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Women Convene To Learn How To Be Powerful Education Leaders

Nov. 10, 1999 -- Women coming together to learn from and become leaders. That’s the focus of the Second Annual Leadership Conference for Virginia Women Educators Nov. 11-12 at the Charlottesville Omni Hotel.

Designed as a forum to discuss issues related to women in Virginia schools, the conference will offer participants an opportunity to learn from, network and exchange information with nationally known speakers, educators, researchers and authors.

Mary Hatwood Futrell, dean of the Graduate School of Education at George Washington University and past president of the National Education Association, will deliver the keynote address at approximately 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11. She will describe characteristics of women education leaders in Virginia.

On Friday, Nov. 12, following a welcome by Charlottesville Mayor Virginia Daugherty, C. Cryss Brunner, an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and director of the UCEA Joint Program Center for the Study of the Superintendency, will deliver a talk titled "Principles of Power: Women Leaders and the Riddle of the Heart." The talk, scheduled to begin around 9:15 a.m., will reflect Brunner’s research showing that successful women school superintendents employ common practices.

At 3 p.m. that day, Arlene Ackerman, superintendent of Washington, D.C., public schools, will deliver the keynote address titled "Educational Leadership."

The conference, sponsored by the Women Education Leaders in Virginia and the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education, will include several panels offering insights on becoming strong leaders. In addition, sessions will offer tips for aspiring education leaders.

"The conference will allow women educators to join together in examining leadership issues critical to the profession," said Margaret Grogan, an assistant professor of education at the Curry School, who is an organizer of the event.

For more information on the conference, contact Grogan at (804) 924-3160.

Contact: Ida Lee Wootten, (804) 924-6857

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SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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