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UAESP Mid Winter Conference 2023

  • 16 Feb 2023
  • 17 Feb 2023
  • Dixie Center, St. George Utah
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Utah Association of Elementary School Principals Mid-Winter Conference

February 16-17, 2023

Dixie Center

1835 Convention Center Dr., St. George, Utah

Thursday, February 16

8:00 Registration

9:00 - 3:00 Regular Conference Sessions 

Friday, February 17

9:00-2:30 Conference Sessions


Todd Whitaker 


Dr. Todd Whitaker has been fortunate to be able to blend his passion with his career. Recognized as a leading presenter in the field of education, his message about the importance of teaching has resonated with hundreds of thousands of educators around the world. Todd is a professor of educational leadership at the University of Missouri and professor emeritus at Indiana State University. He has spent his life pursuing his love of education by researching and studying effective teachers and principals.

Prior to moving into higher education he was a math teacher and basketball coach in Missouri. Todd then served as a principal at the middle school, junior high, and high school levels. He was also a middle school coordinator in charge of staffing, curriculum, and technology for the opening of new middle schools.

One of the nation’s leading authorities on staff motivation, teacher leadership, and principal effectiveness, Todd has written over 60 books including the national best seller, What Great Teachers Do Differently. Other titles include: Dealing With Difficult Teachers, Ten-Minute Inservice, Your First Year, What Great Principals Do Differently, Motivating & Inspiring Teachers, and Dealing With Difficult Parents.

Todd is married to Beth, also a former teacher and principal, who is currently a faculty member of educational leadership at the University of Missouri and professor emeritus at Indiana State University. They are the parents of three children; Katherine, Madeline, and Harrison.

Rachel George 

From fighting wildland fires with the U.S. Forest Service to putting out fires in the classroom, education was the last place that Rachael thought she’d end up.  It wasn’t until a hard conversation with a base manager in Grangeville, Idaho did Rachael realize she needed to put her chainsaw down and make a bigger impact on the world.  Rachael is a member of the ASCD Emerging Leaders Class of 2015 and currently serves as the Executive Director of Elementary Programs  and Prek Principal in the Oregon Trail School District.  She is the past principal of Sandy Grade School and during her seven years there, they moved from being one of the lowest ranked elementary schools in the state of Oregon to performing in the top 20% of elementary schools.  Sandy Grade School has been recognized by the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) as a Model School for closing the achievement gap.  Prior to serving as an elementary principal, she was a middle school principal of an “outstanding” and two-time “Level 5: Model School” as recognized by the State of Oregon.  Rachael specializes in curriculum development, instructional improvement as well as working with at-risk students and closing the achievement gap.  Connect with Rachael on Twitter @DrRachaelGeorge.

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                     

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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)

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1899 So. 120 E.

St. George Utah 84790


HOLIDAY INN ST. GEORGE, (behind Dixie Center)

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1808 So. Crosby Way

St. George, UT 84790



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1660 Convention Center Dr.     

St. George, Utah 84790



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