The 2018 Teacher Retention Summit was hosted by the Office of the Secretary of Education and sponsored by the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education, the Virginia Department of Education, and the Virginia Association of School Superintendents. Using the ideas and potential solutions generated from the Pre-Summit Meeting, the focus of this summit was to collaborate and create policy recommendations in an effort to retain our best teachers.

October 23, 2018 | 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Darden School of Business, The University of Virginia

Agenda

9:30 a.m.

Check In

10:00 a.m.

Welcome and Greetings

Dr. Robert Pianta
Dean, Curry School of Education

Dr. Jeffery Smith
President of VA Association of School Superintendents

Dr. James Lane
Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction

Atif Qarni
Virginia Secretary of Education

10:30 a.m.

Data Analysis on Teacher Retention

Facilitated by Dr. Robert Pianta
Dean, Curry School of Education

Dr. Luke Miller
Professor, Curry School of Education

11:30 a.m.

Voices from the Field

Facilitated by Atif Qarni
Secretary of Education

Shelby Brown
Steven Edwards
Carla Okouchi
Rodney Robinson
Cody Sigmon
Keri Treadway

12:30 p.m.

Lunch

1:15 p.m.

Report from Pre-Summit on Teacher Retention and Model Teacher Exit Questionnaire

Dr. Denise Johnson
School of Education, College of William and Mary

2:15 p.m.

Policy Landscape and Opportunities

Facilitated by Dr. James Lane
Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction

Honorable Glenn Davis Jr.
Member VA House of Delegates

Honorable Cheryl Turpin
Member VA House of Delegates

Dan Gecker 
President of Virginia Board of Education

Jim Livingston
President of Virginia Education Association

Douglas Fulton
President Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals

Dr. Jeffery Smith 
President of VA Association of School Superintendents

 

3:15 p.m.

Small Group Brainstorming and Policy Discussion

4:00 p.m.

Reports from Small Groups & Next Steps

Facilitated by Dr. Stewart Roberson 
Chair, UVA K12 Advisory Council

4:45 p.m.

Concluding Remarks

Dr. Robert Pianta
Dean, Curry School of Education

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