Educators To Convene Nov. 9-10 At U.Va. To Learn How To Become Powerful
31, 2000 -- Examining what women need to climb the
ladder of success in K-12 education and higher education will be
the focus of a Nov. 9-10 conference at the University of Virginia.
the third annual Women Education Leaders in Virginia conference,
participants will address issues relevant to women and network with
nationally recognized educators and Virginia women legislators.
All sessions will be held in Zehmer Hall.
conference will begin with an administrative job fair that is open
to the public. People can talk to and leave their résumés
with recruiters from 15 school districts representing a variety
of in-state and out-of-state locales. Among the school districts
expected are Atlanta, Philadelphia and Chicago as well as Virginia
school systems in Fairfax, Hanover and Fluvanna counties. The fair
will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Nov. 9.
8 p.m. on Nov. 9, Gerry House, president and CEO of the Institute
for Student Achievement, a not-for-profit organization in New York
that helps at-risk students enter college, will deliver the keynote
address. A former school superintendent for 15 years in Memphis
and Chapel Hill, N.C., House was named the 1999 National Superintendent
of the Year. During her talk House will describe the major influences
that have contributed to her career success.
conference will allow individuals in and those aspiring to administrative
positions in education to participate in and nurture the growth
of a powerful network for women in Virginia," said Margaret
Grogan, an associate professor in U.Va.s Curry School of Education,
a sponsor of the event.
Saturday, Nov. 10, at 9:15 a.m. Jo Lynne deMary, the Virginia Superintendent
of Public Instruction, will speak on how women can gain leadership
positions. DeMary is the first woman to serve as state superintendent
since the Virginia public school system was created in 1871.
her talk, throughout the rest of the morning and afternoon, presenters
and panelists will offer insights on becoming strong leaders by
addressing such topics as "Ten
Mistakes to Avoid in the Principalship" and "Leading to
Eliminate the Black/White Test Score Gap."
2:45 p.m. three women in the Virginia General Assembly will lead
a panel discussion, "Women as Political Leaders at the State
Level." Speakers will include State Sen. Emily Couric, Del.
Viola Baskerville and Del. Kristen Amundson.
conference is open to the public, but a $190 registration fee is
required. (The job fair is open to the public without charge.) For
registration information, contact Betty Brown at (804) 924-7161
or Mary Ann Wolf at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ida Lee Wootten, (804) 924-6857