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Build a Positive School Culture with a Student-Run App
Thursday November 1, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Presented by Kym Prewitt, Leadership Teacher, Vestavia Hills High School, AL; and Whit McGhee, Director of Public Relations, Vestavia Hills City Schools, AL
Sponsored by Blackboard
Are you helping your students find their voice, lead their peers, and create a positive school culture? You should be! Students need to learn these valuable life lessons through projects that they identify as helpful and relevant to their peers.
In this edWebinar with Kym Prewitt, Leadership Teacher and Whit McGhee, Director of Public Relations at Vestavia Hills City Schools in Birmingham, Alabama, hear how students at Vestavia Hills High School found and used their voice to create the ultimate engagement and community-building tool—a mobile app all about student life.
The edWebinar touches on the process by which the idea was born and came to fruition, as well as how the students play a vital role in the content and management of the app itself. You’ll learn how to create a student leadership program, what it takes to give your students the reins to create their own culture, and how a student-run mobile app can be a big piece of your positive school community.
This recorded event will be of particular benefit to superintendents, principals, and communication and public relations leaders.
About the Presenters
Kym Prewitt has been active in the world of education for 30 years. She currently teaches leadership classes for which she has written the curriculum at Vestavia Hills High School (VHHS) in Birmingham, Alabama. A graduate of Auburn University with a B.S. in secondary education language arts, Kym began her career teaching English at VHHS. After eight years in the classroom, Kym moved to a new roll of community volunteer and leader. Over the next 20 years she sat on more than 30 national, state, and local boards, mostly related to education, and served as president or chair of ten of those. She also chaired more than 65 philanthropy events for education, literacy, and scholarships. She founded the Children’s Literacy Guild of Alabama as well as Youth Leadership Vestavia Hills. She is a frequent speaker on topics of literacy, leadership, and community and has received numerous awards for her work.
Whit McGhee is the director of public relations for Vestavia Hills City Schools in Birmingham, Alabama. Whit has served as the district’s communication and public relations specialist since 2014. He previously worked as Assistant Director of Admissions for Communications at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and as a recruiter at Jacksonville State University in Alabama. Whit holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from Jacksonville State University and a master’s degree in strategic communication from Troy University.
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