Leveraging Community Resources to Strengthen Clinical Practice for New Principals: Partnering With Legal and Social Services

Wednesday, March 21, 3:00-3:45 p.m. EDT

Difficult and changing situations with students and their families require principals to broaden their support network beyond school resources. The panelists on this webinar will discuss scenarios and possible resources available within the community. They will also share ideas for making intentional connections with community partners.

Topics will include –

  • Social services available for school support
  • Legal processes for a variety of student issues
  • Advice for new principals on how to connect with community resources


liz-lindly Liz Lindly earned her bachelor of social work degree from the University of Wyoming and her master of social work degree from Colorado State University (CSU). For 7 years, she split her time between two high schools as the school social worker. During this time, Lindly became certified as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Addiction Counselor to ensure continued learning and better skills to serve students and the community. In 2016, Lindly returned to CSU to complete the principal preparation program. She is currently in her second year as dean at Loveland High School. This career change has allowed Lindly to serve students in a different capacity and work toward greater social changes with the ultimate goal of helping to develop the whole child.

sue-reed-baum Sue Reed-Baum is currently serving her 12th year as truancy prevention specialist for Colorado’s Thompson School District. This position requires working alongside school administrators to address attendance and legal concerns. Reed-Baum also works closely with school resource officers to ensure consistent communication and support systems are in place for students and families. Reed-Baum also serves the district as the child welfare education liaison, supervises education placements and supports for youth in foster care, and serves as the district representative for the community-based Family Assessment Planning Team.

jennifer-roth Jennifer Roth is an assistant principal at Fort Collins High School in Colorado. She is deeply invested in the long-standing partnership between her school district and CSU to support their successful teacher preparation program. Her 30-year career includes experiences as a teacher, university instructor, and school administrator. Roth has presented nationally about the professional development school model and effective clinical partnerships.

Moderators: Donna Cooner and Wendy Fothergill, Colorado State University


Location: Webinar

Call for Entries: 2019 AACTE Awards

Award winners will be honored at the 2019 AACTE Annual Meeting, February 22–24 in Louisville, Kentucky, during the general sessions.

Future Annual Meetings

  • 2019 – February 22-24, Kentucky International Convention Center | Louisville, KY
  • 2020 – February 28 – March 1, Atlanta Marriott Marquis | Atlanta, GA
  • 2021 – February 26-28, Washington State Convention Center | Seattle, WA

Site Selection Procedures

Annual Meeting Site Selection Procedures

AACTE considers many factors in determining its future locations for the Annual Meeting, which brings together over 2,000 individuals in the educator preparation field each year. These factors include but are not limited to geographic and cultural diversity, attendee cost, available meeting space, and social justice considerations.

The following priorities guide Annual Meeting site selection:

  1. Location
    1. Selection of a site 4-5 years in advance.
    2. Rotation among U.S. regions, with at least one western region destination every five years.
    3. Urban destination with accessible airlift, affordable airfare, and local travel infrastructure.
    4. Available dates that coincide with AACTE's preferred time frame of late February or early March.
    5. Favorable antidiscrimination and accessibility policies, including those related to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, physical ability, health conditions, socioeconomic status, and marital, domestic, or parental status.
    6. Presence of AACTE members in the vicinity of the destination.
  2. Facilities/Space
    1. Adequate amount of meeting rooms, exhibit areas, and other space to meet the Annual Meeting's needs.
    2. Accessibility of facilities/space.
    3. Compact Annual Meeting footprint.
    4. Proximity of hotel partners.
    5. Transportation logistics and cost.
    6. Sizeable block of rooms available at primary hotels.
  3. Cost/Affordability
    1. Guest room rates.
    2. Complimentary facilities or services provided.
    3. Rental rates for facilities.
    4. Food and beverage expenditure requirements.
    5. Labor expenses.
    6. Audio/visual rental costs.
    7. Incentives offered by either the destination or its subsidiary partners.

2019 Annual Meeting Program

See What You Missed in 2018

Visit the Learning Center to watch video recordings from previous Annual Meetings. Welcome Sessions and Speaker Spotlight Sessions are public, while other recordings are available only to conference registrants.

Keynote Panel
Opening Session Keynote Panel
Diane Ravitch
Closing by Diane Ravitch
Major Forums
Five Deeper Dives Sessions
70th Annual Meeting Highlights