Continuing its commitment to better education in West Virginia, the West Virginia Chamber will concentrate on education reform at its 77th Annual Meeting and Business Summit to be held at The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, August 28-30.
“The Chamber has long worked toward making our schools the nation’s best. Despite some improvements during the past legislative session, much remains to be done. During the upcoming Chamber Annual Meeting and Business Summit, we will devote significant time to addressing ways to provide our children with a top-quality education, which will provide them the tools necessary for a successful future,” said Chamber President Steve Roberts.
Education highlights at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting & Business Summit include:
Dr. Elliot Washor, co-founder of Big Picture Learning will discuss, “Education Transformation: What’s Working in Other States”
A symposium entitled “Education Transformation: What’s Next for West Virginia?” will be moderated by West Liberty University President Robin Capehart and will include panelists: The Rev. Matthew Watts, senior pastor, Charleston’s Grace Bible Church, Dr. Kathy D’Antoni, associate superintendent of WV Department of Education, Amanda B. Pasdon, minority chair, Education Committee, WV House of Delegates, Josh Stowers, former vice-chair, Education Committee, WV House of Delegates and Will Nash, executive director, Teach for America-Appalachia.
A panel discussion will explore “Technology’s Role in Education, Economic Development and Job Creation.” The panel will be moderated by State Senate President Jeff Kessler. Members of the panel include: Joe McCourt, executive vice president & chief revenue officer, Lumos Networks, Dr. Jose Sartarelli, dean, WVU College of Business & Economics, Chip Slaven, senior advocacy advisor, Alliance for Excellent Education and J. Mac Holladay, CEO, Market Street Services.
Chamber members wishing to attend this year’s Business Summit may register by visiting www.wvchamber.com, or by calling (304) 342-1115.