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Stephen L. Pruitt
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Stephen Pruitt took office as the sixth president of the Southern Regional Education Board in July 2018. During his career, Pruitt built education policy, assessment and instructional background at the local, state and national levels. He started his education career as a high school chemistry teacher in Fayette County, Georgia, and then  served in several leadership roles at the Georgia Department of Education. As senior vice president for Achieve, he worked closely with state agencies and educators around the country to improve science education. Before coming to SREB, he was Kentucky’s state commissioner of education.

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Stephen L. Pruitt
President

Stephen Pruitt took office as the sixth president of the Southern Regional Education Board in July 2018.

He started his education career as a high school chemistry teacher in Fayette County, Georgia. During his career, Pruitt has amassed education policy, assessment and instructional background at the local, state and national levels.

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Arkansas, Alabama And Missouri Educators, South Carolina School Win National Readiness Awards
Leadership in preparing students for success in high school and after

Three educators and a South Carolina high school were honored this week with Southern Regional Education Board awards. These recognize outstanding teaching and leadership with SREB Readiness Courses, which help underprepared students succeed in high school and postsecondary studies. The winners were honored at SREB’s Readiness Courses Institute in Orlando, Florida.

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Pruitt Succeeds Spence as SREB President

Stephen L. Pruitt has succeeded David S. Spence as president of the Southern Regional Education Board. The former Kentucky commissioner of education is the sixth president in SREB’s 70-year history.

Spence was named president emeritus by the Board and will remain active at SREB for several months during the transition.

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2018 HSTW Conference Presentation
Supporting Struggling Secondary Readers

Policy Analyst Samantha Durrance presented at the 2018 High Schools That Work conference on supporting struggling readers in secondary schools, especially students with dyslexia.

Attendees left with a basic understanding of dyslexia and how children learn to read, as well as resource toolkits including:

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Carita Venable
Senior School Improvement Leadership Coach

Carita Venable

Carita Venable is a senior school improvement leadership coach at SREB, where she manages the Birmingham City Schools project. She joined SREB in 2018, bringing 15 years of experience in the public education sector. Prior to SREB, Carita served as an English language arts teacher, instructional coach, district school improvement supervisor, assistant principal and principal in school districts throughout the Birmingham region.