SUPERINTENDENT WILLIAM J. MATHIS TO SPEAK AT UNION INSTITUTE & UNIVERSITY
Mathis is Executive Director of the Education and the Public Interest Center
at the University of Colorado, Boulder
MONTPELIER, VT - William J. Mathis, Executive Director of the Education and the Public Interest Center at the University of Colorado, Boulder will deliver a keynote address as part of Union Institute & University’s Master of Education summer residency. The address will be from 6:30-8:15 p.m., July 11, in the College Hall Chapel at UI&U’s Vermont Academic Center and is free and open to the public.
In his presentation, titled “Edges, Challenges, and Visions,” Mathis will consider competing visions of education held by different sectors of society; address obstacles, primarily of adequacy and equity, that educators encounter as they navigate ridgelines toward the summits of these visions; and explore the potential effects of decisions that could topple educators from the ridges, sending them sliding down one face of the edge or the other. Emphasis will be placed on recent education policy statements of President Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan.
Mathis has served as superintendent of schools for the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union in Brandon, VT and has taught education finance and law at the University of Vermont. He has published extensively on the cost of adequacy, the No Child Left Behind Act, and about policy issues. He is a former state superintendent of the year and national superintendent of the year finalist.
For more information contact Shelley Matz at 802-828-8810 or email Shelley.firstname.lastname@example.org.