University of Rochester

EVENT: Entrepreneurial Educators to Speak on Transforming Schools, Adding Value to Our Community During Entrepreneurship Week

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 27, in the Hawkins-Carlson Room of Rush Rhees Library, on the University of Rochester River Campus

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public

February 9, 2007

As the Rochester community and the University of Rochester celebrate EntrepreneurshipWeek USA, the Warner School of Education will honor the unique entrepreneurial vision and practices of two remarkable entrepreneurial educators. Ralph Spezio, retired principal of the Rochester City School District, and Patricia Chiverton, dean of University of Rochester's School of Nursing, will discuss how they have moved their ideas from concept to reality.

Titled "The Entrepreneurial Educator: Adding Value to Our Community," the event will highlight these extraordinary entrepreneurs as they share how they have transformed their schools to benefit students and the community. Listen to both entrepreneurial educators share their stories and engage in a conversation with educators, business leaders, and community members to discover what we can learn from their innovations and experiences.

EntrepreneurshipWeek USA, February 24 to March 3, 2007, is a national effort to inspire and encourage young people to consider entrepreneurship as a career choice, while helping celebrate America's unique culture of inventiveness.

The talk is sponsored by University of Rochester's Warner School of Education. RSVPs are appreciated, and can be made by calling (585) 276-3502. Parking will be available.

About the Warner School of Education

Founded in 1958, the University of Rochester's Warner School of Education offers master's and doctoral degree programs in teaching and curriculum, school leadership, higher education, counseling, human development, and educational policy. The Warner School of Education offers a new accelerated option for its Ed.D. programs that allows eligible students to earn a doctorate in education in as few as three years part time while holding a professional job in the same field. The Warner School of Education is recognized both regionally and nationally for its tradition of preparing practitioners and researchers to become leaders and agents of change in schools, universities, and community agencies; generating and disseminating research; and actively participating in education reform.