Come hear an education visionary and help Henrico Schools chart a course for the future

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David Stephen

Boston-based education guru David Stephen will speak Nov. 8 as part of Henrico Schools’ process of creating a new strategic plan.

Henrico County Public Schools wants input from Henrico citizens in the creation of a new strategic plan for 2018-25. Kicking off the process will be a talk by education guru David Stephen, co-founder of Boston-based New Vista Designs for Learning. Stephen’s cutting-edge work in curricula, programming and school design is informed by this essential question: How can the design of school programs and buildings best support the changing needs of 21st century students and teachers?

The 45-minute speech will align with one of Henrico Schools’ four cornerstones (“Academic Progress”) and will be followed by a question period.

Who: The public and members of the media are welcome to attend.
When: Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 6:30 p.m. (The program will last about an hour.)
Where: Hungary Creek Middle School, 4909 Francistown Road, Glen Allen, Va. 23060

You are also invited to give us your thoughts on the new strategic plan by completing a short online survey or applying for a steering committee of 15-20 people. Visit henricoschools.us, look under “Hot Topics” and click on “Get involved in the Henrico Schools 2018-25 Strategic Plan.” Look for other ways to get involved throughout the school year.

Save the date: On Nov. 29 another prominent speaker will appear as part of Henrico Schools’ planning process. Adolph Brown III will talk about the HCPS cornerstones, “Closing Gaps” and “Relationships.” The location has not been determined. The speech is being made possible by funding from the Henrico Education Foundation. Brown is a nationally recognized speaker and teacher who uses humor and his varied life experiences to connect audiences to evidence-based material. He was the first member of his family to graduate from high school, and later earned a master’s from the College of William and Mary and doctorate from the Virginia Consortium for Professional Psychology. More information about Brown’s talk will be shared in the future.