Can a strategic plan meeting really be entertaining? Yes!


Helping create a school division’s new strategic plan is a critical task – but can it also be entertaining and inspiring? If you have doubts, Adolph Brown III may cause you to reevaluate. The prominent teacher and speaker, who will appear Nov. 29 at Hermitage High School, is well-known for his dynamic style, inspirational message and use of humor. Brown will speak as part of Henrico Schools’ process of creating a new strategic plan for the years 2018-25. His appearance is being made possible by support from the Henrico Education Foundation.

The experience will align with the HCPS cornerstones “Closing Gaps” and “Relationships” and will be followed by a question period.

Brown is nationally recognized for his ability to use 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 degree from the College of William and Mary and doctorate from the Virginia Consortium for Professional Psychology. Watch a clip of Brown’s dynamic speaking style at

The school division is asking citizens for their input in helping chart HCPS’ future, including school-based focus groups, community input events that are open to the public, online comments and at least one public hearing. Find out more about the school division’s strategic plan process by going to Look under “Hot Topics” and click on “Get Involved in Henrico Schools’ 2018-25 Strategic Plan.”

What: Speaker and teacher Adolph Brown III (

Who: The event is free and open to the public.

When: Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Hermitage High School, 8301 Hungary Spring Road, Henrico, Va. 23228

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