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Michael Gill - Division Superintendent, Hanover County Public Schools 
 
A Space for Learning - Pamela Moran, Albemarle County Schools
 
Superintendents' Update - Paul Nichols, Mecklenburg County Schools
 
Lead blog post has current info on the SURN Leadership Conference in late June
 
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  • EIGHT SUPERINTENDENTS GIVE IGNITE PRESENTATIONS DURING 2017 SPRING CONFERENCE

    Superintendent representatives from each of the eight regions made brief Ted Talk-like presentations during the VASS Annual Spring Conference on what motivates them to do their challenging jobs on a daily basis. Click on the heading above for more information and videos.

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH SUPERINTENDENT NAMED VIRGINIA SUPERINTENDENT OF THE YEAR

    Dr. Aaron C. Spence, Superintendent of Virginia Beach City Schools, was named Virginia’s Superintendent of the Year at the Virginia Association of School Superintendents (VASS) Annual Awards Luncheon on Tuesday in Roanoke.

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  • YellowFolder- NOW A PROUD PARTNER WITH THE VIRGINIA ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS

    Because of the special partnership between VASS and YellowFolder, YellowFolder is able to offer Virginia school districts a 12 – month free trial of our digital file cabinet system. We are confident you will quickly see the value of maintaining your administrative, human resources, student and special education records in YellowFolder. Over time, the YellowFolder paperless environment will produce district cost savings as you reduce the use of paper, ink, and file cabinets! Click on the headline to learn more

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  • SUPERINTENDENT'S PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCE

    The 2017 Superintendent's Professional Conference, which is sponsored by Region VIII, will be held at the Sheraton Ocean Front Hotel, Virginia Beach, VA, on October 1-4, 2017.

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  • Four VASS Members Win Scholarships to Finland and Italy

    Appomattox Superintendent Dorinda Grasty, Radford Superintendent Rob Graham, Montgomery Superintendent Mark Miear, and New Kent Superintendent Dave Myers won full travel scholarships to Helsinki, Finland and Milan, Italy in a national competition sponsored by VASS Senior Associate Partner EF Education First.

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  • HOPEWELL STUDY RECOMMENDS INCREASING CUSTODIAL, CAFETERIA SALARIES

    Hopewell City Public Schools should increase cafeteria and custodial workers' salaries, among other steps to improve the division's compensation system, a study by the Virginia Association of School Superintendents has found. The study results were presented to the School Board at their March 9 work session and were based on online surveys of and interviews with HCPS employees as well as surveys of school district employees in Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Dinwiddie, Prince George and Petersburg.

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  • VASS OFFERS NEW COMMUNICATIONS CONSULTING SERVICE TO DIVISION MEMBERS

    VASS has joined with Hunter Communications, led by former Fairfax Public Schools communications chief Barbara Hunter, to create "Communication Counselors on Call." This on-demand service, available to all VASS member divisions, gives superintendents up to two hours of free consultation on a broad range of communication challenges, including bond referendum campaigns, community engagement strategies, publications, Freedom of Information Act requests, crisis responses, speechwriting, and media relations. Click on the Headline for more information.

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  • "VASS BUYERS GUIDE" IS NOW ONLINE

    VASS worked with Strategic Value Media to create the guide, a web portal to a large network of vendors that supply goods and services to educators. The guide, which highlights companies that are VASS Business Members, is designed to help school division leaders make efficient and fully informed purchasing decisions. Click on the Headline for more information.

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2017 - 2018 Events

 
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October 18, 2017
 
Jay McTighe & Chris Gareis Workshop on Understanding and Critiquing PBA's 
 

 
October 19, 2017
 
Jay McTighe & Chris Gareis Workshop on Understanding and Critiquing PBA's Part II
 

 
October 22-24, 2017
 
VASS Annual Fall Conference 
 

 
November 2, 2017
 
VASS-VASSBO Workshop
 
Holiday Inn Charlottesville
 

 
 
November 8, 2017
 
Early Intervention and Quality Education for All Students
 
Lee Ann Jung, Chief Academic Officer & Co-Founder, ASCD Student Growth Center
 
Hotel Roanoke 
 
Sponsored by ASCD, VASS, VASCD, & VSUP
 
 

 
January 10-11, 2018
 
VASS-VASSBO Annual Winter Conference
 
Richmond Downtown Marriott
 

May 6-8, 2018
 
VASS Annual Spring Conference
 
Hotel Roanoke 
 
 
 
 

Key Resources

 
"The New Blueprint for the Future of Public Education" (January 2015)
 

VASS Buyers Guide

 
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