Prince George County, VA – The Governance Team of Prince George County Public Schools has recently been honored with the VSBA Master Board designation. Their journey to this prestigious recognition began in July and concluded on November 2, 2023, encompassing four sessions and over 25 hours of professional development. These sessions, led by the Virginia School Boards Association staff, emphasized team building, effective communication, attentive listening, and fostering board-building behaviors.
School Board Chair Cecil Smith conveyed his appreciation, remarking, “I want to sincerely thank my fellow board members and our Superintendent, Dr. Lisa Pennycuff. It’s because of their consistent dedication that we’ve earned the Master Board designation. This accolade emphasizes our board’s steadfast pledge to promote student achievement in Prince George County.”
VSBA Executive Director Gina Patterson added, “Achieving the Master Board status demands dedication, energy, and a profound comprehension of sound board governance. I am happy to congratulate the Prince George County Governance Team on this outstanding achievement.”
The Virginia School Boards Association provides tailored professional development and training sessions for school boards throughout Virginia. These sessions are customized to address the specific needs of each school board governance team. The VSBA Master Board Training program steers both school boards and superintendents through a variety of activities and modules. These encompass personality assessments, team-building exercises, and discussions centered on team formation and the myriad aspects of communication.
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.