June 19, 2007
For immediate release
UC Santa Barbara and Cal Poly’s Joint Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership holds its Second Annual Practicing Research Symposium
The UC Santa Barbara/Cal Poly Joint Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership (JDP) presents its Second Annual Practicing Research Symposium on Saturday, June 23 beginning at 8:30 am at the Santa Maria Inn. Topics to be discussed include improving community college marketing, raising job satisfaction and cutting workers’ compensation costs, lifting student achievement through instructional leadership, and mentoring and networking for those new to the regional, educational leadership profession. This event – sponsored by the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Region XIII and the California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators (CALSA) – is free and open to the public; space is limited, so to register contact Patrick Faverty, JDP Academic Coordinator at 805.893.3301.
“Throughout the school year, the local educational community provides a living laboratory for our students to study important local and regional issues in educational leadership,” Dr. Jim Block, Program Leader of the JDP says. “This Symposium is one of their ways of reporting back what they have found and of sharing those findings with other influential regional and statewide educational leadership communities.”
The event will also feature the presentation of the University Council for Educational Administration’s (UCEA’s) 2007 Excellence in Educational Leadership Award to Dr. Julian Crocker, a founder of the Joint Doctoral Program (JDP) in Educational Leadership. Dr. Crocker is currently serving his third four-year term as County Superintendent of Schools, San Luis Obispo. Prior to his first election in 1998, he was the Superintendent of Schools for the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District and the Superintendent of Schools in San Mateo and Palo Alto, California.
[Jim Block is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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