The tentative schedule/agenda of the 2013 annual WVAEMSP/WVASSP Joint Conference is available as a page at the top of this page. You may need to click on the page two more times on the notations that appear after the first and second click. Of course if there are any questions, WVAEMSP’s office phone is 304-642-0509. The email address is email@example.com .
IT’S NOT TOO LATE FOR EXHIBITORS/VENDORS TO RESERVE A SPACE AT WEST VIRGINIA’S PRINCIPALS’ CONFERENCEPosted on September 14th, 2013 by Frank Collier
For the convenience of prospective vendors/exhibitors, the letter sent to prospective vendors/exhibitors and the table request form for our Annual Conference at The Greenbrier are posted as pages at the top of this page. These can be downloaded by clicking on the title of the page and clicking a second time. The page should appear. If a decision is made to join us at the Greenbrier, simply follow directions on the Table Request Form. If any problems are encountered please notify Frank Collier, Executive Director of WVAEMSP at 304-642-0509 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Registration Form for the 2013 Joint Principals’ Conference is available as a page at top of this page. Simply go to the top of the page and click on the 2013 Conference page and click it again and it should appear. Room prices are listed on the form. A tentative agenda for the conference will be posted in the same manner.
The West Virginia Association of Elementary Middle School Principals (WVAEMSP) and West Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals’ (WVASSP) Joint Conference is slated to be at “THE GREENBRIER” on
We have invited Governor Tomblin to join us as well as US. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan.
Rachel’s Challenge, and Linda Jordan are scheduled to present on Monday November 18. More information about our presenters will be posted shortly.
Information regarding room rates and registration will be listed on the Registration form which will will be posted on this page shortly.
May 14, 2013
By John Wickline - Upshur Bureau Chief , The Inter-Mountain
Union Elementary School principal Dr. Sara Stankus thought her students were focusing on the annual WESTEST Monday, so she could not fathom the reason she was being summoned to the gymnasium.
As she entered the room, she was amazed to see students and staff, faculty, family and friends packed into the place, all there to honor her for being named a National Distinguished Principal.
"I couldn't be any kind of great principal without great students and great staff," Stankus said, choking back the emotions as she addressed the crowd.
The Inter-Mountain photo by John Wickline
Union Elementary School principal Dr. Sara Stankus, left, smiles Monday after learning she was chosen as the West Virginia honoree in the National Distinguished Principal’s program. Holding the banner which will hang in the school are third-graders Karris Stimson and Zachary Rowan, right.
Stankus has been the principal at the Upshur County school for the past six years, and Upshur County Superintendent of Schools Scott Lampinen said she was "very, very most deserving" of the honor.
"Dr. Stankus works very hard for her school and her students," Lampinen said. "Every single day she is doing something for the benefit of her students."
Stankus thanked all of those who worked behind the scenes to make the honor possible, from those who nominated her to those who served as references for her.
"I know there are other principals who deserve this honor," she said. "I am accepting this award in their honor."
A principal's job is to set the tone for the educational environment inside the school, she said, not just for the children, but also for those who educate them.
"A principal is so important to a school and to the students," Stankus said. "A principal can make the students really get excited about wanting to learn and the teachers really love to come to work."
The National Distinguished Principal Award is given to one school principal in each state. It can be given to a public, private, military or religious school leader. As part of the honor, Stankus will travel to Washington, D.C., in October, where she will attend a reception at the State Department and will also attend an awards dinner where the U.S. Secretary of Education will be the featured speaker.
To receive the award, a principal must be nominated by a colleague. The award is sponsored in part by the National Principals Association and Vilac.
Stankus will also received a specially cast school bell to commemorate the achievement.
"The Executive Committee of West Virginia Association of Elementary Middle School Principals has appointed Dr. Sara Stankus, principal of Union Elementary School, located in Upshur County, as West Virginia 2013 National Distinguished Principal.
Dr, Stankus has been principal of Union Elementary School since 2007. Sara has earned an Ed.D.Ed. Leadership from WVU, a Masters Degree in aCounseling from Marshall University, a B.A. in Elementary Education k-8 and Special Education from West Virginia Wesleyan College where she earned a Reading Specialization, as well. She holds National Board Certification for both School Counselor and as a Private Counselor.
She serves as a Trainier for New Teachers and New Principals through West Virginia Center of Professional Development where she serves on the Principal Credentialing Board along with the Advisory Board. Dr. Stankus serves as a team leader for the Principals Leadership Academy and as a National/State Trainer for Ruby Payne.
Hello and welcome to WVPRINCIPALS.ORG. As executive director of the West Virginia Association of Elementary and Middle School Principals, it is my pleasure to introduce this new Web site. You can find out more about us, discover education-related links, find our sponsors, our officers, information regarding membership, etc.
Readers can add comments/questions to any post on this site (notice the “Add Comments” button below). This might take some getting used to, but over time I expect we’ll find great value in such a capability.
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