And so the traveling continues…Heading out West today to Ashland, Oregon to give the keynote address for the Oregon Small Schools Leadership Institute, which takes place tomorrow (Wednesday, May 11, 2011). The institute is hosted by the Oregon Small Schools Network and E3: Employers for Education Excellence and will feature breakout sessions, a panel of policy experts, and a student forum.

Boston Arts Academy has a longstanding mentoring relationship with The Oregon Small Schools Network (formerly The Oregon Small Schools Initiative), which began in 2005. Over the years, we have welcomed representatives, teachers and administrators who have attended school visit days, participated in intensive role-alike job-shadow days with BAA faculty and staff, and sent school design team members to BAA’s Summer Institute. I am so excited to see old friends and celebrate the progress they have made over the years.

Hope to see you there!