COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 19

September 6, 2007

ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE/SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Linda M. Wallinger

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Virginia Association of Elementary School Principals (VAESP) 2007 Annual Principals Professional Development Conference

 

The Virginia Association of Elementary School Principals (VAESP), the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), and the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) extend an invitation to all division superintendents, principals, assistant principals, and instructional leaders to attend the 2007 Annual Principals Conference that will be held October 31 November 2, 2007, at the Williamsburg Marriott, Williamsburg, Virginia.

 

The pre-conference on October 31, 2007, will provide a leadership workshop conducted by John Antonetti. Mr. Antonetti is a nationally acclaimed speaker who has taught at all grade levels including kindergarten, elementary, middle, and high school. He is the author of the books, Lessons from the MIRA: Writing as a Measure of Thinking and Lessons from the Learners: Analyzing Data from 10,000 Classroom Visits.

November 1-2, 2007, will provide attendees opportunities to hear comments from Dr. Billy K. Cannaday, Jr., State Superintendent of Public Instruction; John Antonetti; Dr. Gail Connelly, NAESP Executive Director; Dr. Crystal Kuykendall; Dr. Nancy M. Davenport, NAESP President-Elect; and Barry Rosenberg, VAESP President. This professional development conference will provide a variety of concurrent sessions on leadership, special education, inclusion, collaboration, curriculum/instruction, state/federal mandates, and motivation.

 

The Williamsburg Marriott has reserved rooms for conference attendees at a discounted rate through September 30, 2007. To reserve a room, please contact the Williamsburg Marriott at (800) 442-3654.

 

A conference registration form is attached. Registration forms may be mailed to VAESP, 1805 Chantilly Street, Richmond, VA 23230 or faxed to (804) 355-1196. Registrations are also accepted online at www.vaesp.org. If you have questions about the Annual Principals Conference or need additional information, please call VAESP at (804)-355-6791, fax (804) 355-1196 or e-mail info@vaesp.org.

 

BKCJr/LMW/vdg

 

Attachment

 

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/principals_memos/2007/ems019a.pdf