PA Association of School Personnel Administrators


Conference Agenda

Registration is open for our Annual Conference!
February 24, 25 & 26, 2016 
Harrisburg-Hershey Sheraton Hotel
Our conference theme is "War Stories!" Everyone in school H.R. has stories. Some sad, some happy, others bizarre and maybe at times even frightening…….but all true!  Taking care to safeguard confidentiality, come, share your stories and learn from one another and our expert presenters.
The agenda is packed with critical and timely information that can be implemented immediately upon return to your office. If you are new to school H.R. in the last three years, you’ll want to sign up for John Knebl’s “H.R. Boot Camp”.  Although tailored for new HR directors, seasoned pros can benefit from a refresher course as well.  This session will run concurrently with another presentation option.
Negotiations is always a hot topic and with this year’s budget dilemma, we’ve expanded our presentation agenda to include a regional panel of attorneys from across the state. They’ll cover Acts 195, 88, arbitration, the grievance process and other timely topics of interest from the eastern, central and western regions.

Conference favorite, Dr. Terry Madonna will be back and his discussion of the political landscape, especially in this election year, is certain to pique our interest and attention. Angela Kirby Wehr from PaTTAN will share more about Act 82 and Principal Evaluations. Terry Barnaby and PDE staff will be on hand with their latest updates on certification and other timely issues. Other conference topics include FLSA, wellness programs, responding to transgender in the workplace and more.

All this with reduced hotel room rates, daily breakfast buffet, exhibitors, give-aways and the first ever Presidents' Reception. The best conference component, as always, is the opportunity to network with colleagues throughout the state.

From the Washington Post, "How do states support their public schools? Badly a new 50 state report card shows." February 2, 2016.  Read on...

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  • Sexual Harassment & Beyond, PASPA/EPASPA Academy Webinar, January 8, 2016
  • EPASPA programs, Act 168 "Pass the Trash"; Educator Discipline Act Amendments
  • 2015 Conference Presentations, including: Leaves of Absence; Promoting Professional Integrity; Certification Updates; Acts 153 & 168; Negotiating Trends; Avoiding liability in employment cases-ADA, unfair labor practice claims.
  • EPASPA Health Care Reform & Reporting Requirements (Jan. 2015)
  • EPASPA, "What's Your Site? - The Use of Social Media in Employment"
  • 2014 Conference presentations
  • 2013 Conference presentations
H.R. questions answered with PASPA consultant John Knebl. This is available to members only.  John will respond to questions and concerns during business hours, Mon.-Fri., Log in to find John's contact information in the Member Bonus section, or contact Jim Antis in the PASPA office.
A Human Resources Office Audit Service is available, for a fee, to member and non-member schools, based on individual need and the extent of services requested.  For more information, contact the PASPA office.


  • Thank you! Conference Sponsors


    * Frontline Technologies

    * SafeSchools

    * TeacherMatch

    * Keystone Information Systems


    * PA Educator

    * People Adm

    and, to US Medical & School Pro Staffing, for supporting breakfast/lunch

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  • 2016 Conference Exhibitor Invitation and  Exhibitor Contract

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    Member Benefit - Job Postings for administrative positions only. Send your posting using our online form. Postings without a deadline will be posted for two weeks. Let us know if you wish to extend the posting. Thanks!
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    • Hempfield S.D., H.S. Principal
    • Exeter Twp. S.D., Mathematics Supervisor
    • Allegheny I. U., Dir., Instructional Innovation
    • Central Susquehanna I.U.,Corrections Ed. Program Principal
    • Souderton Area S.D., Elem. Principal
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    Meet Your Board
    President, Todd Stitzel, Human Resources Director, Radnor S.D.
    President-Elect, Jim Summerville, Human Resources Director, Westmoreland I.U.
    Secretary, Theresa Kinsinger, Organizational Services Director, CAIU
    Past-President, Dr. Wendi Kraft, Personnel Director, Avon Grove S.D.
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    If you did not receive website access and believe your membership is current, please contact  Membership Invoice July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016

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  • PASPA contacts
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