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Call to Leadership

posted Aug 15, 2016, 7:46 AM by Jeanette Miller   [ updated Aug 15, 2016, 8:02 AM ]

Pender County Schools hosted a regional Call to Leadership conference featuring state and regional leaders on Wednesday, Aug. 10 at Heide Trask High School.

“Leadership matters,” said North Carolina School Superintendent Association Executive Director Dr. Jack Hoke. “You cannot have a great school without a great leader, and you can’t have a great district without great leadership at the central office and the superintendent. What you do makes all of the difference in the world.”

District leaders from across the Southeast region including central services administrators, principals and assistant principals gathered to discuss leadership for excellence and equity.

North Carolina Principals and Assistant Principals’ Association Executive Director Dr. Shirley Prince reminded school leaders of the incredibly important work that they do.

“Never have our challenges been greater than they are right now,” Prince said. “And expectations for our public schools have never been greater.” 

Other speakers included Southeast Education Alliance Executive Director Dr. Kathy Spencer, Public School Forum of North Carolina Chair Dr. Michael Priddy, East Carolina University Wells Fargo Professor and Endowed Chair of Educational Leadership Dr. Matt Militello, Panasonic Foundation Senior Consultant Gail Davis, and Strategic Educational Alliances, Inc. President Dr. Tom Williams.

Pender County Schools would like to thank the Panasonic Foundation, East Carolina University, Public School Forum of NC, NCPAPA, and the NC School Superintendent Association for making this opportunity possible.