Superintendent’s Memo #006-14

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

January 10, 2014

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT:  Virginia Association of School Superintendents (VASS) Workshops to Improve Language Arts and Mathematics Standards of Learning Test Results

The Virginia Association of School Superintendents (VASS) is offering three workshops in February to assist teachers with the increased rigor of the Language Arts and Mathematics standards and assessments, changes in test formats, and instructional strategies that they can use to help their students’ performances in the classroom as well as on the tests.  Vertical teams of teachers and administrators in grades K-5 and 6-12 are encouraged to attend.

Please share this e-mail and link to the VASS Web site with the language arts and mathematics coordinators, principals and teachers.  Ask them to scroll down the vertical column on the left-hand side of the Web page to find registration and detailed information on the following workshops under the heading Dan Mulligan Workshops.

February 11 February 12 February 13
Language Arts (K-5) 
Dan Mulligan
Hampton Embassy Suites
Language Arts (6-12)  
Dan Mulligan
Hampton Embassy Suites            
Mathematics SOL (K-12)
Dan Mulligan
Hilton Short Pump

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact J. Andrew (Andy) Stamp, associate executive director, Virginia Association of School Superintendents, by telephone at 804-562-4430 or via e-mail at