Educational Excellence Summit

  • Educational Excellence Summit

    Cabell County Invited to AttendEducationalExcellenceSummitJune 7-8 

    Cabell County Schools is pleased to announce registration is now open for professional personnel, ECAT’s and Special Education Aides. The district will conduct its secondEducationalExcellenceSummitJune 7-8, 2023, at the Mountain Health Network Arena in Huntington, West Virginia.  Registration will open after 30 days to additional participants.  


    This year’s conference will feature keynote addresses from nationally recognized experts in education. Social media sensation Gerry Brooks’ keynote presentation will kick off theSummiton June 7th at 8:00 a.m., followed by Weston Keischnick’s Your roadmap to Engagement. All conference participants will also receive a free copy of Keischnick’s critically acclaimed book, The Educator’s Atlas, in addition to Meet & Greet and book signing event following his presentation.  


    West Virginia native and October Sky author Homer Hickam will also be on hand to speak with teachers and staff from our schools that participate in Project Aware: Milton Elementary, Milton Middle, and Cabell-Midland High School. 


    Our closing speaker this year is Erin Gruwell. Erin's students came from backgrounds of poverty, gangs, and violence, and many were at-risk of dropping out of school as a result of the school-to-prison-pipeline. But, under Erin's guidance, all 150 of her students, affectionately known as Freedom Writers, graduated from high school and pursued higher education. Erin’s book about her experience, The Freedom Writers Diary, became a #1 New York Times bestseller and was adapted into the major motion picture, Freedom Writers, starring two-time Academy Award-winner Hilary Swank. 


    As a special treat for conference participants, Cabell County Schools is sponsoring a showing of the film on June 5th at 10 a.m. at Pullman Square. If you are registered for the conference, you will receive a free ticket to this movie to enjoy with your fellow teachers and staff members. Your ticket will be sent via email prior to the showing. Please be mindful that due to the nature of the true events that the film is based on. 


    In addition to daily keynote addresses, participants will be able to choose breakout sessions that best cater to their professional needs from a menu of sessions led by Cabell instructional leaders as well as our district partners.   


    Cabell County Teachers who register for and attend a full schedule of sessions will be eligible to receive a stipend and participate in sponsored giveaways. Summit organizers hope that teachers will leave refreshed and reinvigorated with new and exciting materials, resources, and strategies to begin the 2023-24 school year.    







    To register, teachers will need to download the Guidebook app, which can be found at the following link: 


     How to use Guidebook:   

    1. Download the Guidebook app. A link to the Apple and Google Play downloads can be found at 

    1. Open Guidebook and look for the "EducationalExcellenceSummit2023" guide.   

    1. You will be brought to the "General Info" page. In the top left-hand corner, click on the three lines. You will see a list of items.   

    1. To register for individual breakout sessions, click on "Schedule - Register Here!"   

    1. You can specify the date of the conference (June 7th or 8th) at the top of the screen.   

    1. To choose your breakout sessions, you will click on the plus sign located to the right of the session.   

    1. Please make sure you schedule for the full day.   

    1. To check your daily schedule, click on "My Schedule."   

    1. You can edit your schedule if you change your mind.   

    For more information about the Cabell County SchoolsEducationalExcellenceSummit, please contact Gina Barnett, NBCT and School Improvement Supervisor, by calling (304) 528-5063 or by email