Save the Date - 2019 MAESP Annual Leadership Conference  - March 7th - 9th   

Session proposals now being accepted -  


Conference Registration Open Now!  

Early Bird Fee of $230.00 if registered and paid by February 1st - a $40.00 savings!  Register Here

We are excited to share our confirmed keynote speakers:

 Deborah Lynam, AIM Institute for Learning & Research - Dyslexia and The Science of Reading: What Every Educator Needs to Know

Deborah Lynam is the Director of Partnerships & Engagement at AIM Institute for Learning & Research and serves as a board member for the National Center on Improving Literacy’s Family Engagement Advisory Board. She previously worked as a Family Resource Specialist for New Jersey’s Parent Training & Information Center and is the parent of three children, two with dyslexia. She currently serves as chair of the NJ State Special Education Advisory Council and was a member of the NJ DOE Dyslexia Handbook Committee. She was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award by the NJ Branch of the International Dyslexia Association in 2013 and is a founding member of Decoding Dyslexia–NJ. She is also an IMSLEC certified Orton-Gillingham Teacher.

 Meg Wilson, Apple Education

Meg Wilson is part of Apple’s education team, working with school leaders to leverage technology to transform learning. Prior to Apple, Meg served for 10 years as a teacher, technology integration specialist, and digital learning coordinator in Connecticut and New York City. She holds a MSEd in Special Education and an MBA.

Some of the most powerful opportunities for technology are realized in the hands of students and teachers. Apple designs technology that empowers every individual, no matter how they learn and what they love to do. And Apple Education is dedicated to helping schools make the most of Apple products to expand what’s possible for learning, create new opportunities for teaching, and establish dynamic environments that inspire both.

Kathy Rhea Bumgardner M.Ed., Ed.S.

Kathy is a veteran North Carolina educator with more than 30 years of experience across the grade levels K-12. She was in the classroom for 20+ years and spent additional years as a literacy coach for individual schools, lead ELA teacher for feeder area K-12 schools, and a district ELA Curriculum Specialist and Supervisor K-8.

Currently with her company, STRATEGIES UNLIMITED, INC,  she is working with many individual schools and school districts in North Carolina, Maryland, Oklahoma, Indiana, Nebraska, California, Tennessee, Florida, South Carolina, Ohio, Georgia, and Texas. Kathy's goal is to provide layered coaching and planning support while sharing and modeling instructional best practices for developing successful COLLEGE and CAREER READY students in classrooms. Quite often along with her colleague and fellow educator, Sandy McNeely, she strives to provide high quality grade level and vertical level planning sessions with teachers and instructional leaders. Upon request, she will also provide "Make It- Take It" sessions with teachers so teachers can walk away ready to use their "literacy tools" and strategies and resources with students immediately. One of my favorite goals is always for my workshop participants to "LEARN TODAY and USE it TOMORROW"!!!

Kathy is also a proud member of the author team and a featured classroom teacher in instructional videos for McGraw Hill Education's highly successful and AMAZING reading program WONDERS 2020. Check it out on


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Upcoming Events

Jan 19

January Executive Board Meeting

Executive Board Meeting for January will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Frederick, MD. Steering Committee will meet Friday, January 18th at 5:00 PM. Dinner at a local restaurant. Breakfast Saturday at 7:45 am with meeting to follow.


Mar 7

MAESP Annual Leadership Conference 2019

"Leadership: Making IT* Work for YOU" is the theme for this year's annual conference. Join us for learning and rejuvenation with colleagues. MAESP breakout sessions are designed for building the professional capacity of all leaders.


Mar 7

Exhibitor_Sponsor Registration 2019 Annual Conference

It’s time to register for the MAESP 2019 Annual Conference!  Our conference this year is a little earlier than last to encourage maximum participation by our members.  If you have attended as an exhibitor prior, we want to share again how much your suppor