National Association of Federal Education
Program Administrators

Supporting leadership and management of federal education programs in America's schools

2017 NAFEPA Conference

Charting the Course...Moving Forward with ESSA

Sunday, March 19 – Wednesday, March 22, 2017

at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington DC.

Tentative Agenda
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The majority of the presenters have confirmed their participation, but schedules may shift to accommodate schedules.

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The NAFEPA Board of Directors has developed an impressive program to provide critical training on an array of important and timely topics presented by a remarkable lineup of speakers from across the nation.
Join us and get the most up-to-date information to help you provide the best education to your students to and better fulfill your job requirements as administrators of federal education programs. Enjoy networking opportunities that will assist you in leading during this exciting time in education as we are: Charting the Course…Moving Forward with ESSA.

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Pre-Conference Sessions (Optional)

Conference Check-In:

Sunday, March 19, 2017
7:30 AM – 7:30 PM

These are optional pre-sessions. Each session cost is $125 or attend any two sessions for only $225.

AM SESSIONS: (Optional)

Sunday, March 19, 2017
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Cost: $125.00

SESSION “A”: Connecting After School Learning to the Common Core!
Facilitator: Elizabeth Parker Phillips

Afterschool and extended learning programs have unique opportunities to expand horizons and make connections while supporting school day learning.  What you see after school may and should look different.  This workshop will dive into looking at the CCSS through an after school lens that marries the standards to the best practices of afterschool including choice and inquiry learning. Elizabeth will make this an engaging, hands-on and entertaining learning experience that can be applied immediately to your After School Program!


Sunday, March 19, 2017
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Cost: $125.00

SESSION “B”: New Directors Workshop
Facilitators: Celeste Merriweather and Leticia Roman

Learn the most essential information about how to successfully lead federal programs in your school district from two people who have “been there”.  Meet colleagues who are new to the role of a federal program administrator and establish a valuable network of support that is essential to fulfilling your new role through NAFEPA. During this workshop you will learn more regarding Accountability systems, data management and organizational tips, federal parental involvement requirements, as well as additional ways to not just survive but thrive in your new role as a federal program administrator!


PM SESSIONS: (Optional)

Sunday, March 19, 2017
1:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Cost: $125.00

SESSION “C”: ESSA Hot Topics
Facilitator: Tiffany Winters Kesslar

On December 10, 2015 the Every Student Succeeds Act was passed.  In 2016, ED released proposed guidance on accountability, assessments and supplanting and ED has released numerous guidance documents on ESSA compliance.  What will 2017 bring?  More guidance?  A State application template? More proposed regulations?  This session will cover the hot topics that have come up since ESSA’s passage providing states and districts with the most up to date information on ESSA as we approach our first year of implementation!


Sunday, March 19, 2017
1:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Cost: $125.00

SESSION “D”: Coaching Implementation and Student Outcomes
Facilitators: Keith Young / Kerry Purcell

States and districts allocate tremendous funding to improve outcomes for the highest need students. At the same time, the gap between funding and student outcomes is often illusive. Come see how Focused Schools targets implementation of best practices annually in more than 1,000 classroom and dozens of programs through coaching focused on students results. The work is based on the best practices of John Hattie, Paul Bambrick-Santoyo, and others. Leave with at least dozen, practical strategies districts and schools can implement immediately to narrow the know-doing gap.Room Reservations:

Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert Street NW (at Connecticut Ave.)
Washington, D.C.

By booking your reservation online,

you will automatically feed a family of four for seven nights!


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For Room Reservations at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, either:

Call 1-800-THE-OMNI (843-6664)
Ask for reserved block: NAFEPA 2016


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The NAFEPA Special room rates (plus 14.5% tax):

From $260

Conference Registration Cancellations:

Cancellations, requested in writing, at least one month prior to the conference will receive a refund of the registration fee although the membership portion is non-refundable. Cancellations, requested in writing, which are received less than one month prior to the start of the conference, will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

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