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October 29, 2019

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MRHE Principal Chairs Host Committee for Huge National Conference

MRHE principal Dr. Jason Adams chairs Learning Forward conference.MRH's own Dr. Jason Adams probably has the fullest plate around, as he prepares for a major educational conference coming to St. Louis.

Dr. Adams, our Elementary School principal, chairs the host committee for "Learning Forward," which is celebrating its 50th year. He and his team have been preparing for this event for two years. It's expected to draw thousands of educators from all over the country. Attendees will participate in a wide array of workshops designed to develop solutions to professional development challenges, explore best practices to create and sustain equity and excellence in teaching and learning every day, and be part of a global community of learners.

Dr. Adams' welcome letter:

"Welcome to St. Louis, the proud home of the Gateway Arch and the premier learning experience of 2019 — Learning Forward’s Annual Conference. It is an honor to welcome lead learners from all over the world to our wonderful city to celebrate 50 years of professional learning. For the past two years, the host committee has worked tirelessly to create a learning experience for you that is second to none. We are confident that each day of the conference will leave you seeking answers to more questions than you did the day before. Embrace this moment, and challenge yourself to think beyond what is to what can be. The theme for this year’s conference is Gateway to Success: Our Learning. Their Future. As educational leaders, our personal commitment to lifelong learning and professional growth has a profound impact on the communities we serve and, most importantly, the students we teach. Learning Forward has once again assembled an outstanding program with thought-provoking keynote speakers, interactive sessions, and many opportunities to network and collaborate with others. We trust that your learning experience over the next few days will leave you inspired and motivated to lead change today in an effort to positively impact students’ tomorrow. While in St. Louis, take every opportunity to experience all this beautiful city has to offer. A trip to the Gateway Arch — be sure to ride the tram to the top — and the remodeled Arch Museum is an absolute must. Enjoy dinner and sightseeing in one of the many neighborhoods around the city. Visit the stars on the St. Louis Walk of Fame in The Loop, sample the restaurants and music on Washington Avenue or Ballpark Village, and savor the Italian cuisine from The Hill. For those looking for something quieter, take a stroll around Forest Park or the St. Louis Zoo, admire the beautiful exhibits at the St. Louis Art Museum, or learn more about St. Louis at the Missouri History Museum. Again, welcome to St. Louis and to the 2019 Learning Forward Annual Conference. We trust that this will be an unforgettable experience. It’s time to get your “learn” on!"

The conference runs December 7-11.

For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.