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Board travels to state gathering

South Whidbey School District’s board of directors will spend a few days in Bellevue with other school district directors for the Washington State School Directors Association Fall Conference on Nov. 22-24.

South Whidbey will send board members Fred O’Neal, Damian Greene, Linda Racicot and Steve Scoles, Superintendent Jo Moccia, student representative Sydney Ackerman and board director-elect Rocco Gianni to the annual gathering of the WSSDA.

The conference offers breakout sessions and seminars, as well as speakers Dr. Robert Brooks, a noted author on nurturing resilience in children; Dr. Ronald Ferguson, who will discuss how to train the next generation; former NFL quarterback Jon Kitna; who now teaches high school math in Tacoma and National Teacher-of-the-Year Jeff Charbonneau, who teaches physics and engineering at Zillah High School.

Attending the conference is expected to cost the district $3,060.

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