Membership Meetings

4 Part Leadership Series

Leadership Session | Seated | Free for Members

Session 2: GO Change

  • Date: November 16, 2022

  • Time: 11:30 - 2PM

  • Location: Springfield Public School’s Kraft Administration Center (KAC) at 1359 E St Louis St, Springfield MO 65802

  • Intended Audience: Superintendents & Assistant Superintendents, Principals & Assistant Principals, Member Universities, and Partners. Be sure your District has a representative in attendance.

  • Registration: Free for Members and Partners

  • Lunch: Sponsored by David Steward and Steven Sparkman from Penmac

Each Membership Meeting Includes:

  • Intentional time for learning together that support your work for MSIP6.

  • Legislative updates.

  • Time to reconnect with colleagues while enjoying a lunch.

  • An opportunity to become more aware of the work of GOCSD.

  • Hearing from our sponsoring Partners.

GO Change Session

Engage with colleagues in discussing effective strategies and processes for creating and sustaining transformational change. Take home tools to help your district plan for real change and discuss ways to gain support for important change efforts. This learning will be led by GOCSD’s Executive Director, Dr. Pam Hedgpeth.


Dr. Pam Hedgpeth

Dr. Pam Hedgpeth
GOCSD Executive Director

Dr. Pam Hedgpeth has a passion for education and has focused on training and supporting school leaders since her retirement from PK-12 public education. She loved her work as a twenty-eight-year public school educator and sees her current work as Executive Director of GOCSD a way to “give back” to a profession she loves.

She is a former superintendent of the Republic R-III Schools and prior to this position she held the titles of assistant superintendent, elementary principal and elementary teacher. Dr. Hedgpeth serves on staff at the National Center for Education and the Economy and engages in international research that focuses on a system approach for designing high performing education entities. Through this role she works with and supports school leaders across the nation in designing world class educational systems.

She was an integral part in developing the educational leadership doctorate program at Southwest Baptist University. She has served on several statewide committees for the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. She was also a former President of the Southwest Missouri Superintendent’s Association, founding member of the Republic Community Foundation, former member of Springfield’s Mayor’s Commission on Children, Greene County Library Foundation Board, Missouri Methodist Foundation Board and Ozark Empire Fair Foundation Board. Pam lives in Clever, Missouri on a farm with her husband Kent (a coach and former teacher). They have two daughters Josey McPhail and Molly Eulinger, both who are Missouri educators.

Upcoming Sessions in this Series

Save the date for the next 2 Membership Meetings to experience the full benefits of our Strategic Planning with Successful Results series. Registration for these meetings will open in GONews about a month before the event.

February 24, 2023

GO Communicate: Learn how to create an effective communication plan from experts with experience in education. Strong communication plans are a foundation that allows districts and schools to highlight their strengths, accomplish strategic goals, and to lead their communities.

April 21, 2023

GO Collaborate: This session, led by Kathy Gross, will increase your awareness of the importance of efficacy. How does efficacy contribute to MSIP6? Come to find out!

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