Daggett DayWe were privileged to have Dr. Willard R. Daggett come to Putnam County on Thursday, September 18, 2008. Dr. Daggett is the President of the International Center for Leadership in Education, where he is recognized worldwide for his proven ability to move education systems towards more rigorous and relevant skills and knowledge for all students. Dr. Daggett started the day meeting with the Business Advisory Council for a breakfast buffet and then met with schools for morning and afternoon sessions. His enlightening, entertaining, and motivating messages helped his listeners to look at education differently by challenging their assumptions about the purposes, benefits, and effectiveness of American schools. Dr. Daggett inspired his audiences both to embrace what is best about our education system and to make the changes necessary to meet the needs of all students in the 21st century. Dr. Daggett also helped us better understand the collaboration between education, business and our STEM program in Putnam County.