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.
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. The leaders of seven Virginia education organizations and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction selected him from among eight regional finalists.
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.
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.
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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