The conference served as the WVSDT’s annual professional development for all staff. Further discussion topics included state policy and procedures updates, networking options for individual staff roles, content instruction and best practices sessions.
Superintendent Award – Maria Kazda, math teacher at Academy Programs – pictured left to right Jared Hughes, Director of Juvenile Programs; Maria Kazda; Michael Ferguson, principal at Academy Programs
“Every student has the right to high-quality instruction and rigorous content so they may learn, grow, and discover opportunities for achievement,” said Superintendent Green. “With all of the hard work and dedication that our teachers, staff and students exhibited the past year, it was important that we took the time to recognize their efforts and celebrate their successes.”
The WVDST provides educational services to over 6,000 juveniles and adults in 56 residential and other state-operated facilities. The West Virginia Board of Education and the West Virginia Department of Education have assumed an essential role in providing programs and services that help change their lives.
For media inquiries, contact Christy Day, West Virginia Department of Education Office of Communications, at 304-558-2699 or Christy.Day@k12.wv.us.