Annual Meeting

VBR is Proud to Kick Off its 32nd Year with

Thurs, Jan 17th  | The Essex Resort & Spa |  Essex Junction

Click Here to REGISTER  by 1/9
($125 per guest)
Members are invited to bring a CEO or Senior Level Guest

AGENDA – Check back for rolling updates.


Daniel French, newly appointed Secretary of Agency of Education
Daniel M. French started his career in education as a high school social studies teacher, K-12 principal, and superintendent in Canaan, Vt. He then served as the superintendent for the Bennington-Rutland Supervisory Union from 2007-2016. In 2009, French was named Vermont Superintendent of the Year, and he served as president of the Vermont Superintendents Association from 2010-2012. From 2016-2018, he was the coordinator of the School Leadership Graduate Program at Saint Michael’s College where he taught graduate courses in school leadership, the legal and financial management of schools and using data to improve schools.

French also provided consulting services to Vermont school districts and the Vermont Agency of Education with a focus on assisting districts with improving their organizational performance as a result of merging. He has been very active in the development of major Vermont education policy initiatives including Act 153, Act 156, Act 77 and Act 46.

French obtained his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Connecticut in 1985, his master’s degree in educational administration from Plymouth State University in 1996, and his doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies from the University of Vermont in 2014.

Overnight Accommodations: Consider taking advantage of The Essex Resort and Spa’s generous overnight rate ($129++), and stay over! Reserve your room Here

Cancellation Policy: Registrations may be cancelled without penalty to receive full refund until January 10th. After that date, we cannot offer refunds.

Event Contact: Sherra Bourget [email protected] or (802) 865-0410