University News
For Immediate Release: 
Nov 18 2002

Concord Hosts Superintendent’s Symposium for Southern West Virginia and Southwestern Virginia

Athens, W.Va. - Concord College is hosting a “Superintendent’s Symposium” for 11 counties in southern West Virginia and southwestern Virginia. County school officials will have an opportunity to hear the latest research regarding educational trends and issues.

Dr. Thomas Shortt, an alumnus of Concord, will be the keynote speaker. Dr. Shortt has had an illustrious career in education, ranging from classroom teacher to assistant state superintendent of Virginia. He also coauthored a book entitled The Complete Handbook of Block Scheduling. Currently, Dr. Shortt is the executive director of The Virginia Association of Elementary School Principals where he has done extensive research on educational leadership and the state of the principalship. Dr. Shortt will provide strategies to assist school systems in finding and cultivating leaders for their schools.

This meeting will provide a forum for superintendents to discuss and share issues that are pertinent to this region. These educational conversations will assist in forging new relationships and promoting a shared vision for education in southern West Virginia and southwestern Virginia.

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2002

Time: 8:30 a.m., Social

9 a.m., Dr. Darrin Martin, Welcome

9:10 a.m., Dr. Jerry Beasley, Introduction of Speaker

9:15 a.m., Dr. Thomas Shortt

10:20 a.m., Roundtable Discussion

Location: Concord College, College Center State Room (2nd floor)

For more information, please contact Teresa Frey at 1-304-384-5252.