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Letter From WVASFAA President Lake Tackett

March 16, 2020

Dear WVASFAA Members,

As I am sure everyone is aware, we are living in a time of uncertainty concerning the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  All of our schools and communities are being directly impacted to varying degrees.

Based on the directives being given by both state and federal authorities, WVASFAA is officially cancelling the Spring conference scheduled for April 21-23 at the Bridgeport Conference Center.  The CORE training by HEPC scheduled for April 20 has also been cancelled.

On an emotional level this was a difficult decision, but ultimately the safety of our members, business partners, and families had to be the overriding factor.

Thanks to the conference committee for all of the hard work already done to create the agenda and confirm the site arrangements. Thank you, too, to everyone who had registered or agreed to participate in the conference.

If you have already registered you will be contacted very soon to make refund arrangements.  If you have made hotel reservations, please contact the hotel to cancel your rooms directly.

My theme this year, based on the world of Harry Potter, has been

            “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times

              If one only remembers to turn on the light.”

Our times look pretty dark right now, but moments of light are shining through and we will get through this together. I look forward to seeing everyone at the conference in October!

Peace and be safe!

Lake Tackett, 2019-20 WVASFAA President

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  Lake Tackett


These wise words from Professor Dumbledore to Harry Potter, courtesy of J.K. Rowling, have kind of evolved into my personal mantra – and now the theme of my 2019-20 WVASFAA Presidency. 

 In these all too often dark and divisive times, my hope is that we can use this year to shine some light – on not just our profession, but also our schools, our associate and business partners,  and last but not least, ourselves and the importance of what we all do every day.

Please take the time to dig in to our new and improved WVASFAA website to learn not just about where we are today, and the professional, timely, and hopefully fun, events and conferences we are planning, but also about our organization’s membership and history.

WVASFAA has been an active voice for our profession and our students for more than 50 years and my goal is that everyonefeels encouraged to be involved and participate as we move forward into 2020.

We work best when we work together! 

Lake Tackett

Upcoming events

  • 2020 Spring Conference, Bridgeport Conference Center, April 21-23. Guest Room Reservations can be made by calling, Wingate by Wyndham 350 Conference Center Way Bridgeport, WV 26330 Tel: (304) 808-1000. Mention WVASFAA for the specail rate of $75


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