COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education
May 1, 2009
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction
The Virginia Middle School Association (VMSA) is pleased to announce its 20th Annual Conference on Friday, October 16, 2009, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Marilyn Friend will present the keynote address focusing on inclusive practices in middle level education. Dr. Friend is currently Chairperson and Professor of Education in the Department of Specialized Education Services at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro where she teaches coursework on inclusive practices and collaboration among service providers.
The one-day format for the annual conference will focus on content specific breakout sessions for all middle level educators as well as inclusive practices to engage all learners. To register for this conference, please visit www.vmsa.org.
For additional information please contact Kathryn Bremner, Executive Director, VMSA, by e-mail at KBremner@aol.com or by phone at (804) 730-1492; or Dr. Lois Williams, STEM coordinator, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, by e-mail at Lois.Williams@doe.virginia.gov or by phone at (804) 786-8078.
PIW / LW / yba