COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 58

April 4, 2003

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Recommendations for Commonwealth Talent Pool

 

The Department of Education has established a talent pool that consists of a cadre of distinguished teachers and administrators in Virginias public schools who may be considered for membership on advisory boards and task

forces as well as candidates for special recognition programs such as the 2003 Milken Educator Award. What is especially needed at this time is representation from outstanding secondary (grade 6-12) educators from your division. Please submit recommendations for two secondary classroom teachers and one administrator (principal or assistant principal) who demonstrate exceptional instructional ability.

Individuals are needed who exhibit strong potential for professional leadership and who have a positive impact on students, colleagues, and the community. The two classroom teachers recommended should be in their early to mid-careers with no more than 18 years of service. Principals recommended should be in their first 10 years of employment as administrators and shall not have more than 20 years of experience. Candidates must be individuals who are recognized by peers and supervisors for their achievements.

Please submit your recommendations on the attached form. All questions must be answered. Also, please include with this form a one-page narrative that specifies how the candidate meets the criteria mentioned in this memo.

 

 

Complete information should be sent by June 13, 2003, to

Dr. Thomas A. Elliott, assistant superintendent, Division of Teacher Education and Licensure, Virginia Department of Education, P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218-2120. I look forward to your participation in this effort. If you have

any questions, please contact Dr. Elliott at (804) 371-2522.

JLD/TAE/jyc

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