COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 25

February 4, 2005

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Virginia Association of Elementary School Principals Annual Assistant Principal/Lead Teacher Professional Development Conference

 

 

The Virginia Association of Elementary School Principals (VAESP) and the Virginia Department of Education extend an invitation to all principals, assistant principals, lead teachers, and other professional educators within your schools or school divisions to participate in the 2005 Annual Assistant Principal/Lead Teacher Professional Development Conference. The Conference, Leadership in Transition: Channel Your Career Advancement, will be held March 14-15, 2005, at the Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia.

This conference will be highlighted by presentations by Dr. Ross Greene, Dr. Jo Lynne DeMary, Dr. Robert Lynn Canady, and Dr. Douglas J. Fiore. Dr. Greene will provide the opening workshop, Managing Behaviorally Challenged Students: The Collaborative Problem Solving Approach. Dr. DeMarys keynote address will focus on the state of education in Virginia. Dr. Canadys keynote, A Perspective on Assessment and Achievement, will address many of the issues with which principals and teachers are challenged in meeting accountability standards. The conference will conclude with Dr. Fiores workshop, Cooperating with Uncooperative People, which will provide advice on how to work with the most uncooperative people in your school and school community.

A variety of concurrent sessions and roundtable discussions will also be offered. These sessions will focus on the continued impact of the No Child Left Behind Act, leadership, legal issues in the classroom, differentiated instruction for all students, improving student achievement, and bullying. Practitioners from across the commonwealth and members of the Department of Education will conduct these sessions.

 

If you have questions about the conference or need additional information, please contact VAESP at (804)355-6791,fax(804)355-1196,or e-mail vaesp@earthlink.net.

 

 

 

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