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Renowned New York City School Principal to Keynote Local Education Conference

Dr. Lorraine Monroe,an international speaker and author, will keynote the UMass Dartmouth Center for University, School and Community Partnerships' School Leaders Network Conference, a one-day conference for K-12 teachers and administrators on March 11.

FAIRHAVEN, MA--When it comes to education, "Nothing is impossible," says Dr. Lorraine Monroe, one of the nation's most renowned school principals--nothing.

In 1991, Monroe took over I.S. 10, a severely troubled Harlem high school, and transformed it into Frederick Douglass Academy--a sterling example of educational excellence.  She battled low expectations, the school's reputation for chaos and violence, and its run-down facilities to guide students toward unprecedented achievement.

Today, Monroe is an international speaker and author. She travels widely to share her experiences and wisdom with fellow educators, and on March 11, she will make her first-ever visit to the SouthCoast.

Monroe will keynote the UMass Dartmouth Center for University, School and Community Partnerships' School Leaders Network Conference, a one-day conference for K-12 teachers and administrators.

Monroe will share stories about her experiences at Frederick Douglass Academy and teach participants her "Monroe Doctrine" of disciplined, yet creative leadership.    

"Dr. Monroe is an inspirational, motivational and truly dynamic leader and teacher," says Sharon Hartley, School Leaders Network Coordinator.  "She will bring a wealth of experience to the conference and give participants detailed strategies for practicing effective leadership."

Participants will take home materials from Monroe, including templates and resources for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of leadership work. Participants will also have the opportunity to network with fellow colleagues throughout the day.

The March 11 conference will take place from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm at the UMass Dartmouth ATMC Conference Center, conveniently located off Route 195 in Fall River near White's Restaurant.  The $150 registration fee includes materials, breakfast and lunch.  Participants may register by visiting www.umassd.edu/cusp or by calling 774-929-3031.

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The School Leaders Network at the UMass Dartmouth Center for University, School and Community Partnerships provides professional development opportunities to K-12 teachers and administrators to improve and support their leadership capacity.  For more information, visit www.umassd.edu/cusp/LFL or call 774-929-3031.
 

Author:  "Katie Sweitzer"
Date:  14-Jan-2009
Department:   Center for University School Community Partnerships

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