COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 22
February 11, 2000

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: JoLynne DeMary
Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Virginia Middle and High School Principals Conference and Exposition, June 27-30, 2000


The Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals (VASSP) and the Virginia 
Department of Education (VDOE) are pleased to announce that the annual Virginia 
Middle and High School Principals Conference and Exposition will be held 
June 27-June 30, 2000, at the Williamsburg Lodge in Williamsburg.  This annual event
is held jointly by the VASSP and VDOE to collaboratively develop and enhance middle 
and high school administrators' leadership skills, increase their understanding of 
current issues, and explain their appropriate knowledge base for educational change.
The theme for this year's conference is "Leaders Developing Leaders".  A major focus
of the conference will be on implementing the Standards of Learning and improving 
student achievement on the SOL assessments.

The conference will feature general and concurrent sessions that will provide 
participants with strategies for analyzing classroom practices and methods for 
improving instruction, monitoring SOL implementation, analyzing and interpreting SOL
assessment data for instructional purposes, and using instructional technology to 
teach the SOL.  Training programs and resource materials that support the SOL will 
also be showcased.

The enclosed Call for Presentations form and Principals Needs Assessment form are 
being mailed to all middle level and high school administrators.  Conference planners
also invite you and your staff to submit a presentation form to be considered for 
inclusion in the conference program.  The presentation form must be returned no later
than March 31, 2000, to Summer Conference, VASSP, Box K 170, Richmond, VA 23288.  The
completed program, registration information, and hotel accommodation forms will be 
mailed to division superintendents and to all middle level and high school 
administrators in April.  If you have questions about the conference, please call 
VASSP at (804) 288-2777.

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