Conference and Workshop Materials

NSIP State and National Conference Materials

12th Annual Conference – Orlando, FL 2019

Keynote Sessions

  • Bold Achievement Method – Bronkar Lee

  • Powerful Task Design – John Antonetti

  • Live Your Excellence Starting Today! – Jimmy Casas

  • Trust Edge – David Horsager

  • Powerful Beyond Measure – Ken Williams

  • What Great Leaders and SAMs Do With New Teachers – Todd Whitaker, Madeline Good, & Katherine Whitaker

Breakout Session Materials

  • Bam! – Bronkar Lee
  • Building A New High School with SAM – David Hills
  • Connecting the Dots – Adrienne Spurio, Demario Strickland and Barb Fassel
  • Culturize – Jimmy Casas
  • Deepening Your Listening Skills – Kirsten Olson
  • Effective Teacher Teams: One School’s Journey To Success – Erica Zigelman and Veronika Kiss
  • Four Essentials All Students in SAMS Schools Need to Know – Paul Bernabei
  • Growing Up SAM: Creating & Maintaining a SAM Mindset – Jennifer McCrystal and Tami Brooks
  • How to Lead and Communicate from the Heart – Deli Moussavi and Daniel Russell
  • How to Support your SAM Principal – Mark Shellinger
  • I Hate Conflict! – Willow Flaherty
  • It’s All About Culture – Paul Bernabei
  • Lead Like a Pirate! – Shelly Burgess
  • Mistakes are Wonderful! – Willow Flaherty
  • My SAM got a promotion! Now what? – Ashanti Foster and Nicole McLaughlin
  • Navigating Whiteness and White Fragility – Kirsten Olson
  • Nine Assessments Workshop – Kim Marshall
  • Off Balance on Purpose – Dan Thurmon
  • Powerful Task Design – John Antonetti
  • Restorative Practices: Keeping Students in School – Rory Stapleton
  • Speaking of Speaking Better… – John West
    Starting a Movement – Ken Williams
  • Taming the Beast – Christie Ray and Jennie Gil de Lamadrid Rubio
  • The Success Spiral – Jennifer Dean and Darryl Conner
  • Track to Success – Jill Kiger and Michele Billington
  • Using the Marshall Memo for Professional Development – Kim Marshall

11th Annual Conference – Marco Island, FL 2018

General Sessions

Breakout SessionsHandoutPowerpoint


General Sessions

Breakout Sessions


10th Annual Conference – Fort Lauderdale, FL 2017

General Sessions

Breakout Sessions

                    • Amy Herman – The Art of Perception
                    • Andrew Bratspis – When Qualitative? When Quantitative?
                    • Bridgette Allen – Making SAM Work For You
                    • Clayborn Knight – Navigating the Seven C’s
                    • David Caban – Crucial Accountability
                    • David Hills – It’s a Discipline
                    • Douglas Anthony – Building Culture One Person at a Time
                    • Dumar Paden – Build Your First Responders Tribe
                    • Lisa DiGaudio – Developing a Mentor Program to Drive Success
                    • Karol Howard – School Transformation
                    • Ken Williams – Every Day People
                    • Ken Williams – Starting a Movement
                    • Kim Marshall – 10 Things I know
                    • Kim Marshall – Mini Observations and Maxi Results
                    • Kristen Ulery – Harnessing the Power of Optional Descriptors
                    • Lisa Bresnahan – Getting the Most out of Your Teams
                    • Lisa Bresnahan – People: Difficult or Different?
                    • Lisa Brown – Rock Star Leaders
                    • Mike Rutherford – Craft Conversations
                    • Mike Rutherford – Developing Peak Performers
                    • Paul Bernabei – Why Students Disengage and What We Can Do
                    • Penny Britt – Life Changing Time Management
                    • Rebecca Sargable – Bring Your “A” Game to SAM
                    • Shane Lis – From SAM to Principal
                    • Shane Lis – The Power of Celebration
                    • Tami Brook – Quick Visits, Lasting Effects
                    • Willow Sweeney – Living above the Line
                    • Willow Sweeney – Thought Circles and Tornadoes

Cleveland Distributed Leadership Workshop, June, 2016


2016 Georgia State Summer SAM Conference – Callaway Gardens, GA

General Sessions

Breakout Sessions


9th Annual Conference – Tucson, AZ 2016


General Sessions

Breakout Sessions

                          • Nathan Roberts – Sex, Social Media, and Salvation
                          • Will Bowen – The Mindful SAM Team
                          • Paul Bernabei – SAM Secretaries Live Above the Line
                          • Mojdeh Henderson – Systematic Coaching Framework
                            • Powerpoint Presentation
                          • Debra Fitzpatrick – The Simple Psychology of Developing ALL Leaders
                            • Powerpoint Presentation
                          • Ted DesMaisons – Mindfulness and Improvisation
                          • Mike Rutherford – The Artisan Teacher – 23 Themes of Teachcraft
                          • Kendra Washington-Bass – How to Host a SAM Ed Camp
                          • Crystal Cooper-Thompson – Building a Positive Culture as a “Go Green” Instructional Leader
                          • Mike Rutherford – Coaching the Already Excellent Teacher
                          • Sheila Minns – Customer Friendly SAMs: Making the Pieces Fit
                          • Cindy Talbert – SAM, A Game Changer
                          • Amy Allen – SAM: A Story of School Turnaround
                          • Tiffany Hardy – Inspiring Teachers to Be Learners

Lafayette Parish School System Conference – Lafayette, LA 2015

Georgia Summer SAM Conference – Stone Mountain, GA 2015

Keynote Session Materials

Breakout Session Materials


Illinois State SAM/Principal Conference – Bloomington, IL 2015


8th Annual Conference – Ft. Lauderdale, FL 2015


General Sessions

Breakout Sessions


Georgia State SAM/Principal Conference – Stone Mountain, GA 2014

General Sessions

Breakout Sessions


7th Annual Conference – San Diego, CA 2014

General Sessions

Breakout Sessions

Featured Speakers


Georgia State SAM/Principal Conference – Stone Mountain, GA 2013

General Sessions

Breakout Sessions


6th Annual Conference – Ft. Lauderdale, FL 2013

General Sessions

Breakout Sessions


5th Annual Conference – Phoenix, AZ 2012

General Sessions

Breakout Sessions


4th Annual Conference – San Antonio, TX 2011


3rd Annual Conference – Orlando, FL 2010