January 30, 2014
School Superintendent Hite is March 11 Speaker
Dr. William R. Hite Jr., superintendent of The School District of Philadelphia, will be the keynote speaker at the Association's Quarterly Meeting and Luncheon, which will be held on Tuesday, March 11.
Dr. Hite's remarks go along with Chancellor William P. Fedullo's focus on public education this year. Chancellor Fedullo has created an Education Task Force to begin finding more ways that the legal community can help public education in Philadelphia and throughout the Commonwealth. The Chancellor also has plans for a number of programs so Association members can learn about what is needed for a quality education for students.
Also at the event, the Association will present the Justice Sonia Sotomayor Diversity Award. The award publicly acknowledges, recognizes and honors an individual or entity that has demonstrated a strong commitment, and has made substantial contributions to diversity and promoting full and equal participation and inclusion in the legal profession.
Immediate-Past Chancellor Kathleen D. Wilkinson will also be honored at the event. She will be presented with a gold box, a replica of the one presented to Andrew Hamilton for his defense of John Peter Zenger in 1735. The gold box is presented annually to the immediate-past Chancellor and is inscribed with the message "acquired not by money, but by character."
The March 11 Quarterly Meeting and Luncheon begins at 12 p.m. at the Hyatt at The Bellevue, Broad and Walnut streets. Purchase tickets at philadelphiabar.org.