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Dr. Sharon Helwig

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Dr. Sharon Kirkpatrick Hoge Helwig early last evening after a short battle with a very aggressive cancer. As the recent Assistant Commissioner of the Office of College and Career Readiness, she served our public schools  as a humble servant. Through her kind, gentle, compassionate leadership she never failed to support the teachers and administrators who work hard for the children of Missouri. Sharon was an ex-officio member of the SMCAA Board of Directors whose support of the mission of the association was unfailing. We will miss her mightily! Sharon was not only a colleague…she was a friend.

Our sincere condolences to her family, close friends and the entire Missouri educator family…we have lost a true champion for the education of our children through the public school system!

Funeral Arrangements

Community Methodist Church

3301 Broadway

Columbia 65203

 Visitation – Friday, December 4th  6:00 – 8:00

 Memorial Service – Saturday, December 5th 10:00 a.m.

Call For Presenters

Winter Curriculum Director Symposium February 21-23, 2016

The Lodge at Old Kinderhook
Camdenton, Missouri

Deadline: December 15, 2015   

SMCAA is providing individuals, with the responsibility of overseeing curriculum, assessment and instruction, an opportunity for growth and understanding regarding the new demands of the position. Considering how the phone lines at SMCAA light-up on a daily basis requesting assistance with “what is…” and “how do we…”; the decision has been made to hold a Curriculum Director Symposium instead of a Spring Conference this year.

The sheer volume of new directors in the state is a clear indication that we need to step up to the plate and ‘give a helping hand’ to those who are struggling to understand and meet mandates, both state and federal.

SMCAA has been proud of the quality of the presentations that we have been able to secure over the years. We are very much indebted to the knowledgeable and talented educators in our state who are so willing to share their expertise and information so that others might grow and create opportunity to use tried and true strategies for success.

We invite you to submit a proposal for the upcoming SMCAA Winter Curriculum Director Symposium. The Symposium is designed to provide participants with information they can readily use. Please consider what you can offer to help make our “Public” schools ever more successful through the work of the individuals in the key position of Curriculum Director!

Click here to complete the Application and Submit:
Call for Presenters 2016 Curriculum Director Symposium

Once you have submitted the form successfully. You will receive a carbon copy email of your submission. 

Symposium Schedule Coming Soon!

$285 Member District, 2 days
$395 Non-Member District, 2 days

For Lodging Contact Old Kinderhook at 888-346-4949 and ask for the SMCAA Winter CD Symposium rate of $89.00 Per Night. Cut off date January 22, 2016. 

Fall Conference 2015
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BYOC User Group Meeting Handouts
September 30, 2015

USERS GROUP PP - Carol Michaels

BYOC Users Group Handout - Carol Michaels

MO BYOC Conference - Projector and Assignments

Missouri--September 2015 Combined Release Notes



Upcoming Webinars

 As a service to our current BuildYourOwnCurriculum members, as well as to those who would simply like to see our practical approach to curriculum management first hand, we invite you to learn more by signing up for one of our upcoming webinars listed below. If none of the dates work for you, give us a call we'd be happy to schedule a custom showing.  

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 SMCAA 2015 - 2016 Membership

Reminder: SMCAA membership runs from July 1 to June 30 each year. You may register now for your district 2014 – 2015 membership. Many districts prefer to delay membership dues until July 1 or on this current fiscal year.

Also, please be aware that if you are a BYOC user, you must keep your SMCAA membership current in order to qualify for the BYOC/SMCAA discount. Renewal dates for BYOC and SMCAA membership do not always coincide, so please be sure to have your SMCAA dues paid for the year in which your BYOC renewal is due.

Why be an SMCAA Member

District Membership Registration Form

Individual/Associate Membership Registration Form