Jim Avery of Cornwall has been accepted into the Vermont School Leadership Project’s class of 2018, a program of the Snelling Center for Government. Avery is the principal at Otter Valley Union High School in Brandon. Avery joins 24 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. The class of 2018 will meet at Lake Morey Resort over the next 13 months.
During their second year of the program, associates will apply and integrate new information through a transformation initiative conducted within their schools. This is the 13th class since the Vermont Leadership School Project was founded in 1995. Upon completion of the program in November 2018, Avery will join close to 250 graduates.