Wednesday, July 29, 2020
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Reopening Schools – One School District's Perspective
Please join the SW Washington / Oregon chapter in a presentation and discussion with John Mannix on Wednesday, July 29th at 4:30 pm. John will provide his insights on changes coming to education for the 2020-21 school year in Washington. We will dive into what Washington is doing to evaluate returning to school in the fall at the legislative levels and at the local level and we will explore what School Districts are considering as necessary changes – operationally, teaching and learning, food services, busing etc.
Guest Speaker: John Mannix
John’s been leading the educational experience in Washington for over 30 years. John has served as Assistant Superintendent of Operations and Support Services, Monroe School District, Monroe, WA; Executive Director of Facilities and Planning, Spokane School District; and former Manager of Maintenance and Operations, Kennewick School District. His areas of responsibility have included capital construction, architectural and engineering services, school facilities (maintenance, grounds, and custodial services), pupil transportation, nutrition services, technology services, student information systems, safety, security, risk management, and emergency management. John has provided effective leadership for all aspects of school district operations for districts as small as 5 schools and 2,100 students, and as large as 54 schools and 30,000 students. He is responsible for bringing about the first LEED Gold public school facility in Washington State, implementing the first known Job Order Contract in K-12 public education in the state, and overseeing two of the initial K-12 school GC/CM pilot projects.
Please RSVP – free to attend
Registration closes at 5:00 PM on July 28, 2020.
The Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants before 12:00 PM on July 29, 2020.
November 19-22, 2020
Heroes Within Us
525 Southwest Morrison Street
Portland, OR 97204
for more information and to register for the conference.
Call for Heroes!
The Heroes within us theme of the PNW 2020 conference will highlight regional Hero stories from each Chapter. We invite you to submit individuals or groups who have done something extraordinary and made a difference in improving places where children learn. We are looking for Heroes in our schools, students, teachers, administrators, board members, parents, community members, AEC professionals, trades and product representatives. The 2020 conference will celebrate the advancement of education by the effort of many diverse people. Heroes will be featured on the web site and at the conference with social media and displays.
Click here to submit your Hero Today!
Would you like to share your knowledge of architecture, engineering, and construction with middle school students and helps shape their understanding of what our built environment in the future could be like? The Oregon and Southwest Washington Chapter is looking for volunteers to be mentors for middle school students in the Metro area as they participate in the SchoolsNEXT Design Competition
, which challenges student teams to design their “school of the future”. Mentors will work directly with students and their teachers, and can volunteer for as much time as they are able. Planning, design, construction and operations knowledge in all fields and skills are welcome. The competition starts in Fall and concludes with the Chapter competition in March. This is a great opportunity to educate our sustainability leaders of the future! Contact Robert Allen
for more information.