School Board Designated VSBA Master Board

School Board Designated VSBA Master Board
VSBA Press Release

Buckingham, VA
- The Buckingham County Governance Team has achieved the prestigious designation of a VSBA Master Board. The team demonstrated its commitment to excellence by attending four professional development sessions, totaling over 25 hours, between February and May 15, 2023. Virginia School Boards Association staff facilitated discussions centered on enhancing team-building skills, improving communication, listening, and developing constructive board behaviors. School Board Chair, Theresa Bryant, expressed her gratitude for the hard work and dedication of the governance team and Superintendent, Dr. John Keeler. She said, "I would like to thank members of our
governance team and Superintendent, Dr. John Keeler, for their dedication and active participation throughout the process of becoming a Master Board. The Buckingham County School Governance Team is more “U-Knight-ed” than ever before because of our dedication and commitment to our county."

The VSBA offers custom-designed professional development activities and training to school boards throughout Virginia based on their specific needs. The VSBA Master Board Training program is an intensive series of activities and modules that include personality assessments, team-building exercises, and discussion prompts focused on building a cohesive team and improving communication skills. The VSBA Executive Director, Gina Patterson, commended the Buckingham County Governance Team for its outstanding achievement, saying, "To become a Master Board takes time, energy, and a deep understanding of good board governance. I would like to congratulate the Buckingham County Governance Team for this great accomplishment."
The VSBA Master Board Designation is a recognition of the Buckingham County Governance Team's commitment to providing the best possible education for students in the county. We applaud the team's dedication to continuous improvement and wish them continued success in their future endeavors.

About the Virginia School Boards Association
Virginia School Boards Association, a voluntary, nonpartisan organization of Virginia school boards, promotes excellence in public education through leadership, advocacy, and support. The Association offers conferences, information, training, and counseling designed to meet the needs of the Commonwealth’s educational leaders.

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