Superintendent's Memo #249-09

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

September 11, 2009

TO: Division Superintendents

FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Virginia Staff Development Council (VSDC) Fall Conference

The Virginia Staff Development Council (VSDC) would like to extend an invitation to all division superintendents, teachers, principals, assistant principals, and instructional leaders to attend the 2009 Annual Fall VSDC Conference on Friday, October 23, 2009, at the Richmond Omni Hotel in Richmond, Virginia.

The theme for this year's conference is A New Day for Professional Learning: "Take the Message Back." Joellen Killian, deputy executive director of the National Staff Development Council, will present the keynote address based on her book "The Learning Educator." The conference will provide a variety of breakout sessions presented by educators throughout the Commonwealth.

Online registration forms and additional information about the conference are available on the VSDC's website at

If you have questions about the Annual VSDC Conference or need additional information, please call Pat Wiedel, director of professional learning, Stafford County Public Schools, at (540) 658-6536 or e-mail