Doing the Charleston
Preparations are underway for the state association directors’ meeting and the board meeting in Charleston, South Carolina August 11-16. The state directors have put together quite a series of seminars for both new and seasoned directors. I believe all of the best practices sessions are set at 45 minutes each so it’ll be an active get-together. Topics included in the 14 different sessions are advisor training, state conference scoring, managing SkillsUSA inside and outside departments of education and diversity/culture sensitivity. Curtis Barnett will preside as the new chair of the SkillsUSA State Directors Association. It should be a great conference.
We’re also putting together reports for the year and agenda items for the board meeting on the 16th. This will be the first time we’ve produced an electronic board reading file. We look forward to having our new board members with us, and this will be the first board meeting conducted by newly elected Board President, Julie Yeater. Thanks go to Jackie Clarkson, South Carolina state association director, for helping us pull everything together.