July 10-14 Event to Probe What it Takes to Lead Public Schools
5, 2000 --What does it take to be an effective principal
in today's complex school environment?
30 educators will learn how to deal effectively with the broad range
of issues facing principals today during a July 10-14 institute
titled "Knowledge and Action: Facing the Leadership Challenge" at
the University of Virginia's Curry
School of Education. The sessions, which will run from 8:30
a.m. to 4 p.m., will be held in Ruffner Hall Auditorium.
the institute, sponsored by the Curry School's Department of Leadership,
Foundations and Policy, participants will learn how to promote quality
instruction in the standards-based public schools. Speakers will
also guide participants in examining issues related to teaching
students with special needs. They will also discuss emerging issues
that will shape the principalship of the future.
institute will give principals an opportunity to develop their leadership
skills while exploring key instructional and administrative issues,"
said Brenda Tanner, assistant professor of education, who is organizing
more information, contact Brenda Tanner at (804) 924-0965 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Virginia
Curry School of Education
Ruffner Hall Auditorium
Summer Leadership Institute for Principals
8:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
and Action: Facing the Leadership Challenge"
Promoting Quality Instruction in a Standards-Based Environment,
9:30 11 a.m.
Brenda Tanner, assistant professor, Curry School of Education
Standards of Accreditation, 1 2:30 p.m. Charles Finley, Director
of Accreditation, Virginia Department of Education
The Leadership Challenge in an Unprecedented Era of Change, 10
Hal Burbach, professor, Curry School of Education Meeting the Needs
of Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Settings, 1 3:30 p.m.
Stan Trent, associate professor, Curry School of Education
Special Education and Legal Issues, 8:30 10:30 a.m.
Kathleen S. Mehfoud, Hazel & Thomas P.C.
Leadership: Changes and Challenges, 1 3 p.m.
Lynn Canady, professor emeritus, Curry School of Education
Leadership and the Principal, 10 11 a.m. Thomas L. Shortt, Executive
Director, Virginia Association of Elementary School Principals
for Leaders: Superintendents and Principals, 1 3 p.m.
Margaret Grogan, associate professor, Curry School of Education
The Principal's Role in Creating Professional Learning Communities,
8:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m.
Richard P. DuFour, superintendent, Adlai E. Stevenson High School
District, Lincolnshire, Illinois