Superintendent's Memo #024-10

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

February 5, 2010

TO: Division Superintendents

FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Virginia Middle and High School Principals Conference & Exposition, June 27 - June 30, 2010

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) and the Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals (VASSP) are pleased to announce that the annual Virginia Middle and High School Principals Conference & Exposition will be held June 27 – June 30, 2010, at The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center, 110 Shenandoah Avenue, Roanoke, Virginia. This annual statewide event has been sponsored jointly by VDOE and VASSP every year since 1927. The purpose of the state conference is to develop and enhance middle and high school administrators’ leadership skills, increase their understanding of current educational issues, and expand their knowledge base for success.

The theme of this year’s conference is “2010 The Decade For Innovation.” Conference sessions will focus on instructional leadership, academic accountability, best practices, educational policy, teacher quality, school management, school law, and community involvement/partnerships.

The conference will address other pertinent topics identified in the 2010 Principals Needs Assessment Form (Attachment A). To further assist the conference planners, please complete and return this form no later than March 19, 2010. You and your staff are also invited to submit the 2010 Call for Presentations Form (Attachment B) to be considered for inclusion in the conference program. The presentation form must be returned by April 1, 2010.

Please mail your forms to Summer Conference Committee, VASSP, 4909 Cutshaw Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23230. The VASSP office will mail the completed program, registration information, and hotel accommodation forms to division superintendents and to all middle level and high school administrators in early April. If you have questions about the conference, please call VASSP at 804-355-2777.



  1. 2010 Principals Needs Assessment (Word)
  2. 2010 Call for Presentations (Word)