Steve Laatsch

Steve Laatsch, PhD. is the Superintendent of the Saline Area Schools (SAS). The District prides itself on the pursuit of excellence and has students achieving at a high rate in a variety of academic, music, athletic programs and other extracurricular clubs and organizations. Steve holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Michigan State University and a PhD. in Educational Administration from Eastern Michigan University. Most recently, Steve has helped lead the Saline Area Schools’ Capital Projects’ team which successfully passed a $180,000,000 bond proposal in November, 2022. Further, he oversees the vision of the Saline Area Schools and the integration of the SAS Compass (Learner Profile). This includes supporting the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts in SAS and the creation of the position of Director of Culturally Responsive Teaching, Equity and Inclusion.


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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