MAHPERD 2021 Convention MOVED to March 14 & 15, 2022!
At Springfield College

This year's convention theme is "Rise Up"

Exhibitor Information

A Sneak Peek at our Keynotes!

Monday, March 14, 2022

Patty Bode
Coordinator of Art Education at Southern Connecticut State University

Rooted in anti-racism and anti-bias activism, Patty weaves a tapestry of teaching and leadership experiences in PK-12 public schools, higher education teacher preparation programs and community settings. Her goal is to equip teachers and professors to prepare their students to be full participants in our multicultural democracy which defines her work. Patty has worked in public schools for over 20 years as an art teacher, curriculum leader and middle school principal, and in higher education settings for over 10 years in teaching and leadership. She has intersected this work with museums, neighborhood centers, juvenile justice institutions and city streets. In each setting she focuses on innovative teaching, curriculum transformation, social justice leadership, through art integration and community partnerships. Patty has received several awards from the National Art Education Association (NAEA), and from other organizations such as the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) , and the Anti-Defamation League. She has published widely; her most recent 2018 book with co-author, Sonia Nieto, is the 7th edition of Affirming Diversity: The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education, used by teacher education programs nationally and internationally. In August 2020, she started as Coordinator of Art Education at Southern Connecticut State University.

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Dr. JoAnne Owens-Nauslar

Dr. JoAnne Owens-Nauslar has spent 43 years promoting the benefits of healthy active living. She is considered one of the nation’s most vocal personalities on issues of physical activity and the need for physical education in the critical core day. JoAnne has been described as Past President of almost everything, including the National Association for Sport and Physical Education; the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance; and The Husker Athletic Fund. She has taught at all levels and was the State Director for Comprehensive Health and Physical Education at the Nebraska Department of Education for 19 years. For nine years, Dr. Owens-Nauslar held the title of Director of Professional Development for the American School Health Association. In 2004, she decided to make a change and join corporate America to share her beliefs. With more than 2,000 keynotes, presentations, and trainings to her credit, she has enlightened and entertained corporate America, non-profit organizations, school personnel, faith-based groups, students, school boards, policymakers, and stakeholders. When you see JoAnne live, you will have the opportunity to laugh, learn, network, and share, while being reminded that we must “move to improve.“

The Convention Team is working on the schedule and will post the preliminary schedule soon. Please check back later.

Convention Registration Fees (lunch included)
(Registration Deadline Friday, March 4th)
Professional 1 Day $ 120.00
Professional Both Days $ 150.00
Student & Retired 1 or 2 Days $ 40.00
Non-Member $ 299.00

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Dates of Future MAHPERD Conventions
March 14 & 15, 2022 - Springfield College
November 7-8, 2022 - DCU Center
Nobember 6-7, 2023 - DCU Center
November 4-5, 2024 - DCU Center