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School Board Secretaries Conference

Nov 17, 2023 • 9:00 am - 3:15 pm

School board secretaries are an essential part of a school boards’ success. This annual event is designed specifically to meet the networking and training needs of these key employees. The conference will provide the latest policy and legal updates, and help attendees refresh skills. The conference will take place at PSBA headquarters in Mechanicsburg, PA. This event is geared towards those who work as a school board secretary, assistant board secretary, acting board recording secretary, recording secretary or a person designated in a similar capacity.

Date: November 17, 2023 

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Lunch is provided and assorted snacks and beverages will be made available throughout the day. 

Location: PSBA headquarters, 400 Bent Creek Blvd., Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 

Agenda: For a detailed agenda, please click here. 

Keynote speaker: Dr. Katie Sandoe

Dr. Katie Sandoe is an entrepreneur, educator and taco lover. She believes we're all created for a purpose and that hers is to awaken the power of purpose in others and to help women live into their limitless potential. 

For over 20 years, Katie has pushed the limits and challenged expectations in the communications, public relations and adult education disciplines. She inspires others through her writing, speaking and workshops on topics like purpose-driven leadership and empowering women. 

Katie founded Light Echo Co. to help leaders connect purpose to work and achieve greater success while also changing the world. She is the executive director for Girls on the Run Lancaster and a professor at Penn State Harrisburg. Katie currently serves on the boards of the Lancaster Chamber, YWCA Lancaster and Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Humanities. 

She has received several awards for her impact on society, community and profession, as well as her groundbreaking research on pop culture and women's identity. She holds a bachelor’s degree in speech communications from Millersville University, a master’s degree in communications and a doctorate in adult education both from The Pennsylvania State University. She graduated from Leadership Lancaster’s Core Class in 2014 and was trained by Tara Mohr in The Coaching Way. 

Katie enjoys running while listening to audiobooks and podcasts, hiking in adventurous places, and watching football with her husband and their adorable dog, Zander. School Board Secretaries Forum is once again collecting Toys for Tots donations at the November conference. Donations should be new and unwrapped items appropriate for children up to age 12. Please avoid toys that resemble weapons or ones that include food. Toys for Tots does not have a list of recommended donations for all ages. However, click here for their suggestions for preteens.


Registration: Click here to register now on myPSBA


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Nov 17, 2023
9:00 am - 3:15 pm
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PSBA Headquarters
400 Bent Creek Boulevard
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 United States
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