DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 65
March 16, 2007
Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Invitation to Attend
The Department of Education and the Commonwealth
Educational Policy Institute (CEPI) invite you to attend the Virginia Summit
for Educational Leadership: A Call to Action on May 2-3, 2007, at
the Crowne Plaza Hotel,
director of education, at The Wallace Foundation.
speakers for Thursday, May 3, include the 2005 National High School Principal
of the Year, Dr. Mel Riddile, of Alexandria City Public
Schools; the 2005 National Middle School Principal of the Year, Sharon Byrdsong, of Norfolk City Public Schools; and Virginias
2006 candidate for National Distinguished Principal, Susan Bridges, of Culpeper
County Public Schools. Sessions will be led by Andy Cole, Director of LEAD
Fairfax and Leadership Development for Fairfax County Public Schools. The LEAD
Nearly six years ago, the Commonwealth joined 14 states in the State Action for Educational Leadership Project (SAELP), funded by The Wallace Foundation, to develop and support effective leaders with the goal of improving student achievement. As a result of this initiative, significant changes have been made in Virginia, including the requirement of the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) for the administration and supervision endorsement; stronger partnerships among school divisions, institutions of higher education preparing school leaders, and professional organizations; and the creation of the Commonwealth Educational Roundtable by the 2007 Virginia General Assembly.
encourage you to participate in the summit on May 2-3 to meet with educational
colleagues, professional organization representatives, and other school leaders
to renew our commitment to the continued improvement of educational leadership
you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Doug Fiore, CEPI