VSBA Book Club
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Have you been looking for a good book?

The Virginia School Boards Association is excited invite you to the join the VSBA Virtual Book Club. Share your curiosity and engage with other school board members across Virginia through thought-provoking comments and discussion during our live Virtual Book Club sessions. Our goal is to choose books that are of interest to school division leaders and that can help you gain a deeper understanding your work, grow relationships with stakeholders, build leadership skills or simply because of personal interest. Participate at your own convenience. You are not required to read every book— there are no assessments or assignments here!

“I have enjoyed participating in book discussions with other school board members across Virginia,” said Karen Whetzel, member of the Shenandoah County School Board, “Book discussions are a great way to not only learn from the book you are reading but to discuss how the topics in the book can be applied to our service on the school board. I look forward to the opportunity for all board members across the state to participate in these discussions throughout the year.”

Previous Book Discussions

The first ever VSBA Virtual Book Club was held on September 14, 2020 discussing the book Start With Why by Simon Sinek

November 19, 2020- Improving School Board Effectiveness: A Balanced Governance Approach by Thomas Alsbury and Phil Gore

March 8, 2021- Look, Listen, Learn, LEAD: A District-Wide Systems Approach to Teaching and Learning in PreK-12 by Jeffery Smith, Kate Wolfe Maxlow, John Caggianno & Karen Sanzo

June 8, 2021- The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni

Do you have a suggestion for another book that would be a great addition to the VSBA Book Club Series?  Email samantha@vsba.org with your suggestion.