The Vermont Superintendents Association (VSA) works to ensure that Vermont public education supports each and every student in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed for success in a rapidly changing world.


Annual Conference
November 4 & 5, 2021
Via virtual platform



Thursday, Nov 4, 2021 

4:00   Keynote Speaker: Dr. Luvelle Brown

6:00   Break

6:30   VSBA Business Meeting


Friday, Nov 5, 2021 

9:00    Keynote Speaker: Dr. Julia Minson

11:00  Break 

11:15  Additional sponsor time and awards 

12:00  Discussions on Key Topics in Vermont Public Education

              (Topics are: Weighting Study, School Facilities,       

                and District Governance)

2:00    Adjourn


All sessions will be on Zoom webinar. Links will be emailed upon registration.

VSA's Business Meeting will be held at a later date. Stay tuned for an announcement from Jeff Francis.

Register HERE for the Conference

$250 per SU/SD Team 

$50 per person for non-VSA/VSBA members 

  • Teams may include school board members and school administrators.

  • Each person on the team needs to register.

  • One invoice will be sent to the central office, post conference

Register HERE for the VSBA Business Meeting 


Luvelle Brown

Luvelle Brown is an experienced educator who has held positions as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, school CIO, and Superintendent of Schools. Currently, Dr. Brown is serving as the Superintendent of the Ithaca City School District (ICSD) in Ithaca, New York. During his tenure in Ithaca, the Ithaca City School District has experienced unprecedented levels of success.

Dr. Brown has facilitated conversations in multiple communities that have resulted in transformation shifts in culture and achievement. Using systems thinking in schools, Dr. Brown’s leadership has led to innovative programs, redesigned learning spaces, numerous technology initiatives.


Julia Minson

Associate Professor of Public Policy @Harvard Kennedy School of government.

Julia Minson is a decision scientist with research interests in conflict, negotiations and judgment and decision making. Her primary line of research addresses the “psychology of disagreement” – How do people engage with opinions, judgments and decisions that are different from their own? She explores this theme in the context of group decision making to uncover the psychological biases that prevent managers, consumers, and policy-makers from maximizing the benefits of collaboration. She also studies the conditions that make people willing to listen and be receptive to views and opinions they strongly oppose on political and social topics.