October 10, 2019 ((Dr. Tommye Henderson, Retired superintendent, CLINTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS,
MC PROFESSOR, CONSULTANT, presenter)
In this second workshop, Dr Henderson will address the issue of the importance of “Ethical Decision-
Making”. Administrators have many ethical decisions they have to make so knowing and following the
ethical code of conduct must become an important part of a school administrators’ daily decision-making as
they deal with employee issues. Dr Henderson will give participants scenarios in which they will decide
how to handle various real-life work situations. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions
about situations. Dr Henderson will be able to share a wealth of knowledge from her experiences as an
November 14, 2019 (Charlotte Seals, Superintendent, MADISON COUNTY SCHOOLS, presenter)
In this third workshop, Charlotte will conduct a presentation on "Developing a Culture of Excellence" - Participants
will discover the critical elements for creating and sustaining a culture of excellence within the school. Learn about
school culture and staff culture, two important aspects that are critical ingredients for building academic success. She
will provide a hands-on experience for participants in which each will be able to evaluate a school environment and
use effective strategies to make changes for improvement.
December 5, 2019 (Dr. Donna Boone, FORREST COUNTY AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL
This fourth workshop entitled "Crucial Conversations with Teachers to Improve Instruction and Student
Achievement" will assist administrators with understanding the definition of a crucial conversation,
identifying the skills needed to have a crucial conversation, and how to handle a conversation that
turns crucial. Dr Boone will assist administrators on how to have conversations with teachers based on
teacher practices and skills that affect student achievement by improving instruction. Administrators will
be given instruction on how to develop teacher improvement plans that can be applied in their school
January 9, 2020 (Todd Whitaker, NATIONAL PRESENTER)
workshop will focus on Principal effectivenss. Dr. Todd Whitaker has been fortunate to be able to
blend his passion with his career. Recognized as a leading presenter in the field of education, his message
about the importance of teaching has resonated with hundreds of thousands of educators around the world.
Todd is a faculty member of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the
University of Missouri and professor emeritus at Indiana State University. He has spent his life pursuing
his love of education by researching and studying effective teachers and principals.
Prior to moving into higher education, he was a math teacher and basketball coach in Missouri. Todd then
served as a principal at the middle school, junior high, and high school levels. He was also a middle school
coordinator in charge of staffing, curriculum, and technology for the opening of new middle schools.
One of the nation’s leading authorities on staff motivation, teacher leadership, and principal effectiveness,
Todd has written over 50 educational books including the national best seller, What Great Teachers Do