Catholic School Teachers’ Conferences

Catholic School Teachers’ Conferences
9 am – 3:30 pm

September 27, 2019 – Deadline to Register 9/13/19
Mary Mother of the Church Parish, La Crosse
Ted Neitzke – Continued Classroom Improvement (Bio below)

October 7, 2019 – Deadline to Register 9/23/19
Assumption High School and Our Lady Queen of Heaven Parish, Wisconsin Rapids
Joe Beckman – Human Connections (Bio below)

October 25, 2019 – Deadline to Register 10/11/19
St. Charles Borromeo Church and McDonell Central Catholic High School, Chippewa Falls
Ted Neitzke – Continued Classroom Improvement (Bio below)

Ted Neitzke – Continued Classroom Improvement

Ted Neitzke is a graduate of a K-8 Catholic School and the father to two Catholic School students.  He is the CEO of CESA 6 and the former superintendent of the West Bend School District.  Ted is a constant advocate for educational excellence and collaboration.  He hosts a weekly “Smart Thinking” podcast that aims to support individuals and their leadership.

Ted is a leader in innovation.  He worked with 36 local employers to align the West Bend School District’s curriculum with regional economic needs.  Ted helped the district become the first in the state with a fully funded on-site health care system.  He has worked with and presented to over fifty school districts in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Illinois.  He has presented for the Department of Public Instruction and at the Professional Learning Communities at Work Institute in Lincolnshire, Illinois.  Ted is six-sigma certified, has served as a Baldridge examiner, and is a continuous improvement consultant in the private and public sectors.

During this day of professional development Ted will help teachers develop practical ideas that they can take into their classroom to improve their methods.  Ted’s personal and professional stories will inspire you to become the teacher each “Ted Neitzke” needs.


Joe Beckman – Human Connections

Our schools are experiencing an unprecedented shift.  Student loneliness is at an all time high, while self worth and belonging are at all time lows.  And the culprit is lack of human connection.

One Simple Mission; Reclaim Human Connection

Over the last 15 years I’ve spoken in educational settings all over the world with one simple mission… to reclaim human connection.

Whether it’s a Middle School in Minneapolis, a Professional Development workshop in Montana, or an International Conference in Malaysia…people are craving connection.

It’s only when we stop and slow down, separate from our screens, and truly listen to each other’s stories, that we can course correct, and give our youth the best chance to leave their mark on this world