Stake Primary Conference

All of God's Children Can Learn Together

Toledo Stake is excited to invite you to our second Primary Conference which is focused on helping all children feel the Savior’s love and learn gospel principles together.

Conference Details

Saturday, March 16th
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Stake Center
11050 Avenue Road
Perrysburg, OH 43551



We encourage everyone who wants to attend to register for the conference.  This will help us to make sure we have enough snacks and light lunches.

To register, please click [here].

Who Should Attend

● Primary Presidencies
● Teachers
● Choristers
● Parents
● Stake Disabilities Managers
● Unit Bishopric member over Primary

Goals of the Conference

1) Learn impactful teaching methods that work for all children.

2) Help each child realize their fullest potential in the gospel.

3) Teaching like the Savior, by sharing our love and His gospel to all children

4) Helping teachers and parents work together


9:00-9:15   Welcome/Opening Musical Number
9:15-9:45     Effective Teaching Strategies: Keynote Speaker: Katie Steed
9:45 - 10:15 Working with Junior Primary Children: Kathryn Salzl
10:15-10:30  Break and Snack
10:30-11:15   Working with Senior Primary Children: Mary M. Robles
11:15-12:00   Teachers and Parents Collaborating at Church and Home: Katie Steed
12:00-12:45   Panel Discussion and Questions with Lunch Provided
         Panelist Include: Occupational Therapist, School Psychologist, and Behavior Management Specialist
12:45-1:00 Closing Remarks
Dessert in the Gym and Collaboration

  • Snack and Light Lunch Provided


KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Disabilities Manager for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Author, and Associate Professor, BYU


Katie Edna Steed has been the Disability Specialist Manager for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2018. Prior to coming to The Church, she spent fifteen years as an Associate Clinical Professor at Brigham Young University in the department of Counseling Psychology and Special Education. Her area of expertise is in children with severe disabilities, including Autism. Before teaching at Brigham Young University, Katie taught in public schools as a general educator for one year and as a special educator for three years.

Her thesis is entitled: “Instructing teachers of children with disabilities within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints”. She is passionate about this topic and has presented at several churches over the past 20+ years on how to best support their members with disabilities. She has a website dedicated to providing resources on this topic at:

Katie’s book, “Promises I make When I am Baptized at Eight”, combines her love of motherhood, teaching, and the gospel into an activity book to help children of all abilities better prepare for their baptismal covenants.

Katie also serves with her husband as a Technical Specialist for Latter-day Saint Charities, where she provides training throughout the world to help educators, medical personnel and parents on how to support individuals with special needs.

Katie’s favorite titles are that of wife and mother to three wonderful children, one of which has Autism. She loves to support individuals of all abilities achieve their goals and become what they desire to be.   

Early Childhood Special Education 


Kathryn Salzl graduated from Weber State University with a degree in Communication and a degree from Utah State University in Early Childhood Special Education.

For the past four years she has developed and taught an Initial Skills Kindergarten Class in Utah’s Nebo School District. This class focuses on students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Along with teaching, Salzl also guides the district’s preschool intervention team, mentors new teachers and coaches the preschool Initial Skills classes.

Salzl taught preschool for 16 years, including both regular and special education. Other credits include piloting classes in conjunction with Utah State University based on their ASSERT (Autism Support Services: Education, Research and Training) program, state-of-the-art support designed for the needs of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Salzl also serves as a board member of Kids Who Count, an early intervention organization serving children from birth to three years of age.

Salzl and her husband John share four adult children and two grandchildren.

BYU Adjunct Faculty, Special Education Teacher, and Applied Behavior Analysis Advisor to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and the families that care for them


Mary M. Robles has supported individuals with disabilities, and their families, across various capacities. She started as a Special Education Teacher supporting students with disabilities to reach their goals and be included in their school community. Mary has enjoyed working with the families of her students to provide guidance and community resources. She has also worked with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) by providing applied behavior analysis.

Mary is also faculty at Brigham Young University preparing future teachers to work with students with disabilities. Her research interests include secondary education, sibling and family support, teacher education, and faith and disability. She enjoys the opportunities to facilitate conversations and training on high-leverage practices among the academic and faith community.

Mary lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with her husband Roberto.


Download PDF
Primary Class Behavior Presentation from Stephanie Johnson which will provide the foundation of behavior management for primary children.

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Why should you attend the Stake Primary Conference? (PDF)


Stake Primary President

Sister Elaine Bailey

1st Counselor 

Sister Jackie Draughon

Primary Secretary

Sister Alyssa Thacker