Dr. Charley Deal, vice chancellor for University Advancement, welcomed guests to the West Tennessee Education Summit in 2020. Pictured on the panel (l to r) are former Tennessee State Senator Dolores Gresham and Tennessee State Representatives Mark White and Debra Moody.

WestTeach Program to host West Tennessee Education Summit on March 4

The WestTeach Program, sponsored by the University of Tennessee at Martin’s WestStar Leadership Program, will host the West Tennessee Education Summit from 8-11:45 a.m., March 4, at the West Tennessee Agriculture Research & Education Center in Jackson. This summit was started as a class project by the WestTeach Class of 2019 and is being continued by the class of 2021.

This summit will focus on facilitating change in curriculum to enhance workforce development. A panel of teachers, superintendents, private business owners, school board members and legislators will discuss challenges faced in the classroom. The program will conclude with an update on the Blue Oval City project.

“The summit allows us to bring together stakeholders in the community to have a conversation about how we can work together to ensure we are setting our students up to be successful,” said Kandace Jackson, a transition case manager for Weakley County Schools and WestTeach graduate.

Those involved in workforce development and education are invited to attend. Registration is free, but individuals must pre-register by March 1 at www.utm.edu/weststar. For more information about this event, contact Virginia Grimes, WestStar assistant director, at 731-881-7787 or vgrimes@utm.edu.


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