Discover '19


June 10, 2019 through June 13, 2019
Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club
Palm Harbor, FL

Earlybird Registration Deadline: April 10, 2019
Advance Registration Deadline: May 30, 2019


Hotel Information

Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club
36750 US Hwy 19 N
Palm Harbor, FL 34683

Phone: (727) 942-2000

Contact: Innisbrook, Contact Choices
Phone: (727) 942-2000


The Discover '19 Conference includes top-notch sessions on today's students and the future of our schools, opportunities for networking, and recognition of Florida's finest administrators. This conference is the place to be for quality education for Florida's administrators, support staff and educators!

Conference Highlights:
Keynote speeches by industry leaders
- Standout sessions on engaging students and staff
- FASA Foundation golf tournament 



June 10, 2019 through June 13, 2019 
Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club
Palm Harbor, FL

Earlybird Registration Deadline: April 10, 2019
Advance Registration Deadline: May 30, 2019


Hotel Information

Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club
36750 US Hwy 19 N
Palm Harbor, FL 34683

Phone: (727) 942-2000

Contact: Innisbrook, Contact Choices
Phone: (727) 942-2000



Exhibitor Registration 


The Discover '19 Conference includes top-notch sessions on today's students and the future of our schools, opportunities for networking and recognition of Florida's finest administrators. The three-day Conference is the place to be for quality education and professional development for Florida's administrators, support staff and educators!


Full Agenda with Session Descriptions 


Registration Cost:

Early Bird Member Full Conference Registration - $339.

Early Bird Non-member Full Conference Registration - $389

Member Full Conference Registration - $379.

Non-member Full Conference Registration - $429

Member one day only - $199

Non-Member one day only - $219

Aspiring Adminsitrators - one day $97. full conference $189

Retired Members - full conference $170

*Early bird rate ends April 10


FASA Room Block:

Innisbrook Reservations: (727) 942-2000


Deluxe Guestroom - $149

Executive Suite - $149

One Bedroom Suite - $149

Two Bedroom Suite - $249


FASA Room Reservations Website

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Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations must be in writing before 5:00pm on Wednesday, May 30, 2019, to receive a refund of your registration fee, minus a $30 processing fee. Fees cannot be refunded for registrations cancelled after Wednesday, May 30, 2019 or for no-shows.



Discover '19 Sponsorship Opportunities


Conference Registration

Pass Name Description


Event Name Date Time Description
FASA Board of Directors Meeting Jun 10, 2019 11:00 AM -
2:00 PM est
Presidents, President-elects & Past Presidents of all boards. Regional Coordinators
FAEMSP Board Meeting Jun 10, 2019 2:00 PM -
4:30 PM est
FAEMSP Board of Directors
FAISA Board Meeting Jun 10, 2019 2:00 PM -
4:30 PM est
FAISA Board of Directors
FAPA Board Meeting Jun 10, 2019 2:00 PM -
4:30 PM est
FAPA Board of Directors
FASSP Board Meeting Jun 10, 2019 2:00 PM -
4:30 PM est
FASSP Board of Directors
FSAA Board Meeting Jun 10, 2019 2:00 PM -
4:30 PM est
FSAA Board of Directors
Chip in For Children Golf Tournament Jun 11, 2019 7:30 AM -
1:00 PM est
Support the FASA Foundation by participating in our 2nd Annual Golf Tournament. Tournament style will be a 4-player team scramble. Cost includes one round of play on the Innisbrook North course, lunch and a golf goodie bag. Proceeds will go to the FASA Foundation.
Opening General Session Jun 11, 2019 3:00 PM -
4:00 PM est
Discover '19 opening general session: FASA LEADs! Keynote Speaker: Principal Baruti Kafele! A prolific writer, Principal Kafele has written extensively on professional development strategies for creating a positive school climate and culture, transforming the attitudes of at-risk students, motivating Black males to excel in the classroom, and school leadership practices for inspiring schoolwide excellence. In addition to writing several professional articles for popular education journals, he has authored 10 books, including his five ASCD best sellers Is My School a Better School BECAUSE I Lead It?, The Principal 50, The Teacher 50, Closing the Attitude Gap, and Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School & in Life. His newest bookThe ASPIRING Principal 50: Critical Questions for New and Future School Leaderswill be released in May 2019.
Welcome Reception Jun 11, 2019 4:30 PM -
6:30 PM est
Wednesday Morning Breakfast Jun 12, 2019 7:30 AM -
8:30 AM est
Breakfast for overnight guests at the hotel
Wednesday Morning General Session Jun 12, 2019 9:30 AM -
10:30 AM est
Keynote Speakers: A panel of superintendents to discuss various leadership opportinities and how they conquered issues.
A: Keeping it Positive at your School Jun 12, 2019 10:45 AM -
12:00 PM est
Strategies used by the Assistant Principal to maintain her role as a Positive influence at the school. Positive referrals, golden spoon, using music, dancing at Award Assemblies and morning announcements make her office the one students want to be sent to. Learn how to keep your cafeteria noise level one that is tolerable. Explore how to incorporate your SRO, PTO and business partners to assist. Making those positive connections with parents helps to break the ice before having to make the negative behavior call. See how adopting and mentoring your most challenging students ahead of time helps defuse the number of potential incidences. Walk away with a list of free rewards you can immediately implement at your own school.
A: Creating & Sustaining a Culture of Success & High-Expectations Jun 12, 2019 10:45 AM -
12:00 PM est
As the building leader, you are the driving force behind the culture in your building. Learn how to set the tone and/or reset the tone in your building and sustain it for a culture of success and high expectations. Rigor, relevance, and relationships become a way of work for students and staff. Walk away with initiatives to implement immediately that will change the feeling in your building, engage your entire school community, and elevate the potential of staff and students.
A: Leading Change: Coaching Conversations That Matter Jun 12, 2019 10:45 AM -
12:00 PM est
There are only two ways to influence human behavior: You can manipulate it, or you can inspire it. - Simon Sinek. Effective leaders inspire people to action. In this session, discover the research on leading change and learn how to motivate your teachers through collaborative conversations and meaningful feedback.
A: Social Emotional Learning (SEL) for ALL students throughout the District Jun 12, 2019 10:45 AM -
12:00 PM est
Student achievement will follow when you take care of students' social and emotional needs! Come learn how the alignment of 5 overall priorities can be shared throughout an entire district assisting ALL students!!!
A: Understanding School Safety for all Stakeholders Jun 12, 2019 10:45 AM -
12:00 PM
This session will give an overview of what to expect from your school resource officer and how to build relationships between law enforcement and school staff. It will outline a critical incident plan and review threat assessment and analyze previous school attacks. Lastly, the session will address crime prevention through environmental design, which highlights how to make your campus safer without spending a lot of money.
A: What to Expect When Becoming a Principal Jun 12, 2019 10:45 AM -
12:00 PM est
This session will focus on a panel of principals from across the state of Florida to discuss their experiences as principals. This panel discussion will include facilitated questions as well as key points that each principal will share. Participants will also have a chance to ask questions to the panel. Panel Facilitators: Stella Arduser, Archer Elementary School Casey Karas, Archer Elementary School Troy Strappy, Lincoln Middle School Principal Panelists: Seth Daub, Catalina Elementary School Wanza Wakeley, Idylwild Elementary School Brent Brummet, Warrington Middle School Ginger Cruze, West Port High School Brandon Johnson, North Port High School Elizabeth LeClear, Santa Fe High School James Sheppard, Newberry High School
Wednesday Lunch Jun 12, 2019 12:15 PM -
1:15 PM est
Innisbrook Boxed Lunch - Club Sandwich, chips, apple & a cookie.
B: Compassionate Schools, Rigorous Acadedemic Opportunites & Equitable Practices Jun 12, 2019 1:30 PM -
2:45 PM est
How one large system recognized the Social Emotional Needs of the students and adults and worked collaboratively across District departments, schools and communities to create a path forward for ALL schools. Th story of our development of tiers of support for students and Social Emotional Standards for all! The path forward is built on creating compassionate schools, with rigorous academic programming and a focus on equitable instructional practices for each student served. Our story and our journey from the good, the bad and the ugly to the incredible, supportive and outstanding.
B: Mastering Student Achievement Through Collaborative Practice Jun 12, 2019 1:30 PM -
2:45 PM est
In this session, participants will learn how to use protocols from the School Reform Initiative to work with teachers to collaborate over the alignment of lessons and tasks to the Florida Standards, as well as examine student work to ascertain student learning. Participants will learn the structures, and the methods of choosing and examining student work of all subgroups of students to promote equity in instruction and mastery of standards.
B: School safety and security - how safe is safe? Jun 12, 2019 1:30 PM -
2:45 PM est
The current landscape of nationwide school safety and new state level requirements on school security have introduced a myriad of new discussions to our administrative leadership teams. How will we keep our schools safe? How do we determine how safe is safe? What can school-level administrators do in order to meet the new safety requirements while still keeping our schools open for families?
B: Using Positivity to Increase Collaboration & Outcomes amoungst School Leaders Jun 12, 2019 1:30 PM -
2:45 PM est
This session will share the proven strategies to help school leaders increase their happiness, and in turn, their success. Discover ways to increase student & teacher attendance, staff retention and learning gains through daily habits that celebrate success, impact and teamwork.
B: VALIC FRS Training Jun 12, 2019 1:30 PM -
2:45 PM est
The Numbers Behind the Florida Retirement System In this session, VALIC will reveal some startling statistics every FRS employee should know. They will cover details all employees need to consider during their early working years, just before they retire, or enter the DROP program.
Vendor Visiting Beverage Break Jun 12, 2019 2:45 PM -
3:15 PM est
Wednesday Afternoon General Session Jun 12, 2019 4:15 PM -
5:15 PM est
Keynote Speaker: Bill Latham
Thursday Morning General Session Jun 13, 2019 8:00 AM -
9:30 AM est
Monica Wafford - Duck, Duck Leader: How Leaders are Picked, Promoted, and Prepared Description: What if the rules for the game we played as kids, crept into your office? In some ways they have, as leaders appear often chosen at random or picked because they got tagged, instead of having had the right skills. But what are the ideal criteria? What skill set does your next leader need to succeed and to be a good fit for the team? Duck, Duck LeaderT helps you answer that, as well as uncover pitfalls, solutions, needed adjustments, and remedies for when that critical first step is skipped. This session will keep your leaders from running around chasing their position, while avoiding the negative results that stem from a leader who's been promoted but wasn't ready and believes they've been goosed with the opportunity! Learning Objectives: . 3 Common pitfalls that occur when leaders are poorly picked and promoted . Simple methods for leadership criteria selection that aligns the person and the position . How to use 4 psychographic categories that reveal more than promotion interview questions . 6 Solutions for improving poorly prepared leaders
Vendor Visiting Beverage Break Jun 13, 2019 9:30 AM -
9:45 AM est
C: AXA - 403(b) training Jun 13, 2019 9:45 AM -
11:00 AM est
Topic: Women and Money: Taking Control of Your Financial Future Description: The economic clout of females is undeniable but often women do not seek the assistance of financial professionals. This seminar helps women understand the unique life circumstances associated with their longevity and finances. Ann highlights the importance of understanding the necessity of creating a plan for her varying life stages before, during and after retirement.
C: Beyond High Fives & Handshakes: 5 Ways to Deepen Relationships with Students Jun 13, 2019 9:45 AM -
11:00 AM est
This session is packed with strategies for positively impacting students academically, emotionally and socially. In the context of a positive relationship, you can facilitate a turning point in the life of a student. You can be the educator students remember years (or even decades) after they leave you.
C: SUNSPRA Jun 13, 2019 9:45 AM -
11:00 AM est
While extreme cases capture the national media's attention, crisis situations happen every day in our schools. Whether it's a fender-bender bus accident, a misinterpreted comment on social media, a childish prank or a major incident with death and destruction, schools must be prepared to communicate with the media, parents, staff and communities. In this action-packed session, you will learn skills using a variety of tools, experience real-life scenarios, and be better prepared to prevent and manage crisis situations.
C: The Principalship: Do I Really Want This Job? Jun 13, 2019 9:45 AM -
11:00 AM est
The role and responsibilities of the principal have changed significantly. Those in the position are finding they are increasingly frustrated and stressed (Fullan, 2014). What can principals do to better maximize their impact? How can principals improve the quality of their colleagues and their school leadership? Reprioritizing is the key!
C: The Trauma of Trauma: Caring for Ourselves while Caring for Others Jun 13, 2019 9:45 AM -
11:00 AM est
We've all heard the adage: you can't pour from an empty cup. This presentation will provide strategies for applying trauma-informed practices to support students while maintaining an awareness of compassion fatigue and the need for self-care. Participants will leave with strategies to immediately implement to support those impacted by trauma.
C: Who, Why, How: LGBTQ Youth Challenges, Thier Safety & Well-being Jun 13, 2019 9:45 AM -
11:00 AM
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender nonbinary students are coming out more rapidly and younger in our schools and communities. The Williams Institute reminds us that transgender people have a 42 per cent suicide rate, and the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey administered across Florida finds growing and sobering at risk concerns for the state's LGBTQ students. Please join us to learn the most contemporary findings, latest systems being implemented in districts statewide, most current law and importantly, the gold star best practices pertaining to creating both school buildings and communities that ensure LGBTQ children, who are from 15-19 per cent of our school populations, feel safe, included and graduate steadily.
Thursday Brunch Jun 13, 2019 11:00 AM -
12:15 PM est
Innisbrook Boxed Lunch - Chicken Caesar wrap , chips, apple & a cookie.
D: BDLA, FSA, and CYA: Professional Development and Tricks of the Trade Jun 13, 2019 12:15 PM -
1:30 PM est
A fun and practical presentation designed for the secondary administrators tackling the curriculum and leadership issues associated with our state.
D: Keeping Schools Safe Jun 13, 2019 12:15 PM -
1:30 PM est
When seconds count teachers now have a way to discretely request help for their students and themselves. Whether it is a child needing medical assistance, an intruder on campus or other classroom disturbance Join us as we share case studies of schools using new safety alert and mass notification systems.
D: SUNSPRA Jun 13, 2019 12:15 PM -
1:30 PM est
Culture is more than race and ethnicity. It may not be visible or identifiable to others; however, it encompasses characteristics essential to one's identity. In our respective roles, we are tasked with the awesome responsibility of effectively communicating to diverse communities. In this workshop, participants will learn how to create a positive working and learning environment through culturally responsive communication practices.
D: Survive Your First Year as an Assistant Principal Jun 13, 2019 12:15 PM -
1:30 PM est
There are no magical secrets- the secret..the three must dos are: Relationships, relationships, and relationships. The first year as a leader is incredibly challenging-I have found ways to get the buy in of a 200+ staff through effective communication: appreciation on a cart, social media, celebrating success, and newsletters. I have established the buy in of my "lowest quartile" students through getting in the community, understanding the barriers, and designing programs that work for our students. And lastly- I have found ways to get the buy in of the community members and families through home visits, positive communication, and meeting my families where they are.
D: The Power of the Principal Playbook: Helping Principals Get into the Game! Jun 13, 2019 12:15 PM -
1:30 PM est
This presentation will highlight an effective solution that supports the growth and development of aspiring, new and veteran principals using The Principal's Playbook. School leadership is a daunting task, even under the best of circumstances. Given the increasingly complex demands and challenges principals encounter every day, one way to make the job more manageable is to achieve clarity and focus on leadership practices that will positively affect student achievement and improve overall outcomes. The Principal's Playbook allows leaders to be alerted when an action is required based on data, provides specific action steps with carefully curated resources, tools, and professional learning geared to facilitate action, as well as supports virtual and live coaching to support leader success. The Principal's Playbook recognizes the role of the Principal as crucial in helping teachers and students be more effective, but one that has been augmented by the evolution of how the position is defined, and how candidates are recruited, hired and evaluated. Participants will get an in-depth look at the various facets of the tool, as well as the countless resources available to them through the platform.
Thursday Afternoon Closing General Session Jun 13, 2019 2:00 PM -
3:30 PM est
Keynote Speaker: The Relentless Principal, Hamish Brewer, an award winning Title 1 Principal, a Nationally Distinguished Principal, and has seen his school award the Nationally Distinguished Title One School designation. As a leader and speaker, Brewer is considered an inspiration, innovator and motivator by those who have met, watched, or listened to him. When the name Hamish Brewer is mentioned, a number of words come to mind; relentless, innovative, maverick and loyal. He is a visionary unfazed by conventional leadership and educational practices and theories, which leads him to push boundaries and challenge archaic processes and practices.


Company Name Booth Reference
Acaletics- Math Booth#: 7
Amplify Booth#: 33
Audio Enhancement Booth#: 6
AVID Florida Booth#: 19
AXA Booth#: 3
BetterLesson Booth#: 20
Buckeye Cleaning Centers Booth#: 32
Cambridge Assessment, Inc. Booth#: 23
Class Wallet Booth #: 4
Creative Learning Systems Booth#: 18
Dreambox Learning, Inc. Booth #:30
e-hallpass by Eduspire Booth#: 35
Florida KidCare Booth#: 10
Florida Teachers of Tomorrow Booth#: 11
Horace Mann Booth#: 5
Ibiley Uniforms Booth#: 14
Leader in Me Booth#: 26
Lexia Learning Booth#: 12
Mastery Education Booth #: 21
Math and Movement Booth#: 37
Matific, Inc. Booth #: 25
MaxScholar Booth#:15
MIND Research Institute Booth#: 17
No Kid Hungry - Share Our Strength Booth#: 9
Odysseyware Booth#: 2
Presentation Systems South Inc Booth#: 31
Public Consulting Group Booth#: 34
Rhodes Graduation Services Booth#: 8
Saint Leo University Booth#: 22
Schoology Booth#: 28
Security Benefit Booth #: 24
Solution Tree Booth#: 1
VALIC Booth#: 13
Varsity Brands Booth#: 27
Western Psychological Services Booth#: 29
Write Score Booth#: 16
Zaner-Bloser Booth#: 36