The Snelling Center for Government announced that Jeffrey Evans and Scott Sivo of Shelburne have been accepted into the Vermont School Leadership Project’s Class of 2020. A non-partisan, non-profit organization, the Snelling Center fosters responsible and ethical civic leadership, encourages public service by private citizens and promotes informed citizen participation in shaping public policy in Vermont
Evans is the director of learning and innovation at Champlain Valley School District and Sivo is the grade 5-8 principal at Shelburne Community School.
Beginning with a kickoff meeting in May, Evans and Sivo joined 22 other educators from across the state in a program that offers intensive professional development for superintendents, principals, curriculum and special education directors, as well as other education professionals who have proven leadership abilities and aspire to leadership roles. The Class of 2020 will meet for seven overnight sessions totaling 18 seminar days between this July and November 2020.
Through theoretical discussions, experiential activities and personal reflection, associates will consider and apply concepts related to leadership, education systems, organizational change, and community. During their second year of the program, associates will apply and integrate new information through a transformation initiative conducted within their schools.
The Class of 2020 is the 14th class since the Vermont Leadership School Project was founded in 1995. Upon completion of the program, Evans and Sivo will join more than 250 graduates who are making a difference in Vermont’s schools.