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MESPA Institute is still on despite the weather! Travel safely and we will see you there! Join us for the professional development event of the year! On February 6-8, 2019, you will be joined by 450+ of your colleagues for an incredible experience. With presentations from EIGHT incredible thought leaders, more than 25 sessions rooted in mental health, innovation, education equity, and leadership development, MESPA Speaks performances by your own colleagues, a Makerspace and Therapy Dog Showcase, an Unconference in which you guide your own learning, and 80+ education-based exhibits, how could you go wrong?

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Wednesday, February 6 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Culture, Connections, and Color: How to Make Houses Happen in your 'Hood

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Culture, Connections and Color; How to Make Houses Happen in your ‘Hood! Are you looking for strategies and tools to continually make your school the place students want to be? Eastview is on our second year of a school-wide implementation of “houses”. We’ll share our process for developing the idea, share why this worked for us as a way to strengthen our culture, facilitate new connections, add color increase student excitement and engagement, and offer ways to make it happen in your school!

Speakers
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Taber Akin

Taber Akin is the Principal at Eastview Elementary School in Lakeville.
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Kelly Kunze

Kelly Kunze has been teaching in the Lakeville School District for 18 years.  She was a special education teacher for thirteen years before moving into the general education classroom.  Kelly currently teaches 2nd grade at Eastview Elementary School in Lakeville, MN.  Kelly visited... Read More →
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Doug Mohr

Doug Mohr has been teaching Physical Education in the Lakeville District for twenty-eight years.  Doug is currently the PE teacher and PBIS coach at Eastview Elementary in Lakeville, MN.  Doug visited the Ron Clark Academy in January 2018.
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Hilary Moorlach

Hilary Moorlach has been teaching in the Lakeville School District for twenty-two years.  She has taught 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grades.  She is currently the Digital Learning Specialist at Eastview Elementary in Lakeville, MN.  Hilary visited the Ron Clark Academy in January 20... Read More →
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Scott Sherman

Scott Sherman has been teaching in the Lakeville School District  for twenty-two years.  He has been the Learning Specialist, has taught 4th grade and is currently job-sharing a 2nd grade classroom and the Learning Specialist position at Eastview Elementary in Lakeville, MN.  Scott... Read More →
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Jessica Suby

Jessica Suby has been teaching in the Lakeville School District for 20 years.  She has taught special education as well as 1st, 4th, 5th and 6th grades.  Jessica is currently a 1st grade teacher at Eastview Elementary School in Lakeville, MN.  Jessica visited the Ron Clark Academy... Read More →
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Alanna Ulmen

Alanna Ulmen has been teaching in the Lakeville School District for 21 years.  She has taught  4th, 5th and 6th grades.  She is currently a 4th grade teacher at Eastview Elementary in Lakeville, MN.  Alanna visited the Ron Clark Academy in May 2017.



Wednesday February 6, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm CST
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