Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya S. Lee has been selected as a member of the 2016 Lexington Education Leadership Award Fellowship by the Lexington Institute.
The LELA is a six-month program established to introduce superintendents to personalized learning models and approaches, and support them in their preparations for implementation to facilitate first steps in their school systems.
Participation will include working with educators who have led personalized learning programs in their schools, as well as experts in various aspects of personalized learning design and implementation.
The nonprofit public-policy think tank, which is focused on education reform, says it had hundreds of applications from superintendents from across the country and selected ten.
“We were thrilled with the high quality of applications and impressive diversity of the pool of applicants for this second cohort,” Lexington Institute Executive Vice President Don Soifer said.
Lee said, “I’m honored and thrilled to have been selected as a LELA fellow. This opportunity will enable me to learn, develop, and grow my leadership skills through networking with colleagues, visiting high performing schools, working with program mentors, and learning from experts in the personalized learning and technology fields. Ultimately, this will help our school system find new and innovative ways for teachers to facilitate learning opportunities in which all students are engaged and achieving at high levels.”
— Special to the Courier