North State Spring Conference

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Regions 1, 2, 3, 4 North State Spring Conference – April 27-29, 2018

The Peppermill, Reno, NV

2018 Conference Program

Peppermill Online room reservations – Register early. Please call 800-282-2444 (Reference code: AACS418)

Sam LaCara Memorial Golf Tournament, April 26, 2018, Lakeridge Golf Course – 2018 Golf Flyer final

Register and pay for golf online [Additional fees apply]

Conference Registration:

2018 Registration Form [Registration form only]

2018 Conference Registration Packet

Online Conference Registration [Pay with credit card. Extra fees apply]



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ACSA Exhibitor Letter and Contract 2018 final


 Scheduled Keynotes:

Aaron Griffith-VanderYacht

Friday morning:

Personalized Learning: From Buzzword to Practice

Personalized learning is getting a lot of attention in education, promising major gains for students. Teachers, administrators, and even students themselves are coming up with new ways to engage and challenge individuals to greater success. Let’s move beyond the buzz to discover how thoughtful program design, strategic use of technology, purposeful review of data, and a bit of creativity can secure the promise of personalized learning.

Roni Habib

Friday evening:

Lead with EQ in your School

Roni Habib is an expert in helping educators become more mindful, connected, and playful. The founder of EQ Schools, he leads workshops and speaks in schools nationally and abroad. Early in his career, Roni struggled with the high stresses and demands of teaching even losing touch with why he wanted to be a teacher in the first place. It was so painful that he finally discovered the power of integrating mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and positive psychology in his own life as well as in his classroom and felt called to share this new approach with the world.In the first two years of establishing EQ Schools, Roni has taught and inspired thousands of teachers through his workshops and conferences. In addition to inspiring educators through EQ Schools, Roni also teaches at Gunn High School in Palo Alto, California.Prior to earning his Masters of Education and teaching credential at Harvard University, he lived in Israel and Belgium. Most important though, is that Roni has a huge heart and loves helping people.

Edgar Zazueta, State ACSA

Saturday noon:

California Education Update

Edgar Zazueta currently serves as the Senior Director of Policy and Government Relations for the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA). In this role, he oversees the advocacy efforts in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. on behalf of the largest umbrella administrator organization in the United States. Zazueta joined the organization in 2015. Prior to joining ACSA, Zazueta served as the Chief of External Affairs for Los Angeles Unified School District.

A native of Southern California, Zazueta received his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from California State University, Fullerton and a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Southern California. Zazueta is currently an education doctoral candidate at the Rossier School of Education at USC.

Mister Brown



Sunday morning:

More Than Making a Difference

Mister Brown is focused on a very simple but profound mission – to help people make better choices in order to live better lives. He unintentionally started his speaking career in high school by volunteering as a counselor for an elementary school camping trip. That experience combined with over 25 years of experience in leadership, management, sales, non-profit work
and running a small business has uniquely prepared him not only to speak to kids but people of all ages.
“Never underestimate the power of a moment!” is a quote that has kept Mister Brown motivated while speaking in school assemblies, camps, workshops and conferences. He understands that lives are changed in moments and when he delivers a message there is potential for powerful and lasting life change

Program questions, call or email: Mike Vincelli @ 530-241-3261/mvincelli@suhsd.netConference questions, call or email:  Anna Trunnell at 916-686-7757 / or Daniel Hernandez at (916) 277-6277/ 

Registration questions, call or email: Judy Bennett at 530.282.5331/

Golf Tournament questions, call or email:  Mary Sakuma at 530.200.0616/