Secretarial Leadership Conference

The St. Johns County School District and the Northeast Florida School Boards Coalition held its first-ever Secretarial Leadership Conference February 24-25 at the Holiday Inn & Suites in St. Augustine. Over 100 participants from 22 counties across the state attended the two-day event.  
Conference highlights included sessions on practical grammar, civility, public records, fraud and trust and proper business attire. The keynote address on servant leadership was delivered by Dr. Joseph Joyner, St. Johns County Superintendent of Schools.
Break-out sessions gave the opportunity for secretaries from various counties to share knowledge and best practices specific to their job duties.
The event also included a train tour on Ripley’s Sightseeing Trains to showcase St. Augustine, as well as a tour of the Castillo de San Marcos, for the out-of-county visitors.
“I am so pleased with the success of our first state-wide conference.  I believe this type of training and networking for those of us who support administrators in education is essential to the success of the school districts in Florida,” said Vicki Moody, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent, who hopes the conference will turn into an annual event.
“Highly trained professionals who have a complete understanding of their roles are better able to make a positive difference in the lives of the students and families they serve,” she added.
The event was coordinated by Mrs. Moody and Gina Fallica, Executive Secretary to the School Board. The conference registration filled up quickly and many who wanted to participate had to be turned away due to space limitations.
Sponsors for the event included Dress Barn, McGladrey, Office Depot, Season’s Catering of Jacksonville, Gate, Zebra, Bayside Embroidery, 1st Place Fundraising, Chick-fil-A, Konica Minolta, Staples and Olde Towne Title and Guaranty.