Superintendents Conference April 30 - May 2 2023

WASA 2023 Superintendents Conference
Register Now to Attend the 2023 Superintendents Conference!


The 2023 Superintendents Conference will take place at Campbell’s Resort in beautiful Lake Chelan! This three-day learning experience will feature three amazing keynote speakers: Kim Samuel, Jimmy Casas, and Alyssa Gallagher (read more about these amazing speakers below). General sessions and breakout sessions will complement the keynote speakers during this conference!



Campbell's Resort in Lake Chelan
104 W Woodin Ave
Chelan, WA 98816

Call 800.553.8225 and mention your affiliation with the Superintendents Conference to receive the discounted room block rate at Campbell’s Resort.
Group Block Name: WA Association School Administration
Group Block Number: 549930


Jimmy Casas
Author and National Advisor
CEO and President, J. Casa & Associates and ConnectEDD

Jimmy Casas has been an educator for over 30 years, serving twenty-two years as a school leader, including fourteen years as Principal at Bettendorf High School. Under his leadership, Bettendorf was named one of the Best High Schools in the country three times by Newsweek and US News & World Report.

Jimmy was named the 2012 Iowa Secondary Principal of the Year and was selected as runner-up NASSP 2013 National Secondary Principal of the Year. In 2014, Jimmy was invited to the White House to speak on the Future Ready Schools pledge. Jimmy is also the author of nine books, including the best-selling books Culturize: Every Student. Every Day. Whatever It Takes;Live Your Excellence: Bring Your Best Self to School Every Day; and Handle with Care: Managing Difficult Situations in Schools with Dignity and Respect. Jimmy’s newest release, Recalibrate the Culture, is already a top-selling book on Amazon.

Jimmy is the owner and CEO of J Casas & Associates, where he serves as a professional leadership coach for school leaders across the country. In January 2020, Jimmy launched ConnectEDD, a publishing company aimed at giving back to the profession by supporting educators to become published authors.

Alyssa Gallagher
Education Author and Speaker
Head of Education, North America at BTS Spark

Alyssa Gallagher is an education author, leader, and speaker. She is the Head of Education at North America at BTS Spark, a global education non-profit focused on developing the next generation of educational leaders. Alyssa has worked with a wide spectrum of leaders, ranging from early career professionals in her local school district to seasoned executives in Fortune 500 Companies. Regardless of position or sector, Alyssa enjoys working with all leaders to help them leverage the capability, creativity, and intelligence of everyone on their team. 

In addition to being a collaborator on Multipliers, Revised and Updated: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter, Alyssa is the co-author of Design Thinking for School Leaders: Five Roles & Mindsets That Ignite Positive Change (2018) & Design Thinking at Play: An Action Guide for Educators (2020).

Kim Samuel
Founder and CBO, Samuel Centre for Social Connectedness
Educator, Author, and Fulbright Canada Ambassador

Kim is an activist, educator, and a leading voice in the global movement for belonging. She founded the Samuel Centre for Social Connectedness, which works with advocates and researchers to fight social isolation and build belonging around the world. She is a Visiting Research Fellow at Green Templeton college, Visiting Scholar at the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), and the Fulbright Canada Ambassador for diversity and social connectedness. Kim is the author of On Belonging: Finding Connection in an Age of Isolation, an exploration of the crisis of social isolation and our birthright of Belonging.



WASA Active Member—$475
WASA Life Member—$370
Non-member Conference Attendee—$525

Sunday Dinner—$75
Monday Breakfast—$50
Monday Lunch—$60
Monday Dinner—$75
Tuesday Breakfast—$50
Tuesday Lunch—$60

Please bring a laptop or other device with Wi-Fi capability for use during the conference activities. 

The health and safety of everyone at our conference is of paramount importance to us. WASA will follow appropriate standards at the time of the conference.

A $75 administrative fee applies to all cancellations submitted by April 7. 
No refunds after April 7. No Show = No Refund.


Sunday | April 30, 2023

5–6:30 p.m.       Reception

6:30 p.m.                 Dinner

7:30 p.m.                 Kim Samuel Interview,
Author of On Belonging

Monday | May 1, 2023

6:00 a.m.  Walk with WASA

7:45–8:30 a.m. Breakfast

8:30–9:00 a.m. Opening, Sponsors

9:00–10:15 a.m. Jimmy Casas
Author of Recalibrate the Culture: Our Work, Our Why, Our Values

10:15–10:30 a.m. Break

10:30–11:30 a.m. Concurrent Session I

11:30–11:40 p.m. Break and Moving to Ballroom

11:40 a.m. –12:00 p.m. Chris Rekydal

12:00–1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:15–2:15 p.m. Concurrent Session II

2:15–2:30 p.m. Extended Break

2:30–3:15 p.m. General Session: Tara Thomas from AASA

3:15–3:30 p.m. Q & A with Tara Thomas moderated by Dan Steele

3:30–3:55 p.m. General Session: Dan Steele

5:00 p.m.                 Reception

6:00 p.m.          Dinner

Tuesday | May 2, 2023

7:45–8:30 a.m. Breakfast

8:30–8:45 a.m. Opening

8:45–10:00 a.m. Alyssa Gallagher

10:00–10:15 a.m. Break

10:15–11:15 a.m. Alyssa Gallagher: What Executive Coaching Can do For You!

11:15–11:30 a.m. Closing


Bear Mountain Golf Course
April 30th 7:30 a.m. Tee Time

Fun times, great people, fun course, always fun memories!


Let us know if you need transportation from your hotel. We can see what we can do.

Lunch will be provided by sponsors.
During lunch, many prizes will be given out—details to come! 

Cost per player: $115.00 | includes golf, cart, lunch and tax.
Please send us an email confirming you will be attending.
Registration and payment due by April 20th.
Please contact us if you have any special arrangements needed. We need to give the course a final tally two weeks before the event.

Any questions please contact Jeff Jurgensen at or 509.290.9239.


Women in Leadership Conference 2023 LogoWASA will hold its Eighth Annual Women in Leadership Conference on Saturday, April 29, at Campbell’s Resort. Registration is open to all current and aspiring women administrators. 
We encourage you to “tap a shoulder” and promote participation by female administrators, aspiring women leaders, in your district.

Non-superintendent women WASA members will receive a separate email announcing registration for this event. 
Women superintendents attending the Women in Leadership Conference and Superintendent Conference: please register for the Women in Leadership Conference via the Superintendent Conference registration. Click on the “Women in Leadership” registration function before proceeding to checkout. 
Please note: only superintendents may register via the Superintendent Conference registration. 
Learn more here.


10.5 hours will be available to attendees at the end of the session on May 2, 2023. Clock hours forms will be available at the registration table at the conclusion of the program.


Please contact Lisa Gehman at with conference registration questions.
Contact Mike Nelson at or at 253.508.0192 with questions about the conference.

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