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2024 SAI Pre-Conference — Recalibrate

2024 SAI Pre-Conference — Recalibrate

Impact the climate and culture of your entire campus.

Tuesday, August 6, 2024
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (CDT)

Community Choice Convention Center

833 5th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309

* Registration open until 8/1/24 at 12:00 AM (CST)

Event Details


Do you leave work every night exhausted from putting out fires all day long? Are you frustrated because you find yourself dealing with the same issues, time and time again? You are not alone.

It is time to recalibrate. Recalibrate our why. Our work. Our values. Ourselves. Educators must explore their inner selves to understand the role we each play in how we can impact the climate and culture of an entire campus when we are strategic and aligned in our practices. The classroom, building, and district levels must see themselves as one and must be intentional in replicating their processes, protocols, and frameworks to recalibrate and bring about system-wide change and cultivate a healthier culture. 

Participants will leave this session with a renewed understanding of the importance of effective processes and practical tools they can utilize immediately to cultivate a healthier culture for all members of their school community.

About the presenter:

Jimmy Casas has been an educator for over 30 years, serving 22 years as a school leader, including 14 years as principal at Bettendorf High School. Under his leadership, Bettendorf was named one of the Best High Schools in the country three times by Newsweek and US News & World Report.

Jimmy was named the 2012 Iowa Secondary Principal of the Year and was selected as runner-up NASSP 2013 National Secondary Principal of the Year. In 2014, Jimmy was invited to the White House to speak on the Future Ready Schools pledge. 

Jimmy is also the author of nine books, including the best-selling books Culturize: Every Student. Every Day. Whatever It Takes, Live Your Excellence: Bring Your Best Self to School Every Day, and Handle with Care: Managing Difficult Situations in Schools with Dignity and Respect. Jimmy’s newest release, Recalibrate the Culture, is already a top-selling book on Amazon.

Jimmy is the owner and CEO of J Casas & Associates, where he serves as a professional leadership coach for school leaders across the country. In January 2020, Jimmy launched ConnectEDD, a publishing company aimed at giving back to the profession by supporting educators to become published authors.

This pre-conference can be bundled with two other qualifying SAI events for a licensure renewal credit.

Cancellation Policy for the 2024 Pre-Conference and Annual Conference
  • July 29 for Pre-Conference

  • July 29 for Wednesday lunch

  • Aug. 2 for Annual Conference

Email SAI or call 515-267-1115 to let us know if you're unable to attend.

For More Information:

Debbie Wrenn