COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P.O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
PRINCIPALSí MEMO NO. 1
October 9, 2001
GENERAL INSTRUCTION
 
TO: Principals
FROM: Patricia I. Wright
Assistant Superintendent for Instruction
SUBJECT: Announcement of Principalsí Memos

I am pleased to announce that beginning October 9, 2001, the Department of Educationís Division of Instruction will issue electronic "Principalsí Memos" weekly. The memos will be posted each Tuesday on the Division of Instructionís Homepage at the following address: http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/Instruction/. The purpose of the Principalsí Memos is to provide building-level administrators with information that should be of interest to them and their faculty members on topics related to elementary, middle, and secondary instruction; career and technical education; and adult education and literacy. The Web-based Principalsí Memos will serve as the Division of Instructionís primary tool for communicating information to school principals and their teachers.

The Principalsí Memos will include information such as announcements of meetings, conferences, and professional development opportunities; instructional resources and programs; and grant opportunities. Printed copies of memos and attachments will not be mailed to schools. Hence, principals at all levels are encouraged to check the Principalsí Memo website each Tuesday and share information with faculty members, as appropriate. While the Principalsí Memos will be targeted to building-level administrators, key instructional leaders and curriculum specialists also are invited to read and share the information being communicated.

If you have questions about the Principalsí Memo website, please contact Dr. Patricia I. Wright (pwright@pen.k12.va.us), assistant superintendent for instruction, at 804-225-2979.

PIW