Superintendent's Memo #079-11

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

March 25, 2011

TO: Division Superintendents

FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Virginia Association of Elementary School Principals Annual Conference

The Virginia Association of Elementary School Principals (VAESP) and the Virginia Department of Education extend an invitation to all principals, assistant principals, office support staff, and other professional educators to participate in the 2011 Annual Conference "Leading Through Change."  The conference will be held June 26-28, 2011, at The Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia.

The conference will feature keynote speakers including William and Mary Heritage Professor, Dr. James Stronge; Author, Mr. Eric Davis; Attorney, Ms. Kathleen S. Mehfoud; and State Senator, Creigh Deeds.

Breakout sessions are planned for topics such as parental involvement, the future of special education testing, and best practices in mathematics and literacy instruction.  In addition, the Virginia Department of Education will provide updates on a variety of relevant educational issues.

If you have questions about the conference or desire additional information, please visit the VAESP Web site at or call the Association at (804) 355-6791.