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Feb. 22, 2021 11:34 am

The Vision Coalition goes virtual for a webinar series on education

The three-part series will cover workforce development, K-12 education and early learning.
Instructor Denzel Gentle speaks at ITWorks’ spring 2019 graduation.

Instructor Denzel Gentle speaks at ITWorks' spring 2019 graduation.

(Photo by Holly Quinn)

Vision Coalition of Delaware, a public-private collaborative partnership that aims to improve Delaware public education, holds an annual conference at the University of Delaware.

This year, for the first time, the group will host the event as a series of free webinars called “New Perspectives in a New Year,” to be held on Feb. 26, March 9 and March 30.

Each one will focus on a different area of education: early learning, K-12 and post-secondary workforce development. All of the webinars will be led and moderated by Vision Coalition leadership team chair and Delmarva/Atlantic City Electric regional president, Gary Stockbridge.

The series is geared toward advocates and educators, including those in tech workforce development.

The first webinar in the series, on Friday, Feb. 26, will focus on early education. It will feature a panel with Katrina Daniels, principal of the Colonial Early Education Program; Yvette Sanchez-Fuentes, associate secretary for early childhood support for the Department of Education; and former State Rep. Quinn Johnson.

The March 9 webinar will focus on K-12, featuring a panel of high school students, a school psychologist and a teacher. That includes Teri Lawler, a former school psychologist; Desere Ndikum, a senior at Newark Charter School; Elise Sampson, a junior at Smyrna High School and State Board of Education member; and Kimberly Stock, the 2021 Delaware Teacher of the Year, and an ELL and English teacher at McKean High School.

The panelists for the March 30 workforce development webinar will be Patrick Callihan, executive director of Tech Impact, the organization behind the tech training program ITWorks; Dr. Shelley S. Rouser, chairperson and associate professor for the education department at Delaware State University; and Bettina Tweardy Riveros, chief health equity officer and SVP of government affairs and community engagement for ChristianaCare.

For more information and to register, go to the Vision Coalition of Delaware website.

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