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Announcing the VPA Hall of Fame Class of 2024

Seven standout student-athletes, 3 accomplished coaches, an outstanding advisor, and one excellent official have been selected for induction into the Hall of Fame for the Vermont Principals’ Association in May. Below is a list of the 2024 VPA inductees with brief biographical information on their outstanding achievements and strong sportsmanship through involvement with VPA activities. Since the creation of the Hall of Fame in 2001, the VPA has honored nearly 300 student-athletes, coaches/advisors, administrators, officials, media members, and contributors for their efforts on behalf of students across Vermont. (Full Press Release)

VPA Testimony, S.203, 2/16/24

First, I’d like to thank Senators Gulick, Baruth, Hashim, and Perchlik for their clear
understanding, as evidenced by this bill to address the composition of the State Board of
Education, in recognizing that our current state board composition and construct should be
updated. (full written testimony)

VPA Testimony on S.303, 2/14/24

First, I do agree that our reading scores should be better. I will remind the committee that one of
the strongest levers we have to improve reading scores and overall literacy skills is to offer free
publicly available prekindergarten for all children and that the VPA has been on the record
advocating for this for several years now and all of the research supports this need. (full written testimony)

VPA Testimony on S.284 on 2/2/24

In preparation for testimony on this and related issues, the Vermont Principals’ Association
(VPA) conducted a survey to ascertain what current policies and procedures are in place in
Vermont schools. We put out this quick survey and had over 100 responses from school
leaders. (full written testimony)

Testimony in Senate Education on S.172, 2/1/24

Let me start by explaining that this is not an area of expertise for me or for the vast majority of of school leaders. However, principals are the individuals who on a day-to-day basis make sure, through leadership oversight, that students are provided with the services that they are entitled to. (full written testimony)