Dr. Pamela R. Moran has been named the new Executive Director of the Virginia School Consortium for Learning (VaSCL). A statewide education organization headquartered in Palmyra, VaSCL includes a membership of more than 70 school divisions across the state. Its mission is to improve the quality of K-12 education in the state by providing high-quality professional learning to educators and by facilitating the sharing of best practices among school divisions.
Founded in 1986 as a partnership that also included the University of Virginia’s Graduate School of Education, the Curry School, VaSCL was organized around the principle that reforms to improve the nation’s educational system are best achieved through collaborative efforts between public schools and colleges.
In addition to serving as the Superintendent of Albemarle County Public Schools for the past 13 years, Dr. Moran was a member of the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV), established by the Virginia General Assembly and Governor to “to promote the development and operation of an educationally and economically sound, vigorous, progressive, and coordinated system of higher education in the Commonwealth.”
“We’re very fortunate and pleased Dr. Moran will be our new Executive Director,” said Dr. Cecil Snead, the VaSCL Chair. “Her vision and proven leadership over the years fit perfectly with the membership’s focus on professional development as we strive to stay current with and enhance the landscape of education in Virginia. We wholeheartedly embrace her leadership and welcome the energy she will bring to forging new pathways that benefit educators and students in Virginia,” he said.
The Consortium sponsors a series of workshops and conferences throughout the year on professional development and provides its member school divisions with the latest educational research around innovative instructional practices. It also identifies opportunities for school divisions to apply for grant funding for their program objectives.