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UAESP Mid Winter Conference 2022

  • 17 Feb 2022
  • 18 Feb 2022
  • Dixie Center, St. George Utah
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Utah Association of Elementary School Principals Mid-Winter Conference

February 17-18, 2022

Dixie Center

1835 Convention Center Dr., St. George, Utah

Thursday, February 17

8:00 Registration

9:00 - 3:00 Regular Conference Sessions 

Friday, February 18 

9:00-2:30 Conference Sessions


Dr. Ruby Payne - Emotional Poverty

In her two decades as a consultant on education and economic class, Ruby has published more than a dozen books and spoken extensively around the globe.

Ruby empowers educators and community leaders to address issues of poverty in classrooms, communities, businesses, hospitals, churches, and social services. Her book Emotional Poverty won an IPPY Award from the Independent Publishers organization, which named it one of the best educational resources of the year.

Over her distinguished career, Ruby has worked as a teacher and principal, written K–12 curriculum in all subject areas, and assisted in strategic planning and staff development programs for multiple organizations. Ruby’s work guides educators and community leaders through her extensive library of resources. She aims to equip everyone she meets with the tools to write a future story full of hope.

All participants will receive a copy of her book, Emotional Poverty,

How to reduce anger, anxiety, and violence in the classroom.


Adam Welcome - Kids Deserve It

Adam has been an elementary school teacher, Elementary Principal, Director of Innovation for a district with 35,000 students and enjoys pushing the envelope to always do what's best for kids!

Adam was Principal of the Year for his region, a 20 To Watch for the National School Board Association, guest blogger for EdWeek, NAESP magazine, and many other publications. Adam also consults and works with many education companies as a way to improve their product for others!

Adam is passionate about technology integration with all educators and a huge advocate of social media and connecting with other educators from across the country. Adam makes it clear that kids come first and has preached the message of Team Kid for many years.

He is also the co-founder of Kids Deserve It with Todd Nesloney and the author of Run Like a Pirate.

Adam has an amazing wife (Stacy) and two young children (Greta and Tilden) that keep life at home exciting and active. Adam also loves to run and has completed 23 marathons.

Hotel Information 

The following hotels are available for our Mid-Winter Conference, and are all within walking distance to the Dixie Center.

HILTON GARDEN INN                     

Mention UAESP

Book your room for UAESP at Hilton Garden Inn 

1731 S Convention Center Dr.  

St.  George, Utah 84790

(435) 673-8440

Make your reservation before February 1, 2020 to get special rate 

HYATT PLACE ST. GEORGE (new behind Dixie Center)

Mention UAESP

Book your room at Hyatt Place for UAESP .

1899 So. 120 E.

St. George Utah 84790


HOLIDAY INN ST. GEORGE, (behind Dixie Center)

Book Your Discounted Rate for The Holiday Inn

1808 So. Crosby Way

St. George, UT 84790



Mention UAESP when registering

Book your group rate for UAESP Conference at Fairfield Inn by Marriott

1660 Convention Center Dr.     

St. George, Utah 84790



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