Conference for Instructional Leaders Brings Nationally Recognized Educators to Charleston

March 31, 2003

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia Department of Education is partnering with Putnam County Schools, Clay County Schools, WVASA, and the WV School Boards Association to bring to West Virginia’s school system leaders the May 7-8 Conference for Instructional Leaders.  

The two-day professional development event will be at the Charleston Civic Center and will explore the visionary and practical leadership issues associated with creating conditions for all students’ success.  

Among the presenters for the conference are Dr. Larry Lezotte, nationally recognized school consultant and one of the original researchers who identified the characteristics of effective schools; Dr. John O’Connell, former district superintendent in Maryland whose work produced demonstrable improvements in student achievement and outcomes in locations with diverse demographics; Dr. Gerrita Postlewait, former superintendent of the year in both West Virginia and South Carolina and current Superintendent of Horry County Schools, SC; Ron Clark, Disney American Teacher of the Year, 2000, who gained distinction working with “low achievers” in rural North Carolina and in New York City’s Harlem.  

Please follow this link to learn more about the conference and to access registration information

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