Page County Public Forum focuses on TEACHERS during April 20 event at Luray VFW Hall

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LURAY — Page County Public Forum will present a discussion on “Teacher Burnout, Retention and Prevention” at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20 at the Luray VFW Hall, 218 Veterans Lane, just off Route 211 east of Luray.

This will be the first event the Forum has hosted in-person for quite some time, as many events in the last two years were held virtually online. However, an online option — via a Zoom meeting — will be made available as well for this month’s forum. (See ID and Passcode below).

“We will be discussing a very important topic to us all,” Forum co-chair Nancy Boyer said in a message to friends and supporters about the April 20 event at the Luray VFW Hall. “We will also plan to offer a Zoom opportunity to join for those who may prefer to participate from home.”

The discussion on “Teacher Burnout, Retention and Prevention” will be lead by three panelists, who will speak on the issue and then potentially take questions from the audience. The panel includes:

• Dr. Antonia Fox, Superintendent of Page County Public Schools — Prior to being named the Superintendent of PCPS in July of 2021, Dr. Fox served as the Assistant Superintendent of Instruction and Support Services for Poquoson City Schools for five years. Prior to that, she was the Director of K-12 Curriculum & Instruction with Portsmouth City Schools, served as a middle and high school principal for a total of seven years, and taught high school biology and chemistry. Dr. Fox earned her undergraduate degree from Old Dominion University and her masters and doctoral degrees from the College of William and Mary. “Dr. Fox loves the work she gets to do each day and is very excited to be working with all of the wonderful people who make PCPS such a great school division,” states the flyer for the April 20 event.

• Eric Benson, Assistant Superintendent of Instruction, Innovation and Accountability for Page County Public Schools — In this position, Mr. Benson helps coordinate and oversee the division’s instructional and curricular program. Prior to this role, he served as a high school building administrator for seven years after beginning his educational career in Page County as a third grade teacher. Mr. Benson has been part of Page County Public Schools for 20 years.

• Dr. Paul Johnson, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources and Business Operations for Page County Public Schools — Dr. Johnson is currently entering his ninth year as a Central Office Administrator in the field of Human Resources. Dr. Johnson also has nine years of experience as a school administrator at the middle and high school levels. Additionally, Dr. Johnson has experience as an adjunct professor for Liberty University’s Graduate School of Education, teaching in the School Administration and Leadership program.

For those who wish to participate at home or watch online, below is information for a Zoom meeting:

• Meeting ID — US02WEB.ZOOM.US/J/82000864690

• Passcode — 789201

Click here for more information about the Page County Public Forum.

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  1. Be sure to factor in the damage done to children and their relationships with their parents by all the covid-19 lockdowns.

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