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MIAA ANNOUNCES 2017 LEADERSHIP TRAINING INSTITUTE GRADUATES

FRANKLIN – The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association is pleased to announce that 22 education professionals from Massachusetts and Rhode Island recently graduated from the 30th Annual MIAA Leadership Training Institute. This five-day residential program (January 23-27, 2017) was facilitated and directed by the MIAA Educational Athletics Staff and featured national trainers Kevin Ringhofer, Marty Harding and Deb Hult.

Throughout the week, leadership trainees learned practical strategies for working with coaches, students and parents to promote the five “pillars” of MIAA Educational Athletics – wellness, sportsmanship, leadership, coaches’ education and community service. Topics for the course included training coaches and school activity staff members, conducting pre-season meetings, enforcing rules and codes for effective prevention, workshops for student activity participants and adult leaders, responding to student problems, dating abuse and safe dating, heroin and prescription painkillers and social emotional learning. 

Expenses for this week-long workshop were paid for by the MIAA, including training, educational materials, hotel accommodations and meals. Workshop participants attended sessions at the MIAA Office in Franklin, MA and the Holiday Inn Express in Milford, MA. The 2017 graduates join an alumni base of over 700 participants who have participated in this program.

Ms. Taylor Bacigalupo, Intern, MIAA
Mr. Jeff Bruno
, Teacher/Coach, Keefe Technical High School
Mr. Chris Carbone
, Intern/Coach, MIAA
Mr. Michael Grimes
, Athletic Director, Ashland High School
Ms. Stephanie Haines
, Prevention Specialist (Eating Disorders), Walden Center for Education and Research
Ms. Ethel Kawesa
, Staff, MIAA
Ms. Cady Kelly
, Teacher/Coach, Pembroke High School
Ms. Kathleen Lutz
, Schools and Unified Sports Manager, Special Olympics Massachusetts
Dr. Lisa Mobley
, Principal, King Philip Regional High School
Ms. Mia Muzio
, Athletics Apprentice/Assistant, Triton Regional High School
Mr. Steven Nicora
, Dean of Discipline, Quabbin Regional Middle/High School
Ms. Heather Northrop
, Guidance Counselor, Malden High School
Ms. Holly Ordway
, Teacher/Coach, Whitman Middle School
Mr. Eric Patel
, Coach, Abbey Villa Soccer Club
Mr. Jim Quatromoni
, Director of Athletics, Hingham High School
Ms. Kate Reardon
, Director of Athletics, The Academy at Penguin Hall
Mr. Paul Scoville
, Athletic Director, Southbridge High School
Mr. Paul Spear
, Athletic Director, Framingham High School
Mr. Mark Vital
, Community Outreach Manager/Head Coach, Advanced Math and Science Academy
Ms. Taylor Wiedemann
, Teacher/Coach, Silver Lake Regional High School

Nationally, over ten million students are involved in athletics and school activities. Through participation in these programs, students become role models, for better or worse, in their schools and communities. Therefore, school activities provide an excellent opportunity to set positive standards for participants, peers, families and fans.

The MIAA Leadership Training Institute is designed as a training forum to address these opportunities. For over 30 years, the MIAA has been training education professionals to enhance school programming related to alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) prevention, wellness, student leadership and sportsmanship.

This program will provide an opportunity for member schools to showcase their successes, network and learn from the experiences of other school leaders, as well as expand their local core of volunteer leaders.

Member schools are invited to nominate candidates for the 31st Annual MIAA Leadership Training Institute. Thirty individuals will be selected for this five-day residential program. The cost of training, educational materials, hotel accommodations and meals will be covered by the MIAA. Please note the following participation requirements:

  • Participants must make a full five-day commitment to the program
  • Participants are required to stay at a local hotel arranged by the MIAA
  • All sessions are mandatory and will be held at the MIAA Office or local hotel

Space is limited – Please submit your application soon!

  • Reduce ATOD use through school activities
  • Design a successful pre-season meeting
  • Help school districts to implement local programs
  • Identify helpful resources
  • Respond to problems
  • Coordinate training for coaches, athletic adminatrators and other staff members
  • Conduct parent meetings
  • Plan and conduct student leadership workshops
  • Importance of Role Models
  • Student Leadership/Citizenship
  • Hazing/Sexual Harassment
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