Tentative Agenda - subject to change

2017 Minnesota Student Leadership Seminar
November 3, 2017 
Target Corporate Headquarters, Downtown Minneapolis


0745-0830 Registration

0830-0835 Welcome

0835-0940 Guest Speaker and Values Exercise

0950-1105 Small group session

1110 - 1155 Small group session

1200 - 1240 Lunch

1240 - 1325  Small group session

1330 - 1415 Small group session

1415 - 1430 Small group closing

1435-1500 Large group session and dismissal

2017 MNSLS Guest Speaker: Astein Osei

Astein Osei is originally from the southwest suburbs of Chicago, Illinois and moved to Minnesota in 1998 to attend the University of Minnesota. After playing defensive end for Minnesota and receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, he started his career in K-12 education as a Health and Physical Education Teacher at Cretin-Derham Hall (CDH) High School in St. Paul. He spent six years at CDH prior to taking a position as an Administrative Assistant (Dean) in the Osseo Area School district.

He served in that role for six months and was promoted to Assistant Principal. As an Assistant Principal in the Osseo Area School district he worked at Park Center and Maple Grove High Schools before becoming a Principal in the St. Paul Public School district. Astein earned his Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from St. Mary’s University.

The five years as an Assistant Principal in Osseo prepared him for the opportunity to serve as Principal of Johnson Senior High in the St. Paul Public School district. During his leadership at Johnson, Astein and his team were able to change a number of systems that impacted student learning. They moved from a four-period block schedule to a seven-period schedule and incorporated the data team process.

After serving as Principal at Johnson, he returned to the Osseo Area Schools in a leadership position. In this capacity he developed a district level perspective and better understanding of the strategic nature in which school districts must operate for successful implementation of strategic plan goals. At the Osseo Area School District he served as a Principal on Special Assignment, Director of Educational Equity, and Assistant Superintendent.

In July 2017, Astein became the Superintendent of St. Louis Park Public Schools. He believes that in order to have a successful democratic society we must have effective public schools. He sees the power of public education as an essential component of our democracy. As an educational leader, he is out to influence the knowledge, skill, and will of every educator he meets, because the future of our country depends on it. Astein is in the process of completing his Doctorate in Educational Leadership at Minnesota State University.



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