VIRGINIA ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS

  • Virginia Regional Superintendents of the Year Recognized at VASS Spring Conference
  • Hampton Superintendent Jeff Smith Selected as Virginia Superintendent of the Year
  • Jeff Smith receives Award for Outstanding Leadership as President of VASS
  • Secretary of Education Addresses VASS Members
  • VASS Professional Development Committee Recognized at Annual Conference
  • 2019 National Teacher of the Year Opens 2019 VASS Annual Conference
  • Big Question Conversation
  • 2019-20 VASS Officers
  • It's All About Equity
  • Significant Partner and Business Affiliate Support
  • Student Panel Discussion A Big Hit
  • Changing of the Guard
  • Virginia Regional Superintendents of the Year Recognized at VASS Spring Conference

    Eight Regional Superintendendents of the Year receive their awards at the 2019 VASS Annual Spring Conference.
  • Hampton Superintendent Jeff Smith Selected as Virginia Superintendent of the Year

    Jeffery Smith (center), Hampton City Superintendent and VASS President, is recognized as the Virginia Superintendent of the Year during the 2019 VASS Annual Spring Conference.
  • Jeff Smith receives Award for Outstanding Leadership as President of VASS

    Superintendent of Hampton City Schools Jeff Smith (left) receives the VASS Award for Outstanding Leadership as the outgoing President of the organization from VASS Executive Director Ben Kiser (right).
  • Secretary of Education Addresses VASS Members

    Secretary of Education Atif Qarni addresses over 200 VASS members during the 2019 VASS Annual Conference Awards Luncheon in Roanoke.
  • VASS Professional Development Committee Recognized at Annual Conference

    Members of the VASS Professional Development Committee are recognized during the Annual Awards Luncheon for their outstanding work on the VASS Professional Development Strategic Plan and the program for the 2019 VASS Annual Spring Conference.
  • 2019 National Teacher of the Year Opens 2019 VASS Annual Conference

    2019 National Teacher of the Year Rodney Robinson, who is a Richmond City Schools Social Studies teacher, greeted VASS members at the opening of the 2019 VASS Annual Spring Conference.
  • Big Question Conversation

    Panelists prepare to discuss the relationship among equity, social-emotional learning and deeper learning during the 2019 VASS Annual Spring Conference. From left to right: Ithaca City School District Superintendent Luvelle Brown; Lynchburg City School Division Superintendent Crystal Edwards; Turnaround for Children Executive Director Michael Lamb; and Virginia Consortium for Student Learning Executive Director Pam Moran.
  • 2019-20 VASS Officers

    Newly elected VASS Officers (left to right) President Doug Schuch, Superintendent of Bedford County Schools; Secretary/Treasurer Scott Brabrand, Superintendent of Fairfax County Schools; and President-elect Amy Griffin, Superintendent of Cumberland County Schools, hold a conversation on issues important to the organization as well as to their school divisions during the 2019 VASS Annual Spring Conference.
  • It's All About Equity

    Stafford County Schools Superintendent Scott Kizner discuss how he addresses equity in his school division during his presentation at the 2019 VASS Annual Spring Conference.
  • Significant Partner and Business Affiliate Support

    The 2019 VASS Annual Spring Conference received $65,000 in support from 85 VASS Partners and Business Affiliate members such as VASS Senior Partner Moseley Architects whose representatives are featured here.
  • Student Panel Discussion A Big Hit

    The panel discussion by Virginia students on how talk to students about social-emotional learning was well received by the audience of superintendents and business representatives at the VASS Annual Spring Conference. Left to right: panel moderator and Superintendent of Ithaca City School District Luvelle Brown; Galax sophomore Emily Espinoza; Goochland sophomore 'Bibby' Raines; Chesapeake sophomore Aaliyah Freeman; Loudoun junior Alexandra Lopez; and Wise senior Jeffrey Hunsaker.
  • Changing of the Guard

    VASS President Jeff Smith (left) passes the gavel to incoming VASS President Doug Schuch (right) at the closing of the 2019 VASS Annual Spring Conference.

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  • Division Superintendents Discuss Funding Priorities for Rural School Divisions

    Division Superintendents Discuss Funding Priorities for Rural School Divisions

    Division superintendents, representing rural school districts in Virginia, met with Secretary Qarni and Deputy Secretary Coy to discuss funding priorities for rural school divisions. The three priorities discussed were increasing the at-risk funding cap to be more comparable with other states, removing the support cap that was instituted in 2009, and provide incentive funding for school divisions to address capital renovations and construction. Pictured are Chuck Winkler, Peter Gretz, Mark Johnston, David Gaston, Keith Perrigan, Amy Griffin, Holly Coy, and Atif Qarni.

  • EF Education First Offers Professional Learning Travel Scholarship

    EF Education First Offers Professional Learning Travel Scholarship

    Each year, EF Educational Tours offers a professional learning travel scholarship to administrators to travel to Helsinki, Finland, and Tallinn, Estonia, for a first-hand exploration of these fascinating cultures and their educational systems.  This past summer’s  EF Professional Learning Tour explored the foundations and future of education in Finland, one of the world’s top-performing systems, while immersing in Finnish culture.  Participants traveled to iconic sites with educational leaders from across the U.S., expanding their professional networks as they explored the cultural foundations of why the Finnish education system is what it is today.  Scholarship winners also spent a day in Tallinn, Estonia, where they explored the city’s medieval Old Town and gained insight into education in Estonia as well.  2019 winners were Ricki Perry (Nelson Middle School), Mike Gill (Hanover County), Gwendolyn Shannon (Southampton County), Greg Smith (Richmond County), and Mark Lineburg (Halifax County). The application for the 2020 scholarship will be available after the October VASS conference or contact stephanie.lennon@ef.com.

  • VACO Interview with Stafford Superintendent and Supervisor on Budgeting

    Meg Bohmke of the Stafford County Board of Supervisors and VACo Executive Committee and Superintendent of Stafford County Public Schools Dr. Scott Kizner join VACo’s Jeremy Bennett to discuss the K-12 education budget process and collaboration between school divisions and boards of supervisors. This episode is sponsored by VACORP - the premier group self-insurance pool providing comprehensive coverage and risk management services to Virginia public entities.

     

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  • Women Education Leaders in Virginia (WELV) announces a Region 6 and 7 Conference at UVA-Wise on October 18.

    Women Education Leaders in Virginia (WELV) announces a Region 6 and 7 Conference at UVA-Wise on October 18.  The conference, Leading Gracefully, brings former superintendents Elaine Fogliani, Gena Keller and Pam Moran to Wise County.  Joining them will be current superintendents Haydee Robinson, Jeanette Warwick and Gina Wohlford. 

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  • Dr. Jeffery O. Smith named Virginia's Superintendent of the Year

    Dr. Jeffery O. Smith named Virginia's Superintendent of the Year

    Dr. Jeffery O. Smith, Superintendent of Hampton City Schools, was named Virginia’s Superintendent of the Year at the Virginia Association of School Superintendents (VASS) Annual Awards Luncheon today  in Roanoke.  He was selected by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Presidents of the Virginia Board of Education, the Virginia Education Association, the Virginia Parent and Teacher Association, the Virginia School Boards Association, the Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, the Virginia Association of Elementary School Principals, and the Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals, and the President-elect of the Virginia Association of School Superintendents.

  • "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.


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