November 3-5, 2022  |  Kansas City Convention Center

Attend the MSBA Annual Conference to Invest in Yourself, Your District and Your Students’ Success!

In the fall, MSBA hosts the MSBA Annual Conference in cooperation with MASA – the largest gathering of education leaders in Missouri. The conference features nationally recognized speakers and nearly 100 sessions on a variety of timely topics. The Delegate Assembly convenes during the Annual Conference to adopt the legislative resolutions.

This year’s conference, which will be held November 3-5 in Kansas City, is filled with sessions on hot topics, innovations, and fresh ideas! You can choose from a wide variety of concurrent sessions so you can learn about best practices, legal issues, safety protocols, policies, board governance and much more. You will also discover that you’re not alone in wanting to improve your district and can network face-to-face with like-minded people, experts, and important influencers. After the conference, you can return to your district with new ideas and approaches that will make you a more effective and efficient leader.


 Speaker Biographies

Michele Gay

Mother, educator, and co-founder of Safe and Sound Schools®, Michele chose to take action after losing her daughter Josephine Grace on December 14, 2012, in the Sandy Hook School tragedy. Since that time, Michele has channeled her work as an advocate, improving safety and security in schools and communities across our country. With a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Towson State University, Michele earned a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from McDaniel College. Prior to the Sandy Hook tragedy, she taught in Maryland and Virginia public elementary schools.

John McDonald

John McDonald is the Executive Director of Security and Emergency Management for Jeffco Public Schools, and recognized internationally as the architect of the post-Columbine High School tragedy security and emergency management plan. Jeffco Schools is a district of 86,000 students and 14,000 employees at the foot of the Rockies in Colorado. John has been recognized by the US Department of Education as a subject matter expert on active shooter preparedness and emergency plan development. Following the Sandy Hook tragedy, John was invited to the White House to speak about developing the model active shooter preparedness, response and recovery program in K-12 schools.

Frank DeAngelis

Frank DeAngelis, retired principal of Columbine High School, served as an educator for the Jeffco School District in Littleton, Colorado, since 1979, starting as a Social Studies teacher and filling the roles of Head Baseball Coach, Assistant Football Coach, Dean of Students, and Assistant Principal, before becoming the Principal in 1996. A national-level speaker, Frank has addressed numerous professional and school audiences on the topic of recovery after a school-based tragedy. He was selected as Colorado High Principal of the Year and was one of the three finalists for National Principal of the Year.

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Born in 1962, in East St. Louis, Illinois, Jackie Joyner-Kersee was called “The Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th Century” by Sports Illustrated. At the conclusion of her career in the heptathlon and long jump events, she had amassed 6 Olympic medals and 4 World Champion titles. Jackie was the first woman in history to earn more than 7,000 points in the heptathlon, and still holds the world heptathlon record. Jackie’s remarkable accomplishments off the field are as a philanthropist and an advocate for children’s education, racial equality, and health issues, in particular asthma from which she has suffered throughout her life.

Join us before conference for two days focused on safety!

Midwest School Safety Summit presented in partnership with MSBA’s Center for Education Safety and Safe and Sound Schools on November 2 – 3, 2022 at the Marriott KC.

This summit is not included in the MSBA Annual Conference registration, additional registration and fee required.


Don’t miss the One-Day EXPO on Friday!

The Education Expo, held as part of MSBA’s Annual Conference in cooperation with MASA, is Missouri’s premier education trade show.  This year it will be held November 4 at Kansas City’s Convention Center, which is a much bigger and more modern facility compared to past MSBA trade shows.  The numerous organizations and businesses that provide products, services and information will have booths for attendees to visit to learn more about what the booth sponsors have to offer.

If you’re a school board member or school district administrator, this will be the best opportunity for you to directly discuss the needs of your district with professionals from a large number of school-related industries and organizations.

If you’re a business or organization that has local school districts as clients, you’ll have access to numerous school district decision makers that can determine whether these districts will be future customers.


Anne Tegerdine – Director of Events
573-445-9920, ext. 307

Sharon Horbyk – Director, Business Development
573-445-9920, ext. 373


Pre-Conference Events
FutureBuilders Golf Tournament – $125
Board Secretary Workshop – $150
Board President Workshop – $50
CBM New Board Member Training – Free
Midwest School Safety Summit – $299

Annual Conference Registration
Conference – $299
3rd General Session & Banquet – $50

FutureBuilders’ Golf Tournament
Education Expo Exhibitor Information
Kansas City Area Information
Kansas City Convention Center

Stay Overnight in KC so you don’t miss a thing!

Host Hotel: Kansas City Marriott Downtown
Booking Link:
Room Rate: $172 King or Queen Room
Booking Deadline: Monday, October 10th