"Super Supers: An evening with the nation’s best school leaders"
Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 - 7:00pm at The Linen Building, Boise, Idaho
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Join The ED Sessions on Sept. 9 for a panel discussion featuring former state superintendents from some of the country’s highest performing state education systems. Learn the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary of a state leader to transform an education system.
Live Webcast Sept. 9, 2014 at 7:00pm:
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Dr. David P. Driscoll was appointed in 1999 as commissioner of education for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by the state’s board of education. Driscoll has a 45-year career in public education and educational leadership. The former secondary school mathematics teacher was named Melrose assistant superintendent in 1972 and superintendent of schools there in 1984. He was named commissioner of education March 10, 1999.
As commissioner, Driscoll has overseen development and implementation of new curriculum and standards. As a result, Massachusetts’ performances on national and international tests are annually the highest in the nation and world.
Dr. Eric Smith began his education career in Florida as a classroom teacher more than 40 years ago. He became principal of Winter Park High School in 1982 and the International Baccalaureate program. During his tenure, Winter Park High was recognized by the National Education Association as one of the top eight schools in the nation. For 16 years he served as a district superintendent in Danville and Newport News, Virg., Charlotte, N. C. and Anne Arundel County, Md. For four years ending in 2011, he was commissioner of education in Florida.
Much of Smith’s work focused on the expansion of Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate programs through which student achievement increased in each school district he served. In addition, Smith placed careful attention on the diverse communities in Florida.
Dr. Nancy S. Grasmick served as state superintendent of top-ranked Maryland Public Schools for 20 years — from 1991 until 2011 — serving 24 districts, 1,424 schools and 869,113 students. She began her career as a classroom teacher at the William S. Baer School for the Deaf in Baltimore City before serving as principal and as associate superintendent in Baltimore County.
Grasmick’s work in education is highlighted by the belief that every child deserves an exceptional education. She raised expectations and accountability for teaching in every Maryland classroom, and as a result, Education Week ranked Maryland No. 1 in the country four years in a row.