VPA Summer Leadership Academy 2017 - August 1-3

This year, we are thrilled to bring Jimmy Casas to Vermont! A Principal at Bettendorf High School in Iowa for fourteen years, Jimmy is now a consultant at the International Center for Leadership in Education, an adjunct professor at Drake, and CEO of ConnectEDD.
Mr. Casas will present our keynote address on Tuesday morning, titled, 'Moving Beyond the Status Quo," facilitate an EdCamp that afternoon, and produce a full-day education strand on Wednesday on ' Leadership Frameworks and Capacity Building.'
The impressive line-up for Wednesday's strands is below.

Full Conference Information and Registration Fees

The 2017 VPA Leadership Academy
Killington Grand Resort
  • Monday, July 31st (optional): Team Time (VPA will help make arrangements for your SU or District team's work)
  • Tuesday, August 1st: VPA Annual Meeting, Keynote Address by Jimmy Casas on "Moving Beyond the Status Quo," Exhibit Hall, Afternoon EdCamp, Reception and Sponsors' Dinner
  • Wednesday, August 2nd: Seven interactive, full-day Educational Strands (9:00 am to 3:30 pm, see list below), Reception and Principal of the Year Awards Dinner
  • Thursday, August 3rd: Morning EdCamp, Lunch and/or Team Time
Wednesday's Strands and Speakers:
  1. Leadership Frameworks and Building Capacity with Jimmy Casas
  2. Power Dynamics to Recognize, Navigate & Eradicate: The Path to Building Positive School Culture with Janice Case
  3. Literacy for Leaders with Janna Osman of the Stern Center
  4. Technology for Leaders with Andrew Marcinek
  5. Fostering Resilience through Essential Skill-Building with Joelle van Lent
  6. Strengthening the Principal's Role as District Leaders: The critical role of principals in systemic change with Nate Levenson
  7. Proficiency Based Learning & Graduation is Here, Now with the Great Schools Partnership
Registration Fees include two and a half days of full participation in the Academy (all meals, receptions, materials and more)
$525   VPA members               $575   Non-members               $275   One Day Only
You definitely want to stay at the Resort and enjoy the evening events and time with colleagues but Registration Fees DO NOT include lodging. Please have your Business Office contact the Killington Grand Resort to make arrangements for you (800) 282-9955. Mention the VPA Leadership Academy to access our discounted rate.
District and Supervisory Teams are encouraged to attend the Leadership Academy together AND we will help you arrange for additional Team Time during your stay. Superintendents attend FREE if attending with a team of four or more colleagues.
Online registration is available through July 10th. Changes after July 10th can be made by contacting Mallori LaPointe at the VPA. Refunds for changes made after July 10th cannot be honored.