Superintendent's Memo #002-11

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

January 7, 2011

TO: Division Superintendents

FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Virginia AdvancED SACS 2011, Annual Conference

The Virginia AdvancED SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) Council extends an invitation to all division superintendents, principals, assistant principals, instructional leaders, and teachers to attend the 2011 Annual AdvancED SACS Conference entitled Making a Difference: Creating a Culture for Successful Teaching and Learning. The conference will be held February 28-March 1, 2011, at The Williamsburg Hospitality House in Williamsburg, Virginia.

On February 28, Dr. Mark Elgart, CEO of AdvancED, will be the keynote speaker. In addition, the conference offers over twenty breakout sessions facilitated by presenters and practitioners from across the Commonwealth.

The Williamsburg Hospitality House has reserved a block of rooms for conference participants at a special rate of $72.00 per night. Hotel reservations can be made directly with the hotel by calling 757-229-4020.

You may register online at the AdvancED Web site. Please register by February 7 to take advantage of the $135 conference registration rate. If you have questions about the conference or need additional information, please contact Hilda Kelly at 804- 225-2814 or