DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 33
February 2, 2007
Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Virginia Middle and High School Principals Conference & Exposition, June 26-29, 2007
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 & Exposition will be held June 26-29,
2007, at the Williamsburg Marriott,
Governor Kaine has been asked to address his administrations education initiatives, and President Mark Emblidge, Virginia Board of Education, and Superintendent of Public Instruction Billy K. Cannaday, Jr. will be addressing the Commonwealths policy directives for the coming year.
The theme for this years conference is Building Leadership Collaborations: Focusing on the Future. The conference sessions will focus on instructional leadership, academic accountability, educational policy, teacher quality, school management, school law, and community involvement/partnerships.
The conference will feature national speakers addressing cutting edge topics in general and concurrent sessions that will provide participants with strategies for assessing classroom practices and methods for improving instruction, meeting AYP, analyzing and interpreting assessment data for high school/middle/junior high/intermediate school principals, assistant principals, and other school administrators for instructional purposes, using instructional technology to teach the Standards of Learning, training programs and resource materials that support the Standards of Learning, sharing and showcasing models that work now being successfully used in public schools
The conference will address other pertinent topics identified in the 2007 Principals Needs Assessment Form (Attachment A). To further assist the conference planners, please complete and return this form no later than March 15, 2007. You and your staff are also invited to submit the 2007 Call for Presentations Form (Attachment B) to be considered for inclusion in the conference program. The presentation form must be returned by April 2, 2007.
your forms to VASSP,