Lou Steigerwald


Lou Steigerwald has been the Superintendent of Norway-Vulcan Area Schools in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula since 2011 (turn left after the Bridge, if you get to Wisconsin you’ve gone too far). Lou has a B.A., M. Ed., and Specialist certification from Wayne State University. He has worked in education since 1990 primarily in Detroit Public Schools, South Lake Schools, and NVAS. He has been an administrator for 17 years. In Norway, Lou has led the staff through training on trauma informed instruction that has led to the establishment of a staff led Climate and Culture team. The team has collaborated on ways to make all students feel welcome in a respectful and kind environment. Lou has also served as a member of the MASA Council, AASA Governing Board, and as an officer for MASA Region 1.

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Day 2
January 19, 2023
3:15 pm

All Means All: Staying Above the Fray and Supporting LGBTQ Students

19 January
Time:  3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Location:  Great Lakes IV (Lower Level)

All of our students are our students. All of them deserve safe, welcoming, and supportive learning environments. This session will cover how to support our LGBTQ students while also dealing with pressure to treat LGBTQ kids differently. From knowing what to do when a student desires to no longer be called by their 'dead' name to restroom access, schools and school leaders must find ways to navigate needs and rights of LGBTQ kids while facing sometimes harsh and unfair scrutiny from outside school walls.

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