Social Media Lounge

Full-time Superintendents, Part-time Social Media Rock Stars
Join Twitter-savvy superintendents at the SOCIAL MEDIA LOUNGE

Join Twitter-savvy superintendents in the social media lounge. There’s always a lot to celebrate at AASA’s National Conference on Education, but we hope you will take some time to join us in celebrating the 5th Anniversary of the Social Media Lounge! Year after year AASA staff has worked with Twitter-savvy superintendents to bring the Social Media Lounge to life inside the NCE Marketplace. We host insightful sessions, make time for hands-on training and provide a tech-forward space for education leaders to share tips and tricks, snap selfies and create relationships that will last far beyond the conference. Check out the official schedule to learn how you can get involved!


Thursday, February 14

9 – 10am

Breakout Session | Room 511C
To Respond or Not to Respond: Modeling Positive Social Media Use in the Age of Trolls, Spam and Hate

Kirk Koennecke, Superintendent, Graham Local Schools, OH
Glenn Robbins, Superintendent, Tabernacle Twp. School District, NJ
Nancy Wagner, Superintendent, River Trails School District 26, IL
Avis Williams, Superintendent, Selma City Schools, AL
Jessica Pupillo, Communications Director, Mehlville School District, MO

11:30am – 12:30pm

Knowledge Exchange Theater Session
Five Key Digital Engagement Trends for School Districts in 2019

Denver J. Fowler, Chair of Ed.D. Program & Professor of PK-12 Leadership, Franklin University, Columbus, OH
A. Katrise Perera, Superintendent, Gresham-Barlow School District in Gresham, OR
Courtney Orzel, Superintendent of Lemont School District 113A, Lemont, IL
April Grace, Shawnee Public Schools Superintendent, OK
Chris Marczak, Superintendent, Maury County Public Schools, Columbia, TN
Marlon Styles, Superintendent, Middletown City School District, OH

1 – 2pm

Social Media Lounge
Office hours with David A. DeSchryver, Director, Whiteboard Advisors (@ddeschryver @whitebadvisor), on school expenditure fiscal transparency — the sleeper issue of 2019 and beyond. You’ve got questions, he’s got answers.

2 – 3pm

Social Media Lounge
Happy hour and live tweet chat

Friday, February 15

11:30am – 12:30pm

Knowledge Exchange Theater
Getting Your School Board on Board with Social Media

Curtis Finch, Superintendent, Deer Valley Unified School District, AZ
Avis Williams, Superintendent, Selma City Schools, Selma, AL
A. Katrise Perera, Superintendent of the Gresham-Barlow School District in Gresham, OR
Courtney Orzel, Superintendent of Lemont School District 113A, Lemont, IL
Shane Hotchkiss, Superintendent, Bermudian Springs School District, PA

12:30 – 1:30pm

Social Media Lounge
Meet and Greet with NCE Thought Leader Trish Rubin, marketing instructor and marketing brand consultant, Baruch College, CUNY/Trish Rubin Ltd.

Saturday, February 17

8 – 9 am

Gold 3, JW Marriott

AASA Readership/Social Media Focus Group
All are welcome to attend a special focus group breakfast with AASA leadership, Social Media Lounge hosts and participants and School Administrator magazine staff. We want to hear how we can help you achieve your social media goals and make you a more connected leader. We also hope you will bring your ideas, thoughts and suggestions for our AASA can improve and better serve you. A light breakfast will be served.