The Fairmont State University/PDS Partnership was represented at the 12th annual National Association for Professional Development Schools (NAPDS) Conference in New Orleans in March 2011. The conference featured educators from across the P-20 educational continuum in all 50 states. Presenters shared the strategies they have designed and implemented and offered practical, site-based suggestions to attendees.
This was the sixth year that the FSU Partnership has been represented at this conference, which serves to enrich the understanding of the successes and challenges involved in crafting and sustaining successful PDS work.
Pictured in the front row from left to right are Denise Lindstrom of FSU, Barbara Owens of FSU, Mary Jo Swiger of Fairview Middle School and Mary Lynn Westfall of East Fairmont High School. Pictured in the back row from left to right are Dr. G.H. “Budd” Sapp of FSU, Dr. Jaci Webb-Dempsey of FSU, Christy Miller of East Fairmont Junior High School and Dr. Carolyn Crislip-Tacy of FSU.