Convene To Learn How To Be Powerful Education Leaders
Nov. 10, 1999 -- Women coming together to
learn from and become leaders. Thats the focus of the Second
Annual Leadership Conference for Virginia Women Educators Nov. 11-12
at the Charlottesville Omni Hotel.
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.
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.
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 Brunners
research showing that successful women school superintendents employ
3 p.m. that day, Arlene Ackerman, superintendent of Washington,
D.C., public schools, will deliver the keynote address titled "Educational
conference, sponsored by the Women Education Leaders in Virginia
and the University of Virginias Curry School of Education,
will include several panels offering insights on becoming strong
leaders. In addition, sessions will offer tips for aspiring education
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.
more information on the conference, contact Grogan at (804) 924-3160.
Ida Lee Wootten, (804) 924-6857