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Wednesday, November 14 • 9:30am - 12:00pm
A Seamless Transition from K-12 to High-Skill, High-Wage Employment

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Join this session to explore the roadmap of a school division and business community working in partnership to transform the traditional high school experience to prepare young people to graduate college, career, and life-ready. Driven by the current and projected economic workforce data, Hampton City Schools has partnered with industry leaders to create a seamless transition from school to high-skill, high-wage employment. As a result of this meaningful collaboration, students will embody the Profile of a Virginia Graduate. Each participant will leave this session with the processes, structures, and lessons to transform teaching and learning, the secondary school experience, and business/civic engagement. This session will include a variety of voices that will highlight various perspectives of individuals who have come together in order to prepare young people for success.

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Mary Bunting

City Manager, City of Hampton
In 2010, Mary Bunting became the first female city manager for the City of Hampton, Virginia. Bunting grew up in Hampton and is a product of the Hampton School System. She began her career with the City of Hampton as an assistant to the city manager in 1990 and was promoted to assistant... Read More →
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Dr. Robert McNab

Professor of Economics, Old Dominion University
Dr. Robert McNab earned his doctorate in Economics in 2001 from Georgia State University. He has served as a consultant on tax policy, tax administration, and revenue estimation and forecasting issues for the United States Agency for International Development and the World Bank. He... Read More →
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Dr. Jeffery Smith

Superintendent, Hampton City
Dr. Jeffery Smith is a Cum Laude graduate of Virginia Union University, where he earned a B.A. degree in English Education, and Virginia Commonwealth University, where he earned a Master of Education degree in Education Administration and Supervision. Dr. Smith is also a graduate... Read More →


Cardell Patillo

VSBA Tidewater Region Chair, Portsmouth City

Wednesday November 14, 2018 9:30am - 12:00pm EST