Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Cheryl Arabie presented a report to the August 2 School Board meeting about the 2012 Administrators Conference which was held the week before.
More than 100 principals, assistant principals, and central office staff attended the three-day Administrators’ Conference at the David C. Treen Instructional Technology Center in Mandeville to receive updates on a variety of curriculum, procedural, and technology topics. The annual event helps administrators prepare for the beginning of school, this year on Wednesday, August 8.
“Our theme this year was Community Connections,” Mrs. Arabie told the Board, “This particular conference contained a lot of important information about all the new state mandated initiatives that we are preparing for. The charge for us is to make it all work and help our administrators roll out the new changes to their teachers.”
Presentations were given on new Common Core Standards Curriculum requirements, community involvement, cultural competence, and a new educator evaluation models called “Compass.”
At the conference, Director of Information Technology Louis Boullion announced the installation of a new online student information system, and Assistant Superintendent Pete Jabbia told about the latest human resources regulations.
Special guest speakers included Colette Pichon Battle and Dr. Frances E. Davis, both of whom spoke on awareness of the cultural differences making up student populations.
Several School Board members took part in one of the conference’s first day events, including School Board President Stephen “Jack” Loup, Robin Mullet, Elizabeth Heintz, Roanne Tipton, Ron Bettencourtt, and Charles Harrell.