will present two sessions a week from today, Saturday, April 23, at the Missouri PTA Convention in Columbia.
The sessions are described below. The second one, a panel discussion, will feature the current head of Missouri School Boards Association (MSBA), a member of the board for Bright Futures USA that hired Huff as a paid consultant.
Beyond Bake Sales …A Framework for Higher Levels of Parent/Community/School Engagement
Presenter: Dr. C.J. Huff, Retired, Superintendent, Joplin Schools
Description: Are you ready for a new approach to support your schools? You shouldn’t have to do it alone. In this motivational session, attendees will learn specific strategies on how to more fully engage their school community to better serve children and teachers. Dr. Huff is an educator that has 20 years of experience of working in public schools and recently retired from the Joplin School district where he served as superintendent since 2008.
Building a Winning Team – a panel discussionPresenters: Dr. C.J. Huff, Retired, Superintendent, Joplin Schools; Melissa Randol, ESQ., Executive Director Missouri School Boards’ Association; Jennifer Case, Vice-President, Blue Springs R-IV School District Board of Education; Lori Prussman, Missouri PTA Treasurer and School Board Member, St. Joseph School District
Description: What is the best way to approach my principal? Is it ok to ask for a meeting with the superintendent? Should PTA be represented at school board meetings? How much should/can PTA be involved in the decision making for the district? Often PTA leaders are unsure about how to work with their district’s different levels of governance. Bring your questions and join Dr. C. J. Huff, Melissa Randol, Jennifer Casey and Lori Prussman in a lively panel discussion. Let’s share ideas about building good working relationships that benefit our children, parents, staff and community.
After the PTA Convention, Huff's next public appearance seems to be his presentations as part of panel discussions during events during the five-year anniversary of the Joplin Tornado observance.