California School JPA
Conference 2022

At Disney’s Grand Californian
& Spa

November 6–8, 2022
Registration Closed

About the Conference

We are pleased to announce that California Schools JPA is combining the forces of our CSRM Risk Management Forum and our CSEBA Employee Benefits Summit to bring you a better-than-ever joint conference experience in 2022. Please join us for the 2022 CSJPA Inaugural Conference at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel® & Spa on November 6·8, 2022.

About the Venue

Welcome to The Happiest Place on Earth at the Disneyland® Resort! A place that has all the happy you never knew could exist, so you’re a new kind of happy every time you visit. Here, there are an infinity and beyond number of things to do so you can feel all the endless joy!

You might start out with some classic happy as you arrive at Sleeping Beauty Castle. Then imagine you’re even happier when you join Rey and the Resistance on Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. And before you know it, it’s time to assemble the crew at the all-new Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure® Park, where some Super Hero happiest awaits!

Now, get ready to hold on to your seat of the Millennium Falcon because we’re taking off to a place like nowhere else on Earth! Welcome to your happiest place on Earth, only at the Disneyland® Resort.

Both Theme Park reservations and valid admission for same Park on same day are required for Park entry. Theme Park reservations are limited and subject to availability. Attractions, experiences, services, and offerings may be modified or limited in capacity or availability, and are subject to restrictions, and change or cancellation without notice. Park admission and offerings are not guaranteed. Visit for important information to know before visiting the Disneyland® Resort, including updates on required face coverings.


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Guidebook App

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Valorie Kondos Field

Keynote Speaker

Valorie Kondos Field is the retired head coach of the seven time NCAA Champion, 22-time Regional and 18-time Pac 12 Champion UCLA Women’s Gymnastics team. A UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame inductee, the four-time “National Coach of the Year” was named “West Region Coach” of the Year and Pac 12 “Coach of the Century” for her solid track record as a preeminent coach.

Dr. Cherina Betters

Keynote Speaker and Breakout Session Presenter

Dr. Cherina Betters is the Chief of Equity and Access for San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools. She has been in the field of K-12 education for over two decades in the capacity of teacher and administrator serving the students, families and communities of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. The first in her family to graduate from college, Dr. Betters has a deep appreciation for education and the educational process. Dr. Betters has been recognized by numerous organizations for her service to educational equity including being named 23rd Senate District of California Woman of the Year, and Transformational Change Leader by California State University, San Bernardino.

Andy Core, M.S.

Keynote Speaker and Breakout Session Presenter

Andy Core is a credentialed, award-winning thought leader on increasing employee engagement, productivity, and wellness motivation. His talent lies in helping hard-working, conscientious adults thrive at work and in their personal lives. Core has spent the past 20 years researching ways to equip people better to succeed in today’s hectic society. By doing so, he helps organizations build teams that cost less, have better attitudes and accomplish more. Core has received awards and acclaim, including being voted one of the Top 5 Global Health/Healthcare Speakers for 2012 and one of the Top 100 Productivity Experts to follow on Twitter (#33) and co-hosting the PBS affiliate television show Fighting Fat.

Chase Mielke

Breakout Session Presenter

Chase Mielke has been awarded multiple honors, including being a Michigan Teacher of the Year nominee and a Allegan County “Outstanding People for Education” recipient. For his work minimizing the achievement gap with at-risk high schoolers, his Positive Psychology program received a Michigan Association of School Administrator’s “Winner’s Circle Award.” The program teaches concepts of positive emotion, engagement, meaning, and accomplishment to hundreds of students each year, especially at-risk high schoolers. Consistently, students reduce failure rates by at least 50% each year.

Rachel Shaw

Breakout Session Presenter

Rachel Shaw is the president and principal consultant of Shaw HR Consulting, Incorporated. With 20 years of executive-level human resources experience, Shaw is recognized nationwide as a leader in helping public and private sector employers manage their most challenging personnel issues. Shaw and her team provide comprehensive solutions to employers on how to successfully manage the interconnected roles of human resources, workers’ compensation and disability compliance to successfully reduce litigation, the costs of claims and improve employee-employer relations throughout the process. Shaw is known as the authority on how to implement and manage the FEHA/ADA Disability Interactive Process for candidates and employers.

Theodore "Ted" Alejandre

Guest Speaker

San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools’ Ted Alejandre is ACSA State Superintendent of the Year for 2022. In his role as County Superintendent, he works collaboratively with educators, families, other agencies and stakeholders to provide advocacy, leadership and services for and on behalf of more than 406,000 K–12 students attending public schools in San Bernardino County.

With more than three decades of experience in public education, Alejandre has served in several positions at the district level including principal and director of fiscal services.

We want to take a moment to thank our California Schools JPA Conference Sponsors, without whom none of this would be possible. Thank you for being committed to supporting the vision of both JPAs; your sponsorship of this event is vital to our ability to serve our JPA membership. Your generosity in supporting this event will contribute to the conference's overall success!

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