The 2020 ISBA Annual Convention will be held vitually on November 9-12. Mark your calendar today. Note: Not all the information on this website is current. Please check back from time to time leading up to this year’s event for updates on registration, workshops, and sponsors as more details become available. – Thank you.
When attending a convention with hundreds of people and dozens of workshops to consider, there is no question that it can be overwhelming. Attendees often find themselves asking three common questions; “Where do I start, what workshops should I attend and how do I connect with the right people?” Read How to Make the Most of Your Convention Experience.
Fundraising for the Scholarship Auction will be through Go Fund Me this year! The ISBA Scholarship Trust has awarded over $115,000 in scholarships in the past 13 years. These scholarships would not be possible without your donations. This year we are doing a Go Fund Me Campaign to raise money for scholarships. Please consider donating from November 2, 2020 through November 27, 2020. The Scholarship Trust is a 501(c)(3) so your donations are tax-deductible!
Jennifer Ulie-Wells trains thousands of educators, young people, families, and community providers on a variety of school mental health (SMH) topics. She works for Drake University as an adjunct professor. In 2018, she launched an online school mental health program in collaboration with Drake University and Iowa State Education Association (ISEA). She actively engage in national school mental health capacities including the National School Mental Health State Summit with leaders of federal agencies such as SAMHSA, HHS, HRSA, DOE, DOJ, and the University of Maryland Center for School Mental Health. She is a member of SMH communities of practices and the national Family School Community Alliance with scholars from across the nation.
She is passionate about improving the quality of life and educational opportunities for children, families, and educators as well as offer more comprehensive services and supports to school systems. She strives to bridge positive relationships between the educational and mental health communities to more effectively prevent and address mental health issues for our children and adolescents throughout the state of Iowa.
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Eric Aroca has spent years motivating and inspiring audiences to live the life they’ve imagined by inspiring them to dream more, learn more, do more and become more. After starting his career in corporate America, he is now entertaining audiences nationwide for association markets, corporate and schools that want to improve their leadership skills, and see continuous improvement in their lives. He captures your attention and draws you in with humor, intertwines it with masterful storytelling and motivating spiritual anecdotes, then boldly challenges you to do and be better. It is his ability to relate and connect with everyone he comes in contact with that allows him to be such a captivating motivator.
Eric is a graduate of the University of Phoenix were he earned a bachelor’s in Business Management and a Masters degree in Organizational Management. He had a successful sales career earning many awards in the high tech sector, pharmaceutical and medical device markets.
During the Business Session, school board members debate and vote on the resolutions that have been submitted by school districts, regions, or the ISBA Executive Board. Every resolution that is passed by the membership at the Business Session establishes ISBA’s Legislative Platform. ISBA then pursues, through the legislature, all the initiatives outlined in the platform. As a school board member, this is your opportunity to have your voice heard concerning the proposals that have been submitted.