HPU Associate Professor Presents At Canadian Conference

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 12, 2009 ? Dr. Vernon T. Farrington, associate professor in the School of Education at High Point University, was a featured speaker at the Canadian National Middle Years Conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Farrington, who made two presentations during the conference, presented “Leadership in an Age of Dramatic Change,” as well as “Reaching School Potential through Leadership Coaching.”
His first presentation, “Leadership in an Age of Dramatic Change,” focused on the rapidly changing role of the school principal relative to the global demands of the Information Age. His second presentation, “Reaching School Potential through Leadership Coaching,” highlighted various ways to develop leadership capacity for school leaders through a coaching model, which includes on-the-job support and reflective problem solving.
Farrington, who teaches graduate students interested in becoming school leaders and works with regional school districts in the areas of leadership coaching and strategic planning, has authored numerous articles related to public school leadership.
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with more than 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 50 countries and more than 40 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among ?America?s Best Colleges.? The university offers 66 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate-degree majors. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at www.highpoint.edu. Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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