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WASSW 2023 Fall Conference

  • 2 Oct 2023
  • 9:30 AM
  • 3 Oct 2023
  • 4:00 PM
  • Embassy Suites Bellevue, WA


"School Social Workers Leading the Transformation of Systems for Equity, Access and  Innovation"

As the role of School Social Worker continues to expand in Washington, what is the learning that needs to happen to transform our systems? How do we collectively harness the momentum of the School Social Work profession to continue to grow and expand our roles? How can we strengthen our partnerships to best serve students and families in the most equitable ways?

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kurt Hatch


Educational Leadership School of Education  Ed.D. University of Washington

A former teacher, instructional coach, award-winning principal, and Associate Director of the Association of Washington School Principals, Dr. Kurt Hatch is the Faculty Director and Professor of the Educational Administration program at the University of Washington (UW).


Education Must be Centered on a Love Ethic: Aligning Values and Action to Create Community


What if we gifted ourselves the time, space and grace needed to critically examine the systems, leadership strategies and classroom practices currently being used to promote behavioral and mental health?  Would we find them to be racially literate, evidence-based, interconnected and rooted in compassion? What about the predominant system for providing differentiated support for student learning?  Is it inclusive and centered on a love ethic?

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