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At MSA, we believe providing online enrichment and professional development is as integral to our members as our in-person conferences. Our webinars provide online professional development for principals, teachers, magnet coordinators, and administrators.

Topics focus on school leadership, curriculum and theme development, project-based learning, technology integration, and much more.

From time to time, our webinars are produced with our sponsors and partners to showcase interesting and helpful tools that will help you do your jobs as educators better.

MAY 2024

Make the Plan and Work the Plan! Integrating Magnet Work into Your School’s Strategic Plan
2 p.m. ET Thursday, May 30 

Have you wondered what makes magnet school leadership different than non-magnet school leadership? Much of the difference is around creating and implementing a specific, measurable, and actionable plan around what makes a successful magnet school. Join this session with Dr. Elena Ashburn to learn more about how to add strategy to your magnet school leadership to build strength in your theme, recruitment, and long-term planning.

School-based leadership (Principals / Assistant Principals / Magnet Coordinators) will benefit the most from attending this webinar.

Dr. Elena Ashburn is the Central Area Superintendent in the Wake County Public School System (Cary, NC). She began her career in education as a Teach For America Corps Member, teaching English at Southern Durham High School. She serves as principal of East Garner Magnet Middle School and Needham B. Broughton Magnet High School, both in WCPSS. Dr. Ashburn earned a doctorate in Educational Leadership from UNC Chapel-Hill in 2018. In 2021, Dr. Ashburn was named the North Carolina Wells Fargo Principal of the Year. She serves as a NIMSL coach, supporting principals, school-based teams, and district as they implement and strengthen their magnet school programs.

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Learn how to become a Nationally Certified Magnet School

Raise the level of performance consistent throughout school districts nationwide and creates a platform from which all magnet schools can flourish. Magnet Schools of America’s national certification process is designed to recognize the hard work of the best magnet schools in the nation and to help them as they grow.

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