Announcements

  • Lifetouch Offers Opportunity to Give Back

    One KASA member will be chosen for this life-changing mission - will it be you?

    Lifetouch photography organizes the Lifetouch Memory Mission®, an annual mission trip that brings educators and Lifetouch volunteers to destinations around the world. Memory mission volunteers spend a week in intensive volunteer service, bringing hope to communities in need.

    Lifetouch is once again offering this life-changing opportunity to one KASA member. To enter, complete the application by clicking the link below by 5 p.m. CT, September 24, 2018.
  • Volunteer to Serve on KASA Committee - Sign up by Today!

    KASA's strength is the involvement of its members. Serving on a committee is a great way to get involved, while making an impact on the profession. Committee volunteers help shape KASA through the development of benefits, programs, and opportunities that advance the work of the association, all while allowing you to connect with others in the profession who are as passionate and committed to education as you are. 

    We need your active involvement and support as members on KASA's standing committees.
  • Administrator of the Year and Distinguished Service Award Nominations due June 1

    Distinguished Service Award presented annually since 1973, KASA's Distinguished Service Award is given to a retired (or retiring) school administrator who has exhibited exemplary education leadership ability and has brought honor to his or her colleagues, his or her profession and to him or herself.

    KASA’s Administrator of the Year Award is presented annually to recognize outstanding education leaders who are also involved in the enhancement of the effectiveness of the association. One district level administrator and one school level administrator will be awarded.

    Nominate someone today! Nominations due June 1, 2018!
  • Student Impact Grant Applications Due April 20

    Does your school/district have students who are working to give back to the community in which they live? Or maybe, they have expanded their reach to include the global community. If so, please encourage them to apply for one of Kentucky Association of School Administrator’s (KASA) Student Impact Grants. This grant funds schools in Kentucky (grades K-12) who strive to take the next step in education by using project based learning in their classrooms and giving back to their community or the global community.

    This application is for a grant of up to $2,500 awarded to a project based learning class or group. Applicants for this grant may be students or classes from any grade level in the state of Kentucky. The applicants will be divided into four different age levels (grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12) and there will be one recipient from each level.

    Apply Today!
  • Love KY Public Education Campaign

    #LoveKYPublicEducation

    KASA launched its Love Kentucky Public Education campaign during a news conference Friday, February 23 at the Capitol Rotunda, in Frankfort. This campaign is a grassroots effort to highlight why Kentucky’s public schools are essential to developing future generations. It is designed to re-frame the current narrative, highlight the critical role public schools play in our society, and ensure ALL students are successful, contributing members of our local, national and global communities. 

    We are asking school districts across the commonwealth to join us in promoting public education in Kentucky. This campaign creates a platform for schools and communities to join together and express why we love public education and why Kentucky depends on a quality public education system to improve the lives of all Kentucky children.

    Board adopted resolutions:

    Estill County Schools
    Frankfort Independent Schools
    Henry County Schools
    Oldham County Schools
    Simpson County Schools
    Union County Schools


  • Rethinking the Master Schedule: Leveraging Time, Talent and Resources

    Rethinking the Master Schedule: Leveraging Time, Talent and Resources with Dr. Bobby Moore is being held on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at the KY High School Athletics Association in Lexington.The address is 2280 Executive Drive, Lexington, KY 40505.

    1. The day begins at 8:30 a.m. ET and concludes at 3:30 p.m.
    2. Light refreshments are provided.
    3. Lunch is on your own.
    4. Six hours of EILA credit is available.
    5. Traffic is heavy in Lexington in the morning and even though parking will be adequate for our group, you still should plan to get there a little early.  
    6. We suggest that you bring any work that you’ve been doing on your master schedule to bring clarity and context to the work of the day. 
    We will see you there!
  • Deeper Learning Information for Monday March 5, 2018

    The Deeper Instruction for Deeper Learning event with Ron Berger, is being held on Monday, March 5, 2018 at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville. The address is 140 N. Fourth Street, Louisville, KY, 40202.

    Ron is the chief academic officer for EL Education, a nonprofit school improvement organization, and teaches at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Ron was also a public-school teacher for over 25 years.

    Planning for this session:

    • Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. ET. The session will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at approximately 3:30 p.m. ET.

    • The session will be held in the Fountain Room located on the second floor in the RIVUE Tower.

    • A light breakfast and refreshments will be provided; lunch will be on your own. The Galt House has arranged for quick meal options at Café Magnolia and Thelma’s Restaurant.

    • All materials and up to six hours EILA credit are included.

    • Two of Ron Berger’s books will be available for purchase onsite (in limited quantities):
    • Learning that Lasts: Challenging, Engaging, and Empowering Students with Deeper Instruction $27
    • Leaders of Their Own Learning: Transforming Schools Through Student-Engaged Assessment (referenced during the session) $25

    • Parking is available in the parking garage of the Galt House Hotel. Flooding issues to be minimal by Monday.

    • If road conditions do not improve or worsen, the Third Street exit might be closed. If it is closed, you may take the Ninth Street Exit and come back around to the hotel by way of Jefferson Street. If you want to call the Galt House ahead of time their number is (800) The-Galt or (502) 589-5200.

    Please call the KASA office with any questions or if you need additional assistance.
  • School Safety Video

    Mr. Jon Akers from the KY Center for School Safety and Officer Chris Barrier from the KY Association of School Resource Officers discuss programs and resources to assist schools as they respond to recent events. 

    To access Video Click on View Video below, Enter Name, Email Address and Passcode: 2018

    EILA Credit Available to KASA Members
  • Love Kentucky Public Education

    KASA will launch its new Love Kentucky Public Education campaign during a news conference Friday, February 23, at 10 a.m. ET at the Capitol Rotunda, in Frankfort. If you or any of your team can attend, please join us. Also, please send an invite and the attached news release to your legislators and request they attend. The full KASA team will be on hand to greet you and ensure you receive a Love Kentucky Public Education button. If you cannot attend, but want to view, we plan to stream it via Facebook Live.
  • Upcoming Events

    March is a very busy month with several upcoming events! Please click on the Calendar of Events at the bottom for more information on www.kasa.org.

    March  5
    Upholding Behavioral Expectations
    KASA Training Center, Frankfort

    March 5
    What Does Instruction for Deeper Learning Look Like?
    Galt House, Louisville, KY
     
    March 6
    KY Principal Academy Module 3
    KASA Training Center, Bowling Green 
     
    March 14 - 15
    KY School Human Resource Leadership Program
    The Lexington Center, Lexington

    March 15 - 16
    Education Law and Finance Institute
    The Lexington Center, Lexington
     
    March 21
    KY Principal Induction Academy Module 6
    KASA Training Center, Frankfort
     
    March 21
    KY Principal Academy Module 4
    KASA Training Center, Frankfort 

    March 22
    Rethinking the Master Schedule: Leveraging Time, Talent and Resources
    KHSAA, Lexington

    March 27-28
    The Leadership Challenge®
    KASA Training Center, Frankfort
  • Leadership Awards

    Please accept our invitation to nominate individuals from your school district for one of KASA's distinctive awards. By doing so, you help us recognize Kentucky's outstanding school administrators and support staff for the commitment and passion they exude. We seek to honor the very best leaders in education for the visionary and exemplary manner in which they perform their daily tasks. They have devoted their lives to educating Kentucky's children, and they deserve our earnest thanks.

    Distinguished Service Award - Nominations due June 1, 2018
    Presented to an individual who is retired (or will retire with the close of the current school year), and has exhibited exemplary education leadership ability and brought honor to his or her colleagues, the profession, and KASA.
     
    Administrator of the Year Award - Nominations due June 1, 2018
    Recognizes one building level and one district level school administrator who has made outstanding educational contributions in Kentucky’s public schools through exceptional leadership and service to the association.  
     
    Wanda Luttrell Office Professional Award - Nominations due March 19, 2018
    Named in honor of longtime KASA employee Wanda Luttrell, this award is presented to an office professional who has contributed significantly to the efforts of a school or district administrative team. The award recipient will be recognized during Office Professionals Week and receive a $500 gift.
     
    Fred Award - Nominations due March 19, 2018
    Inspired by well-known author Mark Sanborn, the award is named in honor of Fred Shea, the subject of Sanborn’s national bestseller, The Fred Factor. The award seeks to honor an individual who exudes a Fred-like spirit of service, innovation, and commitment to others, positively influencing and impacting the lives of those in the school community.

    Superintendent of the Year Award - Nominations due September 1, 2018
    The Superintendent of the Year Award allows KASA to recognize and honor Kentucky’s superintendents for the contributions they make every day advocating for public education, our children, and our future.

    William T. Nallia Award
    Presented annually to an education leader who reflects a spirit of innovation and cutting edge leadership while bringing higher levels of success and learning to all children.
  • Officer Nominations

    Nomination Process
    If you are interested in serving as an officer of KASA, please review the guidelines prior to completing the nomination form. If additional information is needed, please contact KASA's Executive Director Wayne Young by phone at (800) 928-KASA.

    General Information
    Service as an officer in KASA is an opportunity for a school administrator to contribute to the improvement of public education in the commonwealth, to strengthen the education profession, and to enhance his or her own professional and personal growth.

    Those who are chosen to serve in a leadership position in the Association should have the confidence, respect, and cooperation of the membership.

    Those who accept a leadership position should be fully committed to the Association and to the completion of the responsibilities of the office.

    It is a professional honor to be chosen as an officer in KASA, an honor that is established both by the respect of the membership and by the dedication and performance of the officer.

    The KASA Constitution provides for the offices of President, President-elect, Vice President, and Immediate Past President.  Each officer is elected for one year, with the offices of Vice President and President-elect open for election each year.  After one year of service, the President-elect becomes President and the President becomes Immediate Past President. View Policy

    The responsibilities and the demands for time and involvement increase with each higher office, with the greatest responsibilities upon the President.

    Positions Open for Nomination:   A. President-elect     B.  Vice President
  • The Leadership Challenge Workshop for Assistant Principals

    KASA is proud to bring The Leadership Challenge® Workshop to Kentucky. This two-day workshop is grounded in the award-winning book on leadership, The Leadership Challenge, co-authored by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner.

    This workshop is a special session for Assistant Principals held on January 23-24, 2018 at the KASA Office in Frankfort.

    Additional information available in the attached flier, or by clicking here.
  • Upcoming Event: Deeper Instruction: What Does Instruction for Deeper Learning Look Like?

    EL Education has a new book on Deeper Instruction which addresses many questions about Deeper Instruction. With lead author Ron Berger, we will investigate the book’s frameworks, structures and strategies—using teacher work, student work and videos of classrooms—and discuss concrete takeaways that we can bring back to our schools. 

    March 5, 2018
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm ET
    Galt House Hotel
    Louisville, KY
  • KY Principal Academy November 14 Session to be Rescheduled

    November 9, 2017 Dr. Michael Chirichello, our friend and Kentucky Principals Academy instructor, was involved in an accident had surgery for a fractured pelvis. On the lighter side, he wants you know he was “run over by a 100-pound dog” (seriously).  

    Because of this we must cancel our November 14 principals academy session. We will determine new date options for this session and be back in touch with those registered.