UT Martin Chancellor Keith Carver is shown speaking Jan. 28 during the 2020 WestTeach Program graduation ceremony.

WestTeach to host West Tennessee Education Summit on Feb. 28

The WestTeach Program, sponsored by the University of Tennessee at Martin’s WestStar Leadership Program, will host the West Tennessee Education Summit from 8:30-11:30 a.m., Feb. 28, at the Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Jackson. All conference activities will take place in the hospital’s J. Walter Barnes Conference Center.

The summit will focus on facilitating change and curriculum to enhance workforce development across the region and improve opportunities for all educators. A panel comprised of teachers, superintendents, legislators, school board members and private business owners will discuss challenges facing education across West Tennessee.

Those involved in education and workforce development are invited to attend. There is no cost to register, but pre-registration is required by Feb. 25. School superintendents are also invited to a luncheon following the summit, and those able to attend the luncheon must register with Virginia Grimes, WestStar program coordinator, by email at vgrimes@utm.edu or by phone at 731-881-7298.

Online registration for the summit is available at utm.edu/weststar. Contact Grimes for more information or registration assistance.


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