Perspective—WSSDA’s 2024 Conference Theme

the word perspective

The theme of WSSDA’s 2024 annual conference, “Perspective,” invites us to embark on a profound exploration of the many lenses through which we perceive the world. In the realm of education, where our communities (and our boards) encompass a wide array of voices, navigating perspectives is not merely a challenge but a necessity.

As we gather to delve into this theme, we’ll encounter the inevitable diversity of viewpoints. What happens when our perspectives diverge to the extent that they seem irreconcilable, or when they challenge our very moral compass? How do we find common ground and forge ahead with solutions that honor the validity of each perspective?

The essence of this theme lies in its call to embrace the richness of varied viewpoints. It beckons us to broaden our horizons, to step into the shoes of others, and to acknowledge the inherent value in every perspective, no matter how disparate it may seem from our own.

Throughout the conference, attendees will encounter the modifiers that precede the term “perspective” – the “student perspective,” the “parent perspective,” and so forth – recognizing the power and influence embedded within each. We’ll explore the actions that stem from differing perspectives, learning to appreciate the unique contributions they offer.

Let’s all embark on a journey of exploring perspectives, ready to challenge our assumptions, expand our horizons, and ultimately, foster a more inclusive and compassionate educational landscape.

Registration for the 2024 WSSDA Annual Conference will open in June. The call for presenters runs April 16 – May 31. The event will take place Nov. 21-23 in Spokane. For more information about the event, visit