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2017 Annual Leadership Forum

Instructional Shifts That Matter: How School Leaders Can Support Teachers to Make Them

SREB held its 14th Annual Leadership Forum at the Hilton Atlanta Airport Hotel on April 20-21, 2017. Featured presenters included William R. Black, associate professor, University of South Florida; Karin Chenoweth, writer-in-residence, Education Trust; Bob Couch, principal of the Center for Advanced Technical Studies in South Carolina; Gail Bishop Dugger, assistant principal of St. Marys Middle School in Georgia; Randy Gooch, director of the Columbia Area Career Center in Missouri; Kimberly Kappler Hewitt, assistant professor of educational leadership and cultural foundations, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Tricia McManus, assistant superintendent of educational leadership and professional development, Hillsborough County Public Schools, Florida; Camille Daniel Murner, principal of Jasper County High School in Georgia; Daniel Reyes-Guerra, associate professor, department of educational leadership and research methodology, Florida Atlantic University; Karen L. Sanzo, associate professor of educational leadership, Old Dominion University, Virginia; Felicia C. Smith, senior program officer, K-12 education, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Washington; Pamela D. Tucker, professor, Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia; Chad Velde-Cabrera, principal of the International Community School in Georgia; and Donald Westerman, principal of Fountain Lake Charter High School, Arkansas.


Classroom Time
Educator Effectiveness Spotlight

Competing priorities and increasing responsibilities mean principals are finding it harder to spend quality time in classrooms, in addition to formal observations. One Tennessee principal is navigating these challenges in thoughtful and productive ways.


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State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA): The Impact on Professional Licensure, State Authorization and Nursing

April 19, 2017, 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

This webinar focused on recent developments with SARA-related state authorization of distance learning and professional licensure — and how these are related to nursing in general and the CCEN Nurse Educator Consortium in particular. SREB’s SARA Director, Mary Larson, led the webinar, and she was joined by Marshall Hill, Executive Director of the National Council for SARA.


Celebrate College Signing Day!

Former First Lady Michelle Obama is committed to helping students reach higher by completing their education past high school. She continues to celebrate College Signing Day to recognize the hard work of students who pursue and complete their postsecondary education, whether at a two-year school, four-year university, or through an industry recognized credential. Mrs. Obama will celebrate Signing Day 2017 on May 5th, and she encourages all schools and communities to celebrate their students, too.


Effective Strategies to Increase FAFSA Completion
April 19, 2017

Go Alliance staff presented an strategic planning outline for how plan and implement a statewide FAFSA completion campaign. Representatives from Tennessee and West Virginia, who lead the nation in FAFSA completion rates, shared best practices, lessons learned, and effective strategies for engaging, training and supporting partners, as well as grassroots marketing tactics that compel students and families to take action.



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