MSA 2022
APRIL 18-22
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APRIL 18-22
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Hosted by Clark County School District

More than a thousand magnet school teachers, principals, and administrators from across the country participate in MSA’s annual meeting. It features outstanding keynote speakers and sessions focusing on best practices in curriculum and instruction, technology integration, school leadership, and magnet school design.


Superintendents' Panel

The Opening Session on Wednesday, April 20 features a superintendents’ panel of four widely respected superintendents from around the county. Moderated by Superintendent and MSA President Dr. Kim Morrison, the panel will discuss how to create strong social-emotional environments in education; how to visualize schools without walls for the future; what do workforce development bridges from K-12 education look like for the next 10 years; and how innovative and theme-based schools set the tone for the 22nd century.

Dr. Michael Grego
Pinellas County Schools

Dr. Michael Hinojosa
Dallas Independent School District

Dr. Jesus Jara
Clark County School District

Dr. Sito Narcisse
East Baton Rouge Parish School System


Punam Mathur

Currently, Punam serves as Executive Director of the Elaine P. Wynn & Family Foundation, a private foundation that exists to advance fundamental change, primarily related to equity, civil rights and conservation. She also operates her own business as a speaker, trainer and writer.

From 2009-2012, she was an officer of NV Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NVE), a vertically-integrated statewide electric utility with 2,700 employees, serving as vice president of people resources and as vice president of employee and community engagement.

She joined NV Energy following 13 years in the gaming industry, most recently serving as an officer and senior vice president, corporate diversity and community affairs, for MGM MIRAGE, now MGM Resorts Int’l (NYSE: MGM).


Magnet Schools of America

MSA sponsors a national awards program, organizes professional development events, and provides technical assistance. There are approximately 4,340 magnet and theme-based schools in the U.S. that attract new students, provide choice to families, and turn around low-performing schools.


Clark County School District

The Clark County School District (CCSD) is the nation’s fifth-largest school district and educates 67 percent of the students in Nevada. Established in 1956, CCSD is the number one choice for families and students. We educate 320,000 students – offering a variety of nationally recognized programs.


Explore Las Vegas

Las Vegas is an internationally renowned major resort city, known primarily for its gambling, shopping, fine dining, entertainment, and nightlife. The Las Vegas Valley as a whole serves as the leading financial, commercial, and cultural center for Nevada.


Clark County School District

CCSD has received hundreds of awards and distinctions from Magnet Schools of America over the past decade. In more recent years, CCSD has been recognized with the following:

  • (2020-2021) Thurman White Academy of the Performing Arts received the Dr. Ronald P. Simpson Distinguished Merit Award.
  • (2020) 37 Merit Schools of Excellence and Distinction Awards
  • (2018) East Career and Technical Academy received the Dr. Ronald P. Simpson Distinguished Merit Award.
  • (2018) McCaw STEAM Academy received the New & Emerging Magnet School of Merit Award
  • (2017) Magnet Superintendent of the Year
  • (2017) Awarded 15 million dollar Magnet Schools Assistance Program Grant
  • Thirteen Nationally Certified Magnet Schools




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    MSA Health-Safety Travel Policy

    Updated March 23, 2022

    We are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all MSA 2022 guests. Below, please find our policies for how we are adapting to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

    First and foremost, if you begin to experience symptoms or test positive within 5 days of the event, you can attend the event only virtually.

    To preserve the health & safety of all participants, only those who are vaccinated may attend the MSA National Conference in person.  If you have medical or religious reasons for not being vaccinated, MSA requests that you attend only virtually.  

    MSA has collaborated with SafeAccess, an independent health and safety platform to prescreen all participants. Each participant will receive an email from no-reply@live.safeaccess.app containing a link to its platform that will validate the requirements below.

    The Safe Access platform will ask you to upload the following:

    • Up-to-Date Vaccination Record - To be considered "up-to-date" on your vaccination record, means you have received both doses of the Moderna/Pfizer vaccine, or 1 dose of the J&J Vaccine in the past 6 months.  If it has been more than 6 months since the final dose, “up-to-date” means you have received your Booster.  Note:  You can receive your booster shot at anytime between now and the start date of the event to be considered "Boosted" or "up-to-date".  

    If it has been more than 6 months since your final vaccination and you have not received a booster, or do not intend to receive a booster, you will be asked to upload one of the following with your vaccination record:

    1. Medical Letter of Positive Case:  If you tested positive for COVID within the last 3 month, but no sooner than 5 days before the event, please provide an official letter from your medical professional; OR
    2. Negative Test:  Please upload your Negative Test taken within 48 hours of conference check-in.  Please note:  At-home rapid tests cannot be accepted.  

    Each participant will receive an email confirmation once SafeAccess validates the required documents. Ensure that no-reply@live.safeaccess.app is whitelisted and that your spam folder is checked.

    On-site validation of records or personal information will not be performed by MSA staff. A confirmation credential on your phone is the only way MSA staff will present you with your badge and allow you to attend the conference.

    Participants who are not in compliance will not be allowed to attend.

    If a participant has medical or religious reasons for not being vaccinated, MSA requests that these participants attend virtually.

    If you are not feeling well or have a recent positive test we ask that you join us virtually.

    On February 10, 2022, Governor Steve Sisolak updated the directive to end the statewide mask mandate for Nevada. Because COVID-19 continues, individuals have the option of continuing to mask.

    Reminder: Federally, masks are still required across all transportation networks, including airports, commercial aircraft, on over-the-road buses, and on commuter bus and rail systems.

    All participants should know we take the coronavirus very seriously and are monitoring local and state updates. Please visit: