Educators will meet at Randolph College this weekend to learn more about how to become leaders in their field during the Women Education Leaders of Virginia (WELV) forum.
The event will begin at 7:30 a.m. Saturday and will conclude at 12:30 p.m. Admission to the forum is $20 for WELV members, $30 for non-members, and $15 for graduate and undergraduate students. The registration deadline is Wednesday.
The annual conference serves women in the education profession by helping them learn about effective teaching strategies as well as ways to become leaders in their schools.
Jennifer McClellan, a member of the Virginia House of Delegates and vice-chair of outreach for the House Democratic Caucus, will deliver the keynote address, followed by a panel discussion about teaching in an urban classroom. Two Randolph graduates who are now teachers, Kelsey Cline ’13 and Rachel Reid ’11, will participate on the panel along with Tracy Richardson, the principal of E.C. Glass High School in Lynchburg. After the panel discussion, participants will choose from presentations about at-risk youth and the attributes that help teachers obtain leadership roles.education