We've heard loud and clear from our members; new discipline laws and data around childhood trauma are making principals rethink the way they handle discipline and student behavior at every grade level. How will you maintain school culture with the impact of new discipline laws and expectations? K-12 principals are in the middle of balancing the needs of all kids while keeping everyone safe. Suspensions are counter-productive to learning for everyone involved, but what's the right answer?

You'll leave this workshop with: 
  •  Clarity on the new discipline rules
  •  Strategies for Trauma-Informed Multi-Tiered Systems of Support and restorative justice practices
  •  A better lens to examine the proportionality of discipline data
  •  Ideas for working with teachers on early behavior interventions for students in the classroom

*Please note: this workshop is replacing the Washington Educators' Conference (WEC).


  Dr. Greg Benner
Professor of Education at UW Tacoma, Exec. Director of the UWT Center for Strong Schools

Dr. Benner specializes in preventative approaches for meeting the academic and social/emotional needs of students, particularly those with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD). He has consulted in hundreds of schools and facilities to build a sustainable, comprehensive multi-tiered system of support. 


  Vince Perez
Latino Outreach Coordinator, Association of Washington School Leaders

Vince has practiced experiential education and training for more than 20 years with a focus on student engagement and staff development in the areas of leadership, juvenile justice, Trauma Informed Care and Latino empowerment. In partnership with OSPI, he co-founded the Dare to Dream Academies that serve migrant youth, which provides high school credit during a week long experience in a university setting. 

All members of school leadership teams (administrators, counselors and teacher leaders)

Date and Time
Saturday, October 22, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  (Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.)

Location and Accommodations
DoubleTree Hotel, SeaTac
18740 International Blvd.
Seattle, WA 98188

Online reservations are now available. Summit room block rate is $139/night plus tax.

Room block pricing will close on September 29, 2016

Registration for a team of up to 5 people $500
Individual Registration:
   AWSP Members $150
   Non-members $250

Emeritus Members are free, however a lunch ticket is available for purchase.

Registration includes presentations, networking lunch, materials and clock hours.

For questions please contact Macy Bruhy