« Pre-Service Teacher Conference

Register - December 3, Williamsburg

For the first time ever, VASCD is hosting a one-day conference designed specifically for pre-service teachers!

Current Teachers and Instructional Coaches: We invite you to submit a proposal to present a concurrent session HERE. Proposals are due September 3!

Perfect for:

  • College and University Students in Teacher Prep Programs
  • High School Students in future teacher programs
  • Career Switchers
  • Professionals working toward licensure

Join pre-service teachers from across Virginia (and beyond!) to learn, network, and prepare for the greatest profession in the world! Be inspired by our keynote speaker and learn from practitioners in the field who will soon be your colleagues. This is a tremendous opportunity as you work toward licensure and a classroom full of students you can call your own!


  • Opening Moves and Keynote Speaker
  • Concurrent Session I
  • Concurrent Session II
  • Lunch
  • Concurrent Session III
  • Concurrent Session IV


Our Keynote Speakers

Rashard Wright

Rashard Wright is a gifted, goal-oriented, and successful educational leader. With a career spanning more than two decades in education, he has excelled as a teacher, principal, principal supervisor, chief of staff, and now serves as the Chief People Officer for An Achievable Dream. As a visionary educational leader and national executive coach, Rashard adeptly grasps the broader picture, empowering those around him. His genuine passion lies in revitalizing public education through the concept of "heartwork," where the focus is on establishing meaningful connections with individuals' hearts before engaging their minds, ultimately creating a more compassionate and effective learning environment.