June 8, 2020





1st Annual Secretaries Conference Agenda

June 19, 2020 – Gateway Hotel & Conference Center, Ames, IA


8:30 – 9:30 a.m. 

Staff from Grant Wood AEA in Cedar Rapids will be conducting simultaneous user group sessions for users of Infinite Campus and Powerschool.  These sessions will be held prior to the regular conference start time on the morning of June 19th.  To register for a user group session in addition to your regular conference attendance please email Tara Anderson ( with the session you would like to attend.  This is for any users of Infinite Campus or PowerSchool, not just limited to those within Grant Wood AEA.

                 What's New for 20-21

                 Infinite Campus User Group Session

                PowerSchool User Group Session


9:30 a.m.

                Registration Opens


10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

                Keynote – Gerry Brooks – Public Speaker & Elementary Principal in Lexington, KY


11:00 a.m. – BREAK (15 minutes)


11:15 – 12:00 p.m.

                Student Reporting in Iowa (SRI)

Rachel Kruse, Education Consultant, Iowa Department of Education


12:00 – 12:45 p.m.

                LUNCH PROVIDED


12:45 – 1:30 p.m.

                Protecting YOU and Your District through Internal Controls

Patti Schroeder, Finance Support Director, Iowa Association of School Boards


1:30 p.m. – BREAK (15 minutes)


1:45 – 2:30 p.m.

Making the RIGHT decisions in today's unethical world! or What if "my friend" works for an Idiot! with Dr. Ethics

Galen Howsare, Retired Deputy Executive Director/CFO of Iowa Association of School Boards


2:30 – 3:00 p.m.

                Your Role from First to Lasting Impressions

Akwi Nji, Creative Communications Consultant