COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 240

September 26, 2008

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Virginia Association of Elementary School Principals (VAESP) 2008 Annual Principals Professional Development Conference

 

The Virginia Association of Elementary School Principals (VAESP), the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), and the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) extend an invitation to all division super-intendents, principals, assistant principals, and instructional leaders to attend the 2008 Annual Principals Conference that will be held November 12-14, 2008, at The Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia.

The preconference on November 12, 2008, will be conducted by school scheduling experts Dr. Michael D. Rettig and Dr. Robert Lynn Canady. This day-long session will outline challenges which have been identified with typical elementary school schedules and provide solutions for these challenges. Part of the session will include time for participants to begin to construct school schedules on their own, using the Excel templates provided.

November 13-14, 2008, will provide attendees the opportunities to hear keynote presentations by Dr. Jim Grant, Dr. Diane Hodges, and Stephen Peters. Current building level practitioners and members of the VDOE staff will offer presentations on issues facing education leaders. Assistant Superintendent for Teacher Education and Licensure at the VDOE, Patty Pitts, will provide an update on the Level I and Level II principal certification standards.

The Homestead has reserved rooms for conference attendees at a discounted rate through October 10, 2008. To reserve a room, please contact VAESP for a room reservation form or download the form from VAESP's Web site at http://www.vaesp.org/. Mail the completed form to The Homestead at 1766 Homestead Drive, Hot Springs, VA 24445, or call (800) 838-1766 to make your reservation.

A conference registration form may be found at http://www.vaesp.org/fc08%20registration.htm. Registration forms may be mailed to VAESP, 1805 Chantilly Street, Richmond, VA 23230, or faxed to (804) 355-1196. If you have questions about the Annual Principals Conference or need additional information, please call VAESP at (804) 355-6791, fax (804) 355-1196 or e-mail info@vaesp.org.

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