COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 55

March 7, 2008

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Recommendations for 2008 Commonwealth Talent Pool

 

The Department of Education has established a talent pool that consists of a cadre of distinguished teachers and administrators in Virginia's 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.

 

For 2008, please submit recommendations for at least two elementary (grades K-5) 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 between 5 and 18 years of experience. (It is not necessary to submit names of regional teachers of the year since the Department maintains a database of those individuals). Principals recommended should be in their first 10 years of employment as administrators and should not have more than 20 total years of experience. Candidates must be individuals who are recognized by peers and supervisors for their achievements.

 

Please submit your confidential 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 memorandum. Complete information should be sent by Friday, April 18, 2008, to:

 

Dr. JoAnne Y. Carver

Director of Teacher Education

Division of Teacher Education and Licensure

Virginia Department of Education

P. O. Box 2120

Richmond, Virginia 23218-2120

 

I look forward to your participation in this initiative. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Patty Pitts, assistant superintendent, Division of Teacher Education and Licensure at (804) 371-2522 or e-mail: Patty.Pitts@doe.virginia.gov or Dr. JoAnne Y. Carver, at (804) 371-2475 or e-mail: JoAnne.Carver@doe.virginia.gov.

 

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Attachment

 

a. 2008 Commonwealth Talent Pool Recommendation Form (Word)