Education leaders to headline ‘An Evening with the ICLE’

Posted: Thursday, 10 September 2009

DOTHAN—Local educators will get the chance to hear insight from two top education leaders during “An Evening with the International Center for Leadership in Education” at Troy University’s Dothan Campus on Monday, Sept. 14.

The event will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. inside Sony Hall and is sponsored by the Educational Leadership Center for the Wiregrass.

Guest speakers will be Dr. Tommy Bice, deputy state superintendent for the Alabama Department of Education, and Dr. Richard Jones, a senior consultant with the ICLE. The evening is the third in a three-part series featuring renowned education experts from the ICLE.

Dr. Bice joined the Alabama Department of Education in 2008, as the Deputy State Superintendent of Education for Instructional Services. His areas of responsibility include Curriculum and Instruction; Assessment and Accountability; Federal Programs and Special Education.

Dr. Bice’s previous work experience includes serving as a special education teacher, psychometrist, alternative school director, career technical director, high school principal and local superintendent.

Since the creation of the ICLE in 1991, Dr. Jones has worked with educators in more than 45 states developing school changes and skills needed to better prepare students for the future.

Dr. Jones’ education experience includes serving as vice president of EdGate, an organization working to help teachers effectively use the Internet to benefit students. He also served in leadership positions in the New York State Education Department where he was responsible for implementing leadership programs, curriculum development and integration of education technology.

For more information on the event, contact the Educational Leadership Center for the Wiregrass at 334-699-2007.