Principal Leadership Workshop Sereis

The Tri-State Area School Study Council is pleased to invite your district to participate in the Principal Leadership Workshop Series for the 2018-2019 school year.

The series is composed of four workshop sessions, revolving around timely and relevant themes:

  • Creating a Professional Network
  • Professional Communication with Students, Parents, and Community
  • Technology and Innovation
  • Legal Obligations of the School Leader
  • Dealing with School Mental Health Issues

Principal Leaders will be mentored by successful educators and will be able to network with administrators from other districts.  The lead session facilitators are Dr. Mary Anne Battaglia, Dr. Kathleen Harrington, Dr. Lawrence Kushner, and Dr. Terrence Kushner.  The Principal Leader Institute Workshops will be especially helpful to new principals and those districts using Succession Planning in order to keep and grow quality leaders in their district.

Meeting #1October 16, 2018, Elizabeth Forward School District
Meeting #2 December 6, 2018, Upper St. Clair High School, Upper St. Clair School District
Meeting #3– February 2, 2019, Quaker Valley Middle School, Quaker Valley School District
Meeting #4– April 4, 2019, Parkway West CTC

2018-2019 Invite Letter

Registration has closed for the 2018-2019 program.

Supplemental materials from the 4/4/19 Workshop


Willing to be Disturbed

The Man in the Arena

From Purpose to Impact

Supplemental materials from the 2/28/19 School Safety workshop:


School Safety in the 21st Century: A Balanced Approach, Presented by Aaron Vanatta, School Police Officer, Quaker Valley School District and Joseph Kozarian, Safety and Security Coordinator, Fox Chapel Area School District

(Slides in black and white for printing)

Redefining Relationships and Responsibility, Presented by Dr. Mary Catherine Reljac, Assistant Superintendent, Franklin Regional School District


No Warning as drifter with  violent past opened fire at movie“, Kentucky Today, July 24, 2015

“No Warning” Exercise (with “No Warning as drifter with a violent past opened fire at moivie” article)

School Safety in the 21st Century: A Balanced Approach

Threat Assessment and Management Process-Flowchart

Virginia Model Threat Assessment Fillable Form

Threat Response Table Top Exercise

Quaker Valley Middle School – When/Then Discussion Exercise

Quaker Valley High School – ALICE Letter to Parents May 2017

Violent Intruder Tabletop Exercise for Quaker Valley School

Quaker Valley High School – ALICE Lockdown and Barricade Drill

Sample: After Action Report Form

ALICE Program & Active Intruder Scenario Day – Belle Vernon High School In-Service

Campus Threat Assessment Case Studies: A training tool for investigation, evaluation, and intervention

Fact Sheet: Violence and Mental Health

Go-Bucket Materials List

NaviGate Prepared App: Using Respond 

NCEF Door Locking Options in Schools

Sample: Drill Schedule and Log

Student Assistance Process in Pennsylvania

The State of School Safety in America (School Reach)

Stop the Bleed Info Sheet

Study: Survival with emergency tourniquet use to stop bleeding in major limb trauma

School Office Evacuation Packs List (Franklin Regional School District)

Supplemental materials from the 12/6/18 legal workshop:


Student Rights: Confidentiality, Free Speech and Out of School Conduct, Searches, Gender Identity and Expression, presented by Jocelyn Kramer and Annemarie Harr, Weiss Burkardt Kramer, LLC

Students with Disabilities: Section 504 and Medical Marijuana, presented by Jocelyn Kramer and Megan Turnbull, Weiss Burkardt Kramer, LLC

Employment Issues: Medical Marijuana Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Employee Misconduct, presented by Annemarie Harr, Weiss Burkardt Kramer, LLC

Investigating Bullying and Harassment, presented by Jocelyn Kramer, Weiss Burkardt Kramer, LLC


Bullying/Harassment Investigation Report Template

Letter Regarding Non-Bullying Harassment

Harassment Investigation Flow Chart

Bullying and Harassment Complaint Flow Chart

Safe Harbor Physician Form

Supplemental materials from workshops during the 2017-2018 workshop series: