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Statewide Events

Online Book Study: Mindset
Facilitator: Shawn Hunziker and Lisa Meade
File: Download a brochure
Link: Register online

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
Handling so many initiatives all at once and supporting your teachers with implementing the Common Core requires administrators to promote a positive culture. Come join us and read Carol Dweck’s Mindset to help gain ideas on how to promote a safe risk-taking environment. We will examine the differences between a growth mindset (people who are open to learning) and a fixed (those who are closed to it) mindset. This book has also been highlighted on the website as a book to read this year for administrators.

NYACCE 2014 Conference - Make Checks Payable to the Magellan Foundation
5/12/2014 - 5/14/2014
Location: Albany Marriott Hotel, Wolf Road, Albany

“Believe it to Achieve it”

iPad for Administrators
7/10/2014 - 8/7/2014
Location: Online

12 Noon - 1 PM - $25 per session
This series of online workshops will provide you with practical tips for getting the most out of your iPad. Topics will include: effective tips for using e-mail, working with Word, PowerPoint and Excel, documents, signing documents, filling out forms, using the iPad for formal and informal observations, and more.

The objective is using the iPad to get as much done while out of the office, be more responsive to stakeholders, and to be better prepared by having important documents and reference materials available on your iPad.

7/10/14 - iPad tips, tricks, shortcuts and strategies REGISTER JULY 10 SESSION
7/17/14 - Working with word documents, “iCloud”, other clouds REGISTER JULY 17 SESSION
7/24/14 - Signing documents, filling in forms, paperless office REGISTER JULY 24 SESSION
7/31/14 - Using the iPad to create presentations REGISTER JULY 31 SESSION
8/7/14 - Working with excel documents, and creating observation templates REGISTER AUGUST 7 SESSION

2014 Annual Conference
10/26/2014 - 10/27/2014
Location: The Sagamore, Bolton Landing, Lake George
File: download Call for Presenters
Link: Visit the official SAANYS14 website to learn more!

The theme of this year’s conference, Leading with Heart and Mind seeks to focus us on what matters most: supporting students, our school communities, and one another.

Keynote: Todd Whitaker
Featured Speaker: Bruce Taylor

Call for Presenters
SAANYS seeks workshop proposals demonstrating leadership strategies, programs, practices, and initiatives and are due by April 1, 2014. Sessions are scheduled for Monday morning, October 27, 2014. Lead presenters will be notified by June 15, 2014. If you have questions or require additional information, contact Karen Bronson at or 518-782-0600.

Region 1 Events

Long Island School Safety Conference
Location: Brentwood Union Free School District, 5 South 5th Ave., Brentwood, NY
File: Download a flier

To register please contact Carlos Sanchez at or call (631) 434-2500.

Sponsored by:

SAANYS and Sprigeo

Region 6 Events

Region 6 Annual Awards and Recognition Dinner
Location: The Water's Edge Lighthouse Restaurant, 2 Freeman's Bridge Road, Glenville
File: Download Region 6 Scholarship Forms
Link: Register online

If you need further information or are having difficulty registering, please contact Jennifer Drautz at (518) 587-4551 x2022, or

Cocktails: 5:30pm (cash bar)
Dinner: 6:00pm
Cost: $30/$15 Unit Presidents

Join us as we celebrate:
Friends of Education Award Recipients:
The Academy for Character Education at the Sage Colleges:
John Walko, Mel Horowitz, Phil Fusco and Richie Phillips of WGNA
Excelsior Award Recipients:
Peter Griffin, Retired
Joe Otter, Capital Region BOCES Student Support Services
Susan Rudolphsen, Volunteer-Jefferson Elementary School, Schalmont CSD
Dr. Donna Scanlon, SUNY Albany
SAANYS Silver and Golden Anniversary members:
Richard Tucci
John Baldasaro

Student Scholarship Recipients
Our 2014 Retiring Members

Sponsored by: Measurement Incorporated

Google Docs for School Administrators, Part II
Presenter: Carol LaRow
Location: SAANYS Headquarters, 8 Airport Park Blvd., Latham, NY
Link: Register online

4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
$15 per member - $40 per non-member

This workshop will build on the basics of Google Docs. Learn additional features that help you use Docs more effectively. Use the many sorting features of DRIVE. Create, color code, and organize folders to sort your work or share with collaborators. See how to do research from within a document and have Google automatically cite your sources. Discover other features such as publishing docs, downloading files, uploading files you already have created, contact lists, file conversions, working with non-Google file types, and more.

Pre-requisite: New attendees are welcome, but you need to have a working knowledge of the basics of Google Docs. This session is a continuation of "Google Docs For Administrators, Part I," offered in March.

Region 6 Support A Scholar Golf Tournament
Location: Eagle Crest Golf Course, Clifton Park
File: Download a brochure

Each year SAANYS Region 6 awards scholarships to college bound seniors –  join us for an exciting day of golf, good food, and fun at Eagle Crest – an outstanding golf venue located conveniently on Rt. 146A in Clifton Park, NY. There will be prizes for first, second, and third place foursomes as well as thank you gifts for all our participants.

For additional information, please contact: Tom Sands at (518) 587-6777 or or Gene Gordon at (518) 399-7738 or

Day at the Races
Location: Saratoga Race Course, Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs

 Save the Date

Region 7 Events

Region 7 Hail and Farewell Event
Location: SUNY Plattsburgh Campus, North Country Teacher Center (NCTRC)

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Don Nickson – SAANYS: Don will update us on the latest regulatory developments and answer any questions you may have.
Joe Talbot – AXA Equitable - Joe will give a short presentation about his company and the products they offer to help with your financial concerns. Please visit their website at your convenience.
Retirees from Region 7 (Eastern End)

Light refreshments will be served.
Please respond to Joanna Valente Orr at before Tuesday, May 6th.  After that date we will send you an email to copy which will be your parking pass for the lot behind Sibley Hall.

Sponsored by: AXA Equitable

Region 8 Events

Region 8 Dinner Meeting
Location: Vernon Downs Casino & Hotel

Join your colleagues for a dinner meeting with Art Scheuermann, SAANYS general counsel. Art will provide a DASA update.
6:00 pm - Cash bar / 7:00 pm - Dinner

$10 per person
RSVP to Cynthia Stocker at

Sponsored by:
AXA Equitable

Region 9 Events

Instructional Leadership Workshop
Make checks payable to Magellan Foundation
Location: Union Endicott, Administration Building, 1100 E. Main Street, Endicott, NY


May 22: 3 pm - 6 pm
Building a Common Core Culture
What should you, as a building or district leader, be doing to implement Common Core throughout the 2013-2014 school year? This workshop identifies actions you can take to build a culture that supports and promotes implementation in all subject areas. Identifying and communicating expectations, understanding what Common Core looks and sounds like in the classroom, building familiarity with key documents such as the tri-state and SLO rubrics, and guiding teachers to the best video resources of Common Core instruction will all be addressed in this timely workshop.

SAANYS Members: $75
Non-Members: $90

Region 11 Events

Region 11 Celebration of Excellence
Location: Midvale Country Club, 2387 Baird Road, Penfield


5:00pm Reception
5:45 pm - 7:00pm Awards Ceremony

Please join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of the following Region 11 friends and colleagues:

David Peter, Webster CSD, "George Vito" Administrator of the Year, Elementary Level
Veronica Puglisi, Victor CSD, "George Vito" Administrator of the Year, Middle Level
JoAnn Genthner, Monroe #1 BOCES, "George Vito" Administrator of the Year, High School Level
Scott Barker, Pittsford CSD, "George Vito" Administrator of the Year, Director Level
Rotary District 7120, Friend of Education Award
All SAANYS members are welcome to join us for some refreshments, finger food, socializing, and celebration (dinner is not served at this event). A cash bar will be available. There is no charge for attendance and no need to RSVP.  Just join us!
If you know of any SAANYS members who are retiring this year and would like to see them recognized, please email Bill MacKenzie at with the following information: the person's name, name of school district, retiree's phone number, email, and mailing address!

Sponsored by: Think Through Math



Region 12 Events

Region 12 Awards Dinner
Location: Templeton Landing, 2 Templeton Terrace, Buffalo, NY

5:00 pm - Registration and cash bar
5:45 pm - Buffet Dinner: Apple Walnut with Greens and Caesar Salad
                Sirloin and Champagne Chicken
                Mashed Potatoes and Vegetable
                Penne Pasta with Vodka Sauce
                Chocolate Torte with Strawberries
                Coffee & Tea
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Program

COST: $35 per person  RSVP: Kathleen Ballard at

2014 Region 12 Award Winners: 

Dr. Charles Galuzzo, Elementary Principal of the Year/Williamsville CSD
Mr. Phil Cammarata, Middle School Principal of the Year/Jamestown Public Schools
Mr. Paul Casseri, High School Principal of the Year/Lewiston Porter CSD
Ms. Lenore Luciano, Director of the Year/Niagara Wheatfield CSD
Mr. Steve Graser, Coordinator of the Year/Erie 1 BOCES
Dr. Doug Regan, Ron Black Distinguished Alumni Award/Retired Starpoint CSD
Assemblyman Sean Ryan, Friend of Education/Assembly District 149  


Special Recognition Awards: 


Dr. John McKenna, SUNY @ Buffalo Distinguished Alumni Award/Tonawanda CSD
Student Scholarships to be awarded to Salamanca CSD and Niagara Wheatfield CSD