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Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Strand Union Building, Ballroom B

Please join the College of Education, Health and Human Development's Department of Education as they host a day with Superintendent for Public Instruction of Montana Schools, Denise Juneau. Juneau will spend time with students, faculty, public school educators, and administrators engaging in education and leadership topics.

An evening social and keynote speech by Superintendent Juneau will be held at SUB BallroomB.

5:30-6:00 pm public reception

6:00-7:30 pm keynote speech, followed by question and answer session.

Superintendent Juneau is an MSU graduate in English education. She was recognized last fall at Homecoming as the College of EHHD's 2013 Distinguished Alumna for her contributions to education in the state of Montana and also for her collaborations with both departments within the college.

Denise Juneau began her second term as Superintendent of Public Instruction on January 7, 2013.Under her tenure, test scores are up and dropout rates are down.  Her initiative, Graduation Matters Montana, has schools and communities working together to implement locally-developed plans to keep more students in school. Additionally, the state has raised standards in English and Math and is providing more opportunity for students to access higher education.

Juneau is the first American Indian woman to serve in a statewide elected office.  She graduated from Browning High School in Browning, Montana.  She earned her Bachelor's Degree in English from Montana State University; her Master's of Education Degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education; and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Montana.

Please RSVP to Susan Sullivan at scsullivan100@gmail.com by March 18.