SAM AI 2020 Instructional Leadership Summit Day 2 - Session 4


Session 4 10:45 - 11:45 AM 


Educator Shortages:  Steps in the Right Direction - Angela McLean, Dennis Parman, Kirk Miller 

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  • RISE4MT  Update 1-16-20 to the Education Interim Committee.  This update outlines the history and latest efforts to improve recruitment and retention of quality educators for our schools. 
  • OCHE Recruitment and Retention Committee Discussions 

Speaker Presentation Slides
Ed Rising - MUS Presentation (002).pdf

Files attached:

Educator Shortages - Chat Text.txt

RMHP3 Flyer Spring20.pdf


SESSION OVERVIEW:  Join Angela McLean (OCHE), Dennis Parman (MREA) and Kirk Miller (SAM) for a discussion about progress being made in recruiting and retaining quality educators for Montana's schools.  The facilitators will briefly discuss the key steps that have been implemented to serve as a catalyst for improving recruitment and retention.  This session will encourage participant thoughts about successes and challenges in educator recruitment and retention. Educator recruitment and retention resources are shared in the Session virtual room.


ANGELA MCLEAN, Director of American Indian / Minority Achievement and 
K-12 Partnerships, OCHE...
Angela McLean is a veteran Montana educator who has twenty years in the classroom. Angela is the only classroom teacher to serve on both the Montana Board of Public Education and the Board of Regents and has a unique perspective and understanding of P-20 efforts and policy. As a classroom teacher and policy maker, Angela helped to craft many of the policies around Montana dual enrollment, educator licensure and educator preparatory standards. As Montana’s 31st Lieutenant Governor, Angela developed the SMART Schools initiative, Montana Women Mentors In STEM and worked successfully to grow education and economic opportunities in Indian Country. Angela is working towards an Ed. D. at the University of Montana and works at the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education in Helena as the Director of American Indian and Minority Achievement and K-12 Partnerships for the Montana University System

KIRK MILLER, Executive Director, SAM . . .

Dr. Kirk Miller has served Montana as a teacher, high school principal, adjunct professor, superintendent and education association executive director during his more than 38 years as an educator.  He has had the opportunity to serve Montana students in every size community from class C to AA across the geography of the state. Kirk has practiced life-long learning by completing his formal education in the Montana university system over almost two decades earning his Doctorate in School Administration and Educational Leadership from MSU‑Bozeman.  Dr. Miller was appointed by the Governor to the Montana Board of Public Education in 1995, served as Chairman of the Board from 1999 to 2006, completing his service in 2009.  He has represented Montana students on committees at the federal level and served on many statewide committees to improve Montana education.  Dr. Miller currently serves as the Executive Director of School Administrators of Montana (SAM), representing over 1080 school administrators on all efforts related to educational leadership in Montana and at the federal level.

DENNIS PARMAN, Executive Director, MREA...