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UAESP Mid Winter Conference 2024

  • 15 Feb 2024
  • 16 Feb 2024
  • Dixie Center, St. George Utah
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Utah Association of Elementary School Principals Mid-Winter Conference

February 15-16, 202

Dixie Center

1835 Convention Center Dr., St. George, Utah

Thursday, February 15

8:00 Registration

9:00 - 3:00 Regular Conference Sessions 

Friday, February 16

9:00-2:30 Conference Sessions


Andrew Marotta

         Surviving & Thriving

Meet Andrew Marotta, leader of the Surviving & Thriving movement.  Andrew is an energizing & impactful speaker, author, and school leader.  He lives the words on his logo & strives to positively #IMPACT all he meets.  A master storyteller, Andrew engages his audiences and fellow leaders with authentic and heartfelt stories, memorable props, and collaborative, fun, &, thought-provoking activities. 

 See the list of his inspirational offerings here:  https://bit.ly/MarottaSpeaking

 Learn more at andrewmarotta.com.  Contact Andrew via his email: andrewmarottallc@gmail.com

After leading in Port Jervis Schools, NY as a Principal & Assistant Principal for 20 years, Andrew is the new director of Communications & Academic Services beginning in the 23-24 school year.  He is a former men’s Division One college basketball referee having officiated in the ACC, A-10, Colonial, MAAC, Patriot, IVY, and NEC conferences.  Follow him on social media and subscribe to his weekly leadership blog & podcast: Education Leadership & Beyond #ELB & #ELBlog. 

Books are available on amazon, audible, & personalized/bulk rate at andrewmarotta.com.  Keep Surviving & Thriving!

#SurviveThrive * andrewmarotta.com * @andrewmarotta21 * #ELBlog * #ELB podcast * Leadershipsparks

Houston Kraft

Houston has spoken at over 700 events internationally. In 2016, he co-founded CharacterStrong which currently serves 10,000 schools across 50 states and 36 countries helping to support the teaching of kindness in education. In 2019, his face was featured on Lays BBQ chip bags as someone who helps “spread smiles.” In 2020, his first book Deep Kindness was published by Simon & Schuster. In 2023, the companion guide Be Kind was published. He has been featured on Good Morning America, CNN, Hallmark, Huffpost, and more as an expert on developing a more empathetic, kind world. His mom is his hero and her best life lesson is to “hug like you mean it.”

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

HILTON GARDEN INN                     

Click here to book your discounted rate at Hilton Garden Inn!

1731 S Convention Center Dr.  

St. George, Utah 84790

(435) 673-8440

HYATT PLACE ST. GEORGE (new behind Dixie Center)

Click here to book your discounted rate at Hyatt Place!

1899 So. 120 E.

St. George Utah 84790


HOLIDAY INN ST. GEORGE, (behind Dixie Center)

Click here to book your discounted rate at Holiday Inn!

1808 So. Crosby Way

St. George, UT 84790



Click here to book your discounted rate at Fairfield!

1660 Convention Center Dr.     

St. George, Utah 84790


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