William and Mary School of Education

18th Annual SURN Leadership Academy

Full Description

This is an open event held June 23-24, 2014. You must register to attend.

Registration is full.

The SURN Leadership Academy offers a forum to learn and exchange ideas at The College of William and Mary. SURN invites researchers and practitioners to share their work in a combination of interactive general and concurrent sessions to promote dialogue. Each year’s theme connects to the priorities identified by SURN Advisory Board. Participants from our SURN programs share their experiences from year-long, job-embedded professional development that can be applied in other settings. Leading education writers, researchers, and consultants provide international and national perspectives on their work. The opportunity to share with other educators, discuss topics with leading researchers, reflect on the prior school year, be inspired, and plan for the upcoming year are all reasons individuals and school division teams attend.

The Academy participants are primarily from Virginia, they include: superintendents (5%), central office personnel (35%), principals and assistant principals (45%), teacher leaders (5%), and other educators such as The College of William and Mary faculty, VDOE personnel and retired school personnel who coach in the schools (10%).

We are pleased to offer a wonderful slate of speakers, as well as concurrent sessions, a post-conference session, and complimentary book study!

Academy speakers include:

SURN Leadership Academy Attire

The attire is business casual for all sessions and meals. Dress comfortably and be prepared for possibly cool meeting rooms.

Special Needs

Please contact our office with any special dietary needs that you may have (Vegetarian, Low Sodium, etc.) by June 16, 2014. After this date, we are not able to accommodate requests. 

Driving Directions

The Academy is being held on the campus of The College of William and Mary in the School of Education's Professional Development Center. The address is 301 Monticello Avenue, Williamsburg, VA. A parking pass is required and will be emailed to participants.

SOE

 From Richmond and points west:

  • Take Interstate 64 East to exit 234 (Route 199 East) towards Lightfoot.
  • Follow Route 199 approximately 6 miles to the Monticello Avenue exit.
  • At the bottom of the ramp, turn left at the stop light onto Monticello Avenue.
  • Stay on Monticello Avenue for approximately 1.5 miles. At the sixth light, you’ll see a large sign on the right for the School of Education. Turn right at the light.
  • Park in Lot 8 Faculty/Staff spaces in the “Reserved for Special Event Parking” that is immediately to the side of the building. If these spaces are full, drive back toward the light and park in permit parking in Lots 1, 2, 3, or 4. Be sure to display your parking permit which will be emailed in June.

 From Norfolk and points east:

  • Take Interstate 64 West to exit 242A (Route 199 West) towards Williamsburg and Jamestown.
  • Follow Route 199 approximately 6 miles to the Monticello Avenue exit.
  • At the bottom of the ramp, bear to the right onto Monticello Avenue.
  • Stay on Monticello Avenue for approximately 1.5 miles. At the sixth light, you’ll see a large sign on the right for the School of Education. Turn right at the light.
  • Park in Lot 8 Faculty/Staff spaces in the “Reserved for Special Event Parking” that is immediately to the side of the building. If these spaces are full, drive back toward the light and park in permit parking in Lots 1, 2, 3, or 4. Be sure to display your parking permit which will be emailed in June.

Travel Time from Air Transportation:

Hotels

The following hotels are honoring government rates for the Leadership Academy. Payments are billed individually. Please call to reserve your room today:

Hilton Garden Inn

1624 Richmond Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Phone: (757) 253-9400
Fax: (757) 253-8600
Group Code: William & Mary

Holiday Inn Express

1452 Richmond Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185
(757) 941-1057
(757) 941-1058
Group Code: SUR