School Superintendents of Alabama Holding Annual Summer Conference
The School Superintendents of Alabama (SSA) is holding its annual summer conference this week at the Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama.
SSA, the professional association for school superintendents, aims to give superintendents networking and collaboration opportunities, sound public policy development and advocacy and professional learning resources.
Hundreds of educators and the vendors who support them will gather to hear keynote speakers Alton Frailey, Patrick Gray and Justin Skeesuck address the conference. Frailey is head of the national school superintendents association, AASA; while Gray and Skeesuck wrote an inspirational book “I’ll Push You: A Journey of 500 Miles, Two Best Friends, and One Wheelchair.” The pair have also been featured on the Today Show.
Bill Mara, just one of the vendors attending the show, is representing his company SmartWatt, an energy systems optimization company, and member of the SSA.
“I am looking forward to sharing how SmartWatt’s Energy Systems Optimization strategy can save school districts money by reducing energy and maintenance costs and will increase student achievement by improving the teaching and learning environments in schools,” said Mara, an energy expert. “If we can improve student performance by implementing self-funding facilities improvements at schools, that seems like a smart move to me.”