WRESA 2018-2019 Summer 2 Day Administrators’ Institute

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 and Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Both Days: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (Lunch 11:30 am – 12:30 pm)

Location: Asheville Event Center  291 Sweeten Creek Road Asheville, NC

Cost: $65.00 – includes both days


Tuesday, July 24, 2018


Education Value-Added Assessment System (EVAAS) – How to Use EVAAS Effectively

Presenter: Wendy Staskiewicz, Educator Support Specialist, SAS EVAAS

9:00 am – 11:30 am

This session will provide administrators with the skills needed to navigate EVAAS so they can use this tool to improve student learning and to assist teachers as they reflect on their own effectiveness. EVAAS examines the impact of teachers, schools, and districts on the learning of their students in specific courses, grades, and subjects. Administrators will learn how to access charts and graphs as well as how to produce customized reports that predict student success.


Working with the Media

Presenters: Larry Blunt, Former News Anchor; and Jan Blunt, Former Communications Director

12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

This session will be conducted by veteran communications professionals who will share their decades of media and public-sector experience to help administrators navigate the murky waters of media relations to benefit their schools.  Administrators will learn to both garner positive attention for the good work going on in their schools and to manage media relations in a crisis.  Administrators will work in small groups to develop strategic responses to examples of real and reputational crisis situations.


Wednesday, July 25, 2018 

School Law

Presenters: Campbell and Shatley, PLLC

9:00 am – 11:30 am

This session will provide administrators with important 2018-2019 school law updates.  It will also focus on understanding the administrator’s legal obligations and how to document issues that arise. There will be time to discuss issues and ask questions.


Getting to Know NCEES

Presenter: Dr. Robert Sox, Educator Support Services, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

This session will explore the North Carolina Education Evaluation System (NCEES) and the expectations of using this system effectively. By unpacking the language of the elements and descriptors to identify the structural underpinnings of the rubric, administrators will develop a deeper understanding of the performance expectations and process requirements.