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Conference 2021

WASA Spring Conference 2021

Jackson, Wyoming

     The Wyoming Association of School Administrators (WASA) held their annual spring conference in Jackson, Wyoming, during the week of April 12th. This opportunity was a great way to get together and grow as a professional organization as well as collaborate with colleagues. Thank you to Dr. Gillian Chapman, Superintendent of Teton #1, for providing the insights into Jackson and welcoming us into her community. Dr. Jim Copeland, superintendent of Carbon #2, was the host for the event and did an excellent job of ensuring that everyone enjoyed the conference. We extend our greatest gratitude to Dr. Kevin Mitchell, WASA Executive Director, for organizing and scheduling all of the presentations, vendors, sponsors, and activities for the superintendents and honored guests during the conference. 

Dr. Gillian Chapman Welcoming Attendees
Dr. Gillian Chapman Welcoming Attendees
Shane Ogden and Ryan Thomas Getting Ready to Present
Shane Ogden and Ryan Thomas Getting Ready to Present
Coley Shadrick Celebrating His Birthday
Coley Shadrick Celebrating His Birthday
Ben Smith Embracing Mark Rose
Ben Smith Embracing Mark Rose

Jon Abrams Recognition

Jon Abrams at PodiumWASA would like to recommend the impact that Mr. Abrams has had on our organization and the association. Jon will be leaving us to pursue a superintendency closer to his family. We wish him the best and we look forward to the continued impact that he will have on education.

Jim Wagner Recognition

Jim Wagner with Kevin MitchellThe WASA organization took some time to recognize Jim Wagner and his contributions to Wyoming education. Jim is leaving Johnson #1 and pursuing future endeavors in education. We appreciate his involvement in the education of Wyoming students and wish him the best of luck in the future!

Regional Superintendents of the Year

and Statewide Superintendent of the Year Nominees

Charles Auzqui ~ Northeast
Charles Auzqui ~ Northeast
Coley Shadrick ~ Southeast
Coley Shadrick ~ Southeast
Jim Copeland ~ Southwest
Jim Copeland ~ Southwest
Jay Curtis ~ Northwest
Jay Curtis ~ Northwest

Congratulations to the Wyoming Superintendent of the Year

Jay Curtis of Park #1

Please click on his picture below for the full article of his recognition.

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Retiring Superintendents

We took some time to recognize the superintendents that are leaving the profession better than they found it. Their contributions have been paramount to the success of Wyoming Education. We will miss your involvement but know that your impact will always be recognized. Thank you for all that you have done for your colleagues.

Marty Gale ~ Fremont #2
Marty Gale ~ Fremont #2
Ben Smith ~ Big Horn #1
Ben Smith ~ Big Horn #1
Boyd Brown ~ Laramie #1
Boyd Brown ~ Laramie #1
Craig Dougherty ~ Sheridan #2
Craig Dougherty ~ Sheridan #2

WASA Award Winners

Please click on the picture for additional information on the awards.

Presentations and Information Sessions

One of the great things about WASA is we are a group of very talented superintendents and members. This Spring Conference was provided by individuals in our organization that were willing to share their strengths. Thank you to all who presented and shared your talents with the group.

Damien Smith Preparing for His Presentation on the 4 Day School Week
Damien Smith Preparing for His Presentation on the 4 Day School Week
Ryan Thomas Speaking About Student Safety
Ryan Thomas Speaking About Student Safety
Shelly Hamel with the WDE
Shelly Hamel with the WDE
Opening Session Attendees
Opening Session Attendees
Jim Copeland Welcoming Attendees
Jim Copeland Welcoming Attendees
Dr. Kessler and Dr. Mitchell Talking About Board Relationships
Dr. Kessler and Dr. Mitchell Talking About Board Relationships
Teresa Chaulk ~ High Performance Strategies
Teresa Chaulk ~ High Performance Strategies
Jeff Hafer ~ Respectful Engagement for Leaders
Jeff Hafer ~ Respectful Engagement for Leaders
Jim Copeland and Damien Smith Presenting on the 4 Day School Week
Jim Copeland and Damien Smith Presenting on the 4 Day School Week
Shane Ogden on Podcasting
Shane Ogden on Podcasting

Thank You to Our Sponsors

WASA wants to thank all the sponsors that support our organization and are involved in Education in Wyoming

2021 Spring Conference Thank Yous

Dr. Gillian Chapman, Teton #1 Host

Thank you to Dr. Gillian Chapman, superintendent of Teton #1 in Jackson, for showing us her wonderful community. We appreciate your hospitality and leadership.

Jim Copeland ~ SW Host

Thank you to Jim Copeland, Superintendent of Carbon #2, for his coordination efforts in hosting this function for our superintendents.