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Woodbridge Middle School Principal, Assistant Principal Chosen for Army Leadership Training

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WOODBRIDGE, Va. — Woodbridge Middle School Principal Skyles Calhoun and Assistant Principal Malcolm Foust will participate in a special Army-led training symposium for educators.

More in a press release:

Thirty principals and school leaders will travel to one of the US Army’s premier leadership training institutions next week to take part in the inaugural National Association of Secondary School Principals and US Army Leadership and Professional Development Symposium.

The school leaders will spend November 13-15 at the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, located outside of Kansas City, MO, to explore US Army best practices in leadership development as it applies to their role as civilian education leaders preparing today’s students to be college, career and citizenship ready.
The symposium will focus on the Army Learning Model (ALM) for 2015, which is a continuum for soldier education intended to help the US adapt and prevail in the highly competitive global learning environment.

“The US Army centers around strong leadership and so should our nation’s schools,” said NASSP Executive Director JoAnn Bartoletti. “The Army Learning Model directly correlates with NASSP’s priorities and goals in terms of training principals to be the best leaders they can be and we are excited about this unique learning opportunity for this talented group.”

Participants will partake in hands-on exercises, collaborative discussion and other learning activities to draw parallels between the ALM and their own role and work context in their schools. They will also have the chance to interact and learn from Army and NASSP education and leader development experts.
Fifteen principals were chosen by NASSP to participate in the event, and they were each asked to bring along their assistant principal or another school leader who has demonstrated strong leadership.

The participating school leaders are:
• Vera Wehring, principal, and Amy Araguz, assistant principal, B.F. Terry High School, Rosenberg, TX
• Chris Jennings, principal, and Thomas Acton, assistant principal, Bloomfield High School, Bloomfield, NJ
• Richard Loeschner, principal, Brentwood High School, Brentwood, NY
• Jackie Hester, assistant principal, Buckhorn Middle School, New Market, AL
• Sharee Wells, principal, and Amanda Reidenbaugh, assistant principal, Columbus Alternative High School, Columbus, OH
• Bill Truesdale, principal, and Urbano Adrianzen, assistant principal, Douglas Taylor School, Chicago, IL
• Aimee Rainey, principal, and Auty Horn, assistant principal, Florence Middle School, Florence, AL
• Tom Dodd, principal, and Waren Morrow, assistant principal Lesher Middle School, Fort Collins, CO
• Matt Saferite, principal, and Lori Linam, assistance principal, M.O. Ramay Jr. High School, Fayetteville, AR
• Judith Marty, principal, and Gil Lora, assistant principal, Mater Academy Middle/High Charter School, Hialeah Gardens, FL
• Stephanie Feldner, principal, and Joanne Laurich, teacher, Menominee Indian Middle School, Neopit, WI
• Matthew Gengler, principal, North Middle School, Brentwood, NY
• Scott Barton, principal, and Lisa Hawk, athletic director, The Preuss School UCSD, La Jolla, CA
• Gary Higginbotham, principal, and Sharon Carroll, assistant principal, Ravenswood Middle School, Ravenswood, WV
• Hector Espinoza, principal, and Juan Neria, assistant principal/dean of activities, San Ysidro High School, San Diego, CA
• Martin Hester, principal, Sparkman Ninth Grade School, Harvest, AL
• Skyles Calhoun, principal and Malcolm Foust, assistant principal, Woodbridge Middle School, Woodbridge, VA

The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is the leading organization of and national voice for middle level and high school principals, assistant principals, and all school leaders from across the United States and more than 36 countries around the world. The association provides research-based professional development and resources, networking, and advocacy to build the capacity of middle level and high school leaders to continually improve student performance. Reflecting its long-standing commitment to student leadership development, NASSP administers the National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, National Elementary Honor Society, and National Association of Student Councils.

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