The Neff Education Center of Emory & Henry College will present the 29th Annual B.G. Raines Education Forum Tues., March 21, 2017 from 4:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Registration begins at 4:00 p.m. Our keynote address features Catherine Gregory, President of the Virginia Branch of the International Dyslexia Association and Mary Stowe, President of the Alabama Branch of the International Dyslexia Association and partner with the Virginia Department of Education as a Virginia Coordinator of Specialized Reading Instruction. The event will be held at a new venue location this year : The McGlothlin Performing Arts Center on the campus of Emory & Henry College in Emory, VA. The forum is free and open to the public, but.
Starting on March 21, 2017 at 4:30 p.m., workshops will be presented by 2016 McGlothlin Award of Teaching Excellence winner: Alice Watson from Campbell County Public Schools, a panel discussion on Project Based Learning, and the 2017 Virginia Teacher of the Year: Toney McNair from Chesapeake City Public Schools. Our keynote address, featuring Catherine Gregory and Mary Stowe will begin at 5:30 p.m.
Mary Stowe is an educational specialist through the Training and Technical Assistance Center at the College of William and Mary and an adjunct professor. She also partners with the Virginia Department of Education as a Virginia Coordinator of Specialized Reading Instruction. She is president of the Alabama Branch of the International Dyslexia Association. Catherine Gregory has worked as an elementary education teacher, a special education teacher and an administrator in special education in grades PK -12 in Virginia Public School systems around the Richmond, VA area. She is currently serving as the president of the Virginia Branch of the International Dyslexia Association.
In August 1988, the Jessie Ball duPont Religious, Charitable and Educational Fund awarded Emory & Henry College a grant to develop a model program for collaboration and cooperation between the College and public schools.
One goal of this grant was to develop an annual education forum to bring together individuals from Emory & Henry, surrounding schools, business, and industry to establish an on-going dialogue regarding educational needs and opportunities. The yearly forum is intended to initiate and foster this dialogue, to address these needs, and to make plans for continued collaboration to bring about improved education in the region.
In 2006, the forum was renamed the B.G. Raines Education Forum in honor of Dr. Bob Raines for his lifetime of service to education in our region.