Superintendent's Memo #151-09

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

May 22, 2009

TO: Division Superintendents

FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: 82nd Annual Virginia Middle and High School Principals Conference and Exposition

Superintendent’s Memo #109-09 issued on April 17, 2009, announced the 82nd Annual Virginia Middle and High School Principals Conference & Exposition to be held June 28-July 1, 2009, at the Williamsburg Marriott, Williamsburg, Virginia. The purpose of this superintendent’s memo is to provide you the 2009 Summer Conference Preview Magazine. Additionally, I want to let you know that Governor Kaine will speak at 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday, July 1. He was unable to confirm his participation prior to the printing of the Conference Preview. Dr. Redding will speak at approximately 10:15 a.m.


The theme for this year’s conference is “Generating Performance Systems: Exploring Multiple Directions for Leadership Success.” A School Clinic, Virginia Department of Education Colloquium, and a Professional Practices Symposium will be held during the conference.

The Virginia Board of Education President Dr. Mark Emblidge and the National Association of Secondary School Principals President Dr. Steven Pophal will bring greetings at the Opening Session on Monday, June 29th at 10 a.m.

There will be five general sessions featuring the following keynote presenters:

Please share the 2009 Summer Conference Preview magazine with your school leaders and central office personnel. It includes additional information about the summer conference and registration instructions.

If you or staff members have questions, please call the VASSP office at (804) 355-2777.

PIW / eh