Superintendent's Memo #111-10

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

May 7, 2010

TO: Division Superintendents

FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: School Health and Education Partnership Conference, July 11-14, 2010

The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce the School Health and Education Partnership Conference to be held at Longwood University, July 11-14, 2010. This conference promotes coordinated school health and partnerships between health educators, Family Life educators, and school health providers. It provides an opportunity for participants to learn together and support each other's roles in the school setting.

The conference is appropriate for teachers, instructional specialists, administrators, school nurses, health assistants, supervisors of health services, counselors, social workers, parents, community-based educators, and related positions.

The keynote address is entitled "Today Matters: Four Daily Practices in Education to Guarantee Tomorrow's Success." Marcus Carruthers, technology and media consultant, will discuss the impact of choosing to engage, educate, equip, and empower students on a daily basis in order to maximize their potential today and inspire their future.

A sample of the sessions to be offered includes:

Registration for the four day conference is $90 per person and includes training materials, lodging, and meals.

Lodging will be available in dormitories on the Longwood University campus. Please feel free to duplicate the attached conference brochure and registration form and distribute it to anyone who might be interested. Early registration ends May 27th. Participants may register by mailing the completed registration form and payment to Michele Orr, Virginia Department of Education, P.O. Box 2120, 20th Floor, Richmond, VA 23218-2120.

Questions may be directed to Tia Campbell, school health specialist, at (804)786-8671 or or Caroline Fuller, comprehensive school health specialist, at (804) 225-2431 or



  1. School Health and Education Partnership Conference Brochure (Word)
  2. School Health and Education Partnership Conference Registration Form (Word)