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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jennifer McCarrel
Date: 12/20/12 Phone: 757.263.1229
News Release No. 052 Fax: 757.263.1010
Email: jennifer.mccarrel@vbschools.com

Hampton Roads Regional Public Schools
Education Summit to be held Jan. 4

On Friday, Jan. 4, South Hampton Roads' superintendents will gather for the second annual Hampton Roads Regional Public Schools Education Summit. The summit is designed to explore school system initiatives such as community engagement and outline public education priorities from a regional prospective.

The presenters are Dr. James T. Roberts of Chesapeake; Dr. Samuel T. King of Norfolk; Dr. David C. Stuckwisch of Portsmouth; Dr. Deran R. Whitney of Suffolk and Dr. James G. Merrill of Virginia Beach. Barbara Hamm Lee, creative services officer for WHRO, will serve as the panel facilitator. Each of the five local superintendents will be allotted time for brief remarks.

The breakfast event will be held from 8-10 a.m. at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott and is being hosted by the Norfolk Education Foundation. The cost is $30 per individual and corporate table sponsorships also are available. Register online or contact Carlos Clanton at (757) 628-1172 or cclanton@norfolkedfound.org.

"I am looking forward to sitting alongside my colleagues from across Hampton Roads as we discuss some of the larger issues we are facing this school year," said Dr. James G. Merrill. "I would encourage our local residents to attend this summit and hear firsthand the route our region's schools are taking to pursue academic excellence."


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