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From Your Executive Director

Dear AMISA (formerly AASSA) Friends and Colleagues,

Happy New Year! May 2021 be filled with health, love and learning for us all.

Our name change to AMISA is official. May 1, 2021 is our target date to have our new webpage done as well as our social media fully transitioned over from AASSA to AMISA. Please continue to use our current emails and visit our current webpage and blog during this time of transition.

Once again I extend a special invitation to all AMISA Heads of School to join in our weekly Thursday Zoom calls. I email the link out to all Heads of School each Tuesday. You can also receive the link to the Thursday calls by registering on our website or on the AAIE website. In addition, the link is normally in the Thursday/Friday email I forward that has the recording from the current week. In addition, please feel free to contact me with any questions about accessing the Thursday calls.

ZOOM licenses for the coming year are under consideration and we are making every effort to be able to continue offering the licenses to you for free or at a deeply discounted rate. Stay tuned for more information.

Be sure to register for our March CONNECTED featured series with Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey.  The series will include time for teacher collaboration and connected learning.  The series will run in place of our normal in-person Educator’s Conference and we hope each of our member schools will participate.  Register by February 5, 2021 and send a team of five teachers for just over $100 per teacher.

One to think on…

At some point in every lesson, students should know what they are supposed to learn.  (Fisher, Frey, and Hattie, 2021, p. 83).

Best regards,

Dr. Dereck H. Rhoads

AASSA Executive Director


Fisher, D., & Frey, N., Hattie, J. (2021). The Distance Learning Playbook Grades K-12. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.


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