COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P.O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 083
April 7, 2006
Patricia I. Wright
Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction
Recommendations for 2006 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. Candidates from the pool may be considered for membership on advisory boards and task forces such as the Advisory Board on Teacher Education and Licensure; the State Special Education Advisory Committee; the Virginia Advisory Committee for the Education of the Gifted; and the Task Force to Restructure School Leadership Programs in Virginia. In addition, candidates may be considered for special recognition programs such as the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and the Milken Educator Awards program.
For 2006, please submit recommendations for at least two elementary (grades PreK-6) classroom teachers and one elementary administrator (principal or assistant principal) from your division who exhibit strong potential for professional leadership and who make 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 letter that specifies how the candidate meets the criteria mentioned in this memo.
Complete information should be sent by
Friday, June 2, 2006, to:
Dr. Thomas A. Elliott
Division of Teacher Education, Licensure,
and Professional Practice
Virginia Department of Education
P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218-2120
I look forward to your participation in this initiative. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Elliott at (804) 371-2522 or e-mail: Thomas.Elliott@doe.virginia.gov or Dr. JoAnne Y. Carver, director of teacher education, Division of Teacher Education, Licensure, and Professional Practice at (804) 371-2475 or e-mail: JoAnne.Carver@doe.virginia.gov.