with Dr. Lisa Parady
October 5, 19, Nov. 10, and 23.
Time: 3:45-5:15 p.m.
No cost to attend the series for ACSA members and ASDN member districts educators.
Target Audience: Educators (K-12) interested in getting involved in advocacy, especially principals and new school administrators.
Optional one credit available (Pass/Fail) $125
Do you want to make your voice heard in education policy decisions in Alaska? This four-part webinar series will teach you the basics of advocating in the Alaska Legislature from the perspective of an Alaska educator. You’ll learn how to stay updated on bills and the legislative process, the best ways to build relationships with your legislators, and how to communicate your perspective to policymakers and your community.
Expected learning outcomes
- Understand how to engage with legislators during and outside of legislative session
- Explore how to prepare written and oral testimony for bill hearings
- Learn how to research relevant information on bills and hearings using BASIS
- Investigate how to write effective op-eds to engage communities in advocacy discussions
Dr. Lisa Skiles Parady became the Executive Director of the Alaska Council of School Administrators in 2014 and has brought her energy and passion for education advocacy to the position. The Mission of ACSA is: Leadership, Unity and Advocacy for Public Education. ACSA was created to serve as the umbrella organization for Alaska’s school administrators forty-five years ago. Dr. Parady joined ACSA after six years in Utqiagvik (formerly known as Barrow) as the Acting Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent of the North Slope Borough School District. She led the district’s curriculum and evaluation processes and dealt with the many issues that confront rural districts – educator recruitment and retention, engaging students with curriculum that matters to them, and the day-to-day challenges of school and district administration. Before moving to Alaska, she served as Chief of Staff in the Wyoming Department of Education, as Director of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, and as Senior Policy Analyst in the Governor’s office responsible for all K-12 education, higher education, health and social service issues, was an adjunct professor and was managing partner in a general law practice. Dr. Parady holds a Juris Doctorate and a Doctorate in Education Leadership and Administration.