I hope that you have registered for our upcoming WVASA Legal & Current Issues Seminar which will be held at the Bridgeport Conference Center on January 24-25, 2019. If you have not registered please do so as soon as possible. The deadline for registration is January 4, and those that register by the deadline will be provided with the latest WVASA shirt. The proceeds from our Winter and Summer Conferences fund the expenses of our association so it is important that we have a great turnout for these events.
I need your help with one of our seminar sessions. The session, Personnel Potpourri: Questions from the Field is designed to allow you to pose questions regarding personnel situations to the presenter, Jason Long, of Dinsmore Law Offices. Because personnel questions can require some research, I am asking that your questions be emailed to me no later than Wednesday, December 19. This will allow me the opportunity to organize them and get the to Jason prior to Christmas Break. Jason will answer as many questions as possible within the time constraints of his session.
Please email me your specific questions for the session at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for your help in making this seminar a success.
Additional lodging is available at the Marriott, just across the interstate from the Wingate Inn. The link below will take you directly to their online reservation site:
If there are other administrators in your county office that are not yet WVASA members, but would benefit from our conference topics, this is a great time for them to attend a WVASA Conference and become members. A complimentary membership is included in the non-member registration fee.
See you in Bridgeport!
Below are the recommendations of the WVBE Finance and Funding Committee that will be presented to the West Virginia Board of Education for consideration at the Board’s December 12 meeting.
Thank you for your assistance in this endeavor.
I was asked to share this information with you. As you recall Joanna spoke at an earlier meeting.
Greetings! In case you don’t know me already, I’m Joanna Burt-Kinderman, math instructional coach from Pocahontas County.
WVU secondary math education professor Dr. Matthew Campbell and I are working together to secure funding for a project that will identify, support and leverage teams of master teachers in grades 6-12 math. We have a small planning grant to do this work from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and will be applying this summer for major funding to support this state-wide initiative.
As a research / practice partnership, we want to ensure that our proposal reflects the very best of research in teacher leadership AND the very best ideas from every corner of WV. We know there is struggle in our state. But we also know there are phenomenal pockets of success. This project will focus on our leveraging strengths - our best math teachers and their best ideas for how we can all get better.
We ask for your participation in a survey found at the following link: https://wvu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eA7zpFwPaKJmngp that serves to gather some initial ideas on mathematics teacher leadership from education stakeholders across the state. We need your help to reach as many math teachers, principals and administrators as we can. We need a wide variety of perspectives - from teachers who need more support to teachers who could offer more to their colleagues. We need principals and superintendents whose schools have certified math teachers and those who are struggling to keep certified math teachers.
This proposal and project will be the best if your voices are included. Please help us by participating in and distributing this survey as widely as possible via email and social media. Together, we can grow a better future for WV, one math classroom at a time.
Joanna Burt-Kinderman, Pocahontas County Schools
Dr. Matthew Campbell, WVU